Family and Personal:
Sen. Powers is married with three children and is a Managing Partner at Wyatt-Johnson Automotive Group.
Councils and Boards:
He is the 1st Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee, and well as a committee member on the Senate Education and State and Local Government committees. He is also a member of the Economic Development Council in Clarksville.
Senator Bill Powers (R): District 22, Clarksville, first Vice-Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. Senator Powers, although considering a huge number of bills, has only endorsed one of TLRC chosen bills with his co-sponsorship:
SJR2 – Kelsey – Puts Right-to-Work into our Tennessee constitution, making it much more difficult to rescind (passed).
TLRC chose to endorse one of Senator Powers’ bills:
SB0474/HB0855 – Powers/Powers – All businesses are essential in emergencies; no discrimination allowed (passed).
Senator Powers lost points because of two bills he supported that TLRC opposed:
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. Powers lost additional points by opposing a bill we endorsed:
SB1267/HB1233 – Bell/Zachary – Authorizes a third restroom facility for the gender-conflicted (passed).
Senator Powers sponsored thirty-three bills, eighteen 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 Powers could be that warrior. He represents a very conservative district and should reflect their values.
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.
Protects female athletes by disallowing biological males, irrespective of gender identification, from competing in girls and women's sports.