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Tennessee House Passes Legislation Easing Regulatory Burden On State’s Motorists

(NASHVILLE) — This week, State Representative Bud Hulsey (R Kingsport) passed legislation in the House chamber that eases the regulatory burden on Tennessee motorists involved in minor traffic accidents.

House Bill 1515 increases the minimum property damage threshold for which a motor vehicle accident requires a written report to be filed by the motorist with the Department of Safety from $400 to $1,500.

The measure also reduces the backlog of accident reports that are currently on the Tennessee Department of Safety’s books.

“When you already have the frustration of dealing with a minor accident, the last thing you need to worry about is a burdensome regulation that requires you to also inform the state by filing a form,” said Representative Hulsey. “I am honored to sponsor this initiative that eases this regulatory burden on Tennessee motorists and frees up taxpayer-funded policing resources to be used in other areas.”

House Bill 1515 now awaits passage in the Senate. For more information about this initiative, please click here.

Bud Hulsey serves as Vice-Chairman of the House State Government Committee. He is also a member of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee and the House State Government Committee. Hulsey lives in Kingsport and represents House District 2, which includes part of Sullivan County. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2886.

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