Leader Norris cites progress toward justice for survivors of rape with adoption of new statewide model
December 22, 2015​​ Approval by the Tennessee POST Commission of a model law enforcement policy on sexually oriented crimes will combat sex crimes and help survivors get justice according to Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) who sponsored the legislation calling for such approval by January 1. more…

Leader Norris Focuses on New FOCUS Act
December 1, 2015 “It’s all about the 3 E’s,” said Norris. “Employment, education and economic opportunity. The FOCUS Act will help keep higher education focused on these key components which make Tennessee the place to be.” more…

HASLAM ANNOUNCES NEXT STEP IN DRIVE TO 55
December 1, 2015 Joined by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick and higher education leaders, Haslam said the state is developing legislation to bring during the coming session called the “Focus On College and University Success (FOCUS) Act.” more…

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris responds to Governor Haslam’s Statement
November 10, 2015 “Our primary concern is the safety of Tennesseans during this global conflict and to provide reassurance that all steps necessary to provide public safety are undertaken without delay.” more…

Norris News from Nashville – November 10, 2015
This Veterans Day, let’s thank the living for their service. Hire a veteran. Contribute to the West Tennessee Veterans Home. Our veterans risked their lives for us. Now it’s our turn to help make their lives better. It’s the least we can do. more…

Norris News from Nashville – October 16, 2015
The West Tennessee Veterans Home proposed for construction in Shelby County will get a lift from patriotic bikers tomorrow, October 16, from hundreds who will rally to raise awareness and funds on a 30-mile ride from Collierville to Millington. more…

MOTORCYCLE RALLY FOR VETERANS EVENT TOMORROW
October 16, 2015 “We will show Washington how much we care for the 70,000 Veterans living in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette Counties who’ve earned our devotion to this cause,” said Norris. more…

Norris to Speak at Multi-City Summit Grappling with Rape Kit Backlogs
October 16, 2015 “DNA evidence has revolutionized the way we apprehend and prosecute not only rape cases but many crimes. We have made major progress in the last two years so justice can be served, but we have much more work to do.” more…

BROADBAND IN TENNESSEE TOPIC OF TACIR OCTOBER 21
October 15, 2015 “Internet access is no longer a luxury,” added Norris. “In addition to being fundamental to the economic growth of our state, broadband access is important in providing more educational opportunities, better job training and advanced telemedicine. I look forward to a healthy exchange of ideas.” more…

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS REELECTED TO THE SOUTHERN STATES ENERGY BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
October 1, 2015 Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) has been reelected to the Executive Committee of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB). more…

CSG Releases Recommendations for Building a Better Workforce
September 15, 2015 “Workforce development and relevant education present, at once, some of the greatest challenges—as well as opportunities—of our time,” said Leader Norris. more…

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris regarding Tennessee’s award of over $2.9 million to eliminate sexual assault kit back log
September 10, 2015 “There’s the old adage that ‘Justice delayed is justice denied.’ We’re working to ensure that no more justice is delayed. But moving forward we hope to avoid this all together by setting up a system that works for the police, the prosecutors and, most importantly, the survivors,” concluded Senator Norris. more…

Happy Labor Day!
September 4, 2015 Thanks to everyone for working together for the promise of a more prosperous tomorrow in Tennessee this Labor Day and every day as we proceed. more…

CSG RELEASES MAJOR REPORT SPURRED BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS TO GROW STATE ECONOMIES AND ADDRESS WORKFORCE CHALLENGES
August 26, 2015 “Norris’ vision transcended state boundaries and political ideology and became a robust rallying point for state leaders from throughout America,” said David Adkins, CSG Executive Director/CEO. more…

95 Years Ago Today…..
August 18, 2015 95 years ago, August 13, 1920, the 65th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee was meeting in Extraordinary Session, having convened on August 9. more…

Norris News from Nashville – August 7, 2015
Tennessee’s “Sales Tax Holiday” is this weekend! As all holidays are cause for celebration, this one is no different. From Friday, August 7, through Sunday, August 9, we will celebrate Tennesseans keeping your money where it belongs – in your pocket! more…

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris regarding reward school list in 32nd Senatorial District
August 3, 2015 “Education truly is a community endeavor and I’m proud to congratulate all the students, teachers, support staff and families for all the hard work they put in each year.” more…

NORRIS SAYS TENNESSEE’S RANKING ON CHILD WELL-BEING IS UNACCEPTABLE
July 24, 2015 “Anything less is cultivating a culture of malaise and mediocrity,” said Norris. “Address it now, or pay for it later when the price may be too high and it’s too late.” more…

Happy Independence Day!
July 3, 2015 As we approach July 4th and celebrate the birth of our nation 239 years ago, we celebrate many freedoms for which the United States of America is revered throughout the world. more…

New Tennessee Reconnect Provides Path to Economic Freedom this Independence Day
July 1, 2015 As of July 1, thanks to legislation championed by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), a new program enabling adults to obtain the degree necessary for a better job is available. more…

Norris News from Nashville – April 27, 2015
“As the dust settles, Tennesseans will see that we focused on employment, education and economic development. This budget, and the legislation supporting it, represents a strong return on the taxpayers’ investment.” more…

Norris News from Nashville – April 18, 2015
“This budget invests in Tennessee’s future by focusing on education and jobs,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville). more…

Norris News from Nashville – April 10, 2015
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) passed landmark legislation that will reduce healthcare costs for patients using prescription drugs. more…

Norris News from Nashville – April 3, 2015
The Senate Veterans Subcommittee met on Thursday to hear from officials from the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board. The committee, chaired by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), was told of the selection of property in Arlington for the new West Tennessee Veterans Home. more…

Norris News from Nashville – March 27, 2015
On Wednesday of this week Senator Norris proposed and passed out of the Senate Health Committee a bill designed to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in student athletes. more…

Norris News from Nashville – March 19, 2015
In other legislation to help the state’s veterans, Senator Norris gained approval of legislation in the Senate Education Committee updating the state’s laws pursuant to the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. more…

Norris News from Nashville – March 13, 2015
“Our teachers and student teachers deserve protection from lawsuits that might result from performing the work they were assigned to do,” said Leader Norris. more…

Norris News from Nashville – March 7, 2015
“The growth and abuse of federal regulatory authority threatens our constitutional liberties and are choking the life out of this country,” said Sen. Norris. more…

Norris News from Nashville – February 27, 2015
Senate Committees worked at “full steam” this week as State Senators examined the budgets of 12 agencies and departments of state government and approved a number of important bills. more…

Norris News from Nashville – February 20, 2015
The Tennessee General Assembly met in an abbreviated week of meetings as a severe winter storm created hazardous conditions across Tennessee. more…

Norris News from Nashville – February 13, 2015
“This budget invests in Tennessee’s future by focusing on education and jobs,” Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville). “We have made significant progress over the last four years in moving Tennessee forward and this budget continues to move full speed ahead.” more…

NORRIS IDENTIFIES STATE FUNDING FOR RAPE KITS AND DNA
February 12, 2015 “Progress is being made getting the old evidence tested, but this will help facilitate more timely testing of all DNA evidence,” said Norris. more…

HASLAM INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TIED TO BUDGET PROPOSAL
February 10, 2015 The governor’s legislation, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick more…

General Assembly wraps up Special Session
February 6, 2015 The first Extraordinary (Special) Session of the 109th General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday after three days of legislative deliberations on Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal. more…

Juvenile Justice Reforms Improving Outcomes –Norris Says More Must Be Done
January 29, 2015 “We’ve seen remarkable reductions in the number of youth confined to state-secure facilities,” Norris said,” but, as Texas has shown, it’s important for us to understand why the decrease occurred and what is happening to those kids who have gone into community-based supervision.” more…

 

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