Those convicted of human trafficking will be identified on their driver’s licenses, under legislation either sponsored, supported or possibly both by 70th District State Rep. Clay Doggett R-Pulaski in the recent session of the State Legislature.
Doggett, a former Giles County Deputy Sheriff, is on the House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee and chairs the Criminal Justice Subcommittee.
The passage of other bills in which Doggett played a part include:
• House Bill 2572, which seeks to establish a task force to review and establish a plan to improve retirement benefits for law enforcement officers.
• House Bill 1905 adds fatal overdoses to a section of code in which hospitals must notify law enforcement of their occurrence.
• House Bill 1963 allows the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to remove deceased offenders from the drug offenders registry.
• House Bill 1855 revises penalties for sexual offenses involving children.
• House Bill 2575 clarifies the Department of Children’s actions involving situations in which an anonymous report of harm was filed.
• House Bill 2762 included the District Attorney pay scale into the Tennessee Code Annotated.
• Hpuse Bill 071 adds reimbursement rates for county jails housing state paroles to the TCA.
• House Bill 2165 deals with reimbursement of witnesses during criminal trials.
• House Joint Resolution 0926 was presented by Doggett to Brian Grisham, director of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, from 2005 to January 2022. Doggett went through the academy in 2011.
• House Bill 2019 in which the University of Tennessee Southern, in Pulaski, was recognized as the newest UT System Campus.