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Opt-Out Legislation Appears to Fizzle Amid Sex Scandal

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 | 1179 | 0 | 70 min read

Workers’ compensation opt-out legislation in Tennessee appears to be dead for 2016, just a few weeks into the session and after one of its sponsors has taken a leave following reports that he sent inappropriate text messages to women. Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin took his House Bill 997 off the calendar for the House of Representatives' Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee, where it had been scheduled for a Feb. 10 hearing. Durham has taken a leave of absence following accusations that he had an affair with another lawmaker -- both are married to other people -- and that ...

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