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2019

House District 36

Rep. Powers: (R) Chair: House Banking & Investments Subcommittee, Member: Insurance Committee, Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee, Commerce Committee. Chairman Powers co-sponsored 10 of the 32 bills recommended by TLRC. He earned a 91% vote score. He might have done more but was ill and out for a considerable period. Regardless of his quiet, mild manner, he is a valued member of the GA and we look forward to working with him next year. In 2018: Sponsored no (0) bills scored by TLRC. Co-sponsored sixteen (16) bills favored by TLRC. Voted against the Gas Tax. Rep. Powers is a dependable supporter of conservative values and legislation.
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Republican

Dennis Powers

Rep. Powers is married. He is an insurance agent. He is Majority Caucus Vice Chairman and vice-chair of the Republican Caucus. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Senior League Baseball, Mentor Program of the West LaFollette Elementary School, Friends of Cove Lake State Park, National Right to Life, National Rifle Association, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, First Baptist Church of Jacksboro, Campbell County Jaycees, Heritage Foundation, American Legislative Exchange Council, TN Farm Bureau, Leadership Campbell County, Wounded Warrior Project, National Conference of State Legislators, National Federation of Independent Business, Mentor with Tennessee Promise, TN Energy Task Force, and the TN Opioid Task Force. He is president of the President Campbell County Young Republicans. He is Committee Chair for Good Will Industries, Boy Scouts of America, Campbell County Habitat for Humanity, and the Adopt-A-School Program. He volunteers for the LaFollette Medical Center and is a golf coach and adopter for Jacksboro Middle School.
615.741.3335

rep.dennis.powers@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

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

Vote Result: Passed

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

HB0564/SB0482 - Requires LEAs to administer payroll deductions equally for all professional unions - Dunn/Gardenhire

Vote Result: Failed

HB0655/SB1206 - Extends authority to barter for all healthcare services - C.Sexton/Crowe

Vote Result: Passed