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2019

Senate District 07

Senator Briggs: (R) Chair, Senate Ethics Committee, 1st Vice-Chair, Senate State and Local Government Committee, Member, Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, and Senate Transportation and Safety Committee. Senator Briggs sponsored 2 bills recommended by TLRC: SB731 prohibiting a plea deal for elected officials charged with an infamous crime and disallowing them to ever hold public office again. And SB1126 which allows districts to retain more of their local option tax. The former passed but the latter got no traction. He co-sponsored 3 additional bills recommended by TLRC. earning an A-. But his vote score was well below average and fell from last year. We would like to work together to achieve better result all around in 2020. 2018: Sponsored no (0) bills supported by TLRC Co-sponsored (2) bills supported by TLRC. Voted for the gas tax.
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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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