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
02/20/2018 - Deferred action in House Health Committee, placed on calendar for 02/27/2018
02/27/2018 - Passed House Health Committee by voice vote. Referred to House Finance, Ways & Means Committee.
02/28/2018 - Placed on the House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee calendar for 03/07/2018
03/07/2018 - Passed House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee by voice vote. Referred to full Finance, Ways & Means Committee.
03/08/2018 - Placed on the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee calendar for 03/13/2018.
03/13/2018 - Passed House Finance, Ways & Means Committee by a voice vote. Referred to Calendar & Rules Committee.
03/14/2018 - Placed on the House Calendar & Rules Committee calendar for 03/15/2018.
03/15/2018 - Passed House Calendar & Rules Committee by a voice vote.
03/15/2018 - Placed on House Regular Calendar for 03/22/2018 for a vote by the full House of Representatives.
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
02/21/2018 - Deferred action in Senate Health and Welfare Committee, placed on calendar for 02/28/2018
02/28/2018 - Passed Senate Health and Welfare Committee by a vote of 9 - 0. Referred to Senate Calendar Committee.
Voting for the bill: Briggs, Crowe, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Kyle, Massey, Swann & Watson
03/02/2018 - Placed on Senate Regular Calendar for 03/05/2018 for a vote by the full Senate
03/05/2018 - Passed Senate by a vote of 25-1-1.
Voting for the bill: Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Lundberg, Massey, McNally, Nicely, Pody, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Swann, Yager
Voting No: Yarbro
Present Not Voting: Harris
Not Voting: Norris
Absent: Bailey, Green, Tate, Watson