Bill to Form Fair Commission Headed to Governor

AP

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to set up a state fair commission is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure sponsored by Democratic Sen. Joe Haynes of Nashville was approved 32-0 by the Senate on Monday. The companion bill passed the House 90-2 last week.

The proposal creates a state fair and exposition commission within the Department of Agriculture. The commission will be appointed by the governor and will be charged with administering a state fair and exposition.

Haynes said a Metro Fair Board had control of the fair but said his legislation officially makes the state fair a property of the state.

In an attempt to keep the fair in Davidson County, resolutions also passed Monday urging any state fair to be held where the seat of government is located.

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