(NASHVILLE) — This week, Republican lawmakers unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Representative Debra Moody (R-Covington) that protects the personal information of Tennessee tourists who visit state parks.
House Bill 312 restricts a business’s accessibility to the personal information of park visitors, including their social security numbers, driver’s licenses or other forms of identification. The bill is part of Governor Haslam’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally handled by the House Majority Leader. Because of Representative Moody’s leadership abilities, however, she was handpicked to carry the bill through the legislative process.
“Representative Moody has demonstrated her commitment to the citizens of Tennessee during her time serving as a member of the General Assembly,” said House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “We are thankful for her assistance in getting this critical legislation passed.”
“People visit our state parks to relax and enjoy their outdoor experiences,” said Representative Moody. “This bill eliminates any concern that their personal privacy and security will be compromised, creating a more enjoyable experience for them.”
The full text of House Bill 312 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HB0312.pdf
Debra Moody serves as Vice Chair of the House Civil Justice Committee. She is also a member of the House Education Administration & Planning Committee, as well as the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. Moody lives in Covington and represents House District 81, which includes Tipton County. She can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-3774.