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House District 92

2021
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Republican

Todd Warner

Family and Personal:
Rep. Warner is married with three children and owns a small construction business. He is also a member of the Church of Christ.

Memberships:
He is an Alderman of Chapel Hill.

Councils and Boards:
He is on the Marshall County School Board.

615.741.4170

rep.todd.warner@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. Todd Warner (R) elected in 2020, Member: Education Instruction Committee, Education Instruction Subcommittee, Government Operations Committee, Naming and Designating Committee, and Joint Education, Health and General Welfare. Rep. Warner is one of our new champions, supporting almost all of the TLRC positions on chosen bills with only two dissents, earning him a 96% vote score. He co-sponsored ten 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).

A media story on the subject

SB0187/HB0013 – Bowling/Hulsey – Prohibits forced vaccines within state and local government entities. It does not prohibit private business from requiring vaccines for employment (passed with weakening amendments).

SB0230/HB0016 – Hensley/Cepicky – Teacher’s discipline freedom, creating a path for the removal of unruly student (passed).

SB0228/HB0003 – Hensley/Cepicky – Protects female athletes by prohibiting biological males from participating in women’s sports (passed).

SB318/HB18 – Hensley/Griffey – Real Constitutional Carry. This bill would be totally compliant with the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution (placed behind the budget in the house and deferred in the senate).

SB0623/HB0580 – Bell/Ragan – The teaching of Critical Race Theory is prohibited in TN public schools (passed).

SB0828/HB1181 – Rudd / Bowling – Fetal remains must be disposed of by burial or cremation, making it prohibitive to harvest or sell fetal body parts (passed).

SB0843/HB0513 – Rose/Gant – Increased penalties for various lawless activities when protesting/rioting (deferred to Summer Study).

SB1216/HB0800 – Niceley/Griffey – This bill would have prohibited material that promotes or normalizes LGBTQ lifestyles from being taught in elementary grades as age-inappropriate (House Education Instruction Committee recommended for passing; referred to Finance, Ways, and Means Committee but not acted upon further. No action in Senate).

SB1573/HB37 – Bailey/Ogles – State or local government prohibited from designating essential or non-essential businesses (passed).

SJR2 – Kelsey – Puts Right-to-Work into our Tennessee constitution, making it much more difficult to rescind (passed).

Warner made the rare and courageous vote against these egregious bills:

HR110 – Hardaway – Resolution to honor Pastor William J. Barber II (sent to Summer Study). Barber is a black theologist CRT advocate whose rhetoric is anti-American in the tradition of Jeremiah Wright.

SB0783/HB1204 – Massey/Zachary – Authorizes a special sales and use tax allocation to finance Randy Boyd’s Baseball stadium in Knoxville at the expense of Tennessee taxpayers—Boyd is a mega-millionaire (passed).

Media stories on the subject:
Boyd Sports to Profit from Events Held at Taxpayer-Funded Stadium – Tennessee Star

Member of Senate Committee Considering Legislation for Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium is Employee of Law Firm That Could Benefit From Bill’s Passage – Tennessee Star

Five Sponsors of Bill Enabling Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium Received More Than $90,000 in Campaign Funds from Individuals with Ties to the Project – Tennessee Star

Warner earned a commendable nine out of ten 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.

His co-sponsorship of SB0425/HB1379 and his vote for SB0736/HB0141 cost him a few points on both the vote score and the leadership grade. We’ll chalk that up to a freshman error and trust it won’t happen again. We see his conservative credentials living large! Rep. Warner sponsored ten bills, five of which passed into law–a pretty good beginning for a freshman:

HB0446 enacts the “Tennessee Firearm Protection Act.” (Prohibitions against the use of public resources for activities that violate rights related to firearms by a state or local government entity.)

HB0447 adds to the child support advisory group two attorneys appointed by the commissioner of human services, one of whom will be an advocate for child support obligors and one of whom will be an advocate for child support obligees.

HB1336 Lewisburg – Subject to local approval, makes various changes to the charter of the City of Lewisburg.

HB1629 Lewisburg – Subject to local approval, makes various changes to the charter of the City of Lewisburg. (more?)

HB1632 Pursuant to the request of Richard City and Deptford Independent School District, authorizes the district to issue bonds and notes in an amount not to exceed $2,350,000.

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the laws already on the books. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. We think Todd Warner is a man that can fill 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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Related Bills

Enshrines our Right to Work law in the Tennessee Constitution.

Vote Result: Passed

No probation or parole for child sex abuser.

Vote Result: Passed

Limits county health officer's quarantine powers. Prohibits government requiring COVID inoculation.

Vote Result: Passed

No CDL for life for those convicted of human/sex trafficking

Vote Result: Passed

Protects female athletes by disallowing biological males, irrespective of gender identification, from competing in girls and women's sports.

Vote Result: Passed

Teacher's discipline freedom; removal of unruly student(s)

Vote Result: Passed

REAL Constitutional Carry

Vote Result: Committee Only

Transparency bill: comptroller audits of entities not open to public scrutiny

Vote Result: Passed

As amended - requires insurers to cover infertility treatment .

Vote Result: Committee Only

Increased penalties for rioters from out of state ("Aggravated" rioter)

Vote Result: Passed

Anti-Critical Race Theory

Vote Result: Passed