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2019

House District 15

Rep. Staples: (R) Member: House Commerce Committee, Banking & Investments Subcommittee, Finance, Ways, & Means Committee, and State Committee. Rep. Staples sponsored 2 bills that TLRC scored; One we liked and one we didn't. The recommended bill prohibits a plea agreement allowing elected public official charged with an infamous crime to ever hold public office in TN. The one we opposed legalized gambling on sporting events. Both passed. Rep Staples co-sponsored 3 additional TLRC-recommended bills. He has a 60% vote score; above his party average. We hope Rep. Staples will work with us next year to pass more good legislation. In 2018: Sponsored no (0) bills scored by TLRC. Co-sponsored no (0) bills scored by TLRC. Voted for the Gas Tax.
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Democrat

Rick Staples

Rep. Staples is a project manager. He is a member of the 100 Blackmen of Greater Knoxville Tennessee, Inc, A-1 Learning Institute, C.C. RUSSELL MASONIC LODGE #262, Plan East Tennessee, Knoxville Chapter NAACP, Knoxville Neighborhood Working Group, and the Knoxville District Baptist Association. He is a board member for the League of Women Voters and Baby Roadrunner’s.
615.741.0768

rep.rick.staples@capitol.tn.gov

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Related Bills

HB0001/SB0016 Legalizes Sports betting in TN. Staples/Dickerson

Vote Result: Passed

HB0077/SB1236 - Disallows abortion based on viability of fetus; or heartbeat. Van Huss/Pody

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0113/SB0593 - Eliminates statute of limitation for 2nd degree murder. - Sparks/Reeves

Vote Result: Passed

HB0113/SB0593 - Requires serious conditions be met for licensure of certain vocations and practices. - Daniel/Kelsey

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0283/SB0290 - Increases penalty for child rape - Littleton/White

Vote Result: Passed

HB0340/SB0362 - Civil Asset Forfeiture reform - Daniel/Niceley

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0403/SB0241 - Provisions disallowing a state property tax - Hall/Jackson

Vote Result: Passed

HB0409/SB1275 - Immunity for self-defense with force; or in defense of other(s). - GriffeyPody

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0494/SB0423 - Removes special tax on ammunition. Doggett/Hensley

Vote Result: Passed

HB0544/SBSB1293 - Creates an appeal process for fiscal notes perceived as unrealistic - Daniel/Pody

Vote Result: Failed

HB0563/SB0364 - Insures religious freedom for internal business policies. Zachary/Gardenhire

Vote Result: Failed