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Senator Mark Norris’ statement on his nomination as Federal District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) gave the following statement regarding his nomination as Federal District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee by President Donald Trump.

“I am honored by the nomination and appreciate the President’s confidence in me. This is just the first step under the Constitution,

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Senator Crowe and Majority Leader Norris announce signing of two elderly and vulnerable adult protection acts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 1267, the Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Financial Exploitation Prevention Act and Senate Bill 1230 the Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act for Wednesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m.

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Norris applauds upward movement of Tennessee’s status on child well-being

(NASHVILLE), June 13, 2017 — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) called today’s announcement that Tennessee has climbed three places in the national ranking for child well-being “a significant step in the right direction.” Norris made the statement after the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT® released their report showing the state has moved from 38th to 35th.

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Norris appointed to lead Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice

(NASHVILLE), June 8, 2017 — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has been appointed to co-chair Tennessee’s new Juvenile Justice Realignment Task Force that will undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s juvenile justice system. The announcement regarding the formation of the task force, which is comprised of top leaders from all three branches of Tennessee government,

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State Senators move to protect elderly and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation

NASHVILLE –   Two major bills to protect elderly and vulnerable adults from financial exploitation are headed to the Senate floor for a final vote after being approved in Senate committees this week.  Senate Bill 1192, sponsored by Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), and Senate Bill 1267,

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Legislation stiffens penalties against felons with firearms

NASHVILLE – The Senate Judiciary Committee approved major legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) yesterday to enact tougher sentences for violent felons in possession of firearms.  The legislation continues Norris’ series of anti-crime laws dubbed “Crooks with Guns” passed over the last decade to curb gun-related violence and focus resources on keeping violent criminals behind bars longer to protect the public.

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Senate version of IMPROVE Act is “Taxpayer Protection Pledge Compliant” says top conservative tax reform group

NASHVILLE –  The IMPROVE Act, as amended last week by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), has met the approval of the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a national conservative group formed by Grover Norquist in 1985 at the request of President Ronald Reagan.  The flagship project of ATR is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge,

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Senate approves legislation making it easier for veterans to determine how their military training can count as credit in Tennessee’s colleges and universities

(NASHVILLE), March 6, 2017 — Legislation that will make it easier for veterans to determine how their military training can count as credit in Tennessee’s colleges and universities was approved by the Tennessee Senate on Monday.  Senate Bill 1232, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville),

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LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM ABUSE

NASHVILLE — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown), Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City), Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) and Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) today announced comprehensive legislation to address abuse of elderly or vulnerable adults in Tennessee.   Senate Bills 1192,

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LEADER NORRIS BRINGS BROADBAND ADVOCACY TO COLUMBIA

NASHVILLE — Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) will visit Columbia to discuss broadband with Congressman Marsha Blackburn and key local and national leaders on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Norris, re-elected last month to a 5th term as Chairman of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Affairs (TACIR), 

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