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.
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.