Murfreesboro, TN, June 13, 2018 —
Top 7 Accomplishments of the 2018 Legislative Session
BudgetA fiscally responsible budget investing in education, employment,
economic opportunity and law enforcement.
Opioid AbuseLegislation that fights the opioid epidemic through a three-pronged plan which focuses on law enforcement, treatment and prevention.
Student SafetyThe Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security approved the implementation of a statewide risk assessment of every public school. And, legislation authorizing school districts to hire off-duty law enforcement officers as armed school security officers.
TNReadyLegislation to protect students and teachers from any adverse action resulting from student achievement data generated by the 2017/2018 TNReady assessments after the system experienced problems this year.
Rural Hospital Transformation ProgramAn innovative new law helps struggling hospitals develop a business plan so they can continue to provide needed care to individuals in their communities.
Continuing Tennessee’s Robust Economic MomentumLegislation to accelerate the robust economic momentum, through investing in the mobile broadband infrastructure preparing Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology.
Firearm Safety/ Mental Health ReportingTwo major bills were approved this year to keep firearms out of the hands of individuals who are mentally ill.
Did you know?
Under conservative leadership,
TN has the lowest unemployment rates in the state’s history.
45% of TN’s new job commitments were located in our rural counties.
TN was named State of the Year for Economic Development by Business Facilities magazine.