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State Representative Ron Gant Passes First Bill In State Legislature

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives. House Bill 306 cuts out government regulations and red tape by removing license requirements for small businesses. It was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and will now travel to the desk of Governor Bill Haslam to…

State Representative Ron Gant Passes First Bill In State Legislature

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) has officially passed his first bill in the Tennessee House of Representatives. House Bill 306 cuts out government regulations and red tape by removing license requirements for small businesses. It was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and will now travel to the desk of Governor Bill Haslam to…

Rep. Gant, Sen. Norris Partner with Educators to Provide Work-Based Curriculum

This week, State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) passed House Bill 445, with unanimous support. HB 445 was brought to Rep. Gant by State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and it authorizes the development of work-based learning within Tennessee Board of Regents schools. This important piece of legislation arose through an important partnership between the Tennessee Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) and…

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) and Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) that provides additional support to East Tennessee families whose properties were damaged by last November’s wildfires. House Bill 52 calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or business owner’s personal property, if it was damaged…

State Representative Andrew Farmer Announces Funding Approval For Mountain View Upgrades

Speaker Beth Harwell strongly supported funding efforts for facility wide updates (NASHVILLE) — State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) announced today that the State Building Commission has officially approved funding for facility wide upgrades to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Dandridge. These updates include the replacement of kitchen and food services equipment; overhauling the freezer and…

State Representative Andrew Farmer Works To Protect The Personal Information Of Tennessee Residents

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today addressed the recent Equifax data breach that jeopardized the personal information of more than 143 million U.S. consumers nationwide — including 3 million Tennessee residents — between May-July of 2017. Representative Farmer wants the hardworking families of District 17 to know that he is working to ensure that their…

State Representative Andrew Farmer Introduces Legislation That Cuts Costs For Tennessee’s Farmers

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today introduced legislation designed to cut costs on permit fees for Tennessee’s farmers. House Bill 1796 exempts operators of farm trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds from obtaining farm or other seasonal operating permits when their vehicle is used to move horticultural, agricultural, and dairy products or livestock from the point…

Representative Andrew Farmer Announces $567,620 In School Safety Funding For Jefferson & Sevier Counties

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today announced more than $567,000 in funding has been allocated to Jefferson and Sevier Counties for the implementation of additional solutions that improve school safety for students in District 17. The monies are a portion of approximately $35 million in budget funding — $25 million in one-time funding and $10…

Speaker Casada Names Representative Farmer Chairman of House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The 7-member subcommittee will be responsible for all matters and legislation related to criminal law. “Chairman Farmer has a remarkable record of legislative excellence during his time serving his community as a member of our…

Representative Andrew Farmer To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Bill Lee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) today announced that State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) has been chosen as a co-prime sponsor to shepherd House Bill 942 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…

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