Senate District 31

Senator Kelsey: (R)Serves as Chair, Education, Member, Rules Committee , and State & Local Government. Vote score, leadership grade, and legislation information here is from 2020, the second year of the 111th General Assembly Session. It will be updated at the conclusion of the 2021, the first year of the 112th General Assembly Session. Look for that information around the end of May or early June, 2021.
Brian Kelsey

Brian Kelsey

Sen. Kelsey is an attorney and a former adjunct law professor at the University of Memphis. He serves as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association, Christian Legal Society, Shelby County Republican Party, Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing & Recidivism, and the Tennessee Holocaust Commission. He is an usher at the Second Presbyterian Church and a board member of the Federalist Society of the Memphis Lawyers Chapter.



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Allows craft brewers to distribute to a 100 mile radius rather than being restricted to their home county.

Vote Result: Failed

Creates new banks of items (questions) for assessments in order to allow current tests items to be revealed after administration.

Vote Result: Passed

Allows direct agreements between patients and healthcare providers

Vote Result: Passed

Limits authority of wildlife resource officers to search/seize on private property, land, buildings, or vehicles.

Vote Result: Passed

Deletes the requirement that the petitioner pay the costs of a petition for a certificate of employability. -

Vote Result: Committee Only

Enshrines our Right to Work law in the Tennessee Constitution.

Vote Result: Passed