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Sexton Supports Next Week’s Special Session

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

House Speaker Cameron Sexton said he believes the state needs a special legislative session to cover several issues facing Tennessee.

The session will begin next Monday. Governor Bill Lee said the special session will address extending COVID-19 liability protections in order to provide legal clarity and certainty for health care providers, businesses, schools, non-profits and others.

“I agree with Governor Lee’s decision to call a special session,” House Speaker Cameron Sexton said. “The House is committed to working with Gov. Lee and his administration, as well as Lt. Gov. McNally and the Senate to safely, efficiently, and effectively address these timely issues for the benefit of Tennessee and Tennesseans.”

Lee said telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds will also be addressed.

“We are looking forward to coming back and finishing the people’s business to increase access to tele-health services, and to protect businesses, churches, academic and health facilities from baseless lawsuits during the ongoing pandemic. I am very appreciative of the call to strengthen existing laws against those who deface property, who escalate peaceful protests into acts of aggression and those who seek violence towards law enforcement and judicial members.”


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