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House District 68

2021
Johnson-Curtis
Republican

Curtis Johnson

Family and Personal:
Rep. Johnson is married with three children and four grandchildren and is a small business owner.

Memberships:
He is a member of the NRA and a graduate of Leadership Clarksville.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as House Speaker Pro Tempore.

615.741.4341

rep.curtis.johnson@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. Curtis Johnson: Chair, Select Ethics Committee, Member, Business and Utilities Subcommittee, Commerce Committee, Government Operations Committee, Insurance Committee, Public Service Subcommittee, Select Committee on Rules, State Government Committee, and the Joint Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture.

Rep. Johnson is one of the good guys, supporting twenty-six of the TLRC positions on chosen bills with only two dissents, earning him a 94% vote score. He co-sponsored two 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).

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

Johnson earned a commendable 9.5 out of 10 on constitutional fidelity. His only two errant votes were supporting the following bills which TLRC opposed:

SB0425/HB1379 – Kumar/Massey – Would require insurers to cover infertility treatments which would result in higher premiums for all. Dictating to private business is antithetical to the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions but some of our legislators only remember that when it serves them (sent to Summer Study).

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.

Chairman Johnson sponsored thirteen bills, five of which passed into law:

HB0347 makes confidential, from April 28, 2021, to July 1, 2026, certain personal, financial, and residential information of federal law enforcement agents and officers conducting operations in this state in the same manner that such information is confidential for state and local law enforcement officers and agents.

HB0556 extends the nursing home annual assessment fee to June 30, 2022; revises other related provisions.

HB0866 authorizes a delivery service licensee to charge a fee based on a percentage of the sales of the alcoholic beverages or beer being delivered; limits the fee to no more than 10 percent of the price of each alcoholic beverage or beer sold.

HB0867 authorizes a delivery service licensee to charge a fee based on a percentage of the sales of the alcoholic beverages or beer being delivered; limits the fee to no more than 10 percent of the price of each alcoholic beverage or beer sold.

HB1499 Montgomery County – Subject to local approval, transfers the function of budgeting and fiscal matters regarding the hotel tax from the tourist commission to the economic development council; reallocates the distribution of proceeds received from such tax.

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the better laws. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. Curtis Johnson could step out and take on that 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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