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Rep. Gant, Sen. Norris Partner with Educators to Provide Work-Based Curriculum

This week, State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) passed House Bill 445, with unanimous support. HB 445 was brought to Rep. Gant by State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and it authorizes the development of work-based learning within Tennessee Board of Regents schools. This important piece of legislation arose through an important partnership between the Tennessee Labor Education…

Rep. Ryan Williams’ Legislative Update: 04/28/17

2017-2018 Budget Amendment Introduced Legislation includes $11 million for Gatlinburg/Sevier County, investment in Substance Abuse Services This week, Governor Bill Haslam introduced his amendment to the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget proposal that will be considered by the 110th General Assembly in the coming days. The appropriations amendment tracks closely to the Governor’s original budget proposal presented…

Capitol Hill Review: 04/28/17

2017-2018 Budget Amendment Introduced Legislation includes $11 million for Gatlinburg/Sevier County, investment in Substance Abuse Services This week, Governor Bill Haslam introduced his amendment to the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget proposal that will be considered by the 110th General Assembly in the coming days. The appropriations amendment tracks closely to the Governor’s original budget proposal presented…

Representative John Crawford’s Legislative Update: 04/28/17

2017-2018 Budget Amendment Introduced Legislation includes $11 million for Gatlinburg/Sevier County, investment in Substance Abuse Services This week, Governor Bill Haslam introduced his amendment to the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget proposal that will be considered by the 110th General Assembly in the coming days. The appropriations amendment tracks closely to the Governor’s original budget proposal presented…

House Republicans Fulfill Their Commitment To Tennessee’s Veterans, The Disabled, And The Elderly

(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans fulfilled their commitment to Tennessee veterans, the disabled, and the elderly by securing property tax relief for these important groups with the passage of an amendment to the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads, and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act.” While the IMPROVE Act raises the tax on gas and…

House Republicans Encourage Tennessee Students To Celebrate Freedom

(NASHVILLE) — This week, House Republicans passed legislation sponsored by State Representative David Byrd (R-Waynesboro) that helps Tennessee students learn the principles of freedom in our nation’s founding documents. House Bill 287 designates the week of September 17 as “Celebrate Freedom Week” in Tennessee public schools. The week-long celebration that coincides with Constitution Day each September…

Republican Lawmakers Create Additional Protection Against Child Predators

(NASHVILLE) — Republican lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Mary Littleton (R-Dickson) and Senator Mike Bell (R-Riceville) that creates additional protection against child predators. Communities across Tennessee already rely on the state’s sex offender registry to track and monitor convicted offenders who have moved into permanent or secondary residences upon release from prison. House…

Republican Lawmakers Show Their Appreciation For Tennessee’s True Volunteers

(NASHVILLE) — Republican lawmakers have advanced legislation sponsored by State Representative Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) that demonstrates their commitment and support for Tennessee’s true volunteers. House Bill 268 will help more than 14,000 volunteer firefighters and 3,800 members of volunteer rescue squads across our state by covering the cost of their vehicle registration fees. The measure will…

State Representative Ron Gant Passes First Bill In State Legislature

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives. House Bill 306 cuts out government regulations and red tape by removing license requirements for small businesses. It was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and will now travel to the desk of Governor…

House Republicans Support Legislation Designed To Assist Gatlinburg Fire Victims With Cleanup Efforts

(NASHVILLE) — Republican lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation sponsored by State Representative John Crawford (R-Kingsport) that provides additional assistance to Gatlinburg fire victims during their ongoing cleanup and recovery efforts. House Bill 1166, also known as the Gatlinburg Bill, grants county highway departments access to private property at the request of the property owner in order…

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