Tennessee Legislative Petitions
Legislative petitions are original documents that were submitted to the Tennessee General Assembly, requesting that legislative action be taken on matters of concerns to individuals, municipal governments or county governments. If the law was passed, the text of the law was published in the series Acts of Tennessee.
While many petitions were submitted, not all resulted in a legislative act. Legislative acts were also passed without there being a petition submitted. A majority of the original petitions were returned to the petitioner, although the Tennessee General Assembly did retain many of the documents.
The indexes have been arranged by subject and by the names that appear on the petition text itself. It does not include the hundreds of names that signed the petitions.
Please see the page "Order Materials > Legislative Acts and Petitions" for instructions on ordering a copy of a record listed in the indexes.
Indexes compiled by Del Dorr, Library Assistant IV
Updated December 15, 2011