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2020

House District 65

Rep.Sam Whitson: (R)Chair, Transportation Subcommittee, Member: Select Ethics Committee, Select Ethics Subcommittee, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee, Health Committee, Transportation Committee, and Joint Pensions and Insurance. Vote score, leadership grade and legislation information here is from 2020; the second year of the 111th General Assembly Session. It will be updated at the conclusion of the 2021, first year of the 112th General Assembly Session. Look for that information around the end of May or early June, 2021
110th General Assembly - Sam Whitson
Republican

Sam Whitson

Rep. Whitson is married with two children and five grandchildren. He is a retired Colonel with the US Army. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4893, Franklin’s Charge Inc., Williamson County Republican Party, American Legion Post 212, Franklin Noon Rotary, Williamson Inc., Elks Lodge No. 7, Disabled American Veterans, Save the Franklin Battlefield, and Military Officers Association of America. He serves as chairman of the City of Franklin Battlefield Preservation Commission and the Carter House State Historical Site. He is foreman on the Williamson County Grand Jury.
615.741.1864

rep.sam.whitson@capitol.tn.gov

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Related Bills

Pre-K - 2: Revises Teacher evaluation, eliminates the portfolio growth model for pre-K and K

Vote Result: Committee Only

Gives LEAs the option of administering TCAP assessments on paper.

Vote Result: Failed

Sports participation to be determined by biological sex/gender.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Creates new banks of items (questions) for assessments in order to allow current tests items to be revealed after administration.

Vote Result: Passed

Dealing with foreign influence in higher education

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Allows direct agreements between patients and healthcare providers

Vote Result: Passed

Military experience qualifies to obtain occupation license and adds appeal process.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Strengthens law concerning the promulgating of new rules by government agencies.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Audit results permitted to be released pre-conclusion.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Discipline help for teachers.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Limits authority of wildlife resource officers to search/seize on private property, land, buildings, or vehicles.

Vote Result: Passed