After years of focused efforts by pro-life lawmakers and principled leadership by Governor Haslam, Tennessee successfully implemented policy in 2011 which has resulted in millions of tax dollars being re-directed away from Planned Parenthood facilities in our state. Under Haslam's direction, an administrative process was established which prioritizes public health departments to receive the public funds appropriated for family planning programs rather than private non-profit organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Prior to 2011, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Tennessee received more than $1.1 million dollars annually.
HB 2262 by Rep. Bill Dunn / SB 2494 by Sen. Jack Johnson will make this administrative policy permanent by codifying it in state law.
Legislative Actions on House Bill 2262
02/05/2018 - Assigned to House Health Subcommittee
02/07/2018 - Placed on House Health Subcommittee calendar for 02/14/2018
02/14/2018 - Passed House Health Subcommittee by voice vote. Referred to full House Health Committee.
02/14/2018 - Placed on House Health Committee calendar for 02/20/2018
Legislative Actions on Senate Bill 2494
02/05/2018 - Assigned to Senate Health and Welfare Committee
02/14/2018 - Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 02/21/2018