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Legislative Services Office

James K. Polk Building, Suite 700
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone:  615.741.2848
Fax:  615.741.2508

Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes
Director of Legislative Services
Matt.Barnes@tn.gov

This office is headed by a director who advises the commissioner and staff on legislative issues. Staff in this area work with members of the General Assembly to promote the department's agenda through legislation. Assistance is provided in legislative matters and responses and information are provided to legislators involving the department.


This office coordinates the legislative affairs of the department. The special assistant/legislative services manager prepares and implements the department's initiatives, serves as the Commissioner's liaison with the Governor's Office and the Legislature and coordinates the Commissioner's relations with the General Assembly. Matt Barnes serves in this role for TDOT.

The goal of the Legislative Services Office is to coordinate and manage the departmentís legislative agenda through the legislative process. The Legislative Services Office develops and improves working relationships with all members of the General Assembly. The department relies on this office to develop legislative proposals to carry out departmental initiatives, as well as to analyze and communicate the effect of all proposed legislation. The Legislative Services Office also facilitates the communication of the departmentís initiatives with representatives of the affected constituency.

Visit The The Tennessee General Assembly website.