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Bill would take legal notices from newspaper

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Two lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials to post legal notices on their official web sites instead of paying to publish them in the newspaper.

Acting at Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's request, Republican Rep. Vince Dean of East Ridge said he was asked to introduce the bill. He said he believes "it's time to start having a conversation about what role the Internet will play in the future on public notice."

Littlefield spokesman Richard Beeland told the Chattanooga Times Free Press it's all about saving taxpayers money.

Frank Gibson with the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government said a 2010 survey of state residents showed "there are huge chunks of the population that do not have access to the Internet."

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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