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2019

Senate District 01

Senator Southerland: (R) Chair, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee 2nd Vice-Chair, Senate Ethics Committee Member, Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. Senator Southerland has a commendable vote score but could improve his leadership grade by sponsoring strong, freedom-preserving bills and co-sponsoring those that he supports with his votes. He sponsored just 2 of our 32 TLRC recommended bills this year. We hope to do better all around next year. The senate has much room for improvement.
Steve Southerland
Republican

Steve Southerland

Sen. Southerland is married with one child. He is a mortgage broker. He is chair of the Senate Energy, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee and 2nd vice chair of the Senate Ethics Committee. He serves as Senate Deputy Speaker and Chaplain of the Senate Republican Caucus. He is a member of Financial Services Standing Committee of the National Conference on State Legislatures, Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and National Rifle Association.
615.741.3851

sen.steve.southerland@capitol.tn.gov

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Related Bills

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

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

Vote Result: Passed

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

Vote Result: Passed

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

Vote Result: Failed

HB0655/SB1206 - Extends authority to barter for all healthcare services - C.Sexton/Crowe

Vote Result: Passed

HB0850/SB0598 - Allows alcohol sales and consumption in campus sports facilities. C. Sexton/Massey

Vote Result: Passed

HB0891/SB0731 - Prohibits plea agreements; establishes penalties for misconduct in office. Staples/Briggs

Vote Result: Passed

HB0946/SB0802 - LEA's held accountable for instructional wage (teacher) appropriations. Lamberth/Johnson

Vote Result: Passed

HB1016/SB1243 - Requires a passing grade on civics exam for high school graduation - Weaver/Gresham

Vote Result: Passed