Real ID Nullification

The Real ID Nullification Bill (HB1874/SB1638) was delayed a week in going before the full House Transportation Committee.  It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3.  This bill is critical to defend Tennesseans against the unconstitutional federal Real ID program, as well as the move toward a global ID card (to find out more about the alarming realities of Real ID click here).  Please continue to contact members of the Transportation Committee and encourage them to support this important bill.

Rep. Phillip Johnson, Chair: Republican, District 78
104 WMB, (615) 741-7477,

Rep. Vince Dean, Vice-Chair: Republican, District 30
107 WMB, (615) 741-1934,

Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, Secretary: Republican, District 40
105 WMB, (615) 741-2192,

Rep. Karen D. Camper: Democrat, District 87
20 LP, (615) 741-1898,

Rep. Barbara Cooper: Democrat, District 86
38 LP, (615) 741-4295,

Rep. Richard Floyd: Republican, District 27
G-24 WMB, (615) 741-2746,

Rep. Dale Ford: Republican, District 6
202A WMB, (615) 741-1717,

Rep. Bill W. Harmon: Democrat, District 37
24 LP, (615) 741-6849,

Rep. Matthew Hill: Republican, District 7
G-24 WMB, (615) 741-2251,

Rep. Julia Hurley: Republican, District 32
17 LP, (615) 741-7658,

Rep. Kelly Keisling: Republican, District 38
23 LP, (615) 741-6852,

Rep. Michael Ray McDonald: Democrat, District 44
37 LP, (615) 741-1980,

Rep. Don Miller: Republican, District 10
37 LP, (615) 741-6877,

Rep. Bill Sanderson: Republican, District 77
32 LP, (615) 741-0718,

Rep. Tony Shipley: Republican, District 2
204 WMB, (615) 741-2886,

Rep. Mike Sparks: Republican, District 49
23 LP, (615) 741-6829,

Rep. Mike Stewart: Democrat, District 52
22 LP, (615) 741-2184,

Rep. John C. Tidwell: Democrat, District 74
22 LP, (615) 741-7098,

Other Bills of Interest

There are several other critical Tenth Amendment bills before the Tennessee General Assembly.  While these bills are not currently scheduled for a vote, it is important that we begin contacting legislators now to express support.  Each bill has been assigned to a committee in the House and Senate.  A link is included with each bill to a list of the members of each committee in the Tennessee General Assembly.

SJR0098 – Constitutional Tender

Sen. Bill Ketron has introduced a resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly that will create a committee to study creating an alternative currency for Tennessee in the even of a collapse of the Federal Reserve.  SJR0098 is an important step towards bringing constitutional tender to Tennessee.  Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution states:  “No State shall … make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”

Currently assigned to the Senate Delayed Bills Committee.

SB0251/HB0294 – Safe Access to Medical Cannabis Act

Sen. Beverly Marrero and Rep. Jeanne Richardson have teamed to introduce the Safe Access to Medical Cannabis Act.  While this is not specifically nullification legislation, the goal is to help those who have legitimate medical needs that could be helped by the use of medical cannabis.  Federal drug laws prohibit the use of cannabis (marijuana) for any purpose, including legitimate therapeutic uses of the drug, in spite of the fact that the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government no powers over controlling what substances people are able put into their bodies, making the issue of cannabis fall strictly under the powers of the individual state governments.  Please contact Sen. Marrero and Rep. Jeanne Richardson to thank them for their sponsorship of this important bill.

Currently assigned to the Senate Government Operations Committee and the General Subcommittee of the House Health and Human Resources Committee.

SB 1108/HB 0959 – Sheriffs First

Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Bill Dunn have introduced legislation that will require federal law enforcement officers to seek the permission of the county sheriff before executing an arrest, search, or seizure in the state of Tennessee except in specific situations.  The bill states:

“A federal employee who is not designated by state law as a Tennessee peace officer may not make an arrest, search, or seizure in this state without the written permission of the sheriff or designee of the sheriff of the county in which the arrest, search, or seizure will occur.”

SB1108/HB0959 is critical in ensuring that the federal government is not able to enforce unconstitutional laws in the state of Tennessee.  Please contact Sen. Campfield and Rep. Dunn to thank them for introducing this bill.

Currently assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the General Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.

HJR0032 – Tennessee Health Care Freedom Amendment

Rep. Glen Casada has introduced the Tennessee Health Care Freedom Amendment, which is a resolution to begin the process of amending the Tennessee Constitution to prohibit public officials from interfering with the ability of Tennesseans to choose or decline any method of securing health services.

Currently assigned to the General Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee.

SB1580/HB1626 – Unfunded and Unconstitutional Mandates

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Rep. Scotty Campbell are sponsoring SB1580/HB1626 to declare that Tennessee does not have to comply with unconstitutional and unfunded mandates, as well as to forbid any state budget expenditures on such mandates.  This is an exciting development for Tennessee and a definite challenge to the federal government’s overreach into the state government.

Currently assigned to the Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee and the General Subcommittee of the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee.

Lesley Swann

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