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Sen. Reeves, Rep. Tillis announce $48,862 Court Security Grant for Marshall County

Murfreesboro, TN, November 15 — State Senator Shane Reeves and Representative Rick Tillis  today announced that Marshall County will receive a grant in the amount of $48,862.42 from the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Court Security Grant Program. Marshall County will also provide a ten percent match for the projects covered by the grant.   “These…

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Grant Funding for School Security

Murfreesboro, TN, October 10, 2018 — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures. Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these…

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Sen. Reeves Announces Community Development Block Grants

Murfreesboro, TN, July 14, 2018 — Senator Shane Reeves announced yesterday that Marshall County and Wartrace, a town in Bedford County, will receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). These grants are designed to assist cities and counties with infrastructure needs.   Marshall County will receive $525,000 for…

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Firefighters’ Mental Health Services

Firefighters / PTSD – Provides any EMS or professional firefighter with no less than 10 visits or sessions with a mental health service provider for treating PTSD through the employee’s health benefits. Senate Bill 1797 by Ketron, Briggs, Massey, Bell, Crowe, Kyle, Harris, Jackson, Kelsey, Gardenhire, Green, Dickerson, Haile, Hensley, Pody, Tate, Yarbro / Status:…

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Firearm Purchase Requirements

Mental Health / Firearm Purchases – Creates greater cooperation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and local authorities in order to prevent those with mental health issues from purchasing firearms. • Requires the TBI to notify local law enforcement within 24 hours when they properly identify that an individual identified as having a mental…

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Juvenile Justice Reform

Juvenile Justice Reform – This begins needed reforms to strengthen families and communities in Tennessee, while promoting public safety and ensuring responsible and more effective use of the state’s limited resources. • It enacts the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, which will serve as a starting point for further reform, with $4.5 million allocated…

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