I encourage any one who is really interested in watching a house session to check it out on the web at www.tennessee.legislature.tn.state.us then click house then click video streaming.
Here is how a session usually goes prayer, pledge, personal orders (welcome visitors and congratulate people for accomplishments); consent calendar/resolutions (naming bridges, roads, memorials etc.) then the real meaty bills come up. Usually by the time they get to the house floor they are decided; most are decided in committee. If it is a republican bill and good, it is usually killed in committee and brought back as a democrat bill or it is just killed outright. Occasionally one gets through though, but the person who brings it better have strong bipartisan support because democrats control all leadership, committees and majority on all committees. If they don't like it they kill it in committee so they don't have to go down on record as having to vote on the house floor for or against something that could be unpopular when it comes time to get re-elected.
Today Bill Dunn who is well respected and has bipartisan support (on this bill) has a bill to allow the people to vote on the ability to recognize marriage between on man and one woman in the constitution .I feel the people should have this right and I will vote for it. Well, debate is about to start I have to go. Sorry about any typos or bad grammar.