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Senator Stevens to Chair key Senate Finance Subcommittee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) will chair a key subcommittee of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee.  Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) named Stevens Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee during the first meeting of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee in Nashville on Tuesday as lawmakers began to review Governor Bill Haslam’s 2017-2018 budget proposal.

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Senator Stevens earns NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

NASHVILLE, (January 31, 2017) — The Tennessee office of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the state’s leading small-business association, has presented its coveted Guardian of Small Business Award to State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon).  The NFIB Tennessee Leadership Council, an advisory board comprised of NFIB members,

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SENATOR STEVENS NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD)

NASHVILLE — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) has been named “Legislator of the Year” by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The group praised Stevens and eight other Tennessee lawmakers who shared the honors for their leadership during the 2016 legislative session.

The organization particularly thanked Stevens for his efforts in passing Senate Bill 2065 requiring ignition interlocks for convicted DUI offenders.

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Major new laws to address drunk driving in Tennessee to become effective on Friday

NASHVILLE — Several major new laws addressing drunk driving are among a wide range of legislation that will become effective on July 1 as Tennessee ushers in a new fiscal year. The new laws focus on strengthening penalties for the worst offenders, ensuring a criminal history background check is conducted to detect prior DUI arrests,

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Senator John Stevens 2016 Legislative Wrap-up

Late April saw the second half of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly come to a close. It was a historic and eventful legislative session. Here are just a few of those accomplishments:

Justice Roger Page of West Tennessee was unanimously confirmed to the Tennessee Supreme Court by the Tennessee General Assembly early in 2016,

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Sen. Stevens files legislation to protect the Second Amendment rights of Tennessee handgun permit holders

NASHVILLE — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) has filed legislation that aims to protect the Second Amendment rights of handgun carry permit holders in Tennessee when traveling to other states. The bill provides that Tennessee will honor the handgun carry permits of citizens in other states as long as they recognize those of Tennesseans.

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Statement from Senator John Stevens regarding nomination of Judge Roger Page to the Tennessee Supreme Court

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 7, 2016 — “I congratulate Judge Page and his family,” said Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon), an attorney who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This is a monumental day in Tennessee legal history. I’ve known Judge Page for many years. As a young lawyer, I practiced in Judge Page’s courtroom when he was circuit judge for Madison,

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Sen. Dickerson appointed Chairman of the Senate Finance Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee

(NASHVILLE, TN), December 7, 2015 — State Senator Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee. The appointment of the powerful subcommittee was made by Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as the General Assembly prepares to convene the 2016 legislative session on January 12.

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Sen. Stevens to serve on Senate Finance Committee

 

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 16, 2015 — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) has been appointed to two key committees in the Tennessee State Senate, the Judiciary Committee and the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee, which holds the purse strings for all of state government.

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Senator John Stevens recognized as 2013 Legislator of the Year for the 108th General Assembly by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers

January 29, 2014

Senator John Stevens recognized as 2013 Legislator of the Year for the 108th General Assembly by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers

Nashville, TN, January 29, 2014: Senator John Stevens has been awarded the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award for the 108th General Assembly by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. Will Denami, Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers,

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