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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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Legislation sponsored by Kelsey to protect domestic violence victims set to become law on July 1

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Major legislation to protect victims of domestic violence will take effect on Sunday, July 1 as Tennessee begins a new fiscal year.  The new law, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), was supported by various victims’ rights groups across the state.

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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 Kelsey’s bipartisan proposal to prohibit judges from incentivizing sterilization passes House of Representatives in 70-23 vote

(NASHVILLE), April 17, 2018 – A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and State Representative Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) to prohibit Tennessee judges from offering defendants reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization passed the State House of Representatives by a vote of 70-23 this morning.

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Senator Kelsey’s bipartisan proposal to prohibit judges from incentivizing sterilization passes Senate in 22 to 4 vote

(NASHVILLE), March 1, 2018 – A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and State Representative Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) to prohibit Tennessee judges from offering defendants reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization passed the State by a vote of 22-4 this morning.

Senate Bill 2133 prohibits a sentencing court from making a sentencing determination based on defendant’s consent or refusal to any form of temporary or permanent birth control,

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Senator Kelsey’s Constitutional amendment to ban Hall Tax passes Senate in 26-3 vote

(NASHVILLE), February 22, 2018 – A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) to amend the Tennessee Constitution to ban the Hall income tax passed the Senate by a vote of 26-3 this morning.

Senate Joint Resolution 494 proposes additional language in Article II,

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Senator Kelsey’s bipartisan proposal to prohibit judges from incentivizing sterilization passes Senate Judiciary Committee

(NASHVILLE), February 14, 2018 – A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and State Representative Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) to prohibit Tennessee judges from offering defendants reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 8-0 this morning.

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Senator Kelsey’s Constitutional amendment to ban Hall Tax passes Senate Finance Committee

(NASHVILLE), February 6, 2018 – A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) to amend the Tennessee Constitution to ban the Hall income tax passed the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee by a vote of 9-2 this morning.  Senate Joint Resolution 494 proposes additional language in Article II,

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Senator Kelsey’s Constitutional amendment to ban Hall Tax passes Judiciary Committee

(NASHVILLE), January 31, 2018 – A proposal by State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) to amend the Tennessee Constitution to ban the Hall income tax passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7-1 yesterday.  Senate Joint Resolution 494 proposes additional language in Article II,

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Senator Kelsey announces enactment of Tennessee High-Quality Charter Schools Act

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) announced today the enactment of Senate Bill 1197 the Tennessee High-Quality Charter Schools Act. The law becomes effective on Saturday, July 1, and has received widespread support from the charter sector and from officials with Shelby County Schools, the state’s largest authorizer of charter schools.

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