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 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    April 18, 2024 

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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

8 Legislative Update Smart Heart Act protects health and safety of Tennessee students Legislation, which I sponsored, aims to protect the health and safety of Tennessee students. In 2015, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation that...

 

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...

 

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...

 

28th District Update

8 Legislative Preview: HEALTH The 2024 Legislative Session has begun in Nashville and we will be addressing a variety of important issues facing Tennesseans including improvements to Tennessee’s health and health care in the state. HEALTH M...

 

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...

 

CApitol Hill Week Review

8 Legislative Preview: Crime and Public Safety We are preparing for a busy 2024 Legislative Session in Nashville where we will address a variety of important issues facing Tennesseans including improvements to Tennessee’s public safety. Crime a...

 

2024 Legislative Preview: Education and Budget

EDUCATION Keeping politics out of K-12 classrooms – In recent years, the General Assembly has made significant progress in passing legislation to prohibit teaching inappropriate political concepts such as transgender ideology and other sexual c...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

Senator Joey Hensley, MD

When Tennessee ushered in our current fiscal year on July 1, 2023, a slew of new Tennessee laws passed by the General Assembly went into effect. I was proud to pass new laws to care for children by...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month Every October, our nation is painted in various shades of pink as we collectively observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to come...

 

Capitol Hill Week In Review

Joint Working Group on Federal Education Funding Last week, the Tennessee State Senate and speakers announced the creation of a new Joint Working Group on Federal Education Funding and I was...

 

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