House District 93


G.A. Hardaway

Family and Personal:
Rep. Hardaway has three children and is a real estate investor. He is also a member of Al-Kadosh Shrine Temple. He is the founder of the Memphis Academy of Health Sciences.

He is a member of Black Business Association, CBU Black Alumni Association, CBU Oliver Thornton Scholarship Fund, Herendon #10 Masonic Lodge, NAACP, Rosa Parks Academy, Parkway Gardens Presbyterian Church, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Save LibertyLand Organization, Shelby County Juvenile Court Advisory Council, New Sardis Baptist Church, Shelby County Democratic Women, Shelby County Debt Collaborative, and DADS/DADS Against Discrimination.

Councils and Boards:
He is director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and serves on the board of directors for the Africa in April Festival and the Black Family Channel.



Rep. G.A. Hardaway: (D) is a Member, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Criminal Justice Committee, and the Criminal Justice Subcommittee. He supported only six TLRC-favored bills, while voting against twenty-two of them, which accounts for his 24% vote score. On constitutional issues, Hardaway seems to misunderstand the principles that our founders put in place to secure liberty, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.

Hardaway is polite and soft-spoken but persistent. His comments and votes are often in line with his democrat colleagues, which seems to be a party characteristic.

Hardaway supported:
SB0115/HB0116 – Garrett/Haile – Human/sex traffickers often transport groups of victims in trucks. Under this law commercial driver’s license (CDL) will be denied for life for those convicted of human/sex trafficking (passed).

SB0240/HB1049 – C. Sexton/Gardenhire – Transparency bill: requires a comptroller audit of government entities whose books are not open to public. (Passed)

SB0474/HB0855 – Powers/Powers – All businesses are essential in emergencies, no discrimination allowed (passed).

SB1115/HB1302 – White/Bricken – Removes the Statute of Limitations for those convicted of sex trafficking children (passed).

SB1034/HB1513 – Cochran/Bell – Creates a database for approved supplemental material for teachers. This makes clear the distinction between acceptable instructional material and that which is prohibited, making it easier for teachers to comply with the new laws prohibiting certain material (passed).

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

TLRC is happy that there were some things on which we agreed.


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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