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Tennessee lawmakers announce legislation to combat elderly abuse
February 27, 2017 “One of the fastest growing segments of our community in Tennessee is the elderly,” Norris said. “Unfortunately, this mirrors an equally fast growing statistic on crime.” more…

Norris Seeks to Curb Senior Abuse With New Laws
February 27, 2017 Calling elderly abuse a “silent crisis,” state Sen. Mark Norris is leading a legislative effort to stop physical, mental and financial abuse of vulnerable adults with bills to expand protections and increase penalties. more…

Tennessee lawmakers Norris, Gardenhire push bills to battle elderly abuse
February 27, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R- Chattanooga, and other lawmakers have unveiled a trio of bills aimed at protecting the elderly and other vulnerable Tennesseans from abuse. more…

Lawmakers’ attempts to silence the people a mistake
February 23, 2017 “There’s sometimes a fine line between free speech and the situations where you’re worried about inciting some sort of violence,” the Collierville Republican said on a talk radio appearance. “We haven’t seen anything like that at all.” more…

Report finds ‘growing’ demand for college program
January 5, 2017 “We have to look at the cost associated with it, but the benefit part outweighs every cost,” Norris said. “When you go and look in the eyes of these young people and see what a difference a relevant education makes, it’s just real clear.” more…

Statement of Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris on Blue Cross Blue Shield announcement
September 26, 2016 “My main concern right now is for the folks who must now find coverage where it may cost too much or may not exist at all.” more…

Legislation attempts to fight elder abuse
July 1, 2016 They call it the “Silent Crisis.” Too often, crimes of elder abuse go unreported, leaving its helpless victims to suffer silently. And far too often it happens at the hands of those whom they trust the most. more…

 

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