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Representative Sherrell’s Measure Supporting Tennessee’s True Volunteers Passes In House Chamber

April 19, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members unanimously supported passage of legislation sponsored by State Representative Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) that supports Tennessee’s true volunteers. House Bill 268 — which passed by a 95-0 vote tally — will help more than 14,000 volunteer firefighters and 3,800 members of volunteer rescue squads across our state by covering the […]

State Representative Ryan Williams Announces Colorobbia USA To Establish New Cookeville Facilit

April 19, 2018

Ceramics supplier to create 30 new jobs with expansion in Putnam County (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) joined with Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and local leaders to announce that ceramics supplier Colorobbia USA, Inc. will invest $5 million to establish operations in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Italian […]

Measure Sponsored By Representative Lamberth Enhancing Security In Tennessee Passes In House

April 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers supported passage of a measure sponsored by State Representative William Lamberth (R-Cottontown) strengthening safety and security in communities across Tennessee. House Bill 2312 fights back against sanctuary cities by prohibiting state and local government officials or employees from accepting consular identification cards and other similar documents which are not […]

Initiative Sponsored By Representative Cameron Sexton Promoting Responsible Wind Energy Production Passes

April 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — A recent measure sponsored by State Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville)  and State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) that promotes responsible wind energy production in Tennessee has passed in the General Assembly. House Bill 1731 / Senate Bill 1793 — the result of an extensive study conducted last year — establishes standards for wind energy […]

Representative Timothy Hill’s POW/MIA Chair Of Honor Initiative Passes In House Chamber

April 17, 2018

Measure places unoccupied chair on Capitol campus at no cost to taxpayers (NASHVILLE) — Tuesday morning, House members unanimously passed an initiative sponsored by Representative Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) that honors America’s Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA). House Bill 2138 — which passed by a 97-0 vote and is strongly supported […]

Representative Carter’s Bill Moving Tennessee Away From Mandatory Emissions Testing Passes

April 17, 2018

HB 1782 cosponsored by Speaker Harwell and Hamilton County Legislative Delegation (NASHVILLE) – An initiative sponsored by State Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah) and cosponsored by Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville), State Representative Marc Gravitt (R-East Ridge), State Representative Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain), State Representative Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga), and State Representative JoAnne Favors (R-Chattanooga) requiring […]

Measure Sponsored By Representative Gant Addressing Tennessee’s Opioid Crisis Passes In House

April 16, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — A measure sponsored by State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) designed to address Tennessee’s opioid crisis has passed in the House chamber. House Bill 1993 requires all prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances in Tennessee to be issued electronically by July of 2020. The measure includes exceptions for doctors in rural communities who may […]

Measure Sponsored By Representative Howell Overhauling State’s Welfare System Passes In House

April 13, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — This week Republican lawmakers passed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) designed to overhaul Tennessee’s welfare system. House Bill 1822 — which passed by an 88-7 vote tally — requires able-bodied adults who receive cash benefits through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to meet reasonable work requirements […]

Initiative Sponsored By Representative Williams Promoting High Paying Jobs In Tennessee Passes

April 12, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans passed a measure sponsored by State Representative Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) that promotes high paying jobs in Tennessee. House Bill 1917 continues the Go Build Tennessee Program through 2024 in order to raise awareness about an abundance of high paying jobs available in communities across our state. Additionally, the measure […]

Representative Dunn’s Initiative To Fight Opioid Abuse In Tennessee Passes In House Chamber

April 11, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans passed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) designed to fight Tennessee’s opioid crisis. Part of Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Together proposal, House Bill 1832 curbs instances of opioid abuse in Tennessee through updates to the state’s controlled substance schedules in order to better track, monitor, and penalize […]