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State Representative Chris Todd Passes First Bill In House Chamber

April 2, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Chris Todd (R-Jackson) has officially passed his first bill as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly and the House Republican Caucus.

House Bill 104 repeals a law that will close some small businesses this year.  The law put requirements on boutique ultrasound studios that the State doesn’t even require for medical settings.

“The success of small businesses in our State is critically important to me,” said Chairman Todd. “I am proud to successfully sponsor passage of House Bill 104, and I encourage the Senate to act quickly on this initiative.”

Chairman Todd has also been asked by Governor Lee and the House leadership team to serve as co-prime sponsor of House Bill 937 during the 2019 legislative session.

As part of the Governor’s legislative agenda, this bill increases supplemental wages for those who protect and serve our communities, and those who are called upon to respond during fires and other emergencies after they complete 40 hours of in-service training.

For more information about House Bill 937, please click here.

Chris Todd serves as Freshman Leader for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. He is also Vice-Chair of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, a member of the House State Government Committee, and a member of both the House Agriculture & Natural Resources and House Corrections Subcommittees. Todd lives in Madison County and represents Tennessee House District 73, which includes most of Madison County.

 

 

 

 

State Representative Chris Todd To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Bill Lee

April 2, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) today announced that State Representative Chris Todd (R-Jackson) has been chosen as a co-prime sponsor to shepherd House Bill 937 through the legislative process on behalf of Republican leadership.

The measure is part of Governor Lee’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally sponsored by the House Majority Leader and Assistant Majority Leader. Because of Chairman Todd’s leadership abilities and his passion for our law enforcement members and firefighters, he is the ideal person to handle all details related to House Bill 937.

“Chairman Todd is a strong voice for our local police and firefighters in our General Assembly,” said Leader Lamberth. “I know he will do a great job guiding this initiative through the committee process, and I look forward to working with him to pass this important measure.”

“I appreciate Chairman Todd’s willingness to guide this legislation through the House,” said Assistant Leader Gant. “Our heroic police officers and firefighters will benefit tremendously from this legislation, and I appreciate Representative Todd’s advocacy on their behalf.”

 House Bill 937 increases supplemental wages for those who protect and serve our communities, and those who are called upon to respond during fires and other emergencies after they complete 40 hours of in-service training. These brave men and women risk their lives for the citizens of Tennessee, and this initiative is a small way Republican leaders can support them in their daily efforts.

“I am grateful to Governor Lee, and our House leadership team for asking me to carry this legislation,” said Chairman Todd. “Our police and our firefighters are committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens. This initiative is a small way we can thank them for their service to our community and to Tennessee.”

House Bill 937 advanced out of the Cities & Counties Subcommittee on Tuesday. It will now be heard by members of the House Local Committee.

For more information, please click here.

Chris Todd serves as Freshman Leader for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. He is also Vice-Chair of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, a member of the House State Government Committee, and a member of both the House Agriculture & Natural Resources and House Corrections Subcommittees. Todd lives in Madison County and represents Tennessee House District 73, which includes most of Madison County.

 

 

 

 

State Representative Chris Todd To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Bill L

March 6, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) today announced that State Representative Chris Todd (R-Jackson) has been chosen as a co-prime sponsor to shepherd House Bill 937 through the legislative process on behalf of Republican leadership.

 The measure is part of Governor Lee’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally sponsored by the House Majority Leader and Assistant Majority Leader. Because of Chairman Todd’s leadership abilities and his passion for our law enforcement members and firefighters, he is the ideal person to handle all details related to House Bill 937.

“Chairman Todd is a strong voice for our local police and firefighters in our General Assembly,” said Leader Lamberth. “I know he will do a great job guiding this initiative through the committee process, and I look forward to working with him to pass this important measure.”

“I appreciate Chairman Todd’s willingness to guide this legislation through the House,” said Assistant Leader Gant. “Our heroic police officers and firefighters will benefit tremendously from this legislation, and I appreciate Representative Todd’s advocacy on their behalf.”

 House Bill 937 increases supplemental wages for those who protect and serve our communities, and those who are called upon to respond during fires and other emergencies after they complete 40 hours of in-service training. These brave men and women risk their lives for the citizens of Tennessee, and this initiative is a small way Republican leaders can support them in their daily efforts.

“I am grateful to Governor Lee, and our House leadership team for asking me to carry this legislation,” said Chairman Todd. “Our police and our firefighters are committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens. This initiative is a small way we can thank them for their service to our community and to Tennessee.”

House Bill 937 advanced out of the Cities & Counties Subcommittee on Tuesday. It will now be heard by members of the House Local Committee.

 For more information, please click here.

Chris Todd serves as Freshman Leader for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. He is also Vice-Chair of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, a member of the House State Government Committee, and a member of both the House Agriculture & Natural Resources and House Corrections Subcommittees. Todd lives in Madison County and represents Tennessee House District 73, which includes most of Madison County.

 

Speaker Casada Names Representative Todd Vice-Chairman Of Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee

January 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Chris Todd (R-Madison Co.) Vice-Chairman of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. This is an honor rarely bestowed upon first-year lawmakers.

The 11-person committee will be responsible for all laws pertaining to energy, forestry, natural resources, conservation, game and fish, as well as mines and minerals. Additionally, members will oversee all environmental-related matters, parks and recreation, public lands, public and geological surveys, watershed districts, soil conservation issues, flood and drainage projects, military parks, battlefields, and tourism.

“We are fortunate to have an extremely gifted freshman class, and Representative Todd has already emerged as one of its leaders,” said Speaker Casada. “I am excited about the new energy and ideas he will bring to this important committee, and our General Assembly, and I have no doubt that he will be successful.”

“I am humbled that Speaker Casada has chosen me to serve as one of the leaders of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee,” said Representative Todd. “Our agriculture industry is critical to Tennessee’s current and future economic success. Additionally, we must prioritize environmental issues in order to improve the quality of life for our citizens. I am eager to get to work and to address these legislative priorities in the days, weeks, and months ahead.”

Representative Todd was officially sworn in to office on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.  He is currently the House Assistant Floor leader and will also serve as a member of the House State Committee, as well as the House Agriculture & Natural Resources and Corrections Subcommittees. Todd lives in Madison County and represents Tennessee House District 73, which includes most of Madison County.

State Representative Chris Todd Elected To Serve As Assistant Floor Leader For 111th General Assembly

November 30, 2018

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Chris Todd (R-Jackson) has been elected by his 19 freshman peers to serve as Assistant Republican Floor Leader for the upcoming 111th Tennessee General Assembly.

In his new position as Assistant Republican Floor Leader, Representative Todd will support the Republican Floor Leader with all duties and responsibilities and work closely with the Caucus Vice-Chairman on legislative issues. He will also serve as co-chair of the Candidate Recruitment and Development Committee, represent this large freshman class in leadership discussions, and relay all important information from leadership back to freshman members.

“I am grateful for the support and trust my fellow first-year colleagues have placed in me by allowing me to serve them as Assistant Republican Floor Leader,” said Representative Todd. “I look forward to working with our newly elected caucus leaders and our entire membership to further advance the priorities and protect the conservative values that matter most to our citizens. Together, I know our efforts will ensure Tennessee remains a model for our entire nation to follow.”

“Representative Todd is an effective leader in his local community and has proven he is ready to lead,” said Tennessee House Speaker-Elect Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “We are fortunate to have him in our caucus and as a member of our leadership team. I look forward to working alongside him, and I know Representative Todd will be incredibly successful in this important role.”

“Chris Todd is well-respected by his freshman colleagues and our House Republican Caucus, and I am excited to work with him,” said House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Cottontown). “I know Representative Todd will do a remarkable job serving our members, the citizens of his community, and our entire state.”

“The Tennessee House Republican Caucus is fortunate to have an incredibly gifted freshman class, and Chris Todd has already proven he is ready to be one of its leaders,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville). “I am excited to work with Representative Todd, and I know he is uniquely positioned to help us better unify our membership so we can further advance our priorities.”

“Chris Todd has a remarkable work ethic, and his desire to serve his community, our state, and the House Republican Caucus is unmatched,” said Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville). “I am excited to have him on our leadership team and as a member of our caucus, and I know he will excel in this vital role leading our new members.”

The 111th Tennessee General Assembly officially convenes at noon on January 8, 2019.

Representative Chris Todd Urges Congress To Provide Immediate Financial Support To Our Student Veterans

November 15, 2018

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Chris Todd (R-Humboldt) today offered his strong support for Tennessee’s student veterans by signing onto a letter written by Tennessee House and Senate leaders urging U.S. Congressman Phil Roe (R-Tennessee) and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs to immediately address funding allocation issues related to the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Assistance Act of 2017.

The problems are a direct result of information technology and programming flaws within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and have resulted in allocation delays ranging anywhere from 6-8 weeks. These issues are negatively impacting more than 9,000 Tennessee veterans, as well as the state’s colleges and universities.

In fact, many schools are utilizing zero percent interest loans and tuition deferment in efforts to ensure our student veterans receive the financial support they need to pursue their education. As a result, institutional funds at several area colleges and universities have been heavily drawn down, creating budget concerns at these academic institutions.

Todd and his Republican colleagues are hopeful for an immediate resolution to these issues so our brave heroes receive the financial assistance they have so proudly earned through their service to our state and nation.

“Our military members and their families have made extraordinary sacrifices in the name of freedom, and we must support them as they pursue their academic goals and dreams at our local colleges and universities,” said Representative Todd. “They and our academic institutions must not be unfairly burdened by a backlog at the federal level. I am honored to work for and support our student veterans, their families, and our colleges and universities. I will continue to find solutions and to fight for these important groups throughout the upcoming 111th Tennessee General Assembly.”

To view the letter to Chairman Roe and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, please click here.