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State Representative Ryan Williams Sponsors Measure To Reduce Instances Of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

(NASHVILLE) — House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville) is sponsoring a measure to reduce instances of babies being born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) in Tennessee. House Bill 2348 — brought to Chairman Williams by James Gray, M.D. of Cookeville —requires physicians who are prescribing opioids to women of childbearing age (14-44) to also prescribe…

State Representative Mary Littleton Introduces Measure To Improve Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Mary Littleton (R-Dickson) today introduced legislation that improves reporting related to instances of child abuse and neglect in Tennessee. House Bill 2192 requires law enforcement booking agencies to inquire if an arrested person has children and to determine the health status of the children in question. Additionally, it empowers the booking agency to…

Speaker Harwell and Chairman Terry Sign On To The Medical Cannabis Only Act

(NASHVILLE) — Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee Dr. Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) today signed on as co-sponsors to the Medical Cannabis Only Act. Both Speaker Harwell and Chairman Terry believe that inaction at the federal level is harming patients. “I believe it is time for us to take action on the state level with…

tate Representative Rick Tillis, Department of Education Announce Critical Growth Funds

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Richard City Special School District has received district growth funding to support education initiatives in Marion County. Specifically, Richard City Special School District received $28,500. This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort to not only fully fund education…

State Representative Rick Tillis, Department of Education Announce Critical Growth Funds

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) and the Tennessee Department of Education today announced that Marshall County Schools has received district growth funding to support education initiatives in the county. Specifically, Marshall County received $93,000. This funding is a direct result of a Republican-led effort by Tennessee General Assembly members to not only fully fund education…

Representative Vaughan Strengthens Protections For Parents & Children Involved In Custody Cases

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, State Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville) sponsored passage of legislation that adds additional protections for parents and children involved in violent custody cases. House Bill 1546 empowers a parent or legal guardian who has been the victim of an attempted murder to petition a judge to terminate parental rights of the individual convicted of…

Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson’s News From the Capitol: 02/23/18

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCE CRITICAL GROWTH FUNDS This month, House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), State Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin), and the Tennessee Department of Education announced that Montgomery County Schools has received district growth funding to support education initiatives in Montgomery County. Specifically, Montgomery County received $3,566,500. This funding is a direct result of a…

State Representative Jerome Moon Passes First Bill In House Chamber

House Bill 1670 streamlines reappraisal process for county property assessors (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Jerome Moon (R-Maryville) has officially passed his first bill as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly and the House Republican Caucus. House Bill 1670 streamlines the process for county property assessors as it relates to reappraisals conducted on cities situated…

Tennessee House Passes Legislation Easing Regulatory Burden On State’s Motorists

(NASHVILLE) — This week, State Representative Bud Hulsey (R Kingsport) passed legislation in the House chamber that eases the regulatory burden on Tennessee motorists involved in minor traffic accidents. House Bill 1515 increases the minimum property damage threshold for which a motor vehicle accident requires a written report to be filed by the motorist with the…

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