113th General Assembly Wrapping-Up

Mar 18, 2023 at 10:30 am by WGNS

(NASHVILLE) The final weeks of the 113th Tennessee General Assembly are wrapping-up on capitol hill.

State Senator Shane Reeves said, "We're preparing to present our final bills in the Senate Health/Welfare and Commerce/Labor Committees next week. I am honored to have served on both of these committees and feel like we have really made a difference for Tennesseans this session.

Senator Reeves had two bills pass the Senate floor this past week. 

  • SB 859 reinforces a patient's HIPAA rights and will allow patients with chronic conditions to discuss any contraindications with medical cannabis.  
  • SB 267 is a part of Tennessee's Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration, DIDD and TennCare will work with providers to assist them in diversifying their agency culture and service delivery model by helping them to shift an existing institutional (ICF/IID) service model to an integrated home and community-based services (HCBS) model.

Sen. Reeves commented, "I am blessed to have been presented with the Champion of Term Limits Award from U.S. Term Limits. Thank you for considering and selecting me for this award." 

In addition, the Senate Republican Causuc will hold a BILL REVIEW meeting at 3:15PM this coming Monday (3/20/2023) as well as Thursday morning at 7:45AM (3/23/2023). This will be in the Governor's Conference Room. 

Members of the Rutherford County delegation will be on WGNS from 8:10-9:00AM on Friday morning (3/31/2023) to update the community on the work of your 113th General Assembly. The public has an opportunity to phone or text questions and comments to the broadcast at 615-893-1450.  


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