Representative Sherrell’s Measure Supporting Tennessee’s True Volunteers Passes In House Chamber

April 19, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members unanimously supported passage of legislation sponsored by State Representative Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) that supports Tennessee’s true volunteers.

House Bill 268 — which passed by a 95-0 vote tally — will help more than 14,000 volunteer firefighters and 3,800 members of volunteer rescue squads across our state by covering the cost of their vehicle registration fees. The measure will allow these brave men and women to obtain license plates at no cost — a small way of showing appreciation for those who risk their lives in the line of duty.

“Volunteer firefighters and volunteer rescue squad members are often the first to respond to fires and other emergencies in many of our Tennessee communities,” said Representative Sherrell. “I have fought to honor and support them throughout my time serving in the House chamber, and I am pleased that my colleagues have joined me in thanking them for their heroic actions and for the lifesaving services they provide the citizens of Tennessee.”

House Bill 268 now heads to Governor Haslam’s desk where it is expected to be signed into law.

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Paul Sherrell serves as a member of the House Criminal Justice and House Health Committee, as well as the House Health Subcommittee. Sherrell lives in Sparta and represents House District 43, which includes White, Grundy, and part of Warren Counties. He can be reached by email at or by calling (615) 741-1963.