Family and Personal:
Rep. Ramsey is married with two children and is a dentist. He lives in Maryville, TN
He is a member of the Blount County Senior Action Council, Regional Solid Waste Authority, Agricultural Extension Committee, Community Action Agency, Regional Planning Commission, and Kiwanis Club of Maryville.
Rep. Bob Ramsey, as chairman of the Health Subcommittee, allowed at least two important bills to fail because of the lack of a second. HB2486 would have required hospitals and other medical facilities to allow certain family members to visit critically-ill patients under the conditions of emergency rules imposed during a perceived pandemic. HB2451 was the”Parent Bill of Rights Act,” which requires LEAs to permit parents to have access to certain information, including the names of instructors, titles available in the school library, teacher manuals, and curriculum; requires parents to provide written consent before a student can participate in any extracurricular activity, family life lesson, field trip, school assembly, or guest speaker event; prohibits certain healthcare practitioners from providing medical treatment to a minor without parental consent or an appropriate court order.
We feel certain that most of Representative Ramsey’s constituents would have liked to see these two bills passed. To dismiss them summarily is dereliction of duty. Every bill presented deserves to be debated, even if it is rejected in the end.
Ramsey sponsored HB0946, allowing treatment of minors for STD without parental consent. He also sponsored HB2032, allowing dentists to administer Gardasil to minors. Thankfully, they both failed. Ramsey is a dentist by profession
Representative Ramsey co-sponsored HB2309, which allows illegal immigrants to be granted professional licenses. He supported HB2886, which provided $500M taxpayer dollars for a new Titan’s stadium, HB8002–another bill that provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in West TN. With HB2609, he voted to extend an 80% tax break for the Cincinnati farm team in Chattanooga, and in HBo2o4 he voted to protect ethnic hairstyles in the workplace.
He supported none of TLRC’s chosen bills that would secure liberties, provide greater transparency, or hold those responsible accountable for misdeeds. In 2021 he blocked almost every ‘freedom-from-COVID-mandates’ bill that came his way.