TFALAC Alert:  Senate Judiciary Assignments

→ Posted on Jan 15, 2009 - 12:05 AM

Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc.
Legislative Action Committee

Most of the 2nd Amendment legislation goes through the House and Senate Judiciary committees.  I received this afternoon information that the Senate Judiciary has been appointed.

Chair - Senator Mae Beavers (R)  308 WMB 741-2421
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Vice Chair - Senator Doug Jackson (D)  10 LP 741-4499
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Secretary - Senator Doug Overby (R)  320 WMB 741-0981
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Senator Diane Black (R) 306 WMB 741-1999
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Senator Dewayne Bunch (R) 312 WMB 741-3730
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Senator Mike Faulk (R) 310 WMB 741-2061
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Senator Jim Kyle (D) 9A LP 741-4167
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Senator Beverly Marrero (D) 11A LP 741-9128
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Senator Paul Stanley (R) 302 WMB 741-3036
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Note: It is possible that the office assignments will change during the recess.

I am generally pleased with the list.  Senator Beavers and her husband are BOTH TFA life members.  Senator Jackson is an active shooter, a personal friend, and has helped us quite a bit by sponsoring much of the 2nd Amendment legislaton as well as encouraging other Senate and House members to do the same.  As has been the case over the last few years, we should do well in the Senate.

Of course, predicting our course in the House depends greatly on not only committee assignments but also the degree of actual control that Naifeh, Odom and Turner will hold relative to the new Speaker Williams.  Although Speaker Williams has publicly said that the “gun bills” would come to the floor for a vote, we do not know if that is all of them or just a few nor do we know what form they will be in.