Sherry Cole, Legislative Chair
April 22, 2013
TNSSA Introduces New Legislation: SB1147 and HB980 (limited-lines license for the sale or offer of tenant insurance)”
SUCCESS & YOU DID IT !! I’m excited to let you know that HB 0980 passed on the House floor 95-0 last week! This wouldn’t have happened without your participation – thank you for making calls and sending emails. Our final bill has gone to the Governor for signature. Since we’ve passed each subcommittee and committee hearing as well as both the Senate and House floor votes without any opposition, we don’t anticipate a problem with the Governor signing this legislation. The effective date of our legislation was changed from October 1, 2013 to July 1, 2013. THANK YOU!
Governor Bill Haslam signs SB1147-HB980
On June 4, 2013 TNSSA was pleased to have SSA President Mike Scanlon join TNSSA, our Lobbyist, and involved legislators for a symbolic signing of our limited-license insurance bill SB1147-HB980 which became effective on July 1, 2013.
From left to right, standing: Nathan Ridley, TNSSA Lobbyist; Dee Sharp, TNSSA Founding Member and Past President; Michael Scanlon, SSA President; Eddie Johnson, TNSSA President; Sherry Cole, TNSSA Legislative Chair; Representative Charles Sargent, Sponsor of HR 980; Representative Joe Pitts, Co-sponsor of HR 980; Ryan Haynes, Co-sponsor of HR 980. Seated: Governor Bill Haslam.