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Capitol Hill Review: 03/24/17

Legislation To Help Adults Without A Degree Access Higher Education Moves Forward In House Legislation spearheaded by House Republicans to help adults without a degree access higher education moved forward this week after getting a positive nod from the House Government Operations Committee. House Bill 531, named the Tennessee Reconnect Act, would make Tennessee the first…

State Representative John Crawford Passes First Bill In State Legislature

House Bill 1031 recognizes constables for their contributions (NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Crawford (R-Kingsport) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives. House Bill 1031 recognizes the contributions that Tennessee constables make to their communities and improves their accessibility during emergencies by allowing them to obtain the same emergency license plates…

State Representative Michael Curcio Passes First Bill In State Legislature

House Bill 578 provides young adults with an opportunity to achieve successful futures (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives. House Bill 578 lowers the age requirement for a juvenile to have his or her criminal record expunged following a petition from age 18…

State Representative John Crawford’s Legislative Wrap-Up: 03/16/17

House Republicans Demonstrate Continued Support For Military Veterans, Families House Republicans demonstrated continued support for veterans and their families this week, moving forward with two major bills to expand access to education in Tennessee. The House Government Operations Committee gave a positive nod for the Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act…

State Representative Dale Carr’s Legislative Wrap-Up: 03/16/17

House Republicans Demonstrate Continued Support For Military Veterans, Families House Republicans demonstrated continued support for veterans and their families this week, moving forward with two major bills to expand access to education in Tennessee. The House Government Operations Committee gave a positive nod for the Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act…

State Representative Jay Reedy’s Legislative Update: 03/16/17

House Republicans Demonstrate Continued Support For Military Veterans, Families House Republicans demonstrated continued support for veterans and their families this week, moving forward with two major bills to expand access to education in Tennessee. The House Government Operations Committee gave a positive nod for the Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act…

State Representative Ron Gant’s Legislative Wrap-Up: 03/16/17

House Republicans Demonstrate Continued Support For Military Veterans, Families House Republicans demonstrated continued support for veterans and their families this week, moving forward with two major bills to expand access to education in Tennessee. The House Government Operations Committee gave a positive nod for the Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act…

Capitol Hill Review: 03/16/17

House Republicans Demonstrate Continued Support For Military Veterans, Families House Republicans demonstrated continued support for veterans and their families this week, moving forward with two major bills to expand access to education in Tennessee. The House Government Operations Committee gave a positive nod for the Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act…

Lawmakers Pass Resolution To Raise Awareness Of Malignant Brain Tumors In Children

(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) and Representative Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville) designating May 17, 2017 as “Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day” in Tennessee. Senate Joint Resolution 16 was initiated by constituent Elizabeth Psar of the Julia Barbara Foundation and is designed to increase attention…

House Republicans Make A Push To Optimize School Hours For Tennessee Children

(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers approved legislation sponsored by Representative Bill Sanderson (R-Kenton) aimed at optimizing school hours so Tennessee children spend more time in classrooms learning on school days. House Bill 192 decreases the amount of lost time for schools throughout the state by reducing the number of full evacuation fire drills conducted at…

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