Senate District 08

108th General Assembly - Freshman Class - Senate

Frank S. Niceley

Family and Personal:
Sen. Niceley is married with four children and works as a farmer.

He is a member of the Farm Bureau and Tennessee Hunter Alliance.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as 1st vice-chair of the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and 2nd vice-chair of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee.



Senator Frank Niceley, (R) District 8, has served in the Tennessee State Senate since 2013. Senator Niceley has a respectable vote score of 69%, placing him #15 in a body of 33, showing room for improvement.  His leadership grade of A sets him well above the crowd at #3. Leadership grades are based on sponsorships, co-sponsorships, amendments, and other acts, both good (+) and bad (-).

TLRC scores and grades reflect the entire process, not just end results. We count every vote on every selected bill. Bills are selected for their value to ordinary Tennesseans, or their insult to those values. We encourage our General Assembly members to support the former and oppose the latter. When they do not, they lose points.

Senator Niceley supported the following TLRC endorsed bills:

  • HB1137/SB1197 – No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency

  • HB1749/SB2285 – Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation

  • HB1867/SB1823 – Vaccine exemptions protected

  • HB1871/SB1982 – Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine

  • HB1960/SB1884 – No government vaccine mandates

  • HB2128/SB2245 – Election integrity measures

  • HB2316/SB2153 – No males in girls’ sports

  • HB2331/SB2558 – Auditable paper trail voting machines

  • HB2454/SB2292 – Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful

  • HB2666/SB2247 – Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members

  • HB2746/SB2188 – Makes Ivermectin available over the counter

Here are five TLRC-opposed bills that Senator Niceley supported:

Corporate welfare in all forms should be opposed. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private for-profit entities. Let the free market pick the winners and losers. Jobs would come to Tennessee if we were actually to reform our education system and to educate instead of indoctrinate. A well-educated workforce would be unique in America and every business would want to be in our right-to-work, no income tax state. Members should rethink these handouts. To his credit, Senator Niceley did oppose another corporate welfare bill:

  • HB2886/SB2901 – Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium

Senator Niceley has potential to be a leader in the battle against bigger government and for our 10th amendment rights to make policy decisions for ordinary Tennesseans by Tennesseans. We can and must do better.

We hope by listing these bills that tells you what you need to know about your General Assembly members. We encourage you to reach out and let them know how you feel about the various issues.

To contact members go to: https://www.capitol.tn.gov


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Related Bills

OTC Ivermectin

Vote Result: Passed

Court decisions de novo

Vote Result: Passed

Auditable paper trail voting machines

Vote Result: Passed

No males in girls' sports

Vote Result: Passed

Recognition of natural immunity

Vote Result: Passed

No government vaccine mandates

Vote Result: Passed

Election integrity

Vote Result: Passed

Protection for vaccine exemptions

Vote Result: Passed

No restrictions on church activities in emergencies

Vote Result: Passed

Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium

Vote Result: Passed

Redefines "obscene" to include educational material

Vote Result: Passed

Provide taxpayer money to Ford for the construction of an electric vehicle plant

Vote Result: Passed