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Monday, March 12, 2018

Tennessee Senate action
State Senator Steve Southerland says school safety headlined last week's action on Capitol Hill as Governor Bill Haslam appointed a working group to review school safety in Tennessee. While all schools in Tennessee have safety plans in place, the Governor's School Safety Working Group is reviewing the policies, procedures and process of developing and implementing those plans, as well as other school safety measures. The panel will collaborate with law enforcement, educators, mental health professionals and others in developing it's recommendations. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee advanced legislation which helps ensure Tennessee's occupational licensing does not keep offenders who have served their time in jail from obtaining employment and getting a fresh start in life. It provides that if a licensing board denies someone a license for a past crime, the board must consider the nature and seriousness of the crime, the passage of time since the crime was committed, and the relationship between the crime and the license sought, among other factors. The Senate Education Committee voted this week to put a two-year moratorium on any additional statewide testing in Tennessee's K-12 schools. This legislation prevents any additional assessments from being implemented until the current system is operating correctly. The full Senate voted this week to protect the records of trafficking victims who seek treatment from service providers during their recovery process. Current law makes confidential the records of domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers.


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