A bill that would create a new concealed handgun carry permit process that requires no fee and only a two-hour, online-training certificate will be heard again March 6. Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, District 76, presented HB1264 to House Judiciary Committee members on Feb. 26. The bill passed by voice vote with three Democratic members requesting…

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A bill to “fast track” death penalty convictions will be considered on March 6 in a Tennessee House subcommittee. House Bill 0258, sponsored by Rep. Mary Littleton, R-Dickson, District 78, passed the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 27. The legislation would remove an appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals in death penalty cases, which…

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NASHVILLE – State lawmakers approved Tuesday a measure that, if enacted into law, would ban abortions in Tennessee after about six weeks of pregnancy. Members of the House Health Committee voted 15-4 to send House Bill 0077 to the Calendar and Rules Committee—the last step before the legislation is heard by the full House of…

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A Republican-led state House subcommittee of all men voted 5-1 Wednesday, Feb. 20 to advance legislation HB0077 that would ban first trimester abortions after six weeks. The bill sponsor Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Jonesborough), who is a web programmer, told the committee this legislation would prohibit abortion procedures after a heart beat can be detected…

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