Tennessee Bottle Bill Coming Up For Discussion March 22?
The new improved bottle bill in Tennessee is up for review again. Tomorrow, March 22 it will come in front of the House Government Operations Committee. Last year a similiar bill met a dramatic defeat in front of the Local Government Subcommittee of the House State and Local Government Committee. Rep. Russell Johnson (R-Loudon), the sponsor of this bill, wanted to present the merits of the bill since he didn't have the votes at that time to pass out of committee. Knoxville Rep. Harry Brooks (R-Knoxville) moved to discuss the bill. At this point no other legislators would second the motion to discuss.
I believe we all learned in our government class in junior high school that Democracy requires discussion.
To ensure that this bill at least gets discussed please visit the Tennessee Bottle Bill Project and contact your legislator or senator. Tell them that you want to clean up Tennessee's roads and streams.