Monthly Archives: March 2015

Senator Green wins approval of bills helping veterans, healthcare consumers and children with Cystic Fibrosis

State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) had a busy week on Capitol Hill guiding passage of legislation aiding veterans, healthcare consumers and children with Cystic Fibrosis through committees and on the floor of the State Senate.  The bill helping students would allow children with Cystic Fibrosis to take their medication in the classroom or at mealtime to avoid having to go to the nurses station where there is a concentration of infectious germs from sick children who are being treated there.

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Legislators Urge Citizens to Vote for Cloudland FFA Chapter in Contest

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) March 18, 2015 — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) today urged citizens to vote for the Cloudland Chapter of FFA in the National FFA Organization Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest.

 

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Senator Yager Schedules Scott County Town Hall Meeting

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 17, 2015 — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced that he has scheduled a Scott County Town Hall Meeting in order to meet with local citizens and hear their concerns regarding issues before the State Legislature this session.  The meeting will be held on Friday,

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Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Farm Bureau endorse Regulation Freedom Amendment

NASHVILLE —  A resolution sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) that aims to force Congress to pass a “Regulation Freedom” Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has gained key endorsements from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau.

 

In a letter to members of the State Senate,

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Tennessee Senate votes to ban the sale of powdered alcohol

(NASHVILLE) — Legislation that would ban the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol in Tennessee was given final approval by the Tennessee Senate today.  Senate Bill 374, sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), would make it a Class A misdemeanor offense to sell the product.

 

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Legislative Report from Senator Ferrell Haile / March 12, 2015

(NASHVILLE, TN), March 12, 2015 —  Education headlined this week’s action on Capitol Hill as State Senators approved two key bills in Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative package, including legislation to launch a pilot program to help adults complete their degree in Tennessee’s community colleges. 

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Senate Approves Resolution Sponsored by Senator Green Urging Congress to Oppose Troop Level Reductions at Fort Campbell

(NASHVILLE) — The Tennessee Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) on Thursday urging Congress to oppose any measure that would reduce current troop levels at Fort Campbell.  Senate Joint Resolution 23 comes after a recent U.S. Army Environmental Command report showed that a reduction of 140,000 troops,

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Legislation Redesignating Middlebrook Pike as a Scenic Highway Advancing in Tennessee General Assembly

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), March 11, 2015  — Legislation that would redesignate State Route 169, also known as Middlebrook Pike, as a state scenic highway is advancing with approval this week in the House Transportation Committee.  House Bill 918 / Senate Bill 771,

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State Senate approves “Racial Profiling Prevention Act”

NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Senate gave final approval on Monday to legislation sponsored by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), requiring Tennessee law enforcement agencies to implement policies against racial profiling. The “Racial Profiling Prevention Act” defines the discriminatory practice and calls for all law enforcement agencies in the state to adopt a written policy on the subject by January 1,

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Posted in News, Sen. Brian Kelsey


Senate Finance Committee Approves “Regulation Freedom” Resolution

(NASHVILLE), March 6, 2015 —  A resolution aimed at ending federal “regulation without representation” is headed to the floor of the Tennessee Senate after being approved by the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee this week.  Senate Joint Resolution 2, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville),

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