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Senator Tracy appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate

NASHVILLE — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally today as the 110th General Assembly concluded their organizational session.

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Statement from Senator Jim Tracy regarding refugee resettlement

NASHVILLE – State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) made the following statement today regarding refugee resettlement in Tennessee:

“Although I respect the Governor’s opinion on many state issues, I am not at all convinced that vetting is being done properly to protect the safety of our citizens. Testimony in Congressional hearings from U.S.

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Senator Tracy encourages local residents to take advantage of sales tax holiday

Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who co-sponsored Tennessee’s sales tax holiday, today encouraged local residents to take advantage of the annual tax savings offered on a variety of products this weekend. This year’s sales tax holiday was moved up as a result of a new law enacted this year from the first weekend in August to the last weekend in July due to the early start date of many schools in Tennessee.

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Senator Tracy, Mayor Liggett and Mayor Bingham announce major project to improve SR-50 has been scheduled to be let to construction later this year

NASHVILLE — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham and Marshall County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett announced today that the Department of Transportation (TDOT) has informed them that a major project to improve SR-50 (N. Ellington Parkway) has been scheduled to be let to construction in December. The project,

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NEW GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION LAWS AMONG MAJOR LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR TRACY WHICH BECOME EFFECTIVE ON FRIDAY

NASHVILLE — Several key laws sponsored by State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and approved by the General Assembly this year will become effective on Friday, July 1 as Tennessee’s new fiscal year begins. The new laws include major legislation which puts more teeth in Tennessee’s E-Verify law to ensure that new hires are in the state legally and a bill aiming to reduce fraud in Tennessee’s child feeding programs.

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CEREMONY ON CAPITOL HILL HIGHLIGHTS SIGNING OF NEW LEGISLATION TO ADD THOSE WHO UNLAWFULLY PHOTOGRAPH A PERSON FOR SEXUAL GRATIFICATION TO THE STATE’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY

NASHVILLE, (June 17, 2016) — Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently highlighted by Governor Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill marking the signing of the new law.

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Senator Tracy announces $7,480 arts grant for Marshall County Community Theatre

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) today announced that $7,480 has been awarded to the Marshall County Community Theatre from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The Rural Art Support Grant is distributed through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates.

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Senator Tracy and Senator Ketron announce 11 arts grants for Rutherford County totaling $57,040

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) today announced that $57,040 has been awarded to the 11 arts organizations from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The funds are distributed through an appropriation of state funds by the General Assembly, federal dollars from the National Endowment for the Arts and by Tennesseans who buy specialty license plates.

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Statement from Sen. Jim Tracy regarding new Comptroller report on theft of funds to feed hungry children

NASHVILLE — State Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, made the following statement after Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released a new special investigative report regarding the theft of $162,165 from federal grant funds administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) to feed hungry children:

“This theft would have never happened if legislation we passed this year had been in place,” said Senator Tracy.

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House passes and sends to the governor legislation putting teeth in Tennessee’s E-Verify law

NASHVILLE — Legislation which puts more teeth in Tennessee’s E-Verify law to ensure that new hires are in the state legally is now on its way to the governor after unanimous approval in the House of Representatives Thursday. The bill, sponsored by Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Representative Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville),

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