Fewer bills filed in new Tennessee General Assembly

The Tennessee General Assembly has seen the least number of bills filed for this year’s session than at any time in recent memory:

“This is a mad house up here,” one frustrated legislator told us, “we really aren’t sure what is good to file and what isn’t right now, with so few bills being taken in.” Some veteran conservatives on the Hill think there could be both a positive and a negative side to the lack of activity in the introduction of bills. “On the one hand, there are fewer bills being introduced in the first place, and that means that there are going to be fewer new laws and should be less new government regulation, which is a good thing,” State Senator Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville) said to The Examiner Monday. “However, we weren’t just sent here to keep new needless regulations from passing, we were sent here to cut the size and scope of State government and reform education, and those things do require some pretty extensive new bills that may become new laws. We don’t want the limits in bill filing to keep needed measures from making it to the floor for a vote.”

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