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Tennessee House Bill 233

By March 6, 2019 May 7th, 2019 Legislation

For those interested in getting involved concerning Tennessee House Bill 233, AKC is tracking this, but it is not on their legilative alerts. Known as SB 0222 in the Tennessee senate

Summary of the bill “Animal Cruelty and Abuse – As introduced, creates Class A misdemeanor of possessing, owning, buying, selling, transferring, or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent that the paraphernalia be used in promoting, facilitating, furthering, or training for animal fighting or baiting. – Amends TCA Title 39.”

Detail that is disturbing: “For purposes of this section, “animal fighting paraphernalia” means equipment, products, implements, and materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or designed for use in the training, preparation, conditioning, or furtherance of animal fighting, including, but not limited to, breaking sticks, cat mills, jennies, treadmills, fighting pits, spring poles, jump poles, flirt poles, unprescribed veterinary medicine, gaffs, slashers, heels, or any other sharp implement designed to be attached in place of the natural spur of a cock or game fowl. ”

PDF of the bill – https://legiscan.com/TN/text/HB0233/2019

Web page concerning this bill – http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx…

Web page tracking the bill – https://legiscan.com/TN/bill/HB0233/2019

Here are the sponsors of the bill, name, address, phone, fax, email

Sam Whitson appears to be the main sponsor in the house, and Jon Lundberg in the senate

Sam Whitson (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 552 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-1864
Fax: (615) 253-0228
rep.sam.whitson@capitol.tn.gov
District 65, Part of Williamson County

Darren Jernigan (D)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 572 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615)741-6959
Fax: (615) 253-0331
rep.darren.jernigan@capitol.tn.gov
District 60, Part of Davidson County

Clark Boyd (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 528 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-7086
Fax: (615) 253-0206
rep.clark.boyd@capitol.tn.gov
District 46, Cannon, and part of Wilson and DeKalb Counties

Robin Smith (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 644 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2548
Fax: (615) 253-0305
rep.robin.smith@capitol.tn.gov
District 26, Part of Hamilton County

Ron M. Gant (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 606 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-6890
Fax: (615) 253-0380
rep.ron.gant@capitol.tn.gov
District 94, Fayette, McNairy and part of Hardeman Counties

Bob Ramsey (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 562 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-3560
Fax: (615) 253-0376
rep.bob.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov
District 20, Part of Blount County

Jason Hodges (D)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 414 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2043
Fax: (615) 253-0200
rep.jason.hodges@capitol.tn.gov
District 67, Part of Montgomery County

Patsy Hazlewood (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 516 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2746
Fax: (615) 253-0304
rep.patsy.hazlewood@capitol.tn.gov
District 27, Part of Hamilton County

Glen Casada (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 600 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-4389
Fax: (615) 253-0229
speaker.glen.casada@capitol.tn.gov
District 63, Part of Williamson County

Jason Potts (D)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 412 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2035
Fax: (615) 253-0290
rep.jason.potts@capitol.tn.gov
District 59, Part of Davidson County

Jason Powell (D)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 418 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-6861
Fax: (615) 741-0325
rep.jason.powell@capitol.tn.gov
District 53, Part of Davidson County

John Ray Clemmons (D)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 408 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-4410
Fax: (615) 253-0202
rep.john.ray.clemmons@capitol.tn.gov
District 55, Part of Davidson County

Dale Carr (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 568 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-5981
Fax (615) 253-0303
rep.dale.carr@capitol.tn.gov
District 12, Part of Sevier County

Mark White (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 624 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-4415
Fax: (615) 253-0349
rep.mark.white@capitol.tn.gov
District 83, Part of Shelby County

Bruce Griffey (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 578 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-6804
Fax: (615) 253-0239
rep.bruce.griffey@capitol.tn.gov
District 75, Henry, Benton and Stewart Counties

Jon Lundberg (R)
425 5th Avenue North
Suite 714 Cordell Hull Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-5761
sen.jon.lundberg@capitol.tn.gov
District 4, Johnson, Carter and Sullivan Counties

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