Topic: Tennessee State Representative
Part 2 of 3
Nashville, 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.
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
Part 1 of 3
Nashville, 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.
FOCUS Act Aligns Structure of Tennessee Higher Education to Meet Drive to 55 Goal
Cookeville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed the Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act at a ceremony on the campus of Tennessee Technological University.
The legislation organizes and empowers Tennessee’s public colleges and universities to increase student success and the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential.
Tennessee State Representative Jay Reedy Receives ‘Family Champion’ Award From Prominent Conservative Organization
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, May 3rd, 2016 at 10:00am, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts and State Senator Kerry Roberts joined Gina Head-Heiber, the mother of Tyler Head, along with her family, friends, and guests to unveil the first sign for the new memorial sign program recognizing victims of accidents involving a DUI driver along state highways.
The ceremony was held at 1503 Madison Street, where the Cumberland Grille restaurant was located.
Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson
Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.
State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.
Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
New sign program to recognize victims of DUI accidents
Clarksville, TN – On Friday, June 3rd, at 10:00am, Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), and other invited guests, will join Gina Head-Heiber, mother of Tyler Head, to unveil the first sign of a new memorial sign program recognizing victims of accidents involving a DUI driver along state highways.
The brief ceremony will be held in the parking lot of 1501 Madison Street (parking lot of the former Cumberland Grille restaurant — next to Bridgett’s garden center. Please do not park in the garden center’s lot.)
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
“Tyler Head” bill passes the House and is also headed to the Governor
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from this week.
House Bill 2616/Senate Bill 2635 The #SayDyslexia bill has now passed both the Senate and the House and is headed to the Governor for his signature. The bill will address early screening and intervention for the students with attributes of dyslexia.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nine other states filed a complaint against Caribbean Cruise Line, Inc. for violating the Tennessee and federal Do Not Call Telemarketing laws and has issued a fine in the amount of $500,000.
Both telemarketing laws were established to prohibit unwanted telephone solicitation calls to consumers.
Nashville, TN – A bill to allow epinephrine auto-injectors to be available in public spaces has become law in Tennessee. The legislation was approved unanimously by the House and Senate and has been signed by the governor.
Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) and Representative. Sabi Kumar (R-Springfield) were prime sponsors of the legislation, HB2054/SB1989.
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