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FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee

Friday, April 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee Nashville – FAMM today applauded the introduction of a bill (HB 2111 and SB 2062) that limits the scope of Tennessee’s overly broad drug-free school zones. Tennessee Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) and Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) authored the bill. … Read More

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Push for Drug-Free School Zone Reform Dies in Tennessee House Finance Committee

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Push for Drug-Free School Zone Reform Dies in Tennessee House Finance Committee NASHVILLE – On Monday, the Tennessee House Committee on Finance, Ways, and Means voted 13-9 against HB 2111. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), would have reduced the length of the drug-free school zones from 1,000 … Read More

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Tennessee Lawmakers, Advocates, and Residents to Tackle Drug-Free School Zone Reform

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   Tennessee Lawmakers, Advocates, and Residents to Tackle Drug-Free School Zone Reform Nashville  – Tennessee’s drug-free school zone law costs the state millions to lock up low-level drug offenders. FAMM is hosting a panel on Feb. 5 in Nashville that brings together advocates, lawmakers, and residents to discuss this law … Read More

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FAMM Welcomes New Support for School Zone Reform

Friday, January 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Welcomes New Support for School Zone Reform WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today welcomed the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) final approval of a resolution endorsing reform of state drug-free school zone laws. FAMM sponsored the resolution and spoke in favor of it at ALEC’s December meeting in … Read More

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FAMM Reacts to Denial in Calvin Bryant’s Drug-Free School Zone Case

Monday, January 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Reacts to Denial in Calvin Bryant’s Drug-Free School Zone Case WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today responded to a Davidson County, Tenn., judge’s denial of a motion to reduce Calvin Bryant’s 17-year prison sentence for a first-time drug offense. Mr. Bryant’s case is one that FAMM has … Read More

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National Criminal Justice Reform Organizations Call for Drug-Free School Zone Reform in Tennessee

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 National Criminal Justice Reform Organizations Call for Drug-Free School Zone Reform in Tennessee NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s drug-free school zone law, originally intended to shield children from the illegal distribution and purchasing of drugs, is being unfairly applied in cases where children are not involved or even in the vicinity of the … Read More

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