Welcome to ALEC Exposed!

On July 13, 2011, the Center for Media and Democracy unveiled this trove of over 800 “model” bills and resolutions secretly voted on by corporations and politicians through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). These bills reveal the corporate collaboration reshaping our democracy, state by state.

ALEC bills, which largely benefit the organization’s corporate members, have been introduced in legislatures in every state—but without disclosing to the public that corporations previously drafted or voted on them through ALEC.

Before our publication of this trove of bills, it has been difficult to trace the numerous controversial and extreme provisions popping up in legislatures across the country directly to ALEC and its corporate underwriters.

The Center obtained copies of the bills after one of the thousands of people with access shared them, and a whistleblower provided a copy to the Center.

We have analyzed and marked up the bills and resolutions to help readers understand what the bills do, beyond the PR in the names of bills. We share them to help the public identify the legislation in their state and the wide extent of the agenda to rewrite our rights by the corporations that bankroll ALEC.

These bills and resolutions reach into almost every area of American life: worker and consumer rights, education, the rights of Americans injured or killed by corporations, taxes, health care, immigration, and the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. Only by seeing the depth and breadth and language of the bills can one fully understand the power and sweep of corporate influence behind the scenes on bills affecting the rights and future of every American in every single state.

Please join us in helping to expose ALEC, its corporations and politicians, and how money has corrupted the democratic process. You can read the bills without signing up to be a contributing editor of this site. But, we hope readers will team up with reporters to dig through the cache of documents and share the truth with others. (Here’s how.)

To learn more about ALEC and this project, click here for an open letter from Lisa Graves, the executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of ALEC Exposed.

WW~NOTES: I live in Tennessee and apparently ALEC is widespread in the state and they’ve done quite a bit of damage, i.e. ——-

The ALEC – Tennessee Connection

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group made up of representatives of large corporations and primarily conservative state legislators, works this way:

  1. ALEC members – large corporations with special interests – give them millions of dollars.
  2. ALEC holds conferences for state legislators
  3. State legislators attend these conferences and take home “cookie-cutter” legislation written by corporate special interests to dismantle worker and consumer protections, limit victims rights, protect corporate tax loopholes, and make it harder for citizens to vote.

According to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times:

“ALEC…has more than 300 corporations as members. The organizations pay wide-ranging dues and make substantial campaign contributions to state races.

Common Cause calculated that 22 of ALEC’s key member companies had contributed more than $317 million to state election campaigns over the last decade.”

Also check out ALECexposed.org for more info.

So What’s ALEC Got to Do With Tennessee? Tennessee legislators are too independent to fall under their sway, right? Wrong.
  • State representative Curry Todd (R-Collierville) is an ALEC Board Member and also the Tennessee State Chair.
  • Rep. Steve McDaniels is also on the Board of Directors.
  • State Senator Bill Ketron told a Tennessean reporter that ALEC provided the template for the “Arizona-like state law on illegal immigration” he filed last session.
  • Our tax dollars paid for six Tennessee house members to attend ALEC’s annual conference in San Diego. Cost: $15,000.
  • In February, ALEC sent out a press release touting the “Tort Reform Boot Camp” they held in our state capitol back in February.
  • Portions of a bill passed by Rep. Harry Brooks (R-Knoxville) that “cleared the way for for Union County to operate an online school system with K12 Inc.,” are identical to model legislation by ALEC. Rep. Brooks told the Knoxville News Sentinel that a lobbyist “may have provided a copy of the ALEC model” but that he was unaware of it.

If you know of other connections, let us know by leaving them in the comments section.



Tennessee Legislators with ALEC Ties


House of Representatives

Rep. Curry Todd (R-95), ALEC State Chairman,[123] Member of ALEC Board of Directors[124] and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Former Rep. Susan Lynn (R-57)[15]
Former Rep. Joe McCard (R-Maryville; chief clerk of the state House as of 2011)[125]
Rep. John D. Ragan (R-33), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. Kevin D. Brooks (R-24), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Rep. David Hawk (R-5), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Alternate
Rep. Bob Ramsey, (R-20) ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force and Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Alternate
Rep. Tony Shipley (R-2), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Vince Dean (R-30), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Alternate
Rep. Curtis G. Johnson (R-68), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-26), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Rep. Charles Michael Sargent, Jr. (R-61), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Debra Young Maggart (R-45), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Stephen McManus (R-96), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Member
Rep. Harry R. Brooks, Jr. (R-19), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Rep. Frank Niceley (R-17), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. Joe McCord (R-8), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Member
Rep. David Shepard (D-69), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Jimmy Eldridge (R-73), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Joseph Armstrong (D-15), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Julia Hurley (R-32), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Rep. Mark White (R-83), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Phillip Max Johnson (R-78), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Ryan A. Haynes (R-14), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Rep. Joe Carr (R-48), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Jon C. Lundberg (R-1), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Joshua G. Evans (R-66), ALEC Public Safety and Elections Task Force Member
Rep. Mike T. Harrison (R-9), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Rep. Johnny Richard Montgomery (R-12), ALEC Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force Member
Rep. Steve K. McDaniel (R-72), ALEC [[Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force ]] Member
Rep. Barrett W. Rich (R-94), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-38), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Rep. Vance Dennis (R-71), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member

Sen. Reginald Tate (D-33)[125], ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Ken Yager (R-12), ALEC Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Alternate
Sen. Dolores R. Gresham (R-26), ALEC Education Task Force Alternate
Sen. Steve Southerland (R-1), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Alternate
Sen. Jim Tracy (R-16), ALEC Education Task Force Member
Sen. Bill Ketron (R-13), ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Member
Sen. Mike Bell (R-9), ALEC Health and Human Services Task Force Member
Sen. Brian K. Kelsey (R-31), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member
Sen. Mark S. Norris (R-32), ALEC Civil Justice Task Force Member



List of all Senators

Alphabetical Listing of Senators
Senator  Party  Sponsor List  District Map  Office  Phone (615)  E-mail
Atchley, Sue     District 6  6A LP 741-1648  sen.sue.atchley@capitol.tn.gov
Barnes, Tim  D    District 22  305 WMB  741-2374  sen.tim.barnes@capitol.tn.gov
Beavers, Mae  R    District 17  7 LP  741-2421  sen.mae.beavers@capitol.tn.gov
Bell, Mike  R    District 9  302 WMB 741-1946  sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov
Berke, Andy  D    District 10  310 WMB  741-6682  sen.andy.berke@capitol.tn.gov
Burks, Charlotte  D    District 15  304 WMB  741-3978  sen.charlotte.burks@capitol.tn.gov
Campfield, Stacey R    District 7  4 LP 741-1766  sen.stacey.campfield@capitol.tn.gov
Crowe, Rusty  R    District 3  8 LP  741-2468  sen.rusty.crowe@capitol.tn.gov
Faulk, Mike  R   District 4  10-A LP  741-2061  sen.mike.faulk@capitol.tn.gov
Finney, Lowe  D    District 27  317 WMB  741-1810  sen.lowe.finney@capitol.tn.gov
Ford, Ophelia  D    District 29  318 WMB  741-1767  sen.ophelia.ford@capitol.tn.gov
Gresham, Dolores R    District 26  308 WMB  741-2368  sen.dolores.gresham@capitol.tn.gov
Harper, Thelma  D   District 19 303 WMB 741-2453  sen.thelma.harper@capitol.tn.gov
Haynes, Joe M. D    District 20  G19 WMB  741-6679  sen.joe.haynes@capitol.tn.gov
Henry, Douglas  D    District 21  321 WMB  741-3291  sen.douglas.henry@capitol.tn.gov
Herron, Roy  D    District 24  309 WMB  741-4576  sen.roy.herron@capitol.tn.gov
Johnson, Jack  R    District 23  11 LP  741-2495  sen.jack.johnson@capitol.tn.gov
Kelsey, Brian  R    District 31  9 LP  741-3036  sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov
Ketron, Bill  R    District 13  5 LP  741-6853  sen.bill.ketron@capitol.tn.gov
Kyle, Jim  D    District 28  309 WMB  741-4167  sen.jim.kyle@capitol.tn.gov
Marrero, Beverly  D   District 30  312 WMB  741-9128  sen.beverly.marrero@capitol.tn.gov
McNally, Randy  R    District 5  307 WMB  741-6806  sen.randy.mcnally@capitol.tn.gov
Norris, Mark  R    District 32  9A LP  741-1967  sen.mark.norris@capitol.tn.gov
Overbey, Doug  R    District 8  306 WMB 741-0981  sen.doug.overbey@capitol.tn.gov
Ramsey, Lt. Gov. Ron  R    District 2  1 LP  741-4524  lt.gov.ron.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov
Roberts, Kerry R    District 18  3 LP 741-1999  sen.kerry.roberts@capitol.tn.gov
Southerland, Steve  R    District 1  10 LP  741-3851  sen.steve.southerland@capitol.tn.gov
Stewart, Eric  D    District 14  310A WMB  741-6694  sen.eric.stewart@capitol.tn.gov
Summerville, Jim  R    District 25  11-A LP 741-4499  sen.jim.summerville@capitol.tn.gov
Tate, Reginald  D    District 33  320 WMB  741-2509  sen.reginald.tate@capitol.tn.gov
Tracy, Jim  R    District 16  2 LP  741-1066  sen.jim.tracy@capitol.tn.gov
Watson, Bo  R    District 11  13 LP  741-3227  sen.bo.watson@capitol.tn.gov
Yager, Ken  R    District 12  6 LP  741-1449  sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov


List of all Representatives in TN


TN Representative’s  Party  Sponsor List  District Map  Office  Phone (615)  E-mail
Alexander, David R    District 39  107 WMB 741-8695  rep.david.alexander@capitol.tn.gov
Armstrong, Joe E.  D    District 15  35 LP  741-0768  rep.joe.armstrong@capitol.tn.gov
Bass, Eddie  D    District 65  37 LP 741-1864  rep.eddie.bass@capitol.tn.gov
Brooks, Harry  R    District 19  212 WMB  741-6879  rep.harry.brooks@capitol.tn.gov
Brooks, Kevin  R    District 24  104 WMB  741-1350  rep.kevin.brooks@capitol.tn.gov
Brown, Tommie F.  D    District 28  32 LP  741-4374  rep.tommie.brown@capitol.tn.gov
Butt, Sheila R    District 64  106 WMB 741-3005  rep.sheila.butt@capitol.tn.gov
Campbell, Scotty R    District 3 107 WMB 741-2050  rep.scotty.campbell@capitol.tn.gov
Camper, Karen D.  D    District 87  24 LP  741-1898 rep.karen.camper@capitol.tn.gov
Carr, Joe  R    District 48  205 WMB  741-2180  rep.joe.carr@capitol.tn.gov
Casada, Glen  R    District 63  25 LP 741-4389  rep.glen.casada@capitol.tn.gov
Cobb, Jim  R    District 31  110A WMB  741-1450  rep.jim.cobb@capitol.tn.gov
Coley, Jim  R    District 97  207 WMB 741-8201  rep.jim.coley@capitol.tn.gov
Cooper, Barbara  D    District 86  38 LP  741-4295  rep.barbara.cooper@capitol.tn.gov
Curtiss, Charles  D    District 43  34 LP  741-1963  rep.charles.curtiss@capitol.tn.gov
Dean, Vince  R    District 30  107 WMB  741-1934  rep.vince.dean@capitol.tn.gov
DeBerry, John J., Jr.  D    District 90  26 LP  741-2239  rep.john.deberry@capitol.tn.gov
DeBerry, Lois M.  D    District 91  33 LP  741-3830  rep.lois.deberry@capitol.tn.gov
Dennis, Vance  R    District 71  209A WMB  741-2190  rep.vance.dennis@capitol.tn.gov
Dunn, Bill  R    District 16  115 WMB  741-1721  rep.bill.dunn@capitol.tn.gov
Elam, Linda R    District 57  212 WMB  741-7462  rep.linda.elam@capitol.tn.gov
Eldridge, Jimmy A.  R    District 73  208 WMB  741-7475  rep.jimmy.eldridge@capitol.tn.gov
Evans, Joshua G.  R    District 66  25 LP 741-2860  rep.joshua.evans@capitol.tn.gov
Faison, Jeremy  R    District 11  202 WMB 741-6871  rep.jeremy.faison@capitol.tn.gov
Favors, Joanne  D    District 29  35 LP  741-2702  rep.joanne.favors@capitol.tn.gov
Fitzhugh, Craig  D    District 82  33 LP  741-2134  rep.craig.fitzhugh@capitol.tn.gov
Floyd, Richard  R    District 27  G-24 WMB  741-2746  rep.richard.floyd@capitol.tn.gov
Ford, Dale  R    District 6  202A WMB  741-1717  rep.dale.ford@capitol.tn.gov
Forgety, John R    District 23  109 WMB  741-1725  rep.john.forgety@capitol.tn.gov
Gilmore, Brenda  D    District 54  22 LP  741-1997  rep.brenda.gilmore@capitol.tn.gov
Gotto, Jim R  District 60 205 WMB 741-6959 rep.jim.gotto@capitol.tn.gov
Halford, Curtis  R    District 79  108 WMB  741-7478  rep.curtis.halford@capitol.tn.gov
Hall, Steve R    District 18  113 WMB  741-2287  rep.steve.hall@capitol.tn.gov
Hardaway, G. A.  D    District 92
22 LP 741-5625  rep.ga.hardaway@capitol.tn.gov
Harmon, Bill W.  D    District 37  24 LP  741-6849  rep.bill.harmon@capitol.tn.gov
Harrison, Michael  R    District 9  206A WMB  741-7480  rep.mike.harrison@capitol.tn.gov
Harwell, Speaker Beth R    District 56  19 LP  741-0709  speaker.beth.harwell@capitol.tn.gov
Hawk, David  R    District 5  201 WMB  741-7482  rep.david.hawk@capitol.tn.gov
Haynes, Ryan A.  R    District 14  214 WMB  741-2264  rep.ryan.haynes@capitol.tn.gov
Hensley, Joey  R    District 70  106 WMB  741-7476  rep.joey.hensley@capitol.tn.gov
Hill, Matthew  R    District 7  25 LP 741-2251  rep.matthew.hill@capitol.tn.gov
Holt, Andy H. R    District 76  205 WMB  741-7847  rep.andy.holt@capitol.tn.gov
Hurley, Julia R   District 32  114 WMB 741-7658  rep.julia.hurley@capitol.tn.gov
Johnson, Curtis G.  R    District 68  215 WMB  741-4341  rep.curtis.johnson@capitol.tn.gov
Johnson, Phillip  R    District 78  104 WMB  741-7477  rep.phillip.johnson@capitol.tn.gov
Jones, Sherry  D    District 59  26 LP 741-2035  rep.sherry.jones@capitol.tn.gov
Keisling, Kelly R    District 38  108 WMB 741-6852  rep.kelly.keisling@capitol.tn.gov
Kernell, Mike  D    District 93  38 LP  741-3726  rep.mike.kernell@capitol.tn.gov
Lollar, Ron  R    District 99  214 WMB  741-7084  rep.ron.lollar@capitol.tn.gov
Lundberg, Jon  R    District 1  20 LP 741-7623  rep.jon.lundberg@capitol.tn.gov
Maggart, Debra Young  R    District 45  103 WMB  741-3893  rep.debra.maggart@capitol.tn.gov
Marsh, Pat R    District 62  110 WMB 741-6824 rep.pat.marsh@capitol.tn.gov
Matheny, Judd  R   District 47  15 LP 741-7448  rep.judd.matheny@capitol.tn.gov
Matlock, Jimmy  R   District 21  219 WMB 741-3736 rep.jimmy.matlock@capitol.tn.gov
McCormick, Gerald  R    District 26  18A LP 741-2548  rep.gerald.mccormick@capitol.tn.gov
McDaniel, Steve  R    District 72  18 LP 741-0750  rep.steve.mcdaniel@capitol.tn.gov
McDonald, Michael Ray  D    District 44 37 LP  741-1980  rep.michael.mcdonald@capitol.tn.gov
McManus, Steve  R    District 96  20 LP 741-1920  rep.steve.mcmanus@capitol.tn.gov
Miller, Don R    District 10  113 WMB  741-6877  rep.don.miller@capitol.tn.gov
Miller, Larry J.  D    District 88  32 LP  741-4453  rep.larry.miller@capitol.tn.gov
Montgomery, Richard  R    District 12  109 WMB  741-5981  rep.richard.montgomery@capitol.tn.gov
Moore, Gary W.  D    District 50  32 LP  741-4317  rep.gary.moore@capitol.tn.gov
Naifeh, Speaker Emeritus Jimmy  D   District 81 G19A WMB  741-3774  spk.eme.jimmy.naifeh@capitol.tn.gov
Niceley, Frank S. R    District 17  108 WMB  741-4419  rep.frank.niceley@capitol.tn.gov
Odom, Gary  D   District 55  23 LP  741-4410  rep.gary.odom@capitol.tn.gov
Parkinson, Antonio D    District 98 36 LP 741-4575  rep.antonio.parkinson@capitol.tn.gov
Pitts, Joe  D    District 67  34 LP 741-2043  rep.joe.pitts@capitol.tn.gov
Pody, Mark  R   District 46  203 WMB  741-7086  rep.mark.pody@capitol.tn.gov
Powers, Dennis R    District 36  202 WMB 741-3335  rep.dennis.powers@capitol.tn.gov
Pruitt, Mary  D    District 58  36 LP  741-3853  rep.mary.pruitt@capitol.tn.gov
Ragan, John R    District 33  G-24 WMB 741-4400  rep.john.ragan@capitol.tn.gov
Ramsey, Bob  R    District 20  207 WMB  741-3560  rep.bob.ramsey@capitol.tn.gov
Rich, Barrett  R    District 94  117 WMB  741-6890  rep.barrett.rich@capitol.tn.gov
Richardson, Jeanne  D    District 89  26 LP  741-2010  rep.jeanne.richardson@capitol.tn.gov
Roach, Dennis E.  R    District 35  217 WMB  741-2534  rep.dennis.roach@capitol.tn.gov
Sanderson, Bill R    District 77  204 WMB  741-0718  rep.bill.sanderson@capitol.tn.gov
Sargent, Charles Michael  R    District 61  206 WMB  741-6808  rep.charles.sargent@capitol.tn.gov
Sexton, Cameron R    District 25  20 LP  741-2343  rep.cameron.sexton@capitol.tn.gov
Shaw, Johnny  D    District 80  36 LP  741-4538  rep.johnny.shaw@capitol.tn.gov
Shepard, David  D    District 69  34 LP  741-3513  rep.david.shepard@capitol.tn.gov
Shipley, Tony  R    District 2  114 WMB  741-2886  rep.tony.shipley@capitol.tn.gov
Sontany, Janis Baird  D    District 53  23 LP  741-6861  rep.janis.sontany@capitol.tn.gov
Sparks, Mike R    District 49  203 WMB  741-6829  rep.mike.sparks@capitol.tn.gov
Stewart, Mike  D    District 52  24 LP  741-2184  rep.mike.stewart@capitol.tn.gov
Swann, Art R    District 8  219 WMB  741-5481 rep.art.swann@capitol.tn.gov
Tidwell, John C.  D    District 74  22 LP  741-7098  rep.john.tidwell@capitol.tn.gov
Tindell, Harry J.  D    District 13  35 LP  741-2031  rep.harry.tindell@capitol.tn.gov
Todd, Curry  R    District 95  209 WMB  741-1866  rep.curry.todd@capitol.tn.gov
Towns, Joe , Jr.  D    District 84  37 LP  741-2189  rep.joe.towns@capitol.tn.gov
Turner, Johnnie  D    District 85  38 LP  741-6954  rep.johnnie.turner@capitol.tn.gov
Turner, Mike  D    District 51  17 LP  741-3229  rep.mike.turner@capitol.tn.gov
Watson, Eric  R    District 22  102 WMB  741-7799  rep.eric.watson@capitol.tn.gov
Weaver, Terri Lynn  R    District 40  105 WMB  741-2192  rep.terri.lynn.weaver@capitol.tn.gov
White, Mark  R    District 83  110 WMB  741-4415  rep.mark.white@capitol.tn.gov
Williams, Kent  CCR    District 4  G-2 WMB 741-7450  rep.kent.williams@capitol.tn.gov
Williams, Ryan R    District 42  109 WMB 741-1875  rep.ryan.williams@capitol.tn.gov
Windle, John Mark  D    District 41  23 LP 741-1260  rep.john.windle@capitol.tn.gov
Wirgau, Tim R   District 75  204 WMB  741-6804  rep.tim.wirgau@capitol.tn.gov
Womick, Rick R    District 34  207 WMB  741-2804  rep.rick.womick@capitol.tn.gov

My comment: I trust Source Watch’s info, but it is possible they might have missed someone, we can easily  check  who introduced ALEC legislation  and who voted for what bill.  The new Voter Regulations bill was a major bill put out there by ALEC Another one to look at is , Tort Reform and anything to do with Education ……

If you locate more info. please post it here, with links:

WW~Notes:  Surf the net for your respective state to locate ALEC members.


******As expected this organization was created and operated by Jews with their Christian Zionist lackeys in tow.  Just look at the names of the major players.******

Christian Judaic Zionism joined at the hip and beyond...


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