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2019

Senate District 10

Senator Gardenhire:(R) Vice-Chair, Joint Fiscal Review Committee, 2nd Vice-Chair, Senate State and Local Government Committee, Member: Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee. Senator Gardenhire pleasantly surprised us this year by sponsoring three very strong bills that we chose to support, and 1 co-sponsored. Two of them passed in the house but were last-minute derailed in the senate: SB364 prohibits state and local governmental entities from taking discriminatory action against a business based on that business's internal policies, and SB482 requiring LEA's to equalize payroll deductions for dues of professional employees' organizations. The third, SB1035 would have reform the TSBA and held it accountable but it never made it in the house. We encourage all of those bills to be brought back next year. They need to be passed. Senator Gardenhire could improve his vote score by applying the same principles to our other bills as he did to the four he sponsored or co-sponsored. We encourage him to work with us next year to achieve better results. 2018: Sponsored one (1) bill supported by TLRC providing recourse for victims of asset forfeiture. Sponsored one (1) bill opposed by TLRC providing in-state tuition for non-U.S. citizens. Co-sponsored two (2) bills supported by TLRC. Voted for the gas tax.
State Senator  Todd Gardenhire
Republican

Todd Gardenhire

Sen. Gardenhire is married with four children and five grandchildren. He has retired from the finance industry. He serves as 2nd vice chair of the Senate Education Committee. He is Board Member of Awakening, Inc. and member of the National Rifle Association, Hamilton County Pachyderm Club, Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce, and Tennessee Valley Safari Club.
615.741.6682

sen.todd.gardenhire@capitol.tn.gov

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

Vote Result: Passed

Amendment SJR0003 would prohibit a state property tax being established.

Vote Result: Committee Only

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

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

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

HB0836/SB1304 - Insures religious freedom for faith-based adoption agencies - Rudd/Pody

Vote Result: Failed

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

Vote Result: Passed