Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review
September 10, 2020
Corrections, Courts, and Crimes.
Revised statute seeks to protect children from relative sex offenders - The General Assembly voted this year to clarify a 2019 law prohibiting sexual offenders or violent sexual offenders from staying overnight at a residence in which a minor resides or is present. A lawsuit was filed after passage of the legislation pertaining to parents and children who fall under the statute’s provisions. I sponsored this new law which addresses the matter by authorizing a District Attorney (DA) to petition a circuit court when they believ...