Volume 13 | April 25, 2019
How Policy Could Affect You and Your Business
Hear from our Delegation | Williamson, Inc. Legislative Update,
Friday 04/26
Legislative session is quickly approaching its conclusion! Join the Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, and Williamson County legislative delegation at Columbia State Williamson Campus on Friday, April 26 at 7:30AM for our Williamson, Inc. Legislative Update!

Moderator Dave Crouch will cover a myriad of topics regarding the Tennessee General Assembly with Speaker Glen Casada, Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, Rep. Sam Whitson, and Rep. Brandon Ogles .

City of Brentwood Municipal Election | Early Voting through 05/02; Election Day on 05/07
Four seats are up for grabs on the Brentwood City Commission. Brentwood residents -- be sure to cast your vote! Early voting lasts through May 2 , with Election Day on May 7 .

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South Corridor Study | Community Meetings in Williamson County, 04/30 & 05/02
Williamson, Inc. has partnered with the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC), WeGo Public Transit (formally Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Middle Tennessee), and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to announce the kicked-off the South Corridor Transportation Study. This study aims to help turn recent transportation plans into shovel ready projects that can modernize area roadways and address growing traffic congestion and safety concerns. The study, which encompasses the area along Interstate 65, US Highway 31 / State Route 6 (Franklin Road), and the CSX railway, will evaluate future improvements to connect people and businesses along these corridors between Nashville and communities in Williamson and Maury counties.

GNRC is hosting a series of community meetings, at which the research team is seeking public input while also providing insight on the study thus far. There are two upcoming meetings in Williamson County:
  • Tuesday, April 30, Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin
  • Thursday, May 2, Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Rd, Brentwood

Both meetings are 5:30-8pm. Attendees can arrive at any time.

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Capitol Notes
  • The TN House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill (HB1077/SB0727) that enables Williamson County to participate in a system of convenience voting centers. The pilot program, which has been employed in Rutherford County, enables registered voters to cast their ballots at any strategically-located voting center on Election Day. The measure, endorsed by the Williamson, Inc. Board of Directors, would allow for easier, more flexible voting options. Each member of the Williamson County delegation is signed on as a co-sponsor. The bill awaits a vote in the Senate.
  • The Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act (HB1063/SB1053), which has the support of the Williamson County Heritage Foundation and the Williamson, Inc. Board of Directors, currently remains in committee. At the most recent Williamson, Inc. Legislative Update, House Speaker Glen Casada overviewed the process through which the bill’s sponsors and co-sponsors, which includes the Williamson Co. House delegation, are trying to make the associated price tags best work.
  • TN House and Senate approved, with only one dissenting vote between the two chambers, the Proton Therapy Access Act (HB0184/SB0195). The bill would mandate that state health insurance policies cover proton therapy for cancer patients. It awaits Governor Lee’s signature, with a similar measure having been vetoed last year by then-Governor Bill Haslam, one of the few pieces of legislation he vetoed in his tenure.
  • Governor Lee signed into law a piece of legislation (HB0200/SB0245) that reduces, from 25 to 23, the minimum age for a person to hold a school bus driver’s license endorsement if he/she is an active/honorably discharged member of the military or a licensed teacher. This measure was supported by Williamson County Schools (WCS), which has faced a shortage of school bus drivers
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