Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Williams Co-Sponsors Constitutional Amendment

State Representative Ryan Williams of Cookeville has been assigned to seats on the House Education Committee and the Health and Human Resources Committee. According to the legislature's website, Williams has now sponsored a bill that creates a Class A misdemeanor for producing, manufacturing, selling or offering to sell any product containing any of six listed synthetic derivatives or analogues of the Schedule I controlled substance methcathinone. He has also signed on as a co-sponsor to House Joint Resolution 32. That's a proposed Constitutional Amendment that "prohibits public officials in Tennessee from taking any action that would violate the public policy that every person is free to choose or decline to choose any mode of securing health care services." The resolution's prime sponsor is Representative Glen Casada of Franklin, but Williams and 29 other representatives are signed on as co-sponsors.