As mandated by HJR108 – Tennessee’s Sovereignty Resolution which passed overwhemingly in both Houses and was signed by Gov. Bredesen this year, a 3-member committe has been appointed to study ways to reassert sovereignty for the state.
Rep. Johnson, along with three other state representatives, will serve by appointment of House Speaker Kent Williams on the committee of conference and correspondence pursuant to House Joint Resolution 108. Other members appointed include Lynn, Rep. Richard Floyd and Rep. Ron Lollar.
“I am proud that Tennessee legislators on both sides of the aisle realized the need to protect our state sovereignty by passing this resolution,” Johnson said. “I look forward to working with Rep. Lynn to communicate with other states and join together in making sure we protect our states rights provided in the constitution. It’s time we let the federal government know we do not want them overstepping their authority and spending money we do not have. I strongly believe our forefathers had it right when they established the framework intended to limit the powers of the federal government.”
From HJR108, the full charge of the committee:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a committee of conference and correspondence be appointed by the Speaker of the House and of the Senate, which shall have as its charge to communicate the preceding resolution to the legislatures of the several states, to assure them that this State continues in the same esteem of their friendship and to call for a joint working group between the states to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government and to seek repeal of the assumption of powers and the imposed mandates.