Monthly Archives: April 2010

Judiciary Committee approves Kelsey’s bill to put the worst child rapists in prison for life

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

     (NASHVILLE, TN), April 27, 2010 — Legislation sponsored by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee today calling for lifetime imprisonment of those convicted of aggravated rape of a child when the victim is 10 years of age or less.  

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Crowe legislation aims to curb the number of traffic deaths in work and school zones

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), April 23, 2010  —  State Senator Rusty Crowe Crowe (R-Johnson City) has won approval in the Senate Judiciary Committee of legislation which aims to curb the number of deaths in work and school zones. 

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State Senate Approves Resolution to Elect State’s Attorney General

NASHVILLE, TN – The State Senate has approved a resolution sponsored by Senator Mae Beavers calling for an elected State Attorney General (AG).  The resolution, Senate Joint Resolution 698, was approved by a vote of 19-14 this morning on the Senate floor.

“If the role of the Attorney General in the state of Tennessee is to provide the best legal service possible to the state and its citizens,

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Capitol Hill Week: Cost saving legislation would overhaul the way state government procures contracts for goods and services

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), April 22, 2010  —  Major legislation overhauling the way state government contracts for the purchase of up to $25 billion in goods and services has been approved by the Senate State and Local Government Committee. 

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Resolution would help tax exempt veteran’s organizations raise funds like other charitable 501 (c) (3) s

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

(NASHVILLE, TN), April 20, 2010 – A resolution seeking to amend Tennessee’s Constitution to allow tax exempt veterans groups to raise funds in the same manner as  501 (c)(3) charitable organizations has been filed by Lt.

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Posted in News, Sen. Bill Ketron, Sen. Jim Tracy, Sen. Rusty Crowe
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Capitol Hill Week: Lawmakers tackle crime as flurry of bills progress through legislative process

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), April 15, 2010  — A flurry of bills began to move through the State Senate committee process this week, including legislation getting tough on crime.  Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee received an update on the state’s revenue collections and growth estimates in preparation for its work on the budget. 

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Tracy bill would work to avert tragedy

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected].

(NASHVILLE, TN), April 15, 2010 –State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) guided passage of legislation through the Senate Judiciary Committee this week aimed at averting a tragedy like one that occurred in Rutherford County last November. 

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Ketron wins approval of bill strengthening penalties against those who are

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

(NASHVILLE, TN), April 15, 2010 – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) that would strengthen penalties against those who are convicted of animal cruelty was unanimously approved by the full Senate on final consideration this week.  The bill makes violation of a judge’s order connected with animal cruelty conviction a Class A misdemeanor,

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McNally announces Tennessee receives a AAA rating by nation’s leading credit rating agency

Contact:  Darlene Schlicher (615) 741-6336 or email:  [email protected]

 (NASHVILLE, TN), April 8, 2010 — Senate Finance Chairman Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) said today that Tennessee’s credit rating has been adjusted from a AA to a AAA rating by one of the nation’s leading credit rating agency. 

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Norris Reappointed to West Tennessee River Basin Authority

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has been reappointed by Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey to serve on the West Tennessee River Basin Authority.  The term will run through January 2013. 

The Authority has 31 members, most of whom represent the county governments of West Tennessee. 

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