Marsy’s Law PASSES the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in Unanimous Vote
On Tuesday lawmakers voted unanimously to PASS Marsy’s Law for Tennessee (HJR 0094) through to the House Criminal Justice Committee for consideration.
Sponsored in the House by Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Chair Patsy Hazlewood (R-27), Marsy’s Law has been joined by several major House co-sponsors: Lamberth (R-44), Doggett (R-70), Hulsey (R-2), Davis (R-18), and Moody (R-81). It also moves forward with support from the Tennessee Sheriffs Association and the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. It is expected to be heard by the full House Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, March 7. Marsy’s Law is sponsored in the Senate by Senator John Stevens (R-24), who vice-chairs the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee as well as the Senate Ethics Committee.
To our volunteers, advocates, and friends—we thank you for all you have done to champion victims’ rights and further the vision of Marsy’s Law. Today was a critical victory, but it is only the first in a series of legislative steps forward.
By lending your support, you are advocating for the victims in your life and community, and we need your help to continue to build momentum. Take a moment to help us get Marsy’s Law passed for good this session!
We invite you to join us in thanking your legislators for their support.
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