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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Health; July 23, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee State Parks’ eight restaurants now prominently post calorie content information, allowing visitors and staff members to make informed decisions about their food choices. This partnership initiative of the Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Conservation complements ongoing […]

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Opponents of the law said it would hamper tourism by making Tennessee restaurants unsafe. But two years after the law first passed, the state’s numbers show tourism to Tennessee is up — and nobody has been convicted of drinking alcohol in a bar while otherwise legally possessing a firearm.

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Feb. 25, 2011: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is warning restaurant owners of individuals posing as health inspectors who call to arrange restaurant inspections and demand payment. TDOH has received a number of reports in recent days from Asian cuisine restaurants in several counties that have been contacted by someone asking […]

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Establishment-owners who don’t want handguns on site could post signs banning them. Violations could be punished by up to a year in jail.

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Sponsor says latest proposal’s been reconfigured to address a Davidson County judge’s declaration last year that the old law was “unconstitutionally vague.”

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Current law was struck down last year by a judge who declared it unconstitutionally vague. The legislation’s sponsor hopes a rewrite will render the appeal moot.

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Lawmaker who sponsored 2009 firearms-in-restaurants legislation is about to unveil “a general improvement on the law” for 2010. Sen. Doug Jackson says bill in draft will eliminate ambiguities a Davidson County judge called unconstitutional in a November ruling, and clarify how business-owners can prohibit guns with backing from police.

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This press release was issued by the National Rifle Association on Nov. 23, 2009: Fairfax, Va. – Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman of the Chancery Court for Davidson County, Tennessee ruled last week that Tennessee’s restaurant carry law is unconstitutionally vague because of a perceived ambiguity over the state’s definition of restaurants. This law gave right-to-carry permit […]

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A judge in Nashville on Friday triggered renewed debate over the controversial issue that fired up a range of competing interests last legislative session. Opponents of the law hailed the ruling as “common sense.” Supporters promise to re-word and reload it back into the statute books next year.

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