Family and Personal:
Sen. Reeves is married with three children. He is a business owner and a pharmacist. He also serves as a deacon at North Blvd. Church of Christ.
He is a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Rutherford, Leadership Middle Tennessee, Blue Raider Athletic Association, Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and Tennessee’s National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Senator Shane Reeves (R): District 14, Murfreesboro, second Vice-Chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. Senator Reeves endorsed five of TLRC chosen bills with his co-sponsorship:
SB0230/HB0016 – Hensley/Cepicky – Teacher’s discipline freedom, creating a path for the removal of unruly student (passed).
SB0451/HB0881 – Bell/Terry – Increases penalties for rioters from out of state (“Aggravated” rioter) (passed).
SB0474/HB0855 – Powers/Powers – All businesses are essential in emergencies; no discrimination allowed (passed).
SB1335/HB0928 – Hensley/S. Campbell – 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Act: voids for Tennessee any Federal laws or policies that violate the 2nd Amendment (passed with amendment that weakens).
SJR2 – Kelsey – Puts Right-to-Work into our Tennessee constitution, making it much more difficult to rescind (passed).
Senator Reeves lost leadership points because of three bills he supported that TLRC opposed:
SB0425/HB1379 – Massey/Kumar – Would require insurers to cover infertility treatments which would result in higher premiums for all (sent to Summer study). 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.
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.
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
TLRC opposed those bills on fairness, constitutional, and fiscal-responsibility principles. Senator Reeves sponsored forty-five bills, twenty-three of which passed into law, one of which TLRC scored. To access, go here.
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. Senator Reeves could do more to insulate Tennessee from the onslaught of unconstitutional policies and EO’s coming out of Washington D.C.
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.
Limits county health officer's quarantine powers. Prohibits government requiring COVID inoculation.