House District 96


Dwayne Thompson

Family and Personal:
Rep. Thompson is married with two children and one grandchild and is a retired human resources professional.

He is a member of the American Cancer Society, Wolf River Conservancy, and the Germantown Democratic Club.

Councils and Boards:
He is on the Cordova Leadership council and also the TN Democratic Executive Committee.



Rep. Dwayne Thompson: (D) Member, Business and Utilities Subcommittee, Commerce Committee, Insurance Committee, Insurance Subcommittee, Transportation Committee, and Joint Fiscal Review Committee. He voted with TLRC on eight bills, and against us on eighteen. His vote score is 36%. Thompson did not sponsor or co-sponsor any of the TLRC favored bills.

Thompson 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. He does not seem to understand the principles of freedom embodied in our constitution. His constitutional score is a three out of ten.

Of the sixteen bills he sponsored, two of them passed into law:

HB0455 enacts the “Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act” to allow for telepsychological practice across state lines as well as temporary, in-person, face-to-face services into a state in which the psychologist is not licensed to practice psychology, and to facilitate the exchange of information between compact states regarding psychologist licensure, adverse actions, and disciplinary history.

HB0842 requires each high school to designate an apprenticeship training program contact; requires the department of education to compile and publish a list of the apprenticeship program contacts.

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