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Representative David Byrd District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Age-Appropriate Materials Act of 2022 / Public Chapter 744 — To increase transparency and oversight of instructional materials and literature used in public schools, a new law requires public...

 
 By David Byrd    News    September 22, 2022

District 71 Capitol Hill Update with Representative David Byrd

Education is a top priority each year. The 2022-23 fiscal year budget includes the largest increase in K-12 education funding in Tennessee’s history. With an additional $1 billion in K-12 funding, Tennessee is investing a total of $6.5 billion in...

 

District 71 Capitol Hill Update with Representative David Byrd

Restitution for children of victims of DUI / Public Chapter 1056 — In the event a parent of a minor child is killed by an intoxicated driver, requires the convicted offender to pay restitution in th...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    June 9, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

HOPE awards increase, bill removes penalty for overachieving students Republican legislation to increase HOPE Scholarship amounts for Tennessee college students was approved by the General Assembly....

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    May 26, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Republican supermajority delivers tax relief for every Tennessean - The 112th General Assembly’s $52.8 billion, zero-debt budget addresses the needs of all Tennesseans while advancing...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    May 19, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

The 112th General Assembly adjourns sine die Republicans pass education, ethics reform, provide tax cuts for every Tennessean in final week - The 112th General Assembly adjourned sine die on April...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    May 12, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Republicans pass Truth in Sentencing for 28 violent crimes - The House passed legislation that provides the accountability and truth in sentencing for victims of violent crimes. House Bill 2656,...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    May 5, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

The 112th General Assembly concluded on April 29, 2022. Below is highlights from this year’s session in funding from the $52 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Infrastructure and economic...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    April 14, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Republicans increase transparency, oversight of refugee and unaccompanied minor resettlements in Tennessee - The House chamber advanced and approved a series of bills this week that will bring more...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    April 7, 2022

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

State budget becomes central focus in final weeks of 112th General Assembly - On the Hill this week, Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley briefed members of the House Finance, Ways and...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    March 31, 2022

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Ag Day on the Hill celebrates Tennessee’s No. 1 industry - Tennessee Ag Day on the Hill was celebrated March 22 on the Beth Harwell Plaza and highlighted the importance of the state’s agriculture...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    March 24, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Transparency in Sentencing for Victims Act passes House chamber - The House of Representatives on Thursday unanimously passed the Transparency in Sentencing for Victims Act. House Bill 2657 is designe...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    March 17, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Republicans protect students, employees against divisive concepts on campuses - The House of Representatives on Monday passed legislation that prohibits Tennessee’s public universities and colleges...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    March 10, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Legislation supporting foster youth services advances - The Government Operations Committee this week unanimously passed legislation aimed at enhancing the support system for youth in foster care. Hou...

 
 By Rep. David Byrd    News    March 3, 2022

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

New K-12 education funding formula prioritizes students’ individual needs - Members of the General Assembly this week got their first look at Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal to modernize how the state...

 

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

The General Assembly adopts “I’ll Leave My Heart in Tennessee” as state song - Members of the House were treated to a performance of newly adopted state song “I’ll Leave My Heart in...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

General Assembly confirms new Tennessee Supreme Court Justice - Members of the General Assembly confirmed the appointment of Sarah K. Campbell to the Tennessee Supreme Court in a joint session in the...

 

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Gov. Lee unveils 2022 legislative vision in State of the State address Tennessee: ‘America at its Best” - Gov. Bill Lee on Monday addressed a joint session of the General Assembly in the House...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

The General Assembly approves final redistricting plan -New redistricting maps received final approval by both chambers this week. House Bill 1034, House Bill 1035 and House Bill 1037 now head to...

 

Representative David Byrd; District 71 Capitol Hill Update

House Committees begin work-The pace picked on Capitol Hill this week as House members worked to finalize their legislative proposals before the Feb. 2 bill filing deadline. House committees began to...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

The Real Christmas The following are excerpts from a Christmas speech I thought was worth sharing. ‘Christmas is a busy season. Streets and stores are filled with people making last-minute...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

As the 112th legislative session draws closer, here are new laws under gun rights. Permitless Carry / Stronger Penalties for Gun Theft – Public Chapter 108 allows law-abiding citizens in Tennessee w...

 

Representative David Byrd District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Greetings. This week I want to address highlights regarding the new election & voting laws for our state. Voting / Senior Citizens – Public Chapter 233 makes it easier for elderly residents who...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

On November 22, 2021 Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 93 “Operation Open Road” to address supply chain issues during the Holiday Season. Lee joined 14 other states in this initiative...

 

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