Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports:
Two Tennessee representatives introduced a bill that would make the Holy Bible Tennessee’s official state book. Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton introduced HB2778/SB2696 on Feb. 5.
This isn’t the first time Tennessee has seen such a proposal — Former Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a similar bill in April 2016.
At the time, Haslam sided with the Attorney General who said designating the Holy Book as the Tennessee book would violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.