Family and Personal:
Sen. Rose is married with three children and six grandchildren. He is the President of Rose Construction.
He is a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, TN, and Hatchie River Region Boys and Girls Club.
Councils and Boards:
He is a board member of the Dyersburg State Foundation and the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home Board of Trustees.
Senator Paul Rose (R): District 32, second Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Rose has endorsed an impressive ten TLRC chosen bills with his co-sponsorships:
SB0228/HB0003 – Hensley/Cepicky – Protects female athletes by prohibiting biological males from participating in women’s sports (passed).
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).
SB0769/HB0782 – Johnson/Lamberth – Common Core material is prohibited in public school curriculum (passed).
SB0828/HB1181 – – Rudd / Bowling – Fetal remains must be disposed of by burial or cremation, making it prohibitive to harvest or sell fetal body parts (passed).
SB1034/HB1513 – Bell/Cochran – Creates a database for approved supplemental material for teachers. This makes clear the distinction between acceptable instructional material and that which is prohibited, making it easier for teachers to comply with the new laws prohibiting certain material (passed).
SB1036/HB1537 – Bell/Weaver – Prohibits interference with Textbook & Instructional Materials Quality Commission or their decisions (by the Dept. of Education or the Administration) (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).
TLRC chose to score one of Senator Rose’s bills:
SB843/HB513- Rose/Gant – Increased penalties for various lawless activities when protesting/rioting (sent to Summer Study). As the sponsor, Senator Rose showed a lack of courage and commitment by suggesting that the bill be deferred to Summer Study.
Senator Rose 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. Senator Rose sponsored fifty bills, twenty-two 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 Rose could be that warrior.
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.
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