Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994

Rep. Littleton to Run for Republican Party Chair

Second-term state Rep. Mary Littleton, R-Dickson, is joining the race to become the next chair of the Tennessee Republican Party, the Associated Press reports. She joins Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville, who already announced he will seek the office. The position is open because Chris Devaney is stepping down to become executive director of the Chattanooga-based Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti. The party is scheduled to elect a new chair on April 11, the Memphis Daily News reports.

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Healthcare Liability, Workers' Comp Bills See Action

The Senate sponsor of legislation to establish an administrative system for addressing healthcare liability and errors announced today that the bill (SB507 by Sen. Jack Johnson and HB546 by Rep. Glen Casada) will not receive any further consideration this year, but will be the subject of an ad hoc committee study this summer. Also today, the Senate version of a bill to create a system for allowing employers to create a private workers' compensation plan bypassing the state system (SB721 by Sen. Mark Green and HB 997 by Rep. Jeremy Durham), cleared its first hurdle in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee by a 6-0-2 vote, with one member absent.

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