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News laws sponsored by Haile to curb opiate abuse, promote adoption will become effective July 1

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – July 1 marks the enactment of 153 new laws in Tennessee, including major legislation sponsored by Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) to curb opiate abuse.  The new law, which is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s TN Together initiative, seeks to prevent opioid addiction,

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SENATOR BELL RECEIVES TENNESSEE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS’ GUARDIAN OF PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD

RICEVILLE, Tenn. (June 22, 2018) – The state’s 31 District Attorneys have recognized state Sen. Mike Bell (R–Riceville) with the Guardian of Public Safety Award.

The Guardian of Public Safety Award is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance public safety.

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Senators Ketron and Reeves announce $76,350 in art grants awarded in Rutherford County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that 11 organizations in Rutherford County will receive a combined $76,350 in grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. These grants were allocated after being reviewed by citizen advisory panels made up of Tennesseans with expertise in appropriate disciplines and a final review by the full Arts Commission.

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SENATOR BAILEY RECEIVES TENNESSEE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS’ PUBLIC SAFETY ADVOCATE AWARD

SPARTA, Tenn. (June 20, 2018) – The state’s 31 District Attorneys have recognized state Sen. Paul Bailey (R–Sparta) with the Public Safety Advocate Award.

The Public Safety Advocate Award is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance public safety.

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Ed Jackson set to take effect July 1 will positively impact the lives of many Tennesseans

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Two major bills sponsored by Senator Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) and passed by the General Assembly are among 153 new laws which will become effective in Tennessee on July 1.  One new law addresses opioid addiction by helping to ensure effective treatment methods are utilized,

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EDGE set to act on applications for redevelopment of blighted areas as a result of legislation sponsored by Kelsey and Vaughan

(MEMPHIS) – The Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County (EDGE) is scheduled to take action on two project applications at their meeting on Wednesday for the redevelopment of blighted properties as a result of legislation sponsored by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Representative Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville).  Kelsey and Vaughan sponsored a new law in the Tennessee General Assembly this year to allow the industrial development corporation to grant PILOTs (payments-in-lieu-of-taxes) for projects that include apartments and hotel developments in Shelby County that are outside of the center city district.

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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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Senator Mark Pody to tour renovations at Cedars of Lebanon State Park

(NASHVILLE, TN), May 21, 2018 – State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) will tour the new renovations at Cedars of Lebanon State Park with Tennessee Deputy Commissioner for Parks and Conservation Brock Hill, Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) and Park Manager Buddy Ingram on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The tour will take place at 1:00 p.m.

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Gov. Haslam signs legislation sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager to fight state’s opioid epidemic

(NASHVILLE) –  Major legislation sponsored by Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) to fight Tennessee’s opioid epidemic was signed into law today by  Governor Bill Haslam.   Senate Bill 2258 is part of Governor Bill Haslam’s TN Together initiative – a three-pronged plan to combat the opioid epidemic. It addresses the law enforcement and treatment components of the plan to curb abuse,

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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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