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Campfield puts off welfare-student grades bill vote until next week

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Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield (left) in Nashville. Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield (left) in Nashville.

NASHVILLE (News Sentinel) -- State Sen. Stacey Campfield today moved to delay by a week Senate review of a bill that would tie parents' welfare benefits to their children's performance in school.

The Knoxville Republican reset the measure for Senate review April 11. The Legislature is expected to conclude for the year by April 19.

On Wednesday, a House Health Committee approved the House version, HB261, on a 10-8 vote after extended debate, including testimony from spokeswomen from a social workers organization and a group advocating for domestic violence victims.

Both opposed the measure, which would cut the benefits of parents of a child failing in school by 30 percent in some circumstances.

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