Tennessee state GOP lawmakers Representative Glen Casada and Senator Jack Johnson, both from Franklin, announced they have filed HB 500 and SB 595 to modify the TCA and create the Office of the Repealer.
Under the direction of the Office of Tennessee’s Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, the Office of the Repealer would be tasked with “Investigating and collecting information regarding the state’s laws and rules and regulations to determine instances in which such laws and rules and regulations are unreasonable, unduly burdensome, duplicative, contradictory or unnecessary;”
Representative Casada noted that once the idea for creating the Office of the Repealer had been conceived, rather than risk reinventing the wheel, he checked to see if any other states had undertaken such a comprehensive review of their legal code. His research revealed Kansas had enacted similar legislation. Tennessee’s law is modeled on the Kansas bill.