The legal department in Tennessee writes the bills for legislators. For instance, if I have an idea for an issue such as eminent domain, I provide my idea and/or supporting documents and the legal department drafts it into proper form.
During the legislative session this year I provided the legal department copies of research of various bills as well as amendments that have been used in other states with regard to eminent domain. I provided this information as a blueprint in drawing up my own bills.
It now seems that on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision that other legislators now want to present similar bills. Apparently the legal department did not keep my information and is now requesting second copies.
I am glad there is more interest , I guess better late than never.
One legislator called to inform me that a constituent called and asked him to sign on to my bill dealing with eminent domain in an effort to stop this problem. Support is growing---thanks, and keep it up!
With increased interest, we can hopefully push harder to pass legislation preventing this kind of abuse. I'm still working hard on this issue, and won't quit!