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March 12, 2021

Senate approves legislation to protect adopted children from abuse

Bill aims to prevent tragedies after horrific death of two adopted children in Roane County (NASHVILLE) – The Tennessee Senate today unanimously approved legislation requiring adoptive parents receiving subsidies to annually provide the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) with medical or school enrollment records to ascertain a health check.  State senators cast their votes in favor of the legislation while …

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March 9, 2021

TENNESSEE SENATE APPROVES RESOLUTION ALLOWING VOTERS TO CHANGE THE WAY TENNESSEE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SELECTED

(NASHVILLE) — A resolution allowing voters to change the way Tennessee’s Attorney General is selected was approved 25-7 on Monday evening by the Tennessee Senate.  Senate Joint Resolution 1, sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston), calls for a transparent nomination process by the Tennessee Supreme Court in selecting the State Attorney General, followed by a confirmation vote …

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March 2, 2021

Legislation to protect adopted children from abuse advances in State Senate

Bill aims to prevent tragedies after horrific death of two adopted children in Roane County (NASHVILLE) — Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) received approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee today for legislation requiring adoptive parents receiving subsidies to annually provide the Department of Children’s Services with medical or school enrollment records to ascertain a health check.  Senate Bill 270 comes after …

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