Bill Gibbons

Tennessee Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons says the state is getting closer to overhauling the state’s DUI statutes, but he doubts the first round of changes will add any new teeth to the laws. Gibbons said down the line he and a committee of state and local officials may consider recommending changes in the law like […]

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State troopers set up no-refusal checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend under a law passed earlier this year that makes it much harder for drivers suspected of being under the influence to refuse alcohol tests.

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Tennessee drivers forced to submit to blood tests will not be added to a national DNA database used by law enforcement, state officials said. The state this year enacted a no-refusal law under which judges can issue warrants at the time of a traffic stop to force drivers to take sobriety tests.

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Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons says state troopers will ‘correctly and professionally’ enforce a new law that bans tents in state-owned spaces where camping is not permitted. The measure was passed to clear Legislative Plaza of tents put up by Occupy Nashville protesters.

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The Haslam administration announced a plan Thursday aimed at deterring violent crime and curbing repeat offenses. The reforms will cost more than $6 million, officials estimated.

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Nov. 28, 2011: Department Reminds Citizens that Certain Driver Service Centers will be open on First Saturday of December for Voter ID Issuance Only  NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Monday that during the month of November it had more than doubled the number of […]

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Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons defended the predawn arrests of 29 Occupy Nashville protesters on Legislative Plaza Wednesday, saying the protesters had plenty of time to pack up and go home. Gibbons made the comments at a press conference Wednesday morning, adding he decided it was best to make the arrest in the 3 o’clock hour […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Oct. 28, 2011:  DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY ENFORCES STATE’S REVISED POLICY ON LEGISLATIVE PLAZA CURFEW PROTESTORS ASKED TO LEAVE LEGISLATIVE PLAZA, STATE TROOPERS MAKE 29 ARRESTS NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security early Friday morning enforced a revised state policy that makes the Legislative […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam says his brother, Jimmy, CEO of the family business Pilot Flying J, is within his bounds to oppose the commercialization of rest stops and to speak out about the issue to state and federal lawmakers.

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Aug. 15, 2011: MEMPHIS, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons on Monday announced the appointment of Lori Bullard as Assistant Commissioner of Driver Services. Bullard, a 25-year veteran of the Memphis Police Department, currently holds the rank of colonel and is the […]

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Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons promised to make drivers license offices operate like businesses. Among other changes, he’s considering consolidating facilities and hiring an assistant commissioner to oversee it all.

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Press Release from the GOP Caucus of the Tennessee Senate, April 29, 2011: Tennessee Legislators Work Together To Pass E-Tracking Legislation To Fight Meth Production New system will prevent abuse of pseudoephedrine-containing medicines NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Senate yesterday passed SB 1265, which calls for the implementation of a statewide, real-time electronic tracking system, […]

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