Gov. Lee announces Reemployment Act to protect Tennessee National Guard service members


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Tuesday the first bill of the administration’s package for the General Assembly in 2021.

The Reemployment Act from the Department of the Military will provide reemployment protection for Tennessee National Guard service members who are called to state active duty.

Over the coming weeks, we will be offering a preview of policy proposals that will streamline Tennessee government and ensure that we are good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars. Our National Guard servicemen and women have been front and center in our COVID-19 response, and this bill will support their efforts and help ensure the very best continue to serve in the Tennessee National Guard.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

The Reemployment Act will do the following:

  • Amend Tennessee law to provide reemployment protections for service members called to state active duty
  • Close the gap in benefits by providing state active duty benefits more closely aligned to those provided while in federal status
  • Keep the Tennessee National Guard competitive in recruiting top talent that might otherwise serve in a neighboring state National Guard that does provide protection

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