Andy Womack Papers

Andy Womack

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Title: Andy Womack Papers

Dates: 1976-2000 (Bulk: 1990-2000)

Creator: Andy Womack

Summary/Abstract: The Andy Womack Papers relate to Womack’s time as a Tennessee State Senator. They include cards, notes, correspondence, campaign materials, personal memorabilia, and newspaper clippings regarding his service as senator. The papers also include Tennessee Senate bills sponsored by Senator Womack.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately 2 linear feet.

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: Donor transferred to state such title, copyright or other rights as he may have held to be administered by the Albert Gore Research center at Middle Tennessee State University. It is presumed that any other corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Andy Womack Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Acquisition: These papers were donated by Andy Womack in October of 2001.

Processed By: Original processor unknown; additional processing by Kayla Utendorf, graduate assistant, (2012)

Arrangement: The documents in this collection are arranged in three series: Personal Correspondence and Ephemera, Newspaper Clippings, and Senate Papers.

Biographical Note: Andy Womack was born 1945 in Bedford County, Tennessee.  His family moved to Murfreesboro when he was young, and he remained there as an adult. Womack began a college education, but was drafted into service in Vietnam.  He served in the 4th Infantry Division and eventually worked his way up to the rank of sergeant.  He then returned to school at Middle Tennessee State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.  After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Womack worked first for New York Life Insurance Company and then for State Farm Insurance.
Womack served as a Tennessee State Senator from 1988-2000, spending part of that time as Chair of the Senate Education Committee.  As a senator, he sponsored many bills, primarily relating to education, veterans’ affairs, and insurance law.

Scope and Content: Records of the Andy Womack collection range from 1976-2000, with the bulk ranging from 1990-2000. Records were kept in original order as much as possible. The first box contains personal correspondence and ephemera from events Womack attended as a Senator. These were not produced by his office but were other events that he attended.  The second box contains newspaper clippings, and the remaining two boxes contain Senate Bills sponsored by Womack.

Series 1: Personal Correspondence and Ephemera contains personal cards, notes, correspondence, campaign materials, newsletters mentioning Andy Womack, and personal memorabilia dating from 1990-2001, with some being undated. Materials include Christmas cards, notes congratulating the Senator’s support or dissent for certain issues, pins, and flyers, graduation programs, and certificates.

Series 2: Newspaper Clippings contains copies of newspaper clippings, mostly of stories referring to Senator Womack. Most clippings are sorted by date, from 1976-2000, with one folder of undated clippings and one folder of clippings regarding Bob Womack.

Series 3: Senate Papers contains Senate bills sponsored by Andy Womack. These bills were submitted in 1999 and 2000. They have been maintained in original order, as well as can be determined. Each file has a short summary of information relating to the proposed legislation, such as dates introduced and the House sponsor, if any. The bills were arranged based on this information. Titles of bills, including capitalization, have been retained in this finding aid.

Associated Materials: A campaign pin and bumper sticker are kept with the Albert Gore Research Center museum collections.

Related Collections: Bob Womack Papers

Subject Terms

Persons
James “Boots” Donnelly
Dr. Jane Walters
John R. Morgan
Representative John T. Bragg
Dr. Charles E. Smith
Ronald Herschel Adcock, Sr.
Jerry Benefield
Dr. Jerome Vincent “J.V.” Sailors
Coach Steve Peterson

Subjects (General)
Education
Insurance
Veterans
Law
Middle Tennessee State University
Finance
Baseball
Taxes

Places
Murfreesboro
Nashville
Rutherford County
Smyrna
Wartrace
Bedford County

Material Types
Newspaper Clippings.
Correspondence
Senate Papers
Cards
Newsletters
Photographic Image
Bumper Sticker
Advertising Memorabilia

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Series

Description of Contents

1

1

Personal Correspondence and Ephemera

Personal cards, received from friends and constituents on special occasions 1993-2000 (some undated)

1

2

Personal Correspondence and Ephemera

Personal notes, received from friends and constituents on special occasions  1991-2000 (some undated)

1

3

Personal Correspondence and Ephemera

Correspondence on general topics, received from friends and constituents   1990-2001 (some undated)

1

4

Personal Correspondence and Ephemera

Newsletters mentioning Andy Womack and a newsletter published for his Senate Campaign

1

5

Personal Correspondence and Ephemera

Pins, flyers, postcards, photographs, bumper stickers, and other campaign materials. Pin and bumper sticker stored with museum collections

1

6

Personal Correspondence and Ephemera

Brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and personal memorabilia

2

1

Newspaper Clippings

Copies of newspaper clippings mentioning Andy Womack with no date and/or other publication information

2

2

Newspaper Clippings

Copies of newspaper clippings relating to Bob Womack

2

3

Newspaper Clippings

Copies of newspaper clippings dated 1976-1996 relating to Andy Womack’s career

2

4

Newspaper Clippings

Copies of newspaper clippings dated 1997-1998 relating to Andy Womack’s career

2

5

Newspaper Clippings

Copies of newspaper clippings dated 1999-2000 relating to Andy Womack’s career

3

1

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 7008, House Bill 7047, "Relative to the franchise tax,” proposed amendments to tax law

3

2

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 022, "Sale of wine and beer in Wartrace,” amendment to laws regarding the sale of alcohol in restaurants

3

3

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 39, House Bill 41, "Relative to professional bondsmen,” amendment to repeal section prohibiting county officials from acting as professional bondsmen

3

4

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 40, House Bill 38, "Fees and duties of county clerks,” amendment to increase the amount that clerks would receive from motor vehicle titles

3

5

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 41, House Bill 39, "'John H. Sallee Bridge', to designate a certain bridge in Rutherford County,” a resolution to change a bridge name

3

6

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 42, House Bill 47, "Combat infantryman license plate" amendment to authorize cultural combat infantryman license plates

3

7

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 43, House Bill 40, "Purchasing Committee of Rutherford County,” amendment to establish a County Purchasing Committee

3

8

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 73, House Bill 61, "Designation of official state tartan,” resolution to adopt a Tennessee State Tartan

3

9

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 74, House Bill 40, "National Board for Professional Teaching Standards,” bill to provide incentive for public school teachers to become nationally certified

3

10

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 258, House Bill 1260, "Insurance Policies,” amendment to require insurance policies for Tennessee residents and citizens be written in English

3

11

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 259, House Bill 1659, "Judgments & prejudgment interest,” bill to amend the interest rate on judgments

3

12

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 261, House Bill 255, "Educational finances, programs, & personnel,” amendments to the basic education program

3

13

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 262, House Bill 254, "Elementary & Secondary education,” amendment to change the language for teacher licensure

3

14

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 272, House Bill 699, "Payment of employees in private employment,” amendment to require an employee's final wages to include unused vacation pay

3

15

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 273, House Bill 253, "National Board for the Professional Teaching Standard,” act to allow the state board of education to offer incentives to teachers trying to obtain National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification

3

16

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 358, House Bill 296, "Employment of Teachers," amendment to change references to "probationary teachers" who had since been licensed as "apprentice teachers"

3

17

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 359, House Bill 300, "Probationary Teachers,” amendment to change references to "probationary teachers" who had since been licensed as "apprentice teachers"

3

18

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 385, House Bill 500, "Office of education accountability & State administration of education,” amendment to Tennessee Code to change language to include national education standards

3

19

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 414, House Bill 696, "Veterinary Technicians,” amendment to define and change terminology for veterinary technicians

3

20

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 458, House Bill 1184, "Franchise Tax,” amendment to Tennessee Code to adjust franchise tax

3

21

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 459, House Bill 496, "Insolvency of insurance companies,” act to limit the amount of insurance money available to large corporations and businesses outside of Tennessee, includes a floppy disk

3

22

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 470, House Bill 1094, "Contributions to the teachers' retirement system,” act to allow local education agencies to negotiate with teacher organizations regarding what percentage of their income they pay into their retirement

3

23

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 471, House Bill 1139, "Information about juvenile offenders,” an amendment to the way schools are notified if a student is a juvenile offender

3

24

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 481, House Bill 482,  "Mayor & Board of Commissioners of Smyrna,” amendment relating to the mayor and board of commissioners of Smyrna, also includes newspaper clippings and copies of newspaper clippings

3

25

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 680, House Bill 1323, "Improving the retirement benefits of certain TN public employees,” amendment to improve retirement benefits for teachers, wildlife officers, police officers, and firefighters

3

26

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 934, House Bill 914, "Beacon Literacy Development Program,” amendment to pilot a Beacon Literacy Development project

3

27

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 935, House Bill 893, "Pharmacy program in the TennCare program,”  amendment to require pharmacy program to provide accounting information

3

28

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 971, House Bill 1413, "Amend Sections 10-7-504 & 49-7-120,” amendment to change the language and research rights regarding public higher education institutions

3

29

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1079, House Bill 1258, "Nonpayment of rent & safe deposit boxes,” amendment to regulations for safe deposit boxes on which rent has not been paid

3

30

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1080, House Bill 919, "Insurance guaranty associations and liquidation of insolvent insurers,” amendment to the Tennessee Code regarding insolvent insurance agencies

3

31

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1081, House Bill 1046, "TN Higher education commission & University of TN board of trustees,” amendment to Tennessee Code concerning Tennessee higher education commission, state board of regents, and University of Tennessee board of regents

3

32

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1082, House Bill 1344, "Amend Sections 10-7-504 & 49-7-120" amendment to Tennessee Code to affect confidentiality of university research

3

33

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1424, House Bill 1077, "TennCare Funds,” amendment to exempt medical equipment purchased with TennCare funds from sales and use tax

3

34

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1585, House Bill 1524, "Layoffs, reductions-in-force, & demotions,” amendment regarding procedure for laying off government employees

3

35

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1635, House Bill 1255, "Charter of the Town of Smyrna,” amendment relating to the mayor, commissioners, and charter of Smyrna

3

36

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1655, House Bill 1394, "Electric & digital signature,” amendment to change language concerning electronic and digital signatures

3

37

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1656, House Bill 1660, "Severance Tax,” amendment to Tennessee Code regarding severance tax

3

38

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1657, "Conditions of employment,” amendment prohibiting employers from requiring employees to make up cash shortages

3

39

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1712, House Bill 1720, "Tennessee Creditor-Placed Insurance Act of 1999,” an act to regulate creditor-placed insurance

3

40

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1733, House Bill 1725, "Prescription drugs under the TennCare program,” bill to appoint a committee for prescription drug utilization review

3

41

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1938, House Bill 1941, "Relative to dogs and cats in Rutherford Co.,” amendment regarding license fees and regulations for animal kennels

3

42

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1955, House Bill 1961, "Serving of wine and beer,” amendment to allow the sale of alcohol in specific restaurants

3

43

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1958, House Bill 1969, "Taxation of vehicles in Rutherford County,” amendment to vehicle taxes paid in Rutherford County

3

44

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1970, House Bill 1977, "Relative to the charter of Smyrna,” amendments to the charter of the town of Smyrna

3

45

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 1974, House Bill 1982, "Hotel & Motel taxes,” amendment authorizing more cities to collect hotel taxes

3

46

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 43, " 'Boots' Donnelly MTSU Football Coach,” resolution to honor Middle Tennessee State University football coach James "Boots" Donnelly at his retirement

3

47

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 94, "Socio-economic characteristics of undergraduate students,” resolution to study education and income levels of undergraduate students in Tennessee

3

48

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 210, "Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Applied Tech Act,” resolution to unify vocational training under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education and Applied Technology Act

3

49

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 403, "Dr. Walters,” a resolution to honor Dr. Jane Walters for her service to Tennessee as Commissioner of Education

3

50

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 418, "John R. Morgan,” resolution to honor John R. Morgan for his public service

3

51

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 444, "Duane Lowe,” resolution to congratulate Duane Lowe on his work as a Legislative intern for Senator Womack

3

52

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 462, "Sandra Zerr,” resolution to congratulate Sandra Zerr on her work as an intern with the Senate Education Committee

4

1

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 739, House Bill 643, "Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Examiner,” a bill to allow police officers to use voice stress analyzers in place of polygraph machines for lie detector tests

4

2

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2043, House Bill 2013, "County Medical Examiners,” amendment regarding compensation of county medical examiners

4

3

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2056, House Bill 2201, "Juvenile Court for Rutherford County,” an act to create a Juvenile Court in Rutherford County

4

4

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2115, House Bill 2680, "Amend TCA, Title 49, Chapter 5,” amendment relating to teacher licensure

4

5

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2124, House Bill 2737, "Employment of Retired Teachers,” amendment regarding retired teachers and their eligibility to continue working

4

6

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2125, House Bill 2106, "Administration of Education,” amendment to change the appointment of Commissioner of Education

4

7

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2126, House Bill 2519, "Tn Walking Horse Official State Horse,” amendment to designate the Tennessee Walking Horse as the official "state horse"

4

8

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2128, House Bill 2516, "Sale & Handling of Fireworks,” amendment regarding the sale of fireworks in counties with populations greater than 200,000

4

9

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2129, "Student Behavior & Discipline,” amendment regarding suspension and expulsion of students in possession of firearms and unlawful substances

4

10

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2139, House Bill 2769, "Confidential Records,” amendment to regarding records generated by institutions of higher education and their confidentiality

4

11

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2182, House Bill 2725, "Definition of a Professional License,” amendment to alter the definition of a Professional License for teachers

4

12

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2245, House Bill 2518, "Utility districts w/a population no less than 27,900 no more than 28,000,” amendment requiring that anyone running for board of commissioners not hold any other office

4

13

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2339, House Bill 2538, "Deposits in Banks," amendment to delete extraneous wording

4

14

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2435, House Bill 2317, "Financial Reporting by Local Educ. Agencies,” amendment to require financial accounting for school systems

4

15

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2436, House Bill 2393, "State-shared taxes,” amendment requiring yearly written reports regarding state-shared taxes

4

16

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2437, House Bill 2394, "TCA § 4-31-105; 7-88-103; 7-88-106; 9-4-5301 & Title 67, C6-State-shared taxes,” amendment to state-shared taxes

4

17

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2438, House Bill 2395, "TCA § 4-31-105; 9-4-530; 67-2-119 & 67-2-103 State-shared taxes,” amendment to redirect tax revenues

4

18

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2574, House Bill 2367, "TennCare prescription drug utilization review committee,” amendment to change composition and size of Prescription Drug Utilization Committee

4

19

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2575, House Bill 2463, "Physicians Assistants,” amendment regarding the education of physician assistants

4

20

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2576, House Bill 2679, " 'Zero tolerance' & student suspensions,” amendment to state laws regarding school zero tolerance policies

4

21

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2795, House Bill 2499, "Recoupment of Payment,” amendment concerning healthcare and TennCare

4

22

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2802, House Bill 2677, "Fees for providing electronic & GIS data to the public,” amendment authorizing government to collect fees on sharing Geographic Information Systems

4

23

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2928, House Bill 2498, "Photo Identification Licenses,” amendment regarding marking of DUI convictions on photo identification licenses

4

24

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2930, House Bill 2515, "Acts relative to the charter of the Town of Smyrna,” amendment regarding telecommunications services in Smyrna

4

25

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2932, House Bill 2576, "TCA, Title 50, Workers Compensation,” amendment regarding the drug-free workplace program

4

26

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2946, House Bill 3172, "Cost of living increases for retired members of the Tn Consolid. Retire. System,” amendment to the cost of living increase allowed to retirement law

4

27

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2947, House Bill 2629, "Utility districts w/pop. not less than 27,900 & not more than 28,000,” amendment regarding election law in Bedford County

4

28

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 2948, House Bill 2774, "TN Student Assistance Corp.,” amendment regarding loan funds for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

4

29

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3014, House Bill 2929, "Motor vehicle fees & use of such fees,” amendment to motor vehicle fees and uses of fees gathered

4

30

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3044, House Bill 3150, "Subrogation recovery involving medical assistance,” amendment regarding state recovery from health insurers for TennCare

4

31

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3045, House Bill 3121, "Operation of Schools,” amendment to allow the creation of special schools that would be separate from the county school system

4

32

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3127, House Bill 2997, "Privacy Acts relative to the Charter Town of Wartrace,” amendment regarding telecommunications services in Wartrace

4

33

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3250, House Bill 3139, "Class Size,” amendment addressing consequences for schools failing to meet class size requirements

4

34

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3293, House Bill 3313, "Private Acts of 1967,” an amendment regarding school building construction

4

35

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3314, House Bill 3334, "Rutherford County Development Tax,” amendment to development tax amounts in Rutherford county

4

36

Senate Papers

Senate Bill 3354, House Bill 3368, "Impact Fee-Effective Date,” amendment to the Rutherford county development tax

4

37

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 540, "Honor & Congratulate Rep. John T. Bragg,” resolution to congratulate Representative John T. Bragg on receiving the Community Service Award

4

38

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 554, "Commend Dr. Charles E. Smith,” resolution to commend Dr. Charles E. Smith for service to Tennessee, especially as Chancellor of Tennessee Board of Regents

4

39

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 634, "Mr. Ronald Herschel Adcock, Sr.,” to honor Ronald Herschel Adcock Sr. at his retirement from the Tennessee Technology Center

4

40

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 667, "Quality care incentive plan for nursing homes,” resolution for the commissioner of health to develop a care plan for nursing homes

4

41

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 727, "Retirement of Jerry Benefield,” resolution to recognize Jerry Benefield, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation, on his retirement

4

42

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 766, "National Teacher Day 5/9/00,” resolution to adopt May 9, 2000 as "National Teacher Day" in the state of Tennessee

4

43

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 817, "Dr. J.V. Sailors,” resolution to honor the memory of Dr. Jerome Vincent Sailors, Executive Director of the State Board of Education

4

44

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 866, "Tara Marisa Prarie,” resolution to congratulate Tara Marisa Prarie on her work as a legislative intern

4

45

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 867, "Eleanor Bright Fleming,” resolution to congratulate Eleanor Bright Fleming on her work as a legislative intern

4

46

Senate Papers

Senate Joint Resolution 907, "MTSU Baseball Team Regs.,” resolution to congratulate Coach Steve Peterson and the Middle Tennessee State University baseball team on their regional championship game

 

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