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Vice-Chairman Pody, House Consumer & Human Resources Committee Members Support Tennessee Consumers & Employees

(NASHVILLE) — During the 2017 legislative session, State Representative Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and his colleagues serving on the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee advanced a total of 10 legislative initiatives; 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.

“I am pleased that we advanced commonsense initiatives in 2017 that supported both our consumers and our employees,” said Vice-Chairman Pody. “As we look toward 2018, I know we will continue to strengthen existing laws and also find new ways to protect these important groups so that all of Tennessee continues to prosper.”   

“The men and women who serve on the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee have done a remarkable job strengthening protections for our consumers and employees in 2017,” said House Consumer & Human Resources Committee Chairman Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson). “As I reflect on our work, I know we have safeguarded our citizens from fraud, exploitation, and abuse; we have also made tremendous strides supporting our hardworking men and women. I look forward to partnering with my colleagues again in 2018 so that we can continue to make Tennessee a desired destination for businesses and families.”

Additionally, the efforts of the committee did not go unnoticed by House leadership, especially Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville).

“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,” said Speaker Harwell. “The efforts of this important panel during the 2017 legislative session will have a tremendous impact on our state now and in future years.”

Mark Pody serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee. He is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee and House Insurance & Banking Committee. He lives in Lebanon and represents House District 46, which includes all of Cannon and part of Wilson and DeKalb Counties. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-7086.

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