Tennessee General Assembly Passes Legislation Targeting Organized Street Racing

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During its last week of session, the Tennessee General Assembly overwhelmingly approved legislation targeting organized street racing.

State Representative John Gillespie (R-Memphis-HD97) and State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon-SD24) sponsored the legislation, which was originally approved in by the State Senate in late February.

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Tennessee Senate Unanimously Approves Legislation Targeting Organized Speed Racing

The Tennessee State Senate unanimously approved legislation targeting organized street racing.

State Senator John Stevens’ (R-Huntingdon) SB1673 was approved by the Senate on February 28. It was engrossed on March 1. It now sits on the House desk for consideration.

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Legislation Targeting Organized Street Racing Continues to Progress Through General Assembly

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Legislation targeting organized street racing continues to progress through the Tennessee General Assembly.

State Representative John Gillespie (R-Memphis-HD97) and State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon-SD24) previously introduced companion bills targeting organized street racing, HB1661 and SB1673.

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Legislation Targeting Organized Street Racing Gets Additional Co-Sponsors

John Gillespie and John Stevens of Tennessee

A Tennessee General Assembly bill targeting organized street racing continues through the legislative process.

It was previously reported that State Representative John Gillespie (R-Memphis-HD97) and State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon-SD24) have teamed up to introduce identical bills, HB1661 and SB1673. There are now fourteen co-sponsors in the state House, including two Democrats.

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Tennessee Lawmakers Target Organized Street Racing with Proposed Bills

Two Tennessee lawmakers are targeting organized street racing.

State Representative John Gillespie (R-Memphis-HD97)  and State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon-SD24) have teamed up to introduce identical bills, HB1661 and SB1673. These bills create a new offense in the state code, aggravated reckless driving.

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