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 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    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 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

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...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Happy Thanksgiving to all! NATIONAL THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION The National Thanksgiving Proclamation was the first formal proclamation of Thanksgiving in the United States. President George...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Greetings. Thanksgiving is almost here. The new 112th General Assembly will begin January 11th 2022. Since both the House and Senate are in a downtime, in continuing effort to keep constituents...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Essential Workers Act – Public Chapter 384 prohibits a local government from issuing an executive order, resolution or ordinance establishing categories or classes of essential and non-essential...

 

Representative David Byrd District 71 Capitol Hill Update

State as a Model Employer / Individuals with Disabilities – Public Chapter 575 puts Tennessee on track to become a “State as a Model Employer” (SAME) for individuals with disabilities. The legi...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Medical Laboratories Act – Public Chapter 495 allows Tennessee to utilize the federal standards that are used in 31 other states for those that work in private laboratories, as is already done...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Commission –Public Chapter 577 creates a commission to serve as a nonpartisan, medically-focused entity to study federal and state laws regarding medical cannabis.  The c...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Session Highlights 2021 Surplus Radios / First Responders / Distressed Counties – Public Chapter 527 allows for the transfer of surplus two-way radios, held by the Department of Safety, to distresse...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Federal Law Enforcement Officers / Personal Information – Public Chapter 253 protects federal law enforcement officers and their families by providing confidentiality regarding certain personal...

 
 By David Byrd    News    September 9, 2021

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Tennessee Medicaid Block Brant Waiver Amendment Agreement -- Senate Joint Resolution 25 approves federal government waiver amendment to improve the quality and access to health care in the state in a first in the nation block grant agreement. The...

 

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update

Firing a Firearm from a Vehicle – Public Chapter 505 makes it reckless endangerment subject to a Class C felony to fire a firearm from within a motor vehicle, enhancing penalties for the crime....

 

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