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Legislation seeks to end emissions tests for vehicles in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Legislation that would end mandatory emissions tests for vehicles in Tennessee has been filed in the Tennessee General Assembly.  Senate Bill 2656, sponsored by Senator Bo Watson (R-Hixson), Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) and Representative Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah), would apply to Hamilton, Davidson, Rutherford,

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TN Senator Todd Gardenhire Issues Challenge to US Reps to Support Trump Immigration Proposal

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (January 29, 2018)Tennessee State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) is issuing a challenge to US Congressmen Steve Cohen and Jim Cooper to support President Donald Trump’s recently released immigration plan that includes a pathway to citizenship for up to 1.8 million individuals brought to the US as a minor child by an illegal immigrant parent or parents.

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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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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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SENATOR GARDENHIRE APPOINTED TO COUNCIL ON PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) has been appointed to the Tennessee Council on Pensions and Retirement.  The announcement was made by Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson), who also serves on the Council, as the General Assembly started its first full week of the 2017 legislative session.

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POWERFUL LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS RELEASED FOR HAMILTON COUNTY STATE DELEGATION’S MINI SUMMIT ON EDUCATION

(NASHVILLE, TN), September 19, 2016 — A powerful line-up of speakers are on tap for the Hamilton County State Delegation’s Educational Mini-Summit scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM EST at the Volkswagen Conference Center at Enterprise South. The event will be headlined by Tennessee Commissioner of Education,

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New law sponsored by Gardenhire modernizing Tennessee’s Certificate of Need (CON) process is set to become effective Friday

(NASHVILLE, TN), June 30, 2016 — A new law modernizing Tennessee Certificate of Need (CON) program to help reduce the cost of healthcare and provide greater access to citizens is among a wide variety of laws that are set to become effective on Friday, July 1. The measure, sponsored by Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) and co-sponsored by Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson (R-Hixson),

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Legislation Proposed to Protect Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers

Three bills to elevate charges, punishment, provide personal safety

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (June 27, 2016) – A group of six Republican state lawmakers gathered for a press conference today at the Legislative Plaza to announce proposals designed to protect members of Tennessee’s law enforcement through the enhancement of criminal charges,

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Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints Gardenhire to higher education task force

(June 27, 2016, NASHVILLE) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today appointed Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) to the Tennessee Higher Education Task Force.

The task force was created under a new law sponsored by Sen. Gardenhire this year to study the statutory tuition discount and waiver programs offered at public institutions of higher education.

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LAWMAKERS ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

NASHVILLE — June 24, 2016 – State Senators Mark Green (R-Clarksville), Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), and Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) and Representatives Mark White (R-Memphis) and Andy Holt (R-Dresden) will hold a press conference regarding proposed legislation to better protect law enforcement officers.

Following the recent and increasing attacks on police and first responders the state lawmakers are introducing three bills to deter assaults on public servants.

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