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2019

House District 90

Rep. John J. DeBerry:(D) is a member: Calendar & Rules Committee, Education, House Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee, Finance, Ways, & Means Committee, Finance, Ways, & Means Subcommittee, Select Committee on Rules, Select Committee on Ethics. Rep. DeBerry sponsored one bill that TLRC disfavored: while well-intended, it would have made it possible for innocent individuals to be disarmed on the testimony of another who might have ulterior motives. He co-sponsored 3 bills that we support. He also earned points with an eloquent speech on the house floor in defense of his independent voting history after being criticized by his caucus for straying from the group-think. We admire his strength of character and conviction. We could use a lot more John DeBerrys at the state capitol.
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Democrat

John J DeBerry Jr

Rep. DeBerry has two children. He is skilled in marketing and advertising and is a Public Relations Executive. He is the Democratic Leader Pro-Tempore. He has been appointed by the Governor to the Education Commission of the States, Committee to Study School Safety Issues, Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism, and Juvenile Justice Reform Commission. He is a member of the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission, Governor's Minority Business Development Advisory Committee, NAACP, Boy Scouts of America, Operation Weed & Seed, Junior Achievement, Counselor at Bethany Homes, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, SCORE Steering Committee, and ALEC Education Committee. He is co-chair of the Council of State Government Education and Workforce Development. He is chairman of the Public Policy Committee, the Special Committee to Study Integration of Ex-Offenders into Mainstream of Society, Memphis Alcohol Committee Regional Manager, and the DMC Task Force. He is on the board of trustees for Freed-Hardman University and regional manager of YFU International Youth Exchange.
615.741.2239

rep.john.deberry@capitol.tn.gov

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HB0001/SB0016 Legalizes Sports betting in TN. Staples/Dickerson

Vote Result: Passed

HB0077/SB1236 - Disallows abortion based on viability of fetus; or heartbeat. Van Huss/Pody

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0113/SB0593 - Eliminates statute of limitation for 2nd degree murder. - Sparks/Reeves

Vote Result: Passed

HB0113/SB0593 - Requires serious conditions be met for licensure of certain vocations and practices. - Daniel/Kelsey

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0283/SB0290 - Increases penalty for child rape - Littleton/White

Vote Result: Passed

HB0340/SB0362 - Civil Asset Forfeiture reform - Daniel/Niceley

Vote Result: Committee Only

HB0403/SB0241 - Provisions disallowing a state property tax - Hall/Jackson

Vote Result: Passed

HB0494/SB0423 - Removes special tax on ammunition. Doggett/Hensley

Vote Result: Passed

HB0544/SBSB1293 - Creates an appeal process for fiscal notes perceived as unrealistic - Daniel/Pody

Vote Result: Failed

HB0563/SB0364 - Insures religious freedom for internal business policies. Zachary/Gardenhire

Vote Result: Failed

HB0564/SB0482 - Requires LEAs to administer payroll deductions equally for all professional unions - Dunn/Gardenhire

Vote Result: Failed