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

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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Constituent Communications Software Draws Security Concerns

A new software system for state lawmakers’ constituent communications and casework will be optional for use, the Times Free Press reports. The clarification comes after some Democrats expressed concerns over the software’s security. Scott Gilmer, chief of staff for Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell, said the software system is similar to that used in the governor’s office and U.S. Congress to manage constituent issues and calls.

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