Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2016) – On Wednesday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the Volunteer State. Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) introduced Senate Bill 2443 (SB2443) on Jan. 21. Known as the “Health Care Empowerment Act,” the legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2016) – Yesterday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a resolution setting the stage for creation of state bullion depository, an important first step toward establishing gold and silver as money in the state. Rep. Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport) introduced House Joint Resolution 516 (HJR516) in January. The resolution declares support for creation of a gold bullion…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 20, 2016) – Today, the Tennessee Senate unanimously gave final approval to a resolution setting the stage for creation of state bullion depository, an important first step toward establishing gold and silver as money in the state. Rep. Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport) introduced House Joint Resolution 516 (HJR516) in January. The resolution declares support for creation of a…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 20, 2016) – Yesterday, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law setting the foundation to stop enforcement of gun control imposed by international law or treaty. House Bill 2389 (HB2389) was introduced by Rep. John Windle (D-Livingston) in January.  It prohibits law enforcement officers from enforcing provisions of international law and treaties…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 7, 2016) – Today, the state Senate gave final approval to a bill setting the foundation to stop enforcement of gun control imposed by international law or treaty. The vote was 26-0. House Bill 2389 (HB2389) was introduced by Rep. John Windle (D-Livingston) in January.  It would prohibit law enforcement officers from enforcing provisions of international…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 30, 2016) – Tennessee Lawmakers killed an important medical marijuana bill in 2016, effectively maintaining the unconstitutional status quo of federal prohibition in the state. Introduced by Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville), House Bill 561 (HB561) would have allowed qualified patients would be able to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, something which is illegal…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2016) – Today, the state House passed a bill setting the foundation to stop enforcement of gun control imposed by international law or treaty. The vote was 88-2 with 2 members not voting. House Bill 2389 (HB2389) was introduced by Rep. John Windle (D-Livingston) in January.  It would prohibit law enforcement officers from enforcing…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2016) – After voting to kill a bill last month that would have taken a first step toward withdrawing state resources and personnel from enforcing gun control based on international law or treaties, a House subcommittee reconsidered the bill and passed it by a 3-2 vote yesterday. Rep. John Windle and Rep.…