Legislative Update for the Week of April 12

In addition to the health care and free enterprise legislation going before the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday, there are several other important bills that need our support this week. The issuance of a state attorney general opinion that leaves out the most important part of the Constitution’s supremacy clause and then proceeds to completely…

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Tennessee Boasts 13 Signers of the 10-4 Pledge

The Great State of Tennessee now boasts 13 signers of the Tenth Amendment Center’s 10-4 Pledge. By signing the 10-4 Pledge each candidate commits to uphold the U.S. Constitution and specifically the Tenth Amendment every decision, every time, no excuses. To read the pledge, visit http://pledge.tenthamendmentcenter.com. Not all signed pledges have been posted on the…

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Action Item: Movement on 4 Important Bills in Tennessee

The Tennessee General Assembly will be taking action on four important bills this week.  These bills cover a wide range of issues, including health care, greenhouse gas regulation, Real ID, and firearms.  It is critical to contact state legislators as soon as possible to express support for these bills. SB3177/HB2417 – Health Care Choice Act…

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Action Alert: TN Sovereignty Bills in Committee

The Industrial Impact Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee is attempting to prevent legislation introduced by Rep. Susan Lynn from making their way to the House floor.  Four pieces of legislation introduced by Lynn have been deferred to the subcommittee’s to the last calendar meeting.  According to a letter sent to a Tennessee Tenth Amendment…

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Constitutional County Sheriffs in TN

Rep. Eddie Bass, a retired county sheriff, has introduced a resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly affirming the role of the constitutional sheriff in Tennessee counties.  HJR771 proposes an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would define the county sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in his or her county.  The proposed amendment states: The…

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Tennessee General Assembly Tackles Health Care Reform

In response to the overwhelming backlash of Tennesseans against pending federal health care legislation in Congress, members of the Tennessee General Assembly have introduced two bills in an attempt to challenge the federal legislation head on. These bills are designed to nullify potential federal health care legislation as well as expand the health care choices…

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Georgia’s Constitutional Tender Act

“The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. If the American people allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation…

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The Alcohol Freedom Act: An Introduction

Respect for the right to bear arms and the practice of firearms ownership are cherished traditions in Tennessee that have been passed down from generation to generation. The manufacture of alcoholic beverages is another Tennessee tradition that has endured through the generations. In fact, the oldest registered distillery in the United States is the Jack…

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