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 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 30, 2024 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. This is some of the...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 23, 2024

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. This is some of...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 16, 2024

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. This is some of...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 2, 2024

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2024, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over the...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

TN Senate passes penalties for abortion trafficking TN Senate this week reaffirmed their commitment to protecting the unborn and passed legislation to make abortion trafficking of a minor a Class A...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Capital Hill week in review

Senate advances constitutional amendments protecting right to bear arms in Tennessee The TN Senate is proceeding with two proposals to amend the Tennessee Constitution to strengthen Tennesseans’ S...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Capitol Hill week in review

Death penalty could be option for convicted child rapists The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation to increase the penalty for child rapists in Tennessee. Senate Bill 1834, would expand...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Several bills advance to improve school safety This week, several measures advanced to continue efforts to improve school safety across the state for public and private K-12 schools as well as at...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Senate takes major steps to protect children from danger online This week, lawmakers prioritized legislation to protect children from harmful online content, as well as protect the religious freedom...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD's Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review: March 7, 2024

Senate advanced legislation to crack down on crime and hold criminals accountable This week, the Senate advanced several bills to increase penalties for criminals, specifically repeat offenders and...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Legislation to prohibit political flags in classrooms advances A bill which I sponsored to keep controversial or political flags out of the classroom advanced out of the Senate Education Committee...

 

Tennessee 28th District Update

School safety and education highlight the week On Capitol Hill this week, Senate committees were in full swing. In the first week of budget hearings from state departments and agencies, Senate...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Governor emphasizes fiscal responsibility and education in State of the State address On Monday, February 5, Governor Bill Lee delivered his sixth State of the State address on Monday evening in a...

 

Senators support AG lawsuit defending rights of NCAA student athletes'

On the Senate floor, lawmakers expressed support for a lawsuit filed by Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for violating federal...

 

Years of consistent, conservative budgeting will aid lawmakers facing declining revenue

Because of large amounts of ice and snow across the state last week, the legislature postponed our meetings, so we will be going full force on Capitol Hill this week. During the first week of...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Tennessee sees improvements in k-12 education K-12 education has been a top priority of the General Assembly in recent years and historic investments, innovative programs and effective legislation...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

The 2nd session of the 113th General Assembly will be convening January 9, 2024. These are a few of the issues that were addressed in the first half to the 113th General Assembly. Cracking down on...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Christmas Is Legal I’ve been publishing this information for many years and every year it seems to reach more than it did the year before. My hope would be that it will serve as a reminder to everyone...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

In an effort to curb foreign influence of potential bad actors in the state of Tennessee, in the General As+sembly we passed a law this year that prevents non-resident aliens, foreign governments,...

 

General Assembly to consider statewide school choice in 2024

Last week, Governor Bill Lee announced the Education Freedom Scholarship Act of 2024, his administration’s legislative proposal to establish statewide universal school choice. The legislation aims t...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Tennessee sees improvements in k-12 education K-12 education has been a top priority of the General Assembly in recent years and historic investments, innovative programs and effective legislation...

 

Let's Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is the unofficial beginning of the Holiday season and it has different meanings to each of us. For most it is being with family and friends, having too much delicious food, and watching s...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

7 Session of the 113th General Assembly A new report shows Tennessee students are making important progress in reading For years, Tennessee struggled to significantly improve rates of proficiency...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

7 Session of the 113th General Assembly In Tennessee, We Protect the 2nd Amendment From self-defense to recreational use, protecting the use of firearms in the 2nd Amendment is a Tennessee...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

7 Session of the 113th General Assembly Condemning the invasion of Israel by Hamas The Tennessee General Assembly this week issued a proclamation condemning in the strongest possible terms the...

 

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