LOCAL LAWMAKERS SAY BILL ALLOWING FIRST RESPONDERS TO LIVE WHERE THEY CHOOSE IS TOP PRIORITY IN 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

State Senators Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Paul Rose (R-Covington), and Representatives Mark White (R-Memphis), and John Gillespie (R-Memphis) announced today that passage of a bill allowing first responders to live where they choose will be one of their top priorities in the 2022 legislative session.  The legislation would ban residency requirements statewide for police officers and firefighters.   Continue reading

2021 Legislative Review

The General Assembly recently finished its second Special Session of the year. Here are the highlights of what we accomplished for you in 2021: Putting the Right to Work in the state constitution Returning to in-person learning Working to let First Responders live where they want Punishing drag racing Recruiting Ford Motor Company jobs to West Tennessee Banning Critical Race Theory from our schools Protecting constitutional rights during the pandemic Continue reading

General Assembly sends Right to Work constitutional amendment to the ballot for final approval

Tennessee’s Right to Work law is one step closer to being added to the state constitution. This morning, the House of Representatives gave final approval to a resolution to add the law protecting Tennessee workers to the Tennessee Constitution. Continue reading

House approves legislation giving Tennessee’s governor the authority to require all schools to offer in-person learning

Legislation giving Tennessee’s governor the authority to issue an Executive Order requiring all schools to offer in-person learning will be headed to the Governor’s desk soon.  Continue reading

Resolution to add Right to Work law to state constitution receives final approval from Senate

A resolution to add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution was given final approval from the Tennessee Senate on Monday night. After three readings on the floor of the Senate, the measure received over the two thirds supermajority vote required to pass. Continue reading

Bill to allow first responders to live where they choose is passed by Tennessee Senate

Today, the Tennessee State Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 29 which would allow first responders to live where they choose. Continue reading

Right to Work Constitutional Amendment Passes Senate Commerce Committee

Today, a resolution to add Tennessee’s Right to Work law to the state constitution was given approval from the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. The measure will advance to the full Senate for final approval. Continue reading

Bill to allow first responders to live where they choose passes first hurdle in Tennessee Senate

Today, members of the Senate State and Local Government Committee voted to advance Senate Bill 29 which would allow first responders to live where they choose. Continue reading

Senate approves legislation giving Tennessee’s governor the authority to require all schools to offer in-person learning

The full Senate approved legislation today giving Tennessee’s governor the authority to issue an Executive Order requiring all schools to offer in-person learning. Continue reading

Statement from Senate Education Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey regarding SCS plans to return to the classroom

Senate Education Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey made the following statement regarding the announcement by Shelby County Schools (SCS) to return to in-person learning and instruction: Continue reading