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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 10

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 10 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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CGW announces Mandatory Water Restrictions Effective Immediately for Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone Area in North Clarksville

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has implemented Stage 3 of its Drought Management Plan, approved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, on June 12th, 2017 for residents in the Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone area in North Clarksville in response to a water main leak near Garner Hills Drive and Allen Griffey Road. (See map below)

Clarksville Gas and Water - Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone Map

Clarksville Gas and Water – Allen Griffey Water Pressure Zone Map

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Work to begin on Dunbar Cave State Park’s Swan Lake

 

State project will improve water quality and park’s design

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Work is expected to begin soon on two projects to improve Swan Lake, one of the attractions at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan recently that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake, and the second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway.

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

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Veterans, Low Income Elderly and Disabled Property Tax Relief Bill Advances

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 20/Senate Bill 23 sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) passed the Local Government Sub and Full committees.

“There were four competing proposals to provide property tax relief for disabled veterans, low income senior citizens and permanently disabled citizens, and I teamed up with Rep. John Forgety (R-Athens), a retired US Army First Sergeant, to help push House Bill 20 out of the Local Government Committee,” Pitts said.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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City of Clarksville Phase II MS4 Notice of Intent and associated documents available for viewing

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is regulated as a Phase II community under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).

The MS4 permit, which derives authority from the federal Clean Water Act regulatory program, is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

In order to maintain compliance with the NPDES Phase II program, the City of Clarksville is required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) application to TDEC.

In order to maintain compliance with the NPDES Phase II program, the City of Clarksville is required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) application to TDEC.

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TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events.

“Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Radon has been detected in every county in Tennessee, so homeowners statewide should take the necessary steps to test their indoor air quality.”

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Montgomery County to hold Public Input Meeting on Stormwater Program, Notice of Intent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who derives authority from the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)).

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

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Montgomery County Government 2016 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Notice of Intent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who derives authority from the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)).

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

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Clarksville Police Department Asks, Are Your Medications Secure?

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Did you know that almost 7% of Tennessee’s 12-17-year-old population has used prescription drugs for non-medical use (Prescription for Success – www.tn.gov/mental).

Keeping your family and our community safe is as simple as securing the medications in your home. Answer the following five statements to find out about the security of your medications.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – In the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.

There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

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