House District 71


David Byrd

Family and Personal:
Rep. Byrd is married with two children, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild and is both a retired principal and teacher.

He is a member of the Waynesboro Rotary Club, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Wayne County Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, National Education Association, Highland Methodist Board of Trustees, National Rifle Association Tennessee, Firearms Association, and Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association.

Councils and Boards:
He is vice chair of the House Education Instruction and Programs Committee. He also serves as chairman of the Highland Cemetery Fund, Inc.



Rep. David Byrd (R) serves as Vice Chair, Naming and Designating Committee, Member, Government Operations Committee, Health Committee, Health Subcommittee, Joint Judiciary and Government.

Representative Byrd had been out all session with a serious case of COVID. We think very highly of David Byrd and pray for his full recovery. He was a force for good and truth in the past and we need him back.

Please send him your best get-well wishes and pray for his recovery.


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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

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

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

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Audit results permitted to be released pre-conclusion.

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Discipline help for teachers.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

The Government Operations committees of the General Assembly oversees state agency rule-making authority

Vote Result: Pass House Only