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2021

Senate District 07

Senator Briggs: (R) Serves as Chair, State & Local Government, Member, Rules, Member, Transportation and Safety. 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.
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Republican

Richard Briggs

Sen. Briggs is married. He is a surgeon in Knoxville and for the US Military where he has served for over 30 years and earned the rank of Colonel. He is chair of the Senate Ethics Committee and 1st vice chair of the Senate State and Local Government Committee. He serves on the board of trustees for the Tennessee Medical Association.
615.741.1766

sen.richard.briggs@capitol.tn.gov

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Related Bills

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

Allows Pharmacies and pharmacists to recommend less expensive or generic alternates with no pressure or discrimination from PBMs.

Vote Result: Passed