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House Bills Keep Progressing

Updated: Feb 19, 2023


This information is provided by the office of 70th District State Rep. Clay Doggett, R Pulaski, who represents Giles, Lawrence and Lincoln counties

Doggett presented four bills. Three were additional presentations from the previous week, with one bill presented for the first time.

HB 701 and HB 705 were presented and passed the Criminal Justice Committee Feb, 14,

HB 701 “cleans up” the Child Sexual Abuse laws, by expanding the offense of solicitation of a minor to include statutory rape by an authority figure and requiring a person convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child be sentenced to community supervision for life.

HB 701 will be heard in the Finance, Ways, & Means Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m. House Bills 701 and 705 passed the Criminal Justice Committee.

HB 705 requires a court ordering the expunction of a person’s public records of a criminal offense to include the appropriate state control number in the copy of the expunction order it sends to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

It will be heard again in the Calendar & Rules Committee on Thursday, Feb. 23 and assigned to a House Calendar. ted for the first time.


HB 701 will be heard in the Finance, Ways, & Means Committee on Feb. 22 at 10:30 am.

HB 705 requires a court ordering the expunction of a person’s public records of a criminal offense to include the appropriate state control number in the copy of the expunction order sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

It will be heard again in the Calendar & Rules Committee on Feb. 23 for assignment to a House Calendar.

HB 30 passed the Local Government Committee on an aye voice vote.

The bill requires a person, in jurisdictions with an adult-oriented establishment board (Board), to obtain a valid entertainer permit prior to performing adult cabaret entertainment for compensation.

It prohibits public, private, and commercial establishments from allowing a person younger than age 18 to attend a performance featuring adult cabaret entertainment.

Doggett also presented HB 47, which seeks to establish the phrase “Send Me.” as an additional motto of the State of Tennessee. This was an idea from a constituent.

Doggett presented the premise and meaning behind the phrase to the Public Service Subcommittee Feb, 14.

HB 47 went to the State Government Committee at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 22.


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