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Rules finalized for drug donation program to help low-income Tennesseans receive prescription medication

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) July 25, 2018 – Thanks to the work of two Shelby County residents, low-income Tennesseans now have better access to prescription medication. On Wednesday, the Tennessee General Assembly’s Joint Government Operations Committee approved rules to implement the Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program,

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Brian Kelsey


Senator Jackson announces over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants for Senate District 27

(NASHVILLE) July 12, 2018 – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that Senate District 27 will receive over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These grants are designed to assist cities and counties with infrastructure needs.

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Posted in Members, Sen. Ed Jackson, Uncategorized


Senator Yager announces over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants for Senate District 12

(NASHVILLE) July 11, 2018 – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announced today that Senate District 12 will be receiving over $2.2 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These grants are designed to assist cities and counties with infrastructure needs.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Ken Yager


Sen. Norris receives A+ on TNSuccessCard Scorecard for his support of student success

(NASHVILLE) July 6, 2018 – Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) received an A+ from Tennesseans for Student Success on their recently released yearly TNSuccessCard Scorecard for his support of legislation promoting student success. The Scorecard is part of the organization’s statewide efforts to engage with all Tennesseans on education reform issues and highlights the work done in the 110th General Assembly.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Mark Norris


Legislation addressing child custody and parental relocation

Child Custody / Parental Relocation – Shifts the focus of a parent’s relocation to the best interest of the child.   This legislation requires a parent seeking to relocate to provide notice to the non-relocating parent before doing so.  If an objection has been made by the non-relocating parent within 30 days of notice,

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Posted in Uncategorized


New Laws Approved by the Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Elderly and Vulnerable Adults 2014-2018

New Laws Approved by the Tennessee General Assembly to Protect Elderly and Vulnerable Adults
2014-2018

2018:  Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2018 –  Legislation was approved in 2018 that modernizes Tennessee’s laws pertaining elder abuse to make it easier for law enforcement to recognize and prosecute. 

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Child Sexual Abuse Statements as Evidence

Child Sexual Abuse Statements as Evidence / SB 1593 – Creates an exception to the hearsay rule in criminal proceedings regarding statements made by young children relative to sexual and physical abuse. Applies to non-testimonial statements made by children under the age of 12.

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Senator Yager receives ‘Friend of the Flame’ award from Tennessee Gas Association

 

Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston), middle, receives the “Friend of the Flame” award from the Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) on the floor of the Senate for his support and contribution to the success of the natural gas industry. Senator Yager sponsored the bill to prevent and increase in sales tax on natural gas.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Ken Yager


Legislation sponsored by Sen. Pody requires abortion providers to offer ultrasound results to women is signed into law

(NASHVILLE) May 15, 2018 – Legislation sponsored by Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) to ensure a woman seeking an abortion has the opportunity to know all information gathered about her pregnancy prior to the abortion was recently signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. The law states that if an ultrasound is performed as part of an examination prior to an abortion,

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Mark Pody


Sen. Jackson announces $100,000 for Dyersburg Army Air Base Veterans’ Museum

(NASHVILLE) May 15, 2018 – State Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) announced today that $100,000 was appropriated in the 2018/2019 state budget recently adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly for the Dyersburg Army Air Base Veterans’ Museum. The appropriation, which was sponsored by Senator Jackson, will go towards maintenance of the museum.

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Posted in Members, News, Sen. Ed Jackson


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