Church’s chicken franchising bill could come to Tennessee

The Tennessee House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow a local church to sell its chicken franchise in the state.

The House approved the bill on a 4-0 vote.

The measure would allow churches to keep their chicken franchises and give them to nonprofit organizations, including religious institutions.

The bill would also allow churches with fewer than 150 members to sell them.

House Bill 1066 would give the Tennessee General Assembly the authority to establish a state franchise tax.

It would be used to support the state’s schools and universities.

It would be the first of its kind in the nation.

The current franchise tax is 0.25 percent.

Tennessee is a popular destination for the chicken business because it is home to more than 300 restaurants, including restaurants like Chick-fil-A and Papa John’s.

In Tennessee, the state does not levy a tax on sales of chicken.