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VOL. 123 | NO. 40 | Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tenn. Bills Would Close Access to Public Employees' Contact Info

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are considering proposals to close public employees' home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth from public inspection.

Supporters say the measures would protect state and local government workers from vindictive citizens, but others worry about balancing the public's right to know.

House Majority Leader Gary Odom, a Nashville Democrat, is the sponsor of one of several proposals to close access to state workers' home contact information.

He says he's concerned for the safety of state employees.

Rep. Frank Buck, a Dowelltown Democrat, said he worries that closing the records would limit the ability to ferret out corruption.

Read HB2499 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

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