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State Rep. Rebecca Alexander passes first bill

Rep. Rebecca Alexander

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Rebecca Alexander, R-Jonesborough, officially passed her first bill as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly and the House Republican Caucus. House Bill 770 passed unanimously on Monday, March 22 with 97 votes.

House Bill 770 updates Tennessee’s Special Education Behavioral Supports Act. This bill revises current law to clarify that “isolation or a physical holding restraint” may only be used for students in emergency situations and for certain behaviors.  This bill also makes similar clarifications in various provisions of the act.

“Creating a safe, positive, preventive, and caring learning and teaching environments is important for maximizing success for all students in Tennessee’s schools,” Alexander said. “I appreciate my colleagues in the General Assembly for their overwhelming support of this bill, and I look forward to passing more legislation on behalf of District 7.”

The Senate chamber unanimously approved the bill on March 8. It now heads to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk for his signature. The full text for House Bill 770 can be found here.

Rebecca Alexander represents House District 7, which includes part of Washington County. She is a member of the Commerce, Health, and State Government Committees, as well as the Business & Utilities, and Public Service Subcommittees. She can be reached at [email protected] or 615-741-2251.



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