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Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


Session Highlights from 112th General Assembly

Children / Evelyn’s Law –Public Chapter 107 creates Evelyn Boswell’s Law, named after a Sullivan County 15-month-old who was found dead after her mother failed to report her missing to the authorities for months. Under the bill, parents in Tennessee who do not report children missing to law enforcement within 24 hours could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

Children / Eli’s Law – Public Chapter 568 puts more guardrails in place to protect children from abusive parents. It allows the Department of Ch...

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