Public Safety

Press Release from Comptroller Justin Wilson; Oct. 1, 2012:  The Comptroller released today an audit of the state Board of Parole that found, at a minimum, annual arrest checks were completed on behalf of 82 parolees who had been dead for varying lengths of time, ranging from less than six months to more than 19 […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; September 28, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, First Lady Crissy Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, have rolled up their sleeves to get their annual vaccinations against influenza, and are urging fellow Tennesseans to do the same to help protect and promote […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; June 6, 2012: BARTLETT – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today held a ceremonial bill signing at the Bartlett Criminal Justice Center to highlight three pieces of public safety legislation. The bills were a result of his administration’s multi-agency, comprehensive public safety action plan aimed at […]

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Haslam on Meth

by TN Press Release Center on September 28, 2010

Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor, Sept. 28, 2010: Will Work With State and Local Law Enforcement Officials to Tackle Problem ATHENS – Republican gubernatorial nominee and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam issued the following statement today after a stop in McMinn County – a county among many in East Tennessee struggling to fight growing […]

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Critics’ concerns over constitutional amendment’s language don’t appear to be shared by state government wildlife managers.

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State of Tennessee Press Release, June 15, 2010 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction has discovered some encouraging news in its latest study on recidivism. The just released report shows that felons released from TDOC prisons are now less likely to return to custody. The return rate for ex-felons dropped 3% in the latest […]

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Press Release from Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, April 29, 2010: Bill allows permit holders to carry weapons in establishments that serve alcohol NASHVILLE – The State Senate passed a bill Thursday 23-9 sponsored by Sen. Doug Jackson (D-Dickson) to allow handgun carry permit holders to take their weapons into establishments that serve alcohol. “This version […]

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Press release from state Sen. Tim Barnes, D-Adams, Feb. 26, 2010: Bill aims to avoid Montgomery County confusion NASHVILLE – Sen. Tim Barnes, D-Adams, is sponsoring a bill requiring utility districts to notify customers if they stop adding fluoride to their water supply, in hopes of avoiding future concerns like those that arose in Montgomery […]

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Press Release from Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, 23 Feb. 2010: Bill would make murderers of pregnant women eligible for death penalty NASHVILLE – Sen. Doug Jackson (D-Dickson) will present two bills in a Senate committee Tuesday afternoon that enforce harsher penalties for crimes committed against pregnant women and young children. “We have a duty to […]

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Still too early to credibly measure much in the way of roadway safety stats relating to Tennessee’s driver-texting ban. And two groups that closely monitor national highway accident trends and data differ over whether laws banning cell phones and instant messaging will show positive lasting results.

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Both the Senate Speaker and bill-sponsor Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, want to alter the existing law to fix any ambiguities that led to a Davidson County judge overturning the law last fall. Waiting for the case to run its course through appeals courts could take too long, they say.

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Eleven professional regulatory boards are scheduled to terminate at the end of June if the Legislature doesn’t extend their bureaucratic life. Government Operations Committee chair Susan Lynn says she doesn’t foresee lawmakers refusing to reissue statutory approval for the boards, but Tennessee’s consumers and economy might be better served if they did.

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