Sen. Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) filed SB2775 at the end of January. The bill, titled the “Restoring State Sovereignty Through Nullification Act,” would establish a process by which the legislature could “nullify a federal statute, regulation, agency order, or executive order.”
The law is based on the fringe legal theory of nullification, which has not been historically supported by the U.S. court system. The theory holds that states can pass laws that “nullify” any federal law or judicial decision the state deems unconstitutional.
This bill is the second time in two years Bowling has proposed such a law.