State Senator Jim Summerville of Dickson says he will be introducing bills to reduce regulations on businesses, continue education reforms, abolish the Hall income tax and continue his efforts to do away with Affirmative Action when the Tennessee General Assembly convenes next year. The first-term Republican officially kicked off his re-election campaign for 2014 last week for what he has said will be his final four-year term in the state senate. He already faces opposition from two announced opponents in the Republican primary next August. “My priorities include taking more unnecessary regulations off businesses. Many of them serve no purpose, some are downright silly and others are job killers,” Summerville said in a statement. The former teacher pledged to continue supporting K-12 education reforms, including legislation that supports giving parents more educational options, such as vouchers, charter schools, homeschooling and faith-based academies. “And, of course, public schools with an excellent teacher in every classroom will always remain a choice, too,” Summerville says. After hearing complaints from teachers about the results of recent evaluation reforms, the senator says he plans to introduce the Teachers’ Paperwork Reduction Act. Summerville has previously announced plans to try to freeze tuition at state universities. The senator said his legislative agenda includes abolishing the Hall income tax on certain investments next year instead of gradually, requiring certain periodicals be wrapped and sealed while restricting their sales to customers 18 and over and a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would ban discrimination against or granting preferential treatment to any group or individual based on race, color, sex or national origin. Summerville unsuccessfully introduced a series of bills last session aimed at removing all aspects of Affirmative Action from state and local governments. The Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 14.