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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Lesgislation Update and State Employee Hiring Proposal

 

“BWC 5 Act” advances to the House Senate Floor and Motorcycle safety study bill passes House”
This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeClarksville, TN – Legislation that would dramatically change the state employment system is currently under discussion in the House of Representatives.  The Governor’s proposal, entitled the “Tennessee Excellence Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act,” would change the hiring and promotion system for state employees.

The biggest concern about the bill is the possible elimination of the interview and hiring preferences given to military veterans and spouses of deceased and disabled veterans.  Currently, a job applicant interviews for a position and based on a variety of measures and preference points, the state decides whom to hire. A veteran and spouse of a deceased or disabled veteran would be given preference during this process.  Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s new proposal eliminates or severely curtails this system. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Legislation updates and responding to Online Petitions

 

“BWC 5 Act” advances and Motorcycle safety study bill set for House floor vote

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.

I have recently been receiving thousands of e-mails from constituents and others signing online petitions for various issues.  I am receiving the e-mails but cannot respond to you due to security issues within our system.

If you want to discuss a bill or your thoughts on any legislation currently before us, please email me directly at   If you or someone you know wants to receive weekly updates, please also email or contact me directly.  I apologize for any confusion this situation may cause. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts announces heighten Computer Security stopping some E-Mails

 

Update: Pitts’ legislation also advances

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Our office learned today that we are not receiving some e-mails from the citizens of District 67.  We were recently notified by some constituents that some of their emails were going unanswered.

We immediately consulted with our Director of Legislative Information Systems, Steve Kriegish, and were informed that in an effort to reduce the large volume of spam electronic mail (e-mail), and more importantly to reduce the threat of targeted phishing through e-mail spoofing, the Tennessee General Assembly invoked stringent simple mail transfer protocols (SMTP) for the receipt of e-mail. «Read the rest of this article»

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Joe Pitts files Legislation to help in the recovery of back Child Support

 

This is the third in a series of articles detailing legislation filed by Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the 2nd session of the 107th General Assembly

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) has filed legislation that would allow Child Support offices in Tennessee to attach or place a lien on Criminal Injuries Compensation Funds to allow recovery of back child support. House Bill 2744/Senate Bill 2569 will be heard in the Children and Family Affairs Subcommittee on Tuesday, February 7th.

The creation of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund was championed by the late state Senator Tommy Burks (D-Monterey), who was a tireless advocate for victims of crime during his long and accomplished career in the Tennessee General Assembly. «Read the rest of this article»

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