Bill To Amend Tennessee Constitution To Impose Term Limits Set To Be Heard This Week

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Kelly M. Jackson] –

On the calendar this week, is a bill that addresses an issue that is of great importance to most Tennesseans: term limits.

On Wednesday 2/15/2023 at Noon Central, the House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee will be hearing a bill that will help create a referendum process that will enable the public to vote on whether or not their elected and appointed officials will be term limited. 

Representative Bryan Richey (R- District 20- Maryville), the sponsor of the legislation, conveyed to the Tennessee Conservative the importance of this legislation passing in this session. 

Because of the process that is needed to create an amendment to our state constitution, a bill must pass through two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly. Therefore, if this bill doesn’t pass this session, then it is effectively dead. 

Richey said “this issue polls at 70% for Tennesseans, so it is an issue that clearly the people want to see acted on in this session”.

HB0118 as introduced, establishes a referendum process by which the electorate of a local government in this state may vote to establish 16-year term limits for the public officials of the local government.

Representative Richey emphasized the need for the people to get involved, and call their representatives, send an email, or even better, show up to the hearing and be present. He said that when people make the time to be there in person so their voices can be heard, it makes an indelible impression on our elected officials that goes a long way.

Below, you will find the information for each individual who is on the committee that will be hearing the bill on Wednesday the 15th at noon. If this issue is important to you, email, call, or even better, involve yourself personally in the process that will have an effect on this piece of legislation.

Elections and Campaign Finance Subcommittee

Rep. Tim Rudd (R) – Chair – – (615) 741-2804

Rep. Jeff Burkhart (R) – – (615) 741-6804

Rep. John Crawford (R) – – (615) 741-7623

Rep. Clay Doggett (R) – 741-7476

Rep. Esther Helton-Haynes (R) – – (615) 741-1934

Rep. Larry Miller (R) – – (615) 741-4453

Rep. Jerome Moon (R) – – (615) 741-5481

About the Author: Kelly Jackson is a recent escapee from corporate America, and a California refugee to Tennessee. Christ follower, Wife and Mom of three amazing teenagers. She has a BA in Comm from Point Loma Nazarene University, and has a background in law enforcement and human resources. Since the summer of 2020, she has spent any and all free time in the trenches with local grassroots orgs, including Mom’s for Liberty Williamson County and Tennessee Stands as a core member.  Outspoken advocate for parents rights, medical freedom, and individual liberty.

2 thoughts on “Bill To Amend Tennessee Constitution To Impose Term Limits Set To Be Heard This Week

  • February 13, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Thanx! Called all.

  • February 14, 2023 at 11:22 am

    We have term limits. They are called elections. What we need is finance reform. If you cannot vote for the candidate you should not be able to contribute to their campaign. This would allow more people to compete without influence from outside the district.


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