Blog Archives

Senator Yager and Representative Ragan attend national nuclear conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge) are attending the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Nuclear Legislative Working Group (NLWG) this week. The three-day conference in Richland, Wash., home of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ends on Thursday, June 29.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Ken Yager
Tags:

Senator Ketron announces July 1 enactment of law protecting children from human trafficking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced the enactment of Senate Bill 553, a bill aimed at providing greater protections and services to children who have been trafficked. The law becomes effective July 1, 2017.

“It’s important that we recognize the reality of human trafficking in our state and take a stand to protect our communities and children,” said Ketron.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Bill Ketron
Tags:

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.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Brian Kelsey
Tags:

Lt. Gov. McNally and Sen. Yager announce approval of $3.1 million low interest loan for Oak Ridge Pump Station Rehabilitation and Improvements Project

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), June 23, 2017 – Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) said today they have been informed by Governor Haslam and the Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) that the City of Oak Ridge will receive $3.1 million for the Oak Ridge Pump Station. The project will be funded with a 20-year loan with an interest rate of 1.69 percent.

Read more ›

Posted in Lt. Governor Randy McNally, News, Sen. Ken Yager
Tags:

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,

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Paul Bailey
Tags:

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.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Paul Bailey
Tags:

Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.

“We appreciate our teachers and are grateful for all they do for our communities,” said Senator Tracy, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate and a member of the Education Committee.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Jim Tracy
Tags:

Senator Tracy announces signing and enactment of Good Samaritan provision to Move Over Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 996 creating an extension of the “Move Over Law” to include Good Samaritans who have pulled over to help distressed drivers. The bill goes into effect on July 1.

The bill requires a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way by making a lane change,

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Jim Tracy
Tags:

Senator Hensley announces the signing, enactment of the Tennessee Infants Protection Act

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) announced today the Governor’s ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 1180 known as the Tennessee Infants Protection Act. The law will take effect on July 1.

This act calls for a doctor to test viability before an abortion when the woman is at least 20 weeks past the gestational age.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Joey Hensley
Tags:

Senator Bowling announces signing, enactment of the HERO Act

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Helping Emergency Response Officials (HERO) Act sponsored by Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) was ceremoniously signed by the Governor on Wednesday, June 21, in War Memorial Auditorium. The act aiding the families of emergency response officials who are killed in the line of duty is enacted on July 1.

Read more ›

Posted in News, Sen. Janice Bowling
Tags:

Leadership