Senator Joey Hensley, MD

2023 Session of the 113th General Assembly


The 113th General Assembly has adjourned for 2023, and it was a very successful year. We have taken measures for Tennessee to be a better place to live, work and to raise a family. I will go over the laws passed this session.

Updating Tennessee’s 2021 Literacy Success Act – In 2021, the General Assembly passed Tennessee’s Literacy Success Act to improve literacy rates and get students on track in early grades so they can become proficient readers by third grade. This year lawmakers updated this law to allow additional data to be considered to determine if a student is ready to advance...

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