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 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    April 15, 2021 

Legislation prevents "vaccine passports" in Tennessee

Bill provides local boards of health act only in advisory role to elected county mayors regarding COVID-19 restrictions The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee approved legislation to help ensure COVI...

 

Truth in Sentencing legislation ensures certain violent or sexual offenders will serve 100% of their sentences

Several major public safety bills advanced in the Tennessee Senate during the week of March 29th, including “Truth in Sentencing” legislation which strengthens protections for victims and their...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Legislation to help small businesses survive a health crisis overcomes first hurdle with approval by key committee The General Assembly continued to advance significant legislation during the week of March 15th, including a key proposal aiding small...

 

Senate Health and Welfare Committee approves legislation to help the reopening of rural hospitals in Tennessee

Legislation which aims to get bureaucracy out of the way in the reopening of hospitals in Tennessee’s distressed rural counties overcame its first hurdle during the week of March 8th with approval b...

 

Senate Judiciary Committee approves legislation upholding Second Amendment rights, while cracking down on criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation during the week of March 1st allowing Tennesseans to exercise their constitutional right to carry firearms without a permit, while cracking down on criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally...

 

Capitol Hill Week in Review

Tennessee lawmakers worked at full steam during the week of February 22nd as Senate Committees began to examine budgets of departments/agencies of state government and discuss key pieces of...

 

Tennessee ranked # 1 for Workforce Development in South Central Region

Top ranking is testament to innovative post-secondary education initiatives Tennessee’s innovative workforce partnerships and game-changing education reform for skills which are in high demand has created a steady pipeline of qualified workers. It...

 

Budget gets full attention on Capitol Hill

The budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill during the week of February 8th as Governor Bill Lee presented his proposal to fund state government with improvements prioritizing education, health...

 

Tennessee ranked # 1 for Workforce Development in South Central Region

Top ranking is testament to innovative post-secondary education initiatives Tennessee’s innovative workforce partnerships and game-changing education reform for skills which are in high demand has...

 

Lawmakers pass major legislation during special session on education to address pandemic-related student learning losses

The General Assembly passed major legislation during the week of January 18th to address unprecedented student learning losses as a result of COVID-19 related school closures and time spent away from...

 

General Assembly starts 2021 legislative session with passage of historic Medicaid block grant waiver amendment to improve health care in Tennessee

The 112th General Assembly has begun as state lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill during the week of January 12th to take the oath of office, elect officers and organize the business of the 2021-2022...

 

Sen. Hensley reappointed vice-chairman of Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee

January 14, 2019 --- State Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) has been reappointed to the leadership of the Senate’s most powerful committee, the Finance, Ways and Means Committee. The announcement...

 

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

We will convene on January 12th to begin the 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly. Health care will be a top priority during the 2021 legislative session with the COVID-19 pandemic and a wide variety of other important issues to be discussed...

 

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

Education The General Assembly will convene on January 12th to begin the 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly. Recovery from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be one of the top things on our agenda, along with education...

 

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

New law ensures 911 operators are trained for CPR – Legislation is set to become effective January 1 to ensure 911 operators across the state are prepared to provide cardiopulmonary Resuscitation...

 

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

Legislation aids in fight against food insecurity -- A new law passed this year which aims to encourage the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. It aligns Tennessee’s donor...

 

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

Preparation for the upcoming session on January 12th Preparations are already underway for the most important task we will undertake next year – our state budget. From funding such priorities as education, health care services, public safety and...

 

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

Election Laws With early voting beginning, I wanted to address legislation that was passed during the 2020 session regarding voting, election laws, and upholding the integrity of the election process....

 

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

It was the Constitution that made the War for Independence a Revolution Celebrate Constitution Day and Freedom Week Our nation is about to celebrate a very important birthday on September 17th. On...

 

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