Representative Paul Sherrell passes his first bill in the state legislature

By | April 6, 2017 7:25 am

State Representative Paul Sherrell

(NASHVILLE) — On April 3, 2017, Republican lawmakers unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Representative Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta) designed to enhance security at state facilities.

House Bill 321 is a pro-law enforcement bill that allows the Department of Safety & Homeland Security to expand protection services outside of Davidson County in order to ensure all state facilities are safe and secure. The bill is part of Governor Haslam’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally handled by the House Majority Leader. Because of Representative Sherrell’s leadership abilities, however, he was handpicked to carry the bill through the legislative process.

“In his short time here in Nashville, Representative Sherrell has already proven himself as an extremely capable member of the General Assembly,” said House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “We are grateful for his assistance in getting this critical legislation passed.”

“This bill demonstrates our commitment to creating work environments where Tennesseans can thrive and don’t have to worry about their personal safety,” said Representative Sherrell. “I am pleased that this bill has passed in the House and look forward to working with my Republican colleagues throughout the remainder of session to enact laws that benefit all Tennesseans, especially those in my district.”

The full text of House Bill 321 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at:

Paul Sherrell serves as a member of the House Criminal Justice and House Health Committee, as well as the House Health Subcommittee. He 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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