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Subcommittee Chairman Lynn, House Consumer & Human Resources Committee Supports Tennessee Consumers & Employees

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2017 legislative session, the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee fought to protect consumers and employees across Tennessee. Thanks to the hard work of Subcommittee Chairman State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) and fellow committee members, the committee advanced a total of 10 legislative initiatives in 2017; all were signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

These initiatives reduce instances of job-killing requirements, enhance consumer protections, and also shield citizens from financial exploitation. They include:

  • House Bill 180:  Prohibits local governments from enacting job-killing requirements on employee scheduling.
  • House Bill 366:  Creates new consumer protections regarding litigation financiers.
  • House Bill 545:  Expands consumer protection violations for failing to disclose a security breach of personal consumer information.
  • House Bill 726:  Curtails the use of deceptive vehicle warranty advertisements.
  • House Bill 1064: Enacts the Elderly & Vulnerable Adult Financial Exploitation Prevention Act.

“As House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman, I am proud of our committees’ committed focus on consumer protection and fair employment laws for hardworking Tennesseans,” said Representative Lynn. “I look forward to furthering our work in 2018 so that our state continues to thrive and serve as a model for others to follow.”

Tennessee was recently rated as the 5th best state in the nation for economic competitiveness, up from 7th the year before, by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

“I was excited to see that three of the factors that make up ALEC’s assessment are directly tied to the committee I chair, and for two of the three factors, we are No.1 in the nation,” stated Representative Lynn.

In summing up their work, Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) stated, “I want to personally thank the hardworking members of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee for taking the necessary steps to ensure that the rights of Tennessee consumers and employees remain protected.  The efforts of this important panel during the 2017 legislative session will have a tremendous impact on our state now and in future years.”

Susan Lynn serves as the Chair of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee. Lynn is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources, House Finance Ways & Means, and House Ethics Committee, as well as the Joint Fiscal Review Committee. She lives in Mount Juliet and represents House District 57, which includes Wilson County. Lynn can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-7462.

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