Statement from Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on Governor Lee’s ceremonial signing of Tennessee House Bills 784, and 785 today:

“Governor Lee and Tennessee legislators have earned a hard-fought victory with the signing of needed conservative, commonsense improvements to Tennessee’s criminal justice system.

“This legislation will improve public safety by focusing on addiction issues, and removing counterproductive barriers to employment that too often contribute to people reoffending after their release.

“We applaud the Governor and Republican leadership for prioritizing these tremendous reforms, and look forward to helping to continue to protect the rights of Tennesseans’, and improve safety, while making government more efficient.”