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Tennessee Right to Work Constitutional Amendment Passes House, Senate

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – A resolution to add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution passed its final hurdle for the year. On Wednesday night, June 17th, 2020. the Tennessee House of Representatives approved the measure by a vote of 68 ayes to 22 nays. Senate Joint Resolution 648 is sponsored by Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Representative Robin Smith (R-Hixon).

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

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Clarksville Association of Realtors® to hold Public Candidate Debate October 3rd

 

Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR)

Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors® (CAR) will host a public debate on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 which will include candidates from various Clarksville-area elections, including City Mayor, City Council, and the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Clarksville Association of Realtors® Public Candidate Debate

Clarksville Association of Realtors® Public Candidate Debate

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Tennessee Stolen Valor Act Passes in General Assembly

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Wednesday morning, House members unanimously passed a measure to strengthen identity protections for our military veterans.

House Bill 2130, also known as the Tennessee Stolen Valor Act, is designed to safeguard the identities of Tennessee veterans who serve the state and nation by cracking down on instances of theft and fraud involving those who attempt to imitate them.

The measure creates a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in jail, as well as a fine of up to $2,500, for anyone who impersonates a veteran or individuals who fraudulently represent their service with the intent of obtaining money, property, services, or any other tangible benefits.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Property Tax Relief for Disabled Veterans, Disabled Persons and Elderly Low-income Homeowners Pass in the House

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Property Tax Relief for disabled Veterans, disabled persons and low-income elderly homeowners, House Bill 1496/Senate Bill 1675 (Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the House Floor on March 12th, 2018 and is headed by to the Senate Floor for a vote on the amendment which would include the veterans spouse.

This legislation corrects a rule change made in October, 2017 which would have caused individuals to lose their eligibility for tax relief if the veteran, low-income elderly, and disabled person if admitted to a nursing home for an indeterminate amount of time.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Dr. Mark Green Announces Rural Task Force

 

Task force will be led by Dr. Page Walley of Bolivar

Mark Green for CongressFranklin, TN – Dr. Mark Green announced the formation of a rural task force for his congressional campaign today. Led by former DCS Commissioner Page Walley, the task force will advise Green on issues facing rural Tennessee.

Joining the task force will be elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders in the rural counties across the 7th congressional district.

Dr. Mark Green

Dr. Mark Green

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Montgomery County Republican Party to hold Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner, March 16th

 

Montgomery County Republican PartyMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Republican Party is pleased to announce the Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner to be held Friday, March 16th, 2018. Republican Candidates for US Senate, US Congress and Tennessee Governor will be the speakers for the evening.

Speakers will include: US Senate Candidates: US Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Former US Congressman Stephen Fincher, and Dr. Rolando Toyos.

Montgomery County Republican Party to hold their Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

Montgomery County Republican Party to hold their Annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 11

 

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 11 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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Clarksville Student Sebastian Motes honored by Tennessee House of Representatives

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – On Sunday, June 18th, 2017, Sebastian Alexander Motes received a special honor from the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Tenth General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. House Resolution No. 172 was presented to Sebastian by Representative Joe Pitts during the morning worship service at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives on May 9th during Sebastian’s tenure as a legislative page to commend his outstanding service to the One Hundred Tenth General Assembly.

Sebastian Motes (L) with Representative Joe Pitts (R)

Sebastian Motes (L) with Representative Joe Pitts (R)

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts will not run for reelection

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – In 2006 the folks of House District 67 gave me the high honor of electing me the first time to be their State Representative. I always referred to the opportunity as a “two-year contract” between me and those that I represent. And I knew I would one day have to say good-bye to this opportunity and that day is on the horizon.

At the conclusion of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, in 2018, I will retire from this season of service. The time just seems right. It is time for me to step aside, and allow another citizen legislator to experience the excitement of helping their constituents…some of the finest people anywhere.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Tennessee Strong Act

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. Haslam was joined by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) and Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act May 25th, 2017 at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. (MSgt Robin Brown, Tennessee National Guard)

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act May 25th, 2017 at the Tennessee Department of Military in Nashville. (MSgt Robin Brown, Tennessee National Guard)

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