House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) today announced State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) has been chosen as a co-prime sponsor to shepherd House Bill 948 through the legislative process on behalf of Republican leadership.The measure is part of Gov. Bill Lee’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally sponsored by the House Majority Leader and Assistant Majority Leader. Because of Chairman Powers’ leadership abilities and his passion for fighting for Tennessee’s consumers, he is the ideal person to handle all details related to this initiative.
Powers is shown here being sworn in to serve his fifth term as state representative.
“Chairman Powers is a strong advocate for Tennessee’s consumers,” said Lamberth. “I know he will do a great job guiding this initiative through the committee process, and I look forward to working with him to get it passed.”
“I appreciate Chairman Powers for his willingness to guide this legislation through the House,” said Gant. “This initiative will improve consumer protections for our citizens and safeguard their interests.”
House Bill 948 strengthens protections for Tennessee consumers by streamlining the process for filing complaints. Previously, all complaints were filed with the Department of Commerce and Insurance before being referred to the Attorney General’s office. Under this initiative, consumers will be able to directly contact the Attorney General’s Office to file a complaint.
“I am grateful to Gov. Lee, and our House leadership team for asking me to carry this legislation,” said Powers. “I will continue to fight for additional solutions that support our consumers and ensure businesses in our state maintain fair practices.”
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