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MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate committees to hear the effects of new ELD rule on Tennessee’s agricultural community

NASHVILLE, (January 26, 2018) – The Senate Transportation and Safety Committee will meet jointly with the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, January 30 to hear from officials of the Tennessee Department of Safety and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration about the effect of the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) on the state’s agricultural community.

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SEN. BAILEY TO SIT OUT REMAINDER OF TITANS SEASON

Pledges donation equaling cost of his season tickets to local organizations honoring those who protect and defend this nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) today responded to numerous media inquiries regarding his social media posts expressing disappointment and opposition to numerous NFL football players’ #TakeAKnee protests.

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Sen. Bailey announces $105,000 in ThreeStar Competitive Grants awarded to District 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced today that five counties in District 15 have been awarded ThreeStar Competitive Grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). The grants will be used for a variety of local programs focused on economic development, public safety, health,

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Sen. Bailey announces Jackson County to receive federal aid for May disaster recovery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced today that Jackson County has been added to Tennessee’s Presidential Disaster Declaration for the May 27 and May 28, 2017 storms. Local governments and certain nonprofit organizations in Jackson County are now eligible for reimbursement through the Public Assistance Grant Program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Sen. Bailey pleased new TDOT Multimodal Program includes funding for seven bridges in Senate District 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) said today he is very pleased that the state’s new Comprehensive Multimodal Program includes funding for seven bridges in Senate District 15.  Bailey made the announcement after receiving confirmation on Friday that the projects are on the list of bridges that the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has slated for repair or replacement over the next three years.

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Senator Bailey announces signing, enactment of the Help Find the Missing Act

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced today the signing of Senate Bill 113 known as the Help Find the Missing Act. The act goes into effect on July 1.

The Help Find the Missing Act streamlines the procedure for how local law enforcement,

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Senator Bailey announces signing, enactment of law reclassifying property of telephone companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) announced today the signing of Senate Bill 1363, a bill reclassifying the property classification of certain telephone companies and telephone cooperatives. While parts of the law went into effect in early June, the remaining parts of the law will be enacted on July 1.

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State Senate passes legislation aiding law enforcement officers and members of the military

NASHVILLE — The full Senate unanimously approved legislation this week to enhance penalties against those convicted of intentionally selecting their victim because of his or her status as a uniformed law enforcement officer or member of the armed forces.  Senate Bill 1342 was inspired by the many brave men and women in uniform who have lost their lives,

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State Senators approve bills aiding the families of law enforcement officers and emergency responders who are killed in the line of duty

NASHVILLE — The Senate State and Local Government Committee approved two bills this week aiding the families of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty.  Senate Bill 1059, sponsored by Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), calls for a $250,000 death benefit from the State of Tennessee for any firefighter,

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Sen. Bailey files bill calling for insurance companies to pay for a heart rate monitor for a baby at risk of SIDS when prescribed by a physician

NASHVILLE — State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) has filed legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly calling for insurance companies to pay for a heart rate monitor for a baby at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when it prescribed by a licensed physician. Senate Bill 35 was filed as the General Assembly wrapped up its first legislative week in Nashville.

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