Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Smith Harris Carr
511 Union St Ste 710
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201

Rep. Harrison Leaving Legislature to Lead County Mayors Group

Rep. Mike Harrison, R-Rogersville, is exiting the legislature to become the executive director of the County Mayors Association, The Chattanoogan reports. “I could not be more proud of what we have been able to do during my tenure in the Tennessee General Assembly,” Harrison said. House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, announced she will appoint Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson to serve as Interim Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee chair to fill Harrison's post on that committee.

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Sen. Beavers Plans Push for Expanded Carry Permits

Following the deadly shootings at an Oregon community college, WKRN reports that Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, plans to re-introduce to the Tennessee General Assembly a re-worked measure of the Constitution Carry Bill. The legislation would allow those with handgun permits to take their weapons openly anywhere. “Would I mind teachers being armed in school? No. I think we need the protection nowadays. They have got to have the back-up in case something like this happens,” she said.

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