Norris News – July 4, 2018 Happy Independence Day! more…

Norris News – June 30, 2018 Sunday, July 1, marks the beginning of a new 2018-19 fiscal year in Tennessee as the state’s budget passed by the General Assembly in April becomes effective. Many other new laws are also set for enactment, including major legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid epidemic. more…

Norris News – June 15, 2018 Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This year, we enacted the “Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2018” to further combat elder abuse in Tennessee. I was proud to sponsor it as SB 2621 (now Public Chapter 1050). more…

Norris News – June 1, 2018 222 years ago today, on June 1, 1796, Tennessee was admitted into the Union as the 16th state by an Act of Congress approved by President George Washington. more…

Norris News – May 24, 2018 Every year, I remind my constituents and others of the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Sometimes the distinction gets blurred as so many of our veterans pass on. more…

Norris News – May 18, 2018 The Memphis Belle, America’s first B-17 to successfully complete 25 missions in combat during World War II, made history again this week. more…

Norris News – May 11, 2018 Third in a three-part series on the recently-adjourned legislative session reviews bills to aid veterans, reform welfare and remove unnecessary barriers to entry into Tennessee’s workforce more...

Norris News – May 4, 2018 In this second in a series of three articles regarding key action taken during the recently adjourned session, we will look at legislation approved this year to fight crime, reform Tennessee courts, attack human trafficking, reduce domestic violence and keep firearms from getting into the hands of persons with mental illness. more…

Norris News – April 28, 2018 The 110th General Assembly adjourned on April 25 to become a part of Tennessee history with the state budget and legislation to attack Tennessee’s opioid epidemic highlighting this year’s action. more…

Norris News – April 20, 2018 The balanced budget, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), addresses opioid abuse, school safety, teacher funding, rural economic development and job growth, while allocating additional funds for the care of Tennessee’s most vulnerable citizens. more…

Norris News – April 13, 2018 This week’s action on Capitol Hill was highlighted by passage of a number of important initiatives as lawmakers continue discussions on the state’s budget. more…

Norris News – April 6, 2018 Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) remarked, “I noticed the flags are appropriately at half-staff here in the capitol, and we appreciate that. Too often, I think people feel that this is a Memphis thing. Obviously we know that is not the case. more…

Norris News – March 23, 2018 State senators tackled a wide variety of issues this week as three more of the Senate’s nine standing committees closed for the 2018 session, leaving only the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Finance, Ways and Means Committee open. more…

Norris News – March 23, 2018 School safety and the state budget headlined action on Capitol Hill this week as Governor Bill Haslam presented an amendment to his fiscal year 2018-2019 spending plan. The new proposal includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants to protect students. more…

Norris News – March 16, 2018 “These results reflect the reallocation of revenue we’ve used to maximize the taxpayers’ return on investment — so they can keep more of their hard earned money,” said Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), who led passage of the tax cuts. more…

Norris News – March 9, 2018 Senate Bill 2247, sponsored by Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), is one of Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative priorities. more…

Norris News – March 2, 2018 The pace quickened this week on Capitol Hill as the State Senate approved major legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid crisis and a number of bills protecting Tennessee’s most vulnerable victims of crime. more...

Norris News – February 22, 2018 A major bill which aims to cut off the flow of funds used in the purchase of illegal drugs was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week as legislation addressing Tennessee’s opioid crisis moves front and center in the Tennessee General Assembly. more…

Norris News – February 16, 2018 Drug dealers or others who unlawfully distribute Schedule I or II drugs to minors will be facing more jail time when it results in a death under legislation passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. more…

Norris News – February 9, 2018 The pace quickened on Capitol Hill this week as state senators examined the budgets of ten agencies or departments of state government and approved a number of important bills. more…

Norris News – February 2, 2018 “Seven years ago, we raised our expectations,” said Gov. Haslam. “We became the kind of leaders who didn’t just talk about cutting taxes and enhancing services, we actually did lower taxes while growing our economy and providing access to high quality education. We cannot lose the momentum we have worked so hard to build.” more…

Norris News – January 26, 2018 Tennessee’s opioid crisis was front and center this week as Governor Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge), Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin), and other state leaders announced a comprehensive plan to tackle the problem. more…

Norris News – January 19, 2018 As the Tennessee Senate returned for the second week of legislative action, attention turned to one of the key issues before lawmakers this year – juvenile justice reform. more…

 

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