Tennessee bill making state and local employees' contact info private advances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal to close public access to state and local employees' home addresses and phone numbers has passed the House.

The measure sponsored by Democratic House Majority Leader Gary Odom of Nashville was approved unanimously. The companion bill is scheduled for a Senate government committee next week.

Odom has said the legislation will help protect those workers from harassment.

The proposal would keep the city and zip code of local government employees open to inspection because some areas have rules that public employees must live in the towns or counties they serve.


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