State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro in top photo at podium) has successfully guided House Bill 948 through the Tennessee House of Representatives.The measure — which is part of the Governor’s legislative package this year — strengthens protections for Tennessee consumers by streamlining the process for filing complaints.
“We must ensure Tennessee businesses are operating in a fair and equitable manner so they are not undermining our consumers,” said  Powers. “I am pleased to have carried this bill because it supports Tennessee’s business-friendly climate and guarantees the interests of our consumers are protected.”
Previously, all consumer complaints were filed with the Department of Commerce & 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.
“Chairman Powers is a champion for Tennessee consumers, and he did a great job guiding this legislation through the House,” said House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland). “I am grateful to him for all of his hard work, and I know this initiative will greatly benefit the citizens of Tennessee.”
“I appreciate Chairman Powers for his tireless efforts fighting for our consumers,” said Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville). “This legislation streamlines complaint reporting, and I am grateful to Chairman Powers for his hard work on this important issue.”
House Bill 948 now awaits action in the Senate. For more information, please click here.
Dennis Powers is Chairman of the House Banking & Investments Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Commerce and Insurance Committees, as well as the House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee. Powers lives in Jacksboro and represents Tennessee House District 36, which includes Campbell and part of Union & Anderson Counties. He can be reached by email at: or by calling (615) 741- 3335.