VOL. 123 | NO. 42 | Friday, February 29, 2008
Senate Votes to Require Toll Contractors to be American-Owned
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has unanimously passed a bill to require companies contracting with the state to operate toll roads or bridges to be majority American owned.
Sen. Tim Burchett, a Knoxville Republican, says he introduced the bill for national security reasons.
The Legislature last year approved a pilot program that would allow one toll road and one toll bridge project in Tennessee. No project has yet been approved.
The House Transportation Committee is scheduled to take up the companion bill on Tuesday.
Read SB2724 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us.us
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