Consumer Protection Bill Sponsored By Rep. Travis Passes House Unanimously

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Rep. Ron Travis
Rep. Ron Travis

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) that strengthens Tennessee’s consumer protection laws was approved.

 

House Bill 1879, which passed by a 91-0 vote tally, prohibits members of the health care industry from soliciting business from victims of accidents or natural disasters for a period of 30 days following an incident.

The measure exempts providers who have prior family or professional relationships with victims.

 

It is designed to protect Tennesseans involved in these types of incidents from unwanted solicitations so that they can focus on their road to recovery, it was stated.

 

“Our residents who are involved in accidents or natural disasters have enough to worry about as they work to restore normalcy in their daily lives,” said Chairman Travis. “I am pleased that House Bill 1879will assist them by reducing stresses caused by unwanted disruptions as they recover.”  

 

For more information about House 1879, please click here.

 

Ron Travis serves as the chairman of the House Insurance & Banking Committee. He is also a member of the House Transportation, House Calendar & Rules and Joint Fiscal Review Committee, as well as the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee. Rep. Travis lives in Dayton and represents House District 31, which includes Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Rhea and part of Roane County. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Ron.Travis@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-1450.



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