Senator Mark Norris
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Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0232
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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…
Haslam will allow Tennessee to become first state to sue feds over refugee resettlement
May 20, 2016 Haslam was also lobbied by Norris, who started an online petition, with the headline, “Don’t let potential terrorists come to Tennessee,” which asks Tennesseans to join in the effort to ask the attorney general to act. more..
Tennessee General Assembly wraps 2016 session
April 24, 2016 And then there were what Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, diplomatically called “distractions and diversions from time to time.” more…
After Ron Ramsey, Who’s Next? GOP Leaders Float Oak Ridge Senator’s Name For Speaker
March 21, 2016 Norris has been seen as another possible successor to Ramsey. But Norris notes, letting that position go to a transitional figure would free him up to run for another office, like governor. more…
Norris pushes McNally as ‘transitional’ Senate speaker
March 21, 2016 Norris agreed: “Sen. McNally has a storied career and reputation here, he’s the dean of our senate in terms of time served and steady at the helm.” more…
Tennessee Capitol Report
January 31, 2016 Video Click here
Guest column: Leadership from states could curb federal regulatory abuse
October 20, 2105 More and more state legislators, as well as members of Congress, will have to take a stand: Should federal regulators keep their power to dictate from Washington, or is it time to make them more accountable? more…
Sen. Norris: Memphis now model for assault kit handling
October 19, 2105 Following his address at the second annual Sexual Assault Kit Summit for Cities at the Cook Convention Center, Norris said the more than 12,000 untested sexual assault kits Memphis had at its peak were a “prologue, not a backlog.” more…
LEAP grants aim to fill void in Tennessee workforce
October 12, 2105 State Sen. Mark Norris, R-Collierville, who sponsored the LEAP legislation in 2013, said he was motivated by similar complaints in West Tennessee. more...