House District 88


Larry Miller

Family and Personal:
Rep. Miller has one child and is a retired fireman.

He is a member of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, NAACP, Shelby County Democratic Party, Memphis-Shelby County Center City Commission, Memphis-Shelby County New Arena Public Building Authority, and the Black Pioneers Fire Fighters.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as commissioner of the Black Health Care Commission.



Rep. Larry Miller: (D) Member, Finance, Ways, and Means Appropriations Subcommittee, Cities and Counties Subcommittee, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, and Local Government Committee. He voted with TLRC on ten bills and against us on nineteen, which accounts for his 37% vote score. Rep. Miller did not sponsor or co-sponsor any of the TLRC favored bills. He did co-sponsor a bill that we opposed:

HJR0010 – Parkinson – A Resolution to declare racism as a public health issue (sent to Summer Study). The passing of this resolution would have labeled Tennessee as a self-identified systemically racist state; we are not! “Systemic racism” has been conscripted and construed into a bludgeon to divide Americans. We must resist the comfortable path of acceptance, which implies assent.

Miller usually votes with his fellow party members against strong constitutional bills and supporting those that are neutral or more profligate with tax-payer money and expansive of government. Rep. Miller does not seem to understand the principles of freedom embodied in our constitution. His constitutional score is a four out of ten.

Of the fifteen bills he sponsored, three of them passed into law:

HB0560 makes subject to public disclosure certain records, documents, and information pertaining to payers of the business tax, as long as the taxpayer consents to the public disclosure.

HB0893 allows a person who was convicted of a nonviolent offense committed prior to January 1, 1980, and received a pardon for the offense to have the person’s criminal records related to the offense expunged.

HB1509 authorizes the department to utilize alternative methodologies to determine the cost of day care when setting the annual day care reimbursement rate and to take actions necessary to support the development of shared services alliances and family child care networks to improve the quality of child care in this state, give child care providers access to innovative child care business resource platforms, and provide a means of cost savings to child care providers through negotiated discounts.

We look forward to back-to-normal conditions at the capitol and hope to find more common ground in the 2022 session.


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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