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Senate District 18

2022
Haile-Ferrell
Republican

Ferrell Haile

Family and Personal:
Sen. Haile is married with four children and seven grandchildren and is a pharmacist.

Memberships:
He is a member of the Tennessee Pharmacist Association, National Community Pharmacists Association, Leadership Sumner Alumni, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Portland, White House, Westmoreland, Hermitage-Donelson, Old Hickory, Trousdale County Chambers of Commerce, Tennessee Cattleman’s Association, NRA, and Sumner County Farm Bureau.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as 1st vice chair of Senate Health and Welfare Committee and Speaker Pro Tempore.

615.741.1999

sen.ferrell.haile@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Ferrell Haile has served District 18 since 2011. He is the chairman of the Ethics committee and 1st Vice-Chair of Health & Welfare. Senator Haile has a disappointing vote score of 73% and a leadership grade of D. The TLRC Leadership grade is based on merits and demerits awarded for sponsorships, co-sponsorships and other actions that are deemed meritorious or deleterious. His support of constituent-unfriendly bills seems to be his hallmark. He supported every bill TLRC chose to oppose:

  • HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place
  • HB1201/SB1005  Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech          www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK5Ov35oRxI
  • HB2142/SB2395 – “Juneteenth” as an official Tennessee holiday
  • HB2309/SB2464 – Allows professional and business licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee
  • HB2609/SB2890 – Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team
  • HB2886/SB2901 – Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium

The one exception was a bill for which he appeared to be absent so neither supported or opposed on record:

  • HB8002/SB8002 – Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN

Senator Haile opposed HB1870/SB1880, which would prohibit a Tennessee licensing board or disciplinary subcommittee from acting against a physician’s license based solely on the physician’s recommendations to a patient regarding treatment for COVID-19. The bill would also prohibit a pharmacy from blocking or attempting to block a patient’s access to COVID-19 treatments, such as Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine. His vote helped to kill this important bill in the Senate Health committee.

Haile voted aye to HB2032/SB2026, giving dentists the authority to administer COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines against the human papillomavirus (Gardasil), treating minors age 14 or older without a parent or guardian’s consent. Public outcry caused the bill to be taken off notice in the house after passing in Senate Health & Welfare.

The Tennessee Senate has an embarrassing track record; they ignore bills passed in the people’s house while they are very good at allocating tax-money to special interests. Somehow, the real problems never get addressed because they take tough decisions. Senator Haile is not famous for making tough decisions.

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Court decisions de novo

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No males in girls' sports

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