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“Care Alert” Legislation Tennessee Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 2 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 2 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 682 – Legislation sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) changes the “missing citizen alert program” to the “Care Alert Program” by expanding the definition of individuals that constitute a “missing person” for purposes of the Care Alert Program.

Under the proposal someone with a physical, intellectual or developmental disability, as well as a person with dementia, or a senior citizen over age 60 would qualify to be included in the Care Alert.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front  Governor Bill Haslam.

(L to R) Mother, Margaret Davis, son, (John) J.T. Davis, father, Brian Davis, Carrie Russell, State Representative Joe Pitts and Senator Mark Green. Pictured in front Governor Bill Haslam.

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Kari’s Law to Improve 911 Access from Tennessee Hotels & Office Buildings

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – A bill designed to improve 911 services for multiline phone systems, most commonly found in hotels and office buildings, was signed into state law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this month.

Public Chapter No. 808, also known as Kari’s Law, helps ensure people in Tennessee will no longer have to dial a 9 then 9-1-1 to connect to responders in the midst of an emergency.

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Tennessee State Capitol

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Marsha Blackburn Applauds United States v. Texas Decision

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congress

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the president’s use of executive action to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants is unlawful:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision proves that Congress should pass and the President should sign H.R. 5272, the Blackburn-Cruz DACA language.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn Provisions Included in House GOP Obamacare Replacement

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement in response to the reveal of the House Republican’s Obamacare replacement:

“Two provisions I have authored were secured in the House GOP Obamacare replacement; my across-state-lines provision, H.R. 543, and expanding the use of health savings accounts, H.R. 4090. By allowing consumers to purchase insurance across-state-lines, we are empowering them with more choices and a more competitive environment that will lower the price of healthcare policies”

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling and Governor’s Bill Signing Ceremony

 

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Part 1 of 3

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – This Legislative Update is Part 1 of 3 regarding three bills passed this year by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts.

Public Chapter 1039 – The legislation was sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield). This bill was brought to the House and Senate sponsors by Gina Head-Heiber, mother of Tyler Head who was killed by an impaired driver in Clarksville on his way to class at Austin Peay State University.

Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling. (L to R) Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, Sister, Abbey Head, Mother, Gina Head-Heiber, Step-father, Steven Heiber, Brother, Jamie Head, Father, Chuck Head and Senator Kerry Roberts.

Tyler Head Memorial Sign Unveiling. (L to R) Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts, Sister, Abbey Head, Mother, Gina Head-Heiber, Step-father, Steven Heiber, Brother, Jamie Head, Father, Chuck Head and Senator Kerry Roberts.

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Marsha Blackburn Works to Fund Our Military, Fort Campbell

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congress

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded passage of H.R. 5293—the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017.

“As our nation faces unprecedented threats at home and abroad, we must ensure our military men and women have the necessary funding for mission success.”

“The Department of Defense Apportions Act prioritizes military training and readiness while also meeting the needs of our troops at home by funding a 2.1% pay raise, $450 million for medical facility upgrades, $407 million for medical research and $296 million for sexual assault prevention and response.”

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Montgomery County Seeks Input on Legislative Agenda

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County – The Montgomery County Legislative Liaison Committee has begun the process of developing its 2017 Legislative Agenda for our lawmakers in Nashville Tennessee.

This agenda includes items specific to issues in Montgomery County, as well as statewide that need to be addressed on a state level.

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Tennessee State Capitol

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Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick to File ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Legislation

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) has announced that he has begun working with legal staff to craft legislation for the upcoming 110th General Assembly that would make it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders in Tennessee.

The bill, referred to as “Blue Lives Matter,” would place public safety workers in a protected class, thus, increasing penalties and fines for violators who specifically target and attack these individuals.

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Tennessee State Capitol

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Marsha Blackburn backs Donald Trump for President of the United States

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – As we look toward November, we must remember one thing: this country cannot afford another liberal presidency. Over the last 8 years we have seen a lagging economy, failed foreign policy, and more and more distance between citizens and the American dream.

That is why I support Donald Trump. I believe our president should keep our economy strong, and our country stronger. We have an opportunity here, Friend. A big opportunity.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy Receives ‘Family Champion’ Award From Prominent Conservative Organization

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – This week, the Family Action Council of Tennessee, a prominent conservative organization in the state, announced they have awarded State Representative Jay Reedy (R–Erin) with the ‘Family Champion’ award — the organization’s top honor available to lawmakers.

The Family Champion designation is given only to those legislators who have a perfect 100% voting record on legislation related to the promotion of family, life, and religious liberty.

Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy

Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy

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