2017 - Tennessee Infants Protection Act

  • Strengthens current law enacted in 1973 regarding post-viability abortion

  • Requires viability assessment after beginning of 20th week of pregnancy (LMP) to measure gestational age, weight, or other factors to determine viability

  • Defines viability in state law

  • Establishes presumption in TN law that an unborn child of at least 24 weeks gestation (LMP) is viable

  • Constitutional under current U.S. Supreme Court doctrine

  • Mirrors 2011 Ohio statute which is in effect and has never been challenged

 

Legislative Actions on House Bill 1189

02/15/2017 - Assigned to House Health Subcommittee

03/01/2017 - Placed on House Health Subcommittee calendar for 03/08/2017

03/08/2017 - Passed the House Health Subcommittee on a voice vote. Placed on the House Health Committee calendar for 03/14/2017

03/14/2017 - Action deferred in the House Health Committee until 03/28/2017

03/28/2017 - Passed the House Health Committee on a voice vote. Referred to House Finance Committee.

04/05/2017 - Assigned to House Finance Ways & Means Subcommittee.

04/05/2017 - Placed on House Finance Ways & Means Subcommittee calendar for 04/12/2017.

04/12/2017 - Action deferred in the House Finance Subcommittee until 04/19/2017.

04/19/2017 - Passes House Finance Ways & Means Subcommittee by a voice vote. Referred to House Finance Committee. 

04/19/2017 - Placed on House Finance Ways & Means Committee calendar for 04/25/2017.

04/25/2017 - Passes House Finance, Ways & Means Committee by a voice vote. Referred to House Calendar & Rules Committee.

04/26/2017 - Placed on House Calendar and Rules Committee calendar for 04/27/2017.

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Legislative Actions on Senate Bill 1180

02/13/2017 - Assigned to Senate Judiciary Committee

04/05/2017 - Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 04/11/2017. 

04/11/2017 - Action deferred in the Senate Judiciary Committee until 04/19/2017.

04/19/2017 - Passes Senate Judiciary Committee 7 - 2.  Referred to Senate Calendar Committee.

04/25/2017 - Scheduled for a vote by the Senate on 04/27/2017.

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