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State Representative Sam Whitson Passes First Bill In State Legislature

House Bill 711 eases the backlog of Tennessee court cases

(NASHVILLE) —This week, Republican lawmakers unanimously passed a bill sponsored by State Representative Sam Whitson (R-Franklin) that improves caseload efficiency in Tennessee courts.

House Bill 711 helps alleviate the backlog of cases in Tennessee courts. It now awaits further action from the Senate.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year in the Tennessee General Assembly and am pleased that House Bill 711 has passed on the House floor,” said Representative Whitson. “I look forward to working with my fellow Republican colleagues throughout the remainder of the legislative session to pass laws that benefit all Tennesseans, especially those in my district.”

In addition to House Bill 711, Representative Whitson is sponsoring 13 other bills this session.

The full text of House Bill 711 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HB0711.pdf

Sam Whitson serves as a member of the House Health Committee, as well as the House Transportation Committee & Subcommittee. Whitson lives in Franklin and represents House District 65, which includes part of Williamson County. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Sam.Whitson@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-1864.

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