Lawmakers show their appreciation for Tennessee’s true volunteers

by | April 19, 2017 8:58 am

Last Updated: April 19, 2017 at 9:03 am

Lawmakers have advanced legislation sponsored by State Representative Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) that demonstrates their commitment and support for Tennessee’s true volunteers.

House Bill 268 will help more than 14,000 volunteer firefighters and 3,800 members of volunteer rescue squads across our state by covering the cost of their vehicle registration fees. The measure will allow these brave men and women to obtain license plates at no cost — a small way of showing appreciation for those who risk their lives during dangerous situations.

“In some Tennessee communities, volunteer firefighters and volunteer rescue squad members are the first to respond during a fire or an emergency situation,” said Representative Sherrell. “House Bill 268 is a small way of thanking them for their bravery and for the services they provide in cities and towns throughout our state.”

House Bill 268 is expected to be heard by the Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee later this week.

The full text of House Bill 268 can be accessed by clicking here.

Sherrell lives in Sparta and represents House District 43, which includes White, Grundy, and part of Warren counties. He can be reached by email at or by calling (615) 741-1963.

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