Tennessee lawmakers to meet next month to assess the state's security status after Haslam directives

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam speaks during a meeting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press editorial board Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee lawmakers plan to hold hearings next month to "assess the state's security status" and review directives taken by Gov. Bill Haslam to protect service members in military installations.

The hearing comes as Haslam reviews and implements new Tennessee National Guard initiatives following last week's rampage in Chattanooga where authorities say 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez killed four Marines and a sailor at the Navy-Marine Operations Center.

Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager. R-Kingston, and Senate Transportation and Safety Committee Chairman Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, will hold the hearing 11, 2015 at 9:00 am in Nashville in Room 30 of the Legislative Plaza.

The State and Local Government Committee oversees legislative matters pertaining to the Department of Military, while the Transportation and Safety Committee oversees the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

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