South Knoxville Republican Club

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10/06/2020
Elaine Davis for State Representative 13th District

Elaine Davis for State Representative 13th District

I fully support public education and do not support money being diverted away from public education. I have repeatedly stated that one of my main reservations about public money going to private institutions as it directly relates to my family is that of the Americans with Disabilities Act and whether those protections so hard fought for would remain.

I have a son with Type 1 Diabetes who was diagnosed at age 1. The whole reason I became involved politically was because of concern for his care at school.

So if anyone tries to state that I am for public education money being diverted away from public schools, or I am against public schools or teachers that is antithetical to everything I have been advocating for for almost two decades.

I come from a family of teachers from public to private to elementary to college level. My sister is the Director of the Public Library in Smyrna, Georgia. I taught preschool and substitute taught in the Knox County Schools. I am passionate about education.

EDUCATION IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER.

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
Malala Yousafzai

Commissioner Carson Dailey
09/25/2020

Commissioner Carson Dailey

September 26, 8-10 am with Mayor Jacobs and Elaine Davis.

Knox County GOP
09/23/2020

Knox County GOP

Tennessee Secretary of State
09/23/2020
Tennessee Secretary of State

Tennessee Secretary of State

Poll officials are the backbone of successful elections. Most Election Commissions across the state are now recruiting poll officials for the Nov. 3 election. Raise your hand today to “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” Learn how you can help run elections in your community and be paid for your work at pollworkers.govotetn.com. #GoVoteTN #TrustedInfo2020

Tennessee Secretary of State
09/19/2020
Tennessee Secretary of State

Tennessee Secretary of State

Poll officials are the backbone of successful elections. Most Election Commissions across the state are now recruiting poll officials for the Nov. 3 election. Raise your hand today to “Be a Patriot. Become a Poll Official.” Learn how you can help run elections in your community and be paid for your work at pollworkers.govotetn.com. #GoVoteTN #TrustedInfo2020

Knox County GOP
09/14/2020

Knox County GOP

Knox County GOP
09/09/2020

Knox County GOP

We just got a new shipment of new Orange Trump caps and face masks.
Caps: $18.00, Mugs: $10:00, Masks: $6.00 plus lots and lots of other Trump Gear.
5710 Kingston Pike 865-249-7805
Open Mon.-Sat. 10:00 am to 4:00 PM

08/30/2020
Knox County GOP

Knox County GOP

BALLOT ALERT: The November ballot will include a question regarding the Knox County Law Director. Comment below and let us know whether you want an elected or appointed Law Director!

September breakfast canceled.
08/25/2020

September breakfast canceled.

08/17/2020

No August meeting.

08/15/2020
Elaine Davis for State Representative 13th District

Elaine Davis for State Representative 13th District

BILLS THAT PASSED BOTH HOUSES AND SENT TO THE GOVERNOR:
SB 8001 by Hensley - HB 8006 by *Ogles

Local Government, General - As introduced, prohibits a governmental entity from intentionally preventing or prohibiting law enforcement or fire and rescue services from accessing a specifically bounded area within the governmental entity's jurisdiction during a public demonstration; declares a governmental entity may be held liable for injury proximately caused by the governmental entity intentionally preventing or prohibiting law enforcement or fire and rescue services from accessing a specifically bounded area during a public demonstration. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 29 and Title 38
ON AUGUST 12, 2020, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED SENATE BILL #1, AS AMENDED.
AMENDMENT #1 adds "mayor" and "chief executive officer" to the definition of "governmental entity" for purposes of this bill. This amendment clarifies that a governmental entity's liability under this bill will be subject to the limits contained in the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act. This amendment also adds that this bill's provisions do not apply to tactical decisions made by law enforcement or fire and rescue services personnel based on the risks to or safety of the public.

PASSED THE HOUSED 68-19-1
Representatives voting aye were: Baum, Boyd, Bricken, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Cepicky, Crawford, Curcio, Daniel, Doggett, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Gant, Garrett, Griffey, Grills, Halford, Hall, Haston, Hawk, Helton, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Hurt, Johnson C, Keisling, Kumar, Lafferty, Lamberth, Leatherwood, Littleton, Lynn, Marsh, Moody, Moon, Ogles, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rudd, Rudder, Russell, Sexton J, Sherrell, Smith, Sparks, Terry, Tillis, Todd, Travis, Van Huss, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Williams, Windle, Wright, Zachary, Mr. Speaker Sexton C -- 68.
Representatives voting no were: Beck, Chism, Clemmons, Freeman, Hakeem, Hardaway, Hodges, Jernigan, Johnson G, Lamar, Miller, Mitchell, Potts, Powell, Shaw, Staples, Stewart, Thompson, Towns -- 19.
Representatives present and not voting were: DeBerry -- 1.

PASSED THE SENATE AS AMENDED 27-4
Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Gresham, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Lundberg, Massey, Niceley, Powers, Reeves, Roberts, Rose, Southerland, Stevens, Swann, Watson, White, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 27.
Senators voting no were: Akbari, Gilmore, Kyle, Yarbro -- 4.

SB 8002 by Johnson - HB 8001 by *Lamberth, Gant, Curcio, Smith
Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, enacts "Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act." - Amends TCA Title 9, Chapter 8, Part 3; Title 29, Chapter 34; Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1.

Some of the main points of the Bill:
In the Act, an individual or legal entity (a "person") will not be liable for loss, damage, injury, or death (collectively referred to hereinafter as an "injury") that arises from COVID-19 unless the claimant proves by clear and convincing evidence that the person caused the injury by an act or omission constituting gross negligence or willful misconduct.

The Act requires that a claimant in any action alleging injury arising from COVID-19 must file a verified complaint pleading specific facts with particularity from which a trier could reasonably conclude that the injury was caused by the defendant's gross negligence or willful misconduct. In an action alleging injury based on exposure to or contraction of COVID-19, the Act further requires that the claimant file a certificate of good faith stating that the claimant or claimant's counsel has obtained a signed, written expert medical opinion that the claimant's injury was caused by the alleged act or omission of the defendant. A claimant's failure to comply with the Act's pleading requirements will, upon motion, make the claim subject to dismissal with prejudice.

This bill makes the following additions pertaining to COVID-19-related claims to present law limited liability provisions:

(1) Extends immunity, under the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act, for governmental entities in connection with any injury arising from COVID-19, unless the claimant proves by clear and convincing evidence that the injury was caused by an act or omission of the governmental entity or the entity's employees constituting gross negligence;
For additional information, go HERE and click on SUMMARY.

PASSED THE HOUSE 80-10-1
Representatives voting aye were: Baum, Boyd, Bricken, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Cepicky, Chism, Cochran, Crawford, Curcio, Daniel, DeBerry, Doggett, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Freeman, Gant, Garrett, Griffey, Grills, Halford, Hall, Haston, Hawk, Hazlewood, Helton, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Hurt, Johnson C, Keisling, Kumar, Lafferty, Lamar, Lamberth, Leatherwood, Littleton, Lynn, Marsh, Miller, Moody, Moon, Ogles, Potts, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rudd, Rudder, Russell, Sexton J, Shaw, Sherrell, Smith, Sparks, Staples, Terry, Thompson, Tillis, Todd, Travis, Van Huss, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Whitson, Williams, Windle, Wright, Zachary, Mr. Speaker Sexton C -- 80.
Representatives voting no were: Beck, Clemmons, Dixie, Hakeem, Hardaway, Johnson G, Mitchell, Powell, Stewart, Towns -- 10.
Representatives present and not voting were: Jernigan -- 1.

PASSED THE SENATE 27-4
Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Gresham, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Lundberg, Massey, Niceley, Powers, Reeves, Roberts, Rose, Southerland, Stevens, Swann, Watson, White, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 27.
Senators voting no were: Akbari, Gilmore, Kyle, Yarbro -- 4.

SB 8003 by Johnson - HB 8002 by *Lamberth, Gant, Smith
Insurance, Health, Accident - As introduced, makes various changes to the law concerning the electronic delivery of health care and its coverage under certain insurance policies and TennCare.

This is a very long and complicated bill that adds that telehealth is subject to utilization review in the same manner as an in-person encounter under the Health Care Service Utilization Review Act [See Section 1] and specifies that the provisions apply to the basic group health insurance plan for state and local public employees [See Section 4]. For more details, go HERE and click on SUMMARY.

PASSED THE HOUSE 91-0-1
Representatives voting aye were: Baum, Beck, Boyd, Bricken, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Cepicky, Chism, Clemmons, Cochran, Crawford, Curcio, Daniel, DeBerry, Dixie, Doggett, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Freeman, Gant, Garrett, Griffey, Grills, Hakeem, Halford, Hall, Hardaway, Haston, Hawk, Hazlewood, Helton, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Hodges, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Hurt, Jernigan, Johnson C, Johnson G, Keisling, Kumar, Lafferty, Lamar, Lamberth, Leatherwood, Littleton, Lynn, Marsh, Miller, Moody, Moon, Ogles, Potts, Powell, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rudd, Rudder, Russell, Sexton J, Shaw, Sherrell, Smith, Sparks, Staples, Stewart, Terry, Thompson, Tillis, Todd, Towns, Travis, Van Huss, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Whitson, Williams, Windle, Wright, Zachary, Mr. Speaker Sexton C -- 91.
Representatives present and not voting were: Mitchell -- 1.

PASSED THE SENATE 30-1
Senators voting aye were: Akbari, Bailey, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Gilmore, Gresham, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Kyle, Massey, Niceley, Powers, Reeves, Roberts, Rose, Southerland, Stevens, Swann, Watson, White, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 30.
Senators voting no were: Lundberg -- 1.

SB8004 by Johnson HB 8003 by *Lamberth
Appropriations - As introduced, makes appropriations for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the second extraordinary session of the 111th General Assembly.
This bill to appropriate money to pay for the session passed the House 71-9; passed the Senate 28-3

SB8005 by Johnson - HB 8005 by *Lamberth
Criminal Offenses - As introduced, revises certain criminal laws impacting peaceful demonstrations; authorizes the attorney general to investigate and prosecute crimes when the victim is a state employee, state property was damaged, or the administration of state government was delayed as a result of the crime.

This is a lengthy bill, for more information, go HERE and click on SUMMARY.

Among other things, this bill creates the Class C felony offense of aggravated assault against a first responder who is discharging or attempting to discharge the first responder's official duties. A person commits this offense by committing assault against a first responder, as described in (2), and the assault results in serious bodily injury or death of the first responder, involved the use or display of a deadly weapon, or involved strangulation. The punishment for aggravated assault of a first responder will be a $15,000 fine and a mandatory minimum 90-day prison sentence;
(4) Under present law, the offense of aggravated assault is generally a Class C or Class D felony. The maximum fine for a Class C felony is generally $10,000 and the maximum fine for a Class D felony is generally $5,000. Present law sets the maximum fine amount for an aggravated assault against a first responder, healthcare provider, or employee or contractor of a utility at $15,000. This bill changes the maximum fine that is generally applicable to aggravated assault to $15,000 regardless of the victim's occupation;
(5) This bill adds to the punishment for a person convicted of vandalism against government property or merchandise offered for retail sale by a retail merchant by requiring that the court order restitution for property damage or loss;
(6) This bill changes present law definitions applicable to the offenses of disorderly conduct and rioting to clarify that a person's mere assembling or presence at the scene of such an event does not constitute an offense;This bill creates the Class C felony offense of aggravated assault against a first responder who is discharging or attempting to discharge the first responder's official duties. A person commits this offense by committing assault against a first responder, as described in (2), and the assault results in serious bodily injury or death of the first responder, involved the use or display of a deadly weapon, or involved strangulation. The punishment for aggravated assault of a first responder will be a $15,000 fine and a mandatory minimum 90-day prison sentence;
(4) Under present law, the offense of aggravated assault is generally a Class C or Class D felony. The maximum fine for a Class C felony is generally $10,000 and the maximum fine for a Class D felony is generally $5,000. Present law sets the maximum fine amount for an aggravated assault against a first responder, healthcare provider, or employee or contractor of a utility at $15,000. This bill changes the maximum fine that is generally applicable to aggravated assault to $15,000 regardless of the victim's occupation;

PASSED THE HOUSE 71-20
Representatives voting aye were: Baum, Boyd, Bricken, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Cepicky, Crawford, Curcio, Daniel, DeBerry, Doggett, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Gant, Garrett, Griffey, Grills, Halford, Hall, Haston, Hawk, Hazlewood, Helton, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Hurt, Johnson C, Keisling, Kumar, Lafferty, Lamberth, Leatherwood, Littleton, Lynn, Marsh, Moody, Moon, Ogles, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rudd, Rudder, Russell, Sexton J, Sherrell, Smith, Sparks, Terry, Tillis, Todd, Travis, Van Huss, Vaughan, Weaver, White, Whitson, Williams, Windle, Wright, Zachary, Mr. Speaker Sexton C -- 71.
Representatives voting no were: Beck, Chism, Clemmons, Dixie, Freeman, Hakeem, Hardaway, Hodges, Jernigan, Johnson G, Lamar, Miller, Mitchell, Potts, Powell, Shaw, Staples, Stewart, Thompson, Towns -- 20.

PASSED THE SENATE 26-5
Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Gardenhire, Gresham, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Lundberg, Massey, Niceley, Powers, Reeves, Roberts, Rose, Southerland, Stevens, Swann, Watson, White, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 26.
Senators voting no were: Akbari, Dickerson, Gilmore, Kyle, Yarbro

Elaine Davis for State Representative 13th District
08/14/2020

Elaine Davis for State Representative 13th District

This week in Nashville, when given the opportunity to ensure our schools were protected from frivolous lawsuits which would take away funds for students, my opponent voted no. For someone who claims to stand for students, her actions prove otherwise. She is supportive of the extreme "defund the police" movement which would leave our children vulnerable in the schools without a school resource officer. Our police and our SROs in particular are essential in the protection of our children. As your State Representative, I will work to ensure that our students are protected and safe while they receive the best education possible. You deserve an effective voice in Nashville, and that is why I am running for State Representative. I would be honored to have your support in November.

08/05/2020
Knox County GOP

Knox County GOP

If you requested to vote by mail in Knox County this election cycle, this message is for you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2020
Contact: Chris Davis
Phone: 865-215-2480
e-mail: [email protected]

Absentee Ballots must be returned to Election Commission by USPS, FedEx, or UPS by Close of Polls on Thursday, August 6
Knox County Election Commission reminds voters that absentee ballots cannot be hand-delivered to polling place or KCEC office

Knoxville – With thousands of ballots still unreturned by Knox County voters, the Knox County Election Commission is advising voters that haven’t yet mailed their absentee ballots to take their absentee ballots (with postage) to the:
Weisgarber Road Post Office
1237 E. Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
by 6 pm on Wednesday, August 5 to help ensure that those ballots will be delivered to the Election Commission by the close of polls on Election Day – Thursday, August 6, 2020.

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President Trump to speak at 6:30pm LIVE Eastern Time!
My friend, Gene Ho, along with Juanita Broaddrick and the Trump Train will be visiting Knoxville the week of June 22. I’m planning a few small, private events. If you are interested in attending one, please let me know! We’d love to visit with like minded folks! I've created a group with more info and will post the schedule there. Please be patient with me, I am not a professional event planner, but I'm doing my best! So grateful that so many of my neighbors are excited too! https://www.facebook.com/Christian-Family-Values-in-East-Tennessee-110351420692764