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House District 44

2021
Lamberth-William
Republican

William Lamberth

Family and Personal:
Rep. Lamberth is married with two children and is an attorney.

Memberships:
He is a member of the Gallatin Rotary Club, Republican Party of Sumner County, Sumner County Bar Association, Middle Tennessee Mission Outreach, Portland Chamber, Hendersonville Chamber, Gallatin Chamber, and Westmoreland Chamber.

Councils and Boards:
He is chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee. He is also a board member for Children are People and chairman of Portland Community Education Foundation.

615.741.1980

rep.william.lamberth@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. William Lamberth: Serves as Majority Leader of the House and is a member of the following committees: Calendar and Rules Committee, Criminal Justice Committee, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Select Ethics Committee, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, Government Operations Committee, Select Committee on Rules, Joint Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture, Joint Education, Health and General Welfare, and the Joint Judiciary and Government committee. Leader Lamberth is highly skilled, extremely efficient, and always well-prepared. Lamberth supported twenty-seven of the TLRC positions on chosen bills with only three dissents, earning him a 95% vote score.

He co-sponsored ten of our favored bills:

SR0023 – Rudd – Resolution creating a bi-cameral panel to research the recall of Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle (failed in House Civil Justice subcommittee).

A media story on the subject

SB0843/HB0513 – Rose/Gant – Increased penalties for various lawless activities when protesting/rioting

SJR2 – Kelsey – Puts Right-to-Work into our Tennessee constitution, making it much more difficult to rescind (passed).

SB0228/HB0003 – Hensley/Cepicky – Protects female athletes by prohibiting biological males from participating in women’s sports (passed).

SB318/HB18 – Hensley/Griffey – Real Constitutional Carry. This bill would be totally compliant with the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution (placed behind the budget in the house and deferred in the senate).

SB0474/HB0855 – Powers/Powers – All businesses are essential in emergencies, no discrimination allowed (passed).

SB0623/HB0580 – Bell/Ragan – The teaching of Critical Race Theory is prohibited in TN public schools (passed).

SB0717/HB1047 – C. Sexton/McNally – No probation or parole for child sex abusers (passed).

SB0828/HB1181 – Rudd/Bowling – Fetal remains must be disposed of by burial or cremation, making it prohibitive to harvest or sell fetal body parts (passed).

SB0858/HB0575 – Ragan/Bowling – Limits county health officer’s quarantine powers/prohibits government requiring COVID vaccines (passed).

SB1267/HB1233 – Bell/Zachary – Authorizes a third restroom facility for the gender-conflicted (passed).

Lamberth earned a commendable 9.5 out of 10 on constitutional fidelity. His three errant votes supported the following bills which TLRC opposed:

HR110 – Hardaway – Resolution to honor Pastor William J. Barber II (sent to Summer Study). Barber is a black theologist CRT advocate whose rhetoric is anti-American in the tradition of Jeremiah Wright.

SB0736/HB0141 – Johnson/Lamberth (a Governor’s bill with which we take issue) – Special tax exemption for the film and video industry which was supported by a large majority of the General Assembly (passed). TLRC does not support special carve-outs for cherry-picked industries. The government should not be picking winners and losers.

SB0783/HB1204 – Massey/Zachary – Authorizes a special sales and use tax allocation to finance Randy Boyd’s Baseball stadium in Knoxville at the expense of Tennessee taxpayers—Boyd is a mega-millionaire (passed).

Media stories on the subject:
Boyd Sports to Profit from Events Held at Taxpayer-Funded Stadium – Tennessee Star

Member of Senate Committee Considering Legislation for Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium is Employee of Law Firm That Could Benefit From Bill’s Passage – Tennessee Star

Five Sponsors of Bill Enabling Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium Received More Than $90,000 in Campaign Funds from Individuals with Ties to the Project – Tennessee Star

As House Majority Leader, Lamberth is obliged to sponsor the Governor’s bills. For that reason, unlike other members, we do not score or judge Leader Lamberth on the bills he sponsors.

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the laws we have. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. Lamberth is highly qualified for the role. We are at a crisis point and now is the time to stand for the people instead of special interests, the wealthy, and well-connected, and against those who assume power through corruption and coercion. If we do not, we could very well lose our republic and our liberties.

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