The Tennessee General Assembly has now been in session for more than two months. According to LegiScan, an impartial and non-partisan legislative tracking and reporting service, 195 of the 3,192 introduced bills were completed by mid-March, a press release said. Legislative committees are dealing with hundreds of bills ranging from education, environment, and healthcare to firearms, digital currency, and controlled substances.
Senators Ken Yager and Randy McNally and representatives John Ragan and Kent Calfee have been invited to speak about the legislative activities of this session of the Tennessee General Assembly and to respond to questions from the audience at the this year’s second Breakfast with the Legislators. It starts at 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, in the Social Room of the Oak Ridge Civic Center, located at 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Yager, McNally, and Ragan are among the top 10 sponsors of legislation in the 109th Legislative session. Yager has sponsored 106 bills, McNally 105, and Ragan 112, the release said.
Breakfast with the Legislators provides a forum to get to know key legislative decision makers and to ask questions on issues moving forward in state government, the release said. A free continental breakfast will be served.
Breakfast with the Legislators is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge and is held on the fourth Monday of every month while the legislature is in session. This community event offers firsthand information on upcoming legislation and House and Senate committee activities and prompts dialogue among legislators and citizens and provides a great networking opportunity for members of the community.
If the Oak Ridge schools are closed due to inclement weather, Breakfast with the Legislators will be canceled. (The February Breakfast with the Legislators was canceled because Oak Ridge Schools were closed due to weather.)
For more information, call Voter Service Chairperson Doris Sklad at (865) 483-5239.