Tennessee House of Representatives Considers New Dog Bite Laws

If you are a citizen of Tennessee, and your House representative is Kent Colemand, Rob Briley, Frank Buck, Tom DuBois, Henry Fincher, Jon Lundberg, Janis Sontany, Eddie Bass, Rob Briley, Henry Fincher, Judd Matheny or Eric Watson, it is particularly important for you to contact him or her now. 

The reason is that all of the dog bite reform bills are before committees that these legislators serve upon (the Civil Practice and Procedure Subcommittee, and the Criminal Practice and Procedure Subcommittee, of the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives).

Senator Doug Jackson introduced these bills, which will revise Tennessee dog bite law for the better. When enacted, the state’s weak, antiquated English laws will be replaced by modern ones that promote responsible dog ownership, help to control dangerous dogs, and protect children.

You must tell the legislature that you want these laws passed. There is a quick and easy way to make your voice heard. Just follow the three short steps given on the Tennessee page of Dog Bite Law.