A Message to District 98

Dear Constituents,   Governor Bill Haslam Signing Kimberlee's Law into Law

I thank you for your continued support. Earlier this year I completed my third legislative session. 

As you know, in 2011 I immediately went to work in Nashville.  My legislative priorities are still economic and workforce development, quality and affordable healthcare, education and safe communities for the families of District 98, Shelby County and the State of Tennessee.  In essence, bringing jobs, preparing our citizens for these jobs, ensuring that good healthcare is available to everyone, fighting to reduce crime and increase education through effective legislation is my focus.

We have been on the job!  We have passed meaningful legislation and fought for policies that would benefit the people of Tennessee. I have been blessed to pass legislation such as:
  • Kimberlee's Law :  Kimberlee's Law is named for Kimberlee Morton who suffered a brutal rape and assault that nearly took her life. She later found out that her assailant received time off for good behavior while incarcerated and was released early without her being notified. Kimberlee's Law removed the opportunity for violent rapists to get out of prison early. 
  • The Neighborhood Protection Act: The Neighborhood Protection Act allows formally recognized neighborhood groups such as neighborhood associations, watch groups, etc. to petition a judge for relief from criminals that target their neighborhoods repeatedly.  
  • The Healthy Workplace Act: The Healthy Workplace Act is the first anti-workplace bullying law passed in any state in America. 
  • Cosmetology and Barber Apprenticeships: Allows cosmetology and barber students to work while in school to earn their state licenses.
These are just a few laws that I've passed while being elected. For questions regarding any of the above, please contact my office at 615-741-4575.

Sincerely,

Antonio Parkinson
State Representative District 98  
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