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Williams: Allowing Teachers To Carry Weapons A Deterrent

The Tennessee House could take up the bill this week allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed weapons on K-12 campuses. State Representative Ryan Williams said staffers would be required to have an enhanced carry permit, provide an additional fingerprint, and undergo 40 hours of active shooter training. He said they would also need to pass the same mental health ... Read More »

Williams Introduces Bill Based On Cookeville Panhandling History

State Representative Ryan Williams has introduced a bill to answer safety concerns for panhandlers in the Cookeville area. Williams said he communicated with Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris and Cookeville Police Chief Randy Evans while drafting it. “So the goal of this bill is just to give law enforcement the ability to be able to better control public safety as ... Read More »

State Bill Could Expand Open Meeting Act Rules For Local Gov.

Tennessee’s Local Government Committee is proposing legislation that could extend virtual meeting options for local governments. The County Commission bill is similar to the one that allows schools boards to meet electronically. As long as the public has access to the quorum at a physical location, the meeting can proceed virtually. State Representative Ryan Williams is a member of the ... Read More »