Bill Lee in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Education: We can support choice and public schools at the same time

2024 is the year to make school choice a reality for every Tennessee family. Some are concerned that more choices for families could mean fewer resources for public schools, but that is simply not true. We can give parents choice and support public schools at the same time. You'll hear me say that over and over again--these two ideas are not in conflict.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Tennessee legislature Jan 10, 2024

On Government Reform: Cutting red tape is a green light for job creators

In my view, less government is better government. This year, working with the General Assembly, we will bring forward a plan to repeal or streamline nearly 40% of all existing rules across the executive branch. That's 4,000 rules eliminated or streamlined. I'm proud that this will be one of the largest cuts of red tape, not just in Tennessee history, but for any state anywhere in the country. And cutting red tape is a green light for Tennessee's job creators to continue growing our economy.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Tennessee legislature Jan 10, 2024

On Technology: ELVIS Act: prohibit AI from stealing singers' voices

While this new AI technology can be used for good, it also allows users to impersonate and make fake works in the voice and likeness of others. I'm proposing legislation to protect Tennessee's rich musical heritage and ensure that no one can steal the voice of Tennessee artists. We're calling this bill the ELVIS Act to honor our very own King of Rock & Roll, as well as his family who is still working to protect his legacy today.

TN.gov press release, "AI Impact on Music Industry": Governor Bill Lee announced the Ensuring Likeness Voice and Image Security (ELVIS) Act, a bill updating Tennessee's Protection of Personal Rights law to include protections for songwriters, performers, and music industry professionals' voice from the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI). The ELVIS Act would be the first legislation of its kind in the nation to build upon existing state rule protecting against the unauthorized use of someone's likeness by adding "voice" to the realm it protects.

Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Tennessee legislature Jan 10, 2024

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