Press Release from Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, and Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville, Feb. 3, 2011: Proposed system would help prevent illegal sales of pseudoephedrine-containing medicines NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Mae Beavers (R – Mount Juliet) and Representative Debra Maggart (R – Hendersonville) introduced legislation [SB 325/HB 234] today that calls for the adoption of […]

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Proposal to add juveniles convicted of sex crimes to the adult offender registry could come up for a committee vote this week.


Nurses say that’s their job. And a push to let their assistants do it too is not going over well with some.


The deadline for the state to apply for the “Race to the Top” grants is Jan. 19. That means a legislative package needs to be on Gov. Bredesen’s desk before then. Some Democrats say the governor’s proposed teacher-evaluation criteria changes are coming without much opportunity for considered debate and analysis.


Tennessee House of Representatives press release, Dec. 21, 2009: On Monday, State Representatives Susan Lynn (R-Lebanon) and Debra Young Maggart (R-Hendersonville) asked Tennessee State Attorney General Robert Cooper to prepare to take the appropriate legal action against the federal government in the event HR 3200, the controversial federal healthcare reform legislation, passes into law. The […]


Rep. Debra Maggart of Hendersonville sees no double standard resulting from her current support of a George W. Bush-era juvenile sex-offender mandate from the federal government. Keeping sex offenders at bay is entirely different than expanding public education or government-run health care, she says.


Press Release from State Representative Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville) and Senator Diane Black (R-Gallatin), Dec. 7, 2009: NASHVILLE – Rep. Maggart and Sen. Black will push for passage of legislation in January to place violent juvenile offenders on Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry as required under the federal Adam Walsh Act. The legislators introduced legislation today to […]