From TN Eagle Forum Newsltter:
NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE:
SB 1657 by *Tracy,(HB 1728) by *Sexton C
Election Laws - As introduced, adopts the interstate compact to elect the president by national popular vote.
FINALLY: After months of hard work, continually 'counting votes', and the excellent testimony of our well spoken NPV experts, the Senate and House sponsors of the National Popular Vote legislation realized that they did not have the votes to get either bill out of the respective committees and both men pulled the legislation:
SB1657 Actions March 30, 2016 - Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee
HB1728 Actions March 29, 2016 - Taken off notice for calendar in Local Government Committee
NOW, don't get too comfortable because I can almost assure you, with all the money behind this national endeavor, that we will have to fight this same battle in January 2017. So in the meantime, please use the information found HERE to educate yourself, your friends and family, and ESPECIALLY any candidate for the General Assembly you speak with during this campaign season.
My Comment: I am extremely pleased to see this defeated this session. Please drive a stake through its heart. If you have an opportunity to encounter your state legislator, please tell this is a very bad idea. For my previous post on this topic see National Popular Vote is a terrible idea. Please urge your legislators to vote "no.".