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The legislation is a response to Vanderbilt's "all comers" policy, which prohibits student groups from discrimination.
Religious groups have opposed the policy because they say it forces them to include students who don't share their beliefs.
Dr. Carol Swain is a faculty advisor for a campus ministry at Vanderbilt University.
"We cannot have a situation in this state where there is an institution that's a bully, that gets away with whatever it wants to get away with," says Vanderbilt faculty member Dr. Carol Swain.
The proposed legislation would prohibit universities with an all-comers policy from establishing or keeping a police force.
The legislation concerns Vanderbilt Police Chief August Washington.
"I have to tell you, I do find it unbelievable that we would be considering this," says Chief Washington.
The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill in 2012 that prohibited all universities in Tennessee from adopting an all-comers policy, but it was vetoed by the governor.
Governor Haslam has said he opposes the state legislature telling private universities how to handle their affairs.
He has asked for an Attorney General's opinion on this new bill.
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Tuesday, March 5 2013, 11:41 PM CST
Updated conservatorship statute effective July 1
May 21, 2013 12:49 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law revisions to the state conservatorship statute.
The law allows the court to appoint a conservator to manage the assets of a person a judge finds unable to handle his or her own affairs.
State Rep. Andrew Farmer, a Sevierville Republican, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1183hjy ) the intent of the bill he sponsored in the House is to make sure people aren't being taken advantage of.
The bill sprang from a series of hearings statewide by the Tennessee Bar Association. They revealed there were no uniform procedures for placing a person's assets under a conservator on an emergency basis.
The changes take effect July 1.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.