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Tenn. lawmakers begin day 2 of special called session, committees take up bills

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  The Tennessee General Assembly gets down to work on its special called session Tuesday.

So far, a total of 10 bills have been filed in the House and 12 in the Senate for the session.

Majority Republicans have introduced bills that address coronavirus liability protections for medical personnel, businesses and other groups. GOP sponsored bills would also expand the power of the state to prosecute protesters.

Democrats have introduced bills of their own, including one that would require police to identify themselves when making arrests during a protest.

Four committees, two each in the House and Senate, will begin consideration of the bills starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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