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

(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 facilities…

Representative Susan Lynn Announces Funding For Interstate 40 Construction In Wilson County

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) today announced funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for construction on a portion of Interstate 40 in Wilson County. The monies will cover the cost of widening a portion of the interstate between State Route 109 and Interstate 840 — part of TDOT’s three-year transportation program.…

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

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 by…

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

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…

State Representative Kevin Brooks Named Legislator Of The Year By Tennessee School Health Coalition

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) has been named 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Tennessee School Health Coalition (TNSHC). Brooks was selected for this award because of his unwavering support and advocacy for the Tennessee Coordinated School Health program. According to the Tennessee Department of Education’s website, the Coordinated School Health program was first…

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

(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 encounter…

Representative Gant & House Republicans Take Action To Begin Addressing Tennessee’s Opioid Crisis

While conversations about the opioid epidemic have only just begun at the federal level, Tennessee has taken the lead on an issue that will define future health outcomes for the citizens of our state. Last week, we implemented three new solutions in an effort to begin addressing a public health crisis that claimed the lives of…

State Representative Martin Daniel Calls On Governor Haslam To Appoint Knox County Resident To UT Board

NASHVILLE) — State Representative Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) is calling for Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to swiftly appoint an additional Knox County resident to the University of Tennessee Board. The move comes after State Senators Thursday rejected four of the governor’s appointees to the new board and a fifth didn’t even receive a vote to advance in…

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

(NASHVILLE) — This week Republican lawmakers passed an initiative sponsored by State Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) 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 in…

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

(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 in…

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