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Legislation aims to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding guides to practice for all licensed professions in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and Representative Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) held a press conference today to announce the introduction of new legislation to ensure transparency, full vetting and public input regarding “guides to practice” for all licensed professions in Tennessee.

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LEGISLATION CALLS FOR STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS TO PROMULGATE THEIR OWN CODE OF ETHICS FOR LICENSURE

NASHVILLE — State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) announced today that he has introduced legislation requiring the State Board of Professional Counselors to promulgate their own code of ethics to be used for licensure requirements under Tennessee law. Senate Bill 1 would change the current state requirement that automatically accepts the code of ethics from the American Counseling Association (ACA),

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LEGISLATION WOULD BAN CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS FROM REQUIRING THAT LOCAL COMPANIES BIDDING ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS EMPLOY WORKERS WHO LIVE WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION

NASHVILLE – State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) filed legislation today to stop local governments from enacting any charter provision, ordinance, resolution, referendum or regulation which requires a company bidding on a public construction project to employ individuals that reside within their jurisdiction. The legislation comes after the adoption of a charter amendment pushed by labor unions in Nashville that requires at least 40 percent of work hours of local companies bidding on contracts come from Davidson County workers on Metro construction projects that cost $100,000 or more.

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State Senate honors memory of James Cecil “Little Jimmy” Dickins

 (NASHVILLE) — The State Senate voted on Friday to approve a resolution sponsored by Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) recognizing the accomplishments of the late James Cecil “Little Jimmy” Dickins.  Dickens was a country music legend of matchless fame and the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry at the time of his passing on January 2,

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State Leaders Link UAW Vote to Workers Throughout Region / Organized Labor Could Reverse Recent Trend in Auto-related Job Growth

February 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn, (February 10, 2014) — The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Tennessee’s Senate Commerce and Labor Committee today expressed concern regarding the United Auto Workers (UAW) upcoming vote in Chattanooga, saying a vote for organized labor would harm Tennessee’s reputation as a business-friendly state and reverse the state’s recent progress in automobile-related job growth. 

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Representative Casada, Senator Johnson Awarded Civil Service Excellence Award

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Glen Casada (R–Franklin) and State Senator Jack Johnson (R–Franklin) were awarded the ‘Excellence in Civil Service’ award this week by iDo4Life, an organization focused on instilling the values of traditional marriage and encouraging those who live together to pursue holy matrimony.

The award was presented to the two Williamson County legislators on August 31st during the iDo4Life’s annual family festival which took place at the Bicentennial Mall Park State Park in downtown Nashville.

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Office of the Repealer’ Bill Officially Signed Into Law

Legislation will repeal outdated laws, cut size of state government

(NASHVILLE) – State Representative Glen Casada (R–Franklin), State Senator Jack Johnson (R–Franklin), and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (R–Blountville) today announced that new legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government has officially been signed into law and is now in effect as of July 1,

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Statements from Sen. Johnson and Rep. Casada regarding the death of Country Music Legend George Jones

NASHVILLE — “George Jones was a constituent of Rep. Casada’s and mine,” said Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin).  “Although he is a legend in the music world, George was so down to earth that upon meeting him you immediately felt like you were speaking to an old friend rather than a superstar. 

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Williamson County Delegation proposes legislation to exempt vehicles under three years old from emissions testing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Automobiles under three years old would be exempt from Tennessee’s vehicle emission test under legislation sponsored by Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin), Representative Jeremy Durham (R-Franklin), Representative Glen Casada (R-Thompson Station) and Representative Charles Sargent (R-Franklin).  The legislation would apply to owners of vehicles in six Tennessee counties where emissions testing is required.

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Representative Casada, Senator Johnson Spearhead Effort to Cut Size of Government

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(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Representative Glen Casada (R-Franklin) and Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) today unveiled a new measure aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee government. The initiative, referred to as the Office of the Repealer, follows through on a Republican promise to streamline state government, save taxpayer dollars,

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