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State Employees Offered Credit Protection After Foulup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee is offering credit protection to nearly 2,000 employees who canceled their health or dental insurance after officials mailed out their personal information in October.
Each mailing included a certificate containing the information of the recipient and three other letters aimed at other members of the plan. State officials say 1,770 certificates were mailed to the wrong address.
Each included name, address, employee ID number, healthcare insurance coverage dates and Social Security number, which was not identified as such but appeared at the bottom of each certificate.
The state is offering affected employees a year’s credit protection through Lifelock free for one year. Each has been mailed a letter about the program and has until Dec. 28 to sign up.

On Domestic Violence Legislation

News release from House and Senate Republican Caucuses:
(NASHVILLE, TN), June 9, 2011 – Tennessee courts will now have two new tools to help deal with domestic violence cases after Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Mike Faulk (R-Church Hill) and Representative Vance Dennis (R-Savannah) into law.
Senate Bill 509 allows a court to assess costs against a person who has abused the system if there is clear and convincing evidence that first, the person was not a victim as claimed and, second, that the application was filed by a petitioner who knowingly submitted it falsely. Currently, any person who files for an Order of Protection is considered a victim, precluding a judge from assessing court costs against a person who applies for an order of protection just to harass another.

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