Gov. Lee announces special session on public safety to begin August 21

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced this week that he will call for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene a special legislative session on August 21 to strengthen public safety and preserve constitutional rights.
“After speaking with members of the General Assembly, I am calling for a special session on August 21 to continue our important discussion about solutions to keep Tennessee communities safe and preserve the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Gov. Lee. “There is broad agreement that action is needed, and in the weeks ahead, we’ll continue to listen to Tennesseans and pursue thoughtful, practical measures that strengthen the safety of Tennesseans, preserve Second Amendment rights, prioritize due process protections, support law enforcement and address mental health.”
Tennesseans are invited to engage in the conversation by sharing feedback with their representative or senator and with the governor’s office.
Gov. Lee will meet with legislators, stakeholders and Tennesseans throughout the summer to discuss practical solutions ahead of the special session.
The Governor’s office will issue a formal call ahead of the special session.

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