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

Scammers prey on unsuspecting or vulnerable victims Too many people in Tennessee have fallen prey to scammers And with the increasing sophistication of digital technology, scammers are more devious th...

 

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

Join me in saying “YES ON 1” to enshrine Tennessee’s Right-to-Work Law in our State Constitution Despite obstacles presented by COVID-19, Tennessee has found much success over the past year in...

 

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

In 2022, there will be two initiatives put before Tennessee voters to enshrine new amendments to the Tennessee Constitution. Both ballot initiatives have passed the Tennessee General Assembly with a...

 

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

We are off to a new school year! It is always an exciting time for students to get back into the classroom as the new academic year starts. Recently, Governor Lee announced the results of our...

 

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

PBMs / Prescription Drugs – The Patient Access Choice and Transparency Act was passed during the 2019 legislative session prioritizing patient-centered care by making certain reforms to how...

 

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

Crime / Good Samaritan – State lawmakers approved legislation that I sponsored this year which enhances penalties for murder against a person who was acting as a “Good Samaritan.” This refers...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    July 8, 2021

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

Children / Severe Child Abuse / Exposure to Dangerous Drugs – A new law was passed this year to protect children from being exposed to dangerous illegal drugs. It expands the definition of...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    July 1, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review: Independence Day

As families across the state gather on this Independence Day to observe the founding of our nation’s freedom with family picnics, fireworks, and other special events, may we all remember those who...

 

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

Education Budget – The new 2021-2022 state budget includes over $730 million in new spending for education, including money allocated during the special session in January. This includes over $480...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    June 3, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Legislation gives patients more control over prescription drugs - The Patient Access Choice and Transparency Act, legislation prioritizing patient-centered care by making certain reforms to how...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 20, 2021

ennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

The first session of the 112th General Assembly ended on May 5th after a very successful year. Criminal Justice reform was one of the main focuses of this year. The 2021 session will be remembered...

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 13, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the 2021 legislative session on May 5 after acting on major bills to increase scholarship opportunities for students and help turn around struggling schools....

 
 By Sen. Joey Hensley    News    May 6, 2021

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

General Assembly passes key bills, including budget, as lawmakers look to close 2021 session The state budget led a host of important bills that were approved during the week of April 26th as...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

It has been busy on Capitol Hill during the week of April 19th, with Tennessee lawmakers acting on some of the most important bills of this legislative session. With the closure of two more Senate Com...

 

Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review

Action on Capitol Hill continued to shift from committees to the floor of the Senate during the week of April 12th as lawmakers worked diligently to approve many important bills. The State and Local...

 

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...

 

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