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Tennessee governor signs bill requiring public notices on newspaper websites

Staff Report • Apr 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill to require public notices to be published on newspaper websites.

The measure maintains a requirement for public notices to be published in the print editions of newspapers. It would also create a statewide online clearinghouse for all notices.

Sponsors say the Tennessee Press Association called for the changes in the interest of enhanced transparency.

The House approved the legislation 94-1, and it passed the Senate 31-1.