House Bill 1031 recognizes constables for their contributions
(NASHVILLE) — State Representative John Crawford (R-Kingsport) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
House Bill 1031 recognizes the contributions that Tennessee constables make to their communities and improves their accessibility during emergencies by allowing them to obtain the same emergency license plates that are issued to police and other first responders. The bill will now head to Governor Bill Haslam’s desk where it will be signed into law.
“Constables are valuable resources to the residents they serve and make extraordinary contributions to our communities,” said Representative Crawford. “I am grateful that this bill will make them more efficient at their jobs by improving their accessibility during emergency situations.”
Representative Crawford is sponsoring 11 additional bills this legislative session.
The full text of House Bill 1031 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HB1031.pdf
John Crawford serves as a member of the House Local Government Committee and Subcommittee, as well as the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee and House Calendar & Rules Committee. He lives in Kingsport and represents House District 1, which encompasses a portion of Sullivan County. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-7623.