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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The “3G’s bill”, also known as HB 2430 or SB2315 has been cleared for a vote in the Tennessee Assembly’s House.

This means Germantown is one step closer to controlling the fate of Germantown’s high school, middle school and elementary school – which are all run by Memphis-Shelby County Schools.

Next week, the issue is expected to come up for a vote in the Tennessee Senate. If it passes, the bill would likely trigger a lawsuit from Memphis Shelby County Schools.

A lobbyist for the school district said the bill violates a federal settlement agreement with Germantown.

Germantown’s mayor said the city needs the land for long-term growth.

WREG will update as more information becomes available.