Senator Joey Hensley, MD

Series: Tennessee 28th District Update | Story 132

September 14, 2023

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 some of the laws passed this session.

Protecting senior citizens from stalkers - This new law expands aggravated stalking offenses to include anyone who stalks a person 65 years of age or older and is at least 15 years younger than the victim. The change increases the punishment from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison and a $3,000 fine.

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