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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 […]

Tennessee Stolen Valor Act Sponsored By Representative Van Huss Passes In General Assembly

April 11, 2018

Measure cosponsored by Senator Crowe increases penalties against those who impersonate military heroes (NASHVILLE) — Wednesday morning, House members unanimously passed a measure sponsored by State Representative Micah Van Huss (R-Johnson City) and cosponsored by State Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) that strengthens identity protections for our military veterans. House Bill 2130/Senate Bill 2030, also […]

Representative Curcio’s Resolution To Advance Process Of Bringing President Polk’s Remains Home Passes

April 10, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members passed a resolution sponsored by State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) that advances the process of bringing the late U.S. President James K. Polk and First Lady Sarah Polk home to Maury County. Senate Joint Resolution 141 expresses support for the relocation of the Polks’ tomb from the grounds of […]

Initiative Sponsored By Representative Powers Leading To Job Creation In Mining Industry Passes

April 10, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, Republican lawmakers passed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) designed to create jobs in the mining industry. House Bill 571, also known as the Primacy and Reclamation Act of Tennessee, restores sovereignty over mining and reclamation operations to our state. Currently, Tennessee is the only state in the […]