TN Senate Bill 516 & House Bill 586: An Act to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7, relative to higher education for students with intellectual disabilities.
Two identical bills introduced in January 2019, these prohibit postsecondary institutions from denying a student residential housing on campus or an affiliated location solely because the student has received a Tennessee STEP UP scholarship. STEP UP is a state scholarship that supports students with intellectual disabilities who finish high school and enroll in a CTP at the University of Tennessee, the University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, or Union University. They are companion bills and the language therein is consequently identical.
Current status: SB Passed Senate in March 2019, but House did not pass companion bill.