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2021

House District 86

Rep. Barbara Cooper is a Member, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Naming and Designating Committee, and the State Government Committee. 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, the first year of the 112th General Assembly Session. Look for that information around the end of May or early June, 2021.
Cooper-Barbara
Democrat

Barbara Ward Cooper

Rep. Cooper has three children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is a retired educator, community relations specialist, and parent coordinator. She is a member of the Education Leadership Council, Shelby County Democratic Women, Social Action Committee (St. Augustine Church), Co-Convener, African American People's Organization, NAACP, Women in Government, National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), Southwest Community Education Advisory Committee Committee, National Council of Negro Women, Shelby County Section SAC Chair, Cooper/Jones Initiative, Citizens for Better Service, Tennessee Dispensing Opticians Association, Tennessee Tourism Roundtable, Kennedy Democratic Organization (KDO), CIO Labor Council, Memphis Area Association of Governments Board (MAAG), Downtown Memphis Commission Board, S/W Forum on Taxes, Thirteenth Documentary Cultural Awareness, Neighborhood Clean Up in Public Safety, Transportation: A Way out of Poverty, and secretary of the Shelby County Delegation.
615.741.4295

rep.barbara.cooper@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