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|Born||December 9, 1975|
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee at Knoxville|
Early life, education, and early career
Dennis was born on December 9, 1975. He received a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, and a past president of their Alpha Kappa chapter.
Tennessee House of Representatives
In 2011, Dennis sponsored a bill to record all police interrogations, but it failed. In January 2012 he proposed an anti-bullying bill with Jim Tracy; it was publicly denounced by Matthew Shepard's father because it carved out an exception for the expression of religious or political views, which opponents called a "license to bully."
Decreased welfare to families with a child making inadequate academic progress
In 2013, Dennis sponsored House Bill 0261 which cuts by 30% the payment made to parents or caretakers of children in families eligible for Tennessee's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program if any of the children fail to meet requirements for grades or attendance.
- Capitol biography
- Official website biography
- Daily Mail Reporter, 'We'll give you the death penalty': How police 'forced innocent boy, 12, to confess to strangling his sister, 11', in The Daily Mail, 15th January 2012 
- Aundrea Cline-Thomas, 'Father Advocates For Stronger Bullying Laws', WTVF, Jan 26, 2012 
- 'Father of Hate Crime Victim Concerned Over Anti-Gay Legislation', Nashville Public Radio, January 25th, 2012 
- Humphrey, Tom (March 31, 2013). "Bill tying student performance to welfare benefits advancing in Legislature". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved April 2, 2013.