Regulatory State Reform Subcommittee


Regulatory State Reform Subcommittee

A Joint Subcommittee of the Civil Justice and

Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Forces

10:00 AM        Call to Order

Welcome and Introductions

10:10 AM        Exploring Regulation Sunset Review: What Should an ALEC Model Look Like?

10:30 AM        Exploring Regulatory Budgeting Requirements: What Should an ALEC Model Look Like?

10:50 AM        For the Good of the Order

10:55 AM        Adjourn

Speaker Bios

       Public Sector Chairman Representative Ron Hood (OH)

State Representative Ron Hood is serving his 8th non-consecutive term in the Ohio House. Hood represents the 78th House District, which encompasses Hocking and Morgan counties, as well as portions of Athens, Fairfield, Muskingum and Pickaway counties.

Representative Hood is a member of the Commerce and Labor Committee, Community and Family Advancement Committee, Rules and Reference Committee, and Education Committee.

He has received numerous awards during his time in the House, including the Outstanding Conservative Freshman Legislator, the Frank Lausche Young Conservative Award, National Right to Work Legislator of the Year, National Association for Gun Rights Legislator of the Year, Faith to Action Braveheart Award and four Watchdog of the Treasury Awards.

Representative Hood resides in Ashville with his wife, Michal. They have five children: Ellah, Edward, Judah, Quinne and Wesley.


     Private Sector Chairman Todd Gaziano, Pacific Legal Foundation

Todd Gaziano joined PLF in 2014. He is the Chief of Legal Policy and Strategic Research, and he directs PLF’s Center for the Separation of Powers. Todd has served in all three branches of the federal government, worked in the private sector, and is a well-known scholar and leader in the liberty legal movement.

Todd attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. His public law work includes service as a law clerk for U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones, in the U.S. DOJ Office of Legal Counsel, as a chief subcommittee counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives, and as the founding director of The Heritage Foundation’s Legal Center. He also had a six-year term as commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where he reported on civil rights developments and conducted oversight and investigations of civil rights agencies. Early in his career, he was as a litigator in Houston, and more recently, was the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of an innovative healthcare delivery and IT company.

Todd is a frequent legal commentator in print, on radio and TV, before congressional committees, and in other public settings. With more than 20 years in the liberty movement, Todd continues to publish scholarly papers and op-eds on constitutional and legal reform topics. He has a special interest in the constitutional limits of government, especially federalism and the separation of powers, and protections for individual rights. Several of his scholarly articles have influenced landmark Supreme Court litigation, congressional policy, and presidential actions. He also has worked to increase the effectiveness of many organizations within the freedom-based public interest legal movement.

Todd and his wife, also a practicing attorney, reside in Northern Virginia and are proud of their liberty-minded daughter, who is studying at the Antonin Scalia Law School to continue the family trade.


Representative Martin Daniel (TN)

A lifelong Tennessean and resident of Knoxville, State Representative Martin Daniel has roots in our community. He and his wife Melissa, are the proud parents of two children, Sophie (12) and Matthew (10).

Martin earned his BSBA and MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduating with Highest Honors in 1985 from the University of Memphis School of Law, was awarded the Herbert Herff merit scholarship, and served on the Law Review.

Today, Martin serves as majority owner and general manager of Elevation Outdoor Advertising, LLC, a successful advertising company operating throughout East Tennessee. He also founded and serves as President of Defeat Duchenne, Inc. a local non-profit committed to supporting children diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and their families.

Since 2009, with the generosity of many other people and businesses, Martin and Melissa have contributed almost $500,000 to Defeat Duchenne.

As a successful business owner, Martin puts his private-sector experience to use helping make our state government function more efficiently through lower taxes, fewer regulations, and leaner balanced budgets.

Martin believes that government, while necessary, cannot provide a solution for all of society’s problems and that a limited, smaller government works best for Tennesseans.