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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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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Releases 2016 Top 10 Consumer Complaints

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs announces the top 10 complaint categories for 2016 by Tennessee consumers.

The home improvements category ranked as the No. 1 complaint category with more than 400 consumer complaints.

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Releases Top 10 Consumer Complaints received in 2017

Tennessee Consumer Affairs Releases Top 10 Consumer Complaints received in 2017

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Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) Imposes Fine For Violations of Do Not Call Law

 

Tennessee Regulatory AuthorityNashville, 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.

Tennessee Do Not Call Program

Tennessee Do Not Call Program

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Middle Tennessee (615) Area Code gets new (629) Area Code Overlay

 

Tennessee Regulatory Authority

State of TennesseeNashville, Tennessee – Due to an increase in the demand for telephone numbers in the 615 area code of Middle Tennessee, the North American Numbering Plan Administrator has forecasted the depletion of phone numbers during the second quarter of 2015.

The end of available numbers within the 615 area code is caused by a sharp increase in the demand for numbers for wireless phones, computers, readers, security systems/cameras, fax machines and other communications devices. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Special Tennessee Supreme Court

 

Diverse panel highly qualified  

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed a special Tennessee Supreme Court to hear a case from which four Supreme Court justices have recused themselves.

The highly qualified and diverse appointees represent the three grand divisions of Tennessee.

The special court appointees are:

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Special Tennessee Supreme Court

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Special Tennessee Supreme Court

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs warns Utility-funds Scams are gathering Steam and Victims, Don’t be Next

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Have you been contacted by someone claiming to be from your utility company, promising the U.S. government will aid your payments through specially approved funds? The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs warns utility consumers to be on guard: Your personal information is at risk. «Read the rest of this article»

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

 

Tennessee Regulatory AuthorityNashville, TN – The month of May is “Better Hearing and Speech Month”, a special occasion dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness of communication disorders. It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of Tennessee consumers have some form of speech or hearing disorder.

In celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) is reminding citizens of Tennessee’s commitment to providing specialized telecommunications products and services to assist Tennessee’s disabled citizens. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Swerve Past Scams involving Extended Vehicle Warranties

 

Tennessee Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Have you received a letter in the mail warning that your car warranty is about to expire, despite the fact that your warranty expired three years ago? Although the letter may look like it is being sent from your car dealer or manufacturer, it could be a scam.

Consumers who receive mail or phone calls warning that their car warranty is about to expire should be skeptical. «Read the rest of this article»

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