State Senator Paul Bailey sent a letter to Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally Friday requesting a special session for the Tennessee General Assembly.
In the letter, Bailey said that the federal government is overreaching in its push for vaccinations and mask-wearing and that it should be an individual’s personal choice.
“While the General Assembly did act, during the 2021 legislative session, to ban vaccine passports, I continue to agree with my constituents that further steps need to be taken to ensure that it’s a personal choice in taking the COVID-19 vaccine and the wearing of a facemask,” Bailey said. “Furthermore, the legislature should take action to allow Tennesseans the right to choose alternative medical treatments for conditions related to COVID-19 when traditional methods are not allowing for any improvement in the patient’s condition,” Bailey said.
A special session occurs in between regular sessions and is restricted to the reasons for the called session.