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Legislation sponsored by Sen. Massey to fight opioid abuse and decrease number of babies born drug dependent is signed into law

(NASHVILLE) May 9, 2018 – Major legislation to curb opioid abuse sponsored by Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) was recently signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam. The legislation aims to promote safe and responsible pharmacy benefits regarding opioid prescriptions for TennCare enrollees. More specifically, the purpose of the legislation is to curb opioid abuse among women of child-bearing age to reduce the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

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SENATOR BECKY MASSEY TO CHAIR TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ARTS CAUCUS

NASHVILLE — Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been tapped to chair the Tennessee General Assembly Arts Caucus. Senator Massey will be the second chair of the Caucus since its inception over a dozen years ago.

“It is an honor to succeed former Senator Doug Overbey as chair of the Arts Caucus.

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Senate Judiciary approves Henry’s Law stiffening penalties against drug dealers who kill minor

NASHVILLE – Drug dealers or others who unlawfully distribute Schedule I or II drugs to minors will be facing more jail time when it results in a death under legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.  Senate Bill 1875, sponsored by Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) and Lt.

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Senate passes legislation which helps persons with disabilities have as much independence as possible in decision making when courts considers conservatorship

NASHVILLE – The Senate unanimously approved legislation on final consideration on Monday which would help individuals with disabilities have as much independence in their decision making as possible when a court is considering conservatorships or other actions to protect their best interest.  Senate Bill 264 defines “least restrictive alternatives,” a term which is already in Tennessee law,

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Sen. Becky Duncan Massey Appointed to Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee

(NASHVILLE)State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) received a new appointment to the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, which is one of the most powerful committees in the Tennessee General Assembly. The appointment was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 110th General Assembly reconvened for the 2018 legislative session.

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Three Stars of Tennessee Award honors five Tennessee heroes

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), September 11, 2017 — State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) joined Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey and other state officials on Monday to present the state’s Three Stars of Tennessee Award. The awards honor five Tennessee heroes who dedicated their lives for the safety and security of their fellow citizens.

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Sen. Massey appointed Chairman of Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed to co-chair the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services by Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell. Massey will be co-chairing the committee with Rep. Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland).

The committee will review all disability services in the state,

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Local lawmakers congratulate Hallsdale-Powell Utility District on securing over $13 million in Wastewater Construction Loans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) and State Senators Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) and Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) congratulate the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District on receiving $13,100,000 in Wastewater Construction Loans. The loan approval was announced by Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau.

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Sen. Massey announces enactment of vertical driver license legislation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) announces the enactment of
Senate Bill 384. The law requires that driver licenses be printed vertically for those under 21 years of age with the next renewal after the licensee is 21 years old being printed horizontally. This law is intended to address underage drinking by ensuring that servers can easily see if a customer is underage before serving them alcohol.

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Sen. Massey announces enactment of legislation protecting Tennessee’s vulnerable

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sen. Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) announces the enactment of Senate Bills 1224 and 229. These laws focus on ensuring equal treatment of businesses by the State of Tennessee and further protecting victims of domestic violence. The legislation became effective July 1, 2017.

“From the disabled to the abused,

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