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Most tracked bills in Tennessee, 113th Regular Session (2023-2024)
Local Education Agencies - As enacted, requires a request made by a student to an employee of the student's LEA or public charter school for an accommodation to affirm the student's gender identity to be reported to a school administrator and to the student's parent; prohibits an employee of an LEA or public charter school from knowingly providing false or misleading information to a student's parent regarding the student's gender identity or intention to transition to a gender that differs from the student's sex at the time of birth; authorizes civil actions to be filed by parents and by the attorney general and reporter against a noncompliant LEA or public charter school. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 05/01/2024
executive • May 09, 2024
Latest Version
Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As enacted, authorizes a faculty or staff member of a school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds subject to certain conditions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 8.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 801
executive • May 07, 2024
Latest Version
Health Care - As enacted, clarifies, for the purposes of regulation of health and related facilities, what constitutes "home health services." - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 68.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 07/01/2024
executive • May 01, 2024
Latest Version
Health Care - As enacted, clarifies, for the purposes of regulation of health and related facilities, what constitutes "home health services." - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 68.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 741
executive • May 01, 2024
Latest Version
Taxes, Exemption and Credits - As introduced, enacts the "Pregnancy Resource Tax Credit Act," which authorizes business, excise, and franchise tax credits for businesses that make monetary contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations that provide certain pregnancy-related services. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 4.
Last Action
Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 4/23/2024
Senate • Apr 19, 2024
Latest Version
Local Education Agencies - As introduced, enacts the "Menstrual Hygiene Products Accessibility Act." - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 49 and Title 67.
Last Action
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
House • Apr 17, 2024
Latest Version
Immigration - As enacted, requires, rather than authorizes, law enforcement agencies to communicate with the appropriate federal official regarding the immigration status of any individual, including reporting knowledge that a particular alien is not lawfully present in the United States or otherwise cooperate with the appropriate federal official in the identification, apprehension, detention, or removal of aliens not lawfully present in the United States. - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 68.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 716
executive • Apr 17, 2024
Latest Version
Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the manufacture of semi-automatic rifles in this state; specifies that a violation of this prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 47 and Title 68.
Last Action
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
House • Apr 03, 2024
Latest Version
Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the manufacture, transfer, or purchase in this state of a detachable firearm ammunition magazine that is capable of storing and feeding more than 10 rounds of ammunition; a violation is subject to a civil penalty of up to $5,000; subjects to criminal forfeiture any magazines manufactured, transferred, or purchased in violation of this bill; grandfathers possession of magazines lawfully obtained prior to July 1, 2023. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54; Title 39, Chapter 17 and Title 40.
Last Action
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
House • Apr 03, 2024
Latest Version
Marriage - As introduced, enacts the "Marital Contract at Common Law Recording Act"; authorizes county clerks to accept and record a record of common law marriage between one man and one woman; limits the jurisdiction of circuit courts and chancery courts in cases involving the definition of common law marriage to the principles of common law marriage. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 10; Title 16; Title 36; Title 39; Title 67 and Title 68.
Last Action
Taken off notice for cal. in Civil Justice Committee
House • Apr 02, 2024
Latest Version
Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, allows a law enforcement officer to petition for an extreme risk protection order; requires the court to issue an extreme risk protection order if, after notice and a hearing on the petition, the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to the person's self or others by purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 37; Title 38 and Title 39.
Last Action
No Action Taken
House • Apr 02, 2024
Latest Version
Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, creates an offense to store or keep a firearm in any place unless the firearm is secured in a locked container, unloaded, and separate from ammunition so as to render the firearm inoperable by any person other than the owner or another lawfully authorized user except when the firearm is carried by or under the control of the owner or other lawfully authorized user; exempts a juvenile who is knowingly in a mental health crisis to use a defense to prosecution for illegally possessing a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.
Last Action
No Action Taken
House • Apr 02, 2024
Latest Version
Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, prohibits the storage of a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle unless the firearm or ammunition is not plainly observable and either the owner is present in the vehicle or the firearm or ammunition is inside a locked compartment; authorizes a civil penalty of up to $500 per violation. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
Last Action
No Action Taken
House • Apr 02, 2024
Latest Version
Controlled Substances - As introduced, enacts the "Free All Cannabis for Tennesseans Act"; establishes a regulatory structure for the cultivation, processing, and retail sale of marijuana and marijuana products in this state to be administered by the department of agriculture. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 29; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 43; Title 45; Title 50; Title 53; Title 63; Title 67; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Criminal Justice Committee
House • Mar 26, 2024
Latest Version
Marriage - As introduced, enacts the "Marital Contract at Common Law Recording Act"; authorizes county clerks to accept and record a record of common law marriage between one man and one woman; limits the jurisdiction of circuit courts and chancery courts in cases involving the definition of common law marriage to the principles of common law marriage. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 10; Title 16; Title 36; Title 39; Title 67 and Title 68.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Mar 20, 2024
Latest Version
Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies - As introduced, extends from two weeks to 30 days the period of time a pharmacist or pharmacy must be provided written notice prior to a covered entity, pharmacy benefits manager, the state or a political subdivision of the state, or a party representing such entity begins an initial on-site audit for an audit cycle. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 10, Chapter 7; Title 56; Title 63 and Title 71.
Last Action
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Insurance Subcommittee of Insurance Committee
House • Mar 19, 2024
Latest Version
Abortion - As introduced, enacts the "Fundamental Right to Reproductive Health Care Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 20; Title 37; Title 39; Title 49; Title 53; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Sponsor(s) Added.
House • Mar 19, 2024
Latest Version
Marriage - As enacted, clarifies that a person is not required to solemnize a marriage. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 29 and Title 36.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 511
executive • Mar 15, 2024
Latest Version
Marriage - As enacted, clarifies that a person is not required to solemnize a marriage. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 29 and Title 36.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 02/21/2024
executive • Mar 15, 2024
Children - As introduced, enacts the "Families' Rights and Responsibilities Act," which declares that the ability of a parent to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of that parent’s child is a fundamental right. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 49.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Feb 27, 2024
Latest Version
Constitutional Amendments - Proposes an amendment to Article I, Section 35 of the Constitution of Tennessee to expand the rights of victims of crimes. -
Last Action
Signed by Senate Speaker
Senate • Feb 26, 2024
Local Education Agencies - As introduced, changes from August 15 to May 15 the date by which a child must be five years of age in order to enroll in kindergarten; removes authorization for directors of schools to allow early enrollment in kindergarten for emotionally mature students who do not otherwise qualify for enrollment based on their birth date. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Last Action
Failed in s/c K-12 Subcommittee of Education Administration
House • Feb 20, 2024
Latest Version
Local Education Agencies - As introduced, changes from August 15 to May 15 the date by which a child must be five years of age in order to enroll in kindergarten; removes authorization for directors of schools to allow early enrollment in kindergarten for emotionally mature students who do not otherwise qualify for enrollment based on their birth date. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Last Action
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee
Senate • Jan 25, 2024
Latest Version
Consumer Protection - As enacted, regulates the production and sale of hemp-derived cannabinoids, including products known as delta-8 and delta-10. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 4; Title 39, Chapter 17; Title 43, Chapter 27; Title 53; Title 67 and Title 68, Chapter 7.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 423
executive • May 24, 2023
Latest Version
Consumer Protection - As enacted, regulates the production and sale of hemp-derived cannabinoids, including products known as delta-8 and delta-10. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 4; Title 39, Chapter 17; Title 43, Chapter 27; Title 53; Title 67 and Title 68, Chapter 7.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 05/11/2023, 07/01/2023, 07/01/2024
executive • May 24, 2023
Insurance, Health, Accident - As enacted, makes changes relative to the coverage of complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) by health insurance entities and managed care organizations. - Amends TCA Title 56 and Title 71.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 07/01/2023
executive • May 24, 2023
Public Health - As enacted, makes permanent various provisions regarding COVID-19. - Amends TCA Title 9; Title 14; Title 29, Chapter 20 and Section 49-7-159 and Chapter 896 of the Public Acts of 2022.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 48
executive • May 17, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As enacted, makes various changes relative to abortion. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 29; Title 33; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 53; Title 56; Title 62; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 313
executive • May 03, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As enacted, makes various changes relative to abortion. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 29; Title 33; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 53; Title 56; Title 62; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 04/28/2023
executive • May 03, 2023
Local Government, General - As enacted, prohibits local governments from expending funds for the purposes of assisting a person in obtaining a criminal abortion. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and Title 8.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 168
executive • Apr 25, 2023
Latest Version
Local Government, General - As enacted, prohibits local governments from expending funds for the purposes of assisting a person in obtaining a criminal abortion. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and Title 8.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 04/17/2023
executive • Apr 25, 2023
Therapists, Physical and Occupational - As enacted, allows the practice of physical therapy to be under the written or oral referral of a nurse practitioner or physician assistant; removes certain minimum education requirements to engage in the independent practice of physical therapy. - Amends TCA Title 63.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 107
executive • Apr 18, 2023
Latest Version
Local Education Agencies - As introduced, requires an LEA to obtain a student's parent's or legal guardian's consent to allow the student to participate in instruction, an activity, evaluation, assessment, survey, or analysis offered by the student's LEA. - Amends TCA Title 49.
Last Action
Sponsor(s) Added.
Senate • Apr 17, 2023
Latest Version
Education, Curriculum - As introduced, authorizes a local education agency to revise its family life curriculum to include instruction on contraceptives, consent, pregnancy, abortion, and certain relationship and communication skills; specifies that an individual or organization does not endorse student nonabstinence as an appropriate or acceptable behavior, or promote gateway sexual activity, in violation of state law by providing such instruction. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
Last Action
Sponsor change.
House • Apr 10, 2023
Latest Version
Public Health - As enacted, prohibits a healthcare provider from performing on a minor or administering to a minor a medical procedure if the performance or administration of the procedure is for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex. - Amends TCA Title 28; Title 29; Title 33; Title 34; Title 36; Title 37; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Effective date(s) 07/01/2023
executive • Mar 22, 2023
Public Health - As enacted, prohibits a healthcare provider from performing on a minor or administering to a minor a medical procedure if the performance or administration of the procedure is for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex. - Amends TCA Title 28; Title 29; Title 33; Title 34; Title 36; Title 37; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1
executive • Mar 22, 2023
Latest Version
Education, Higher - As introduced, prohibits public institutions of higher education offering certain medical and health-related degree or certificate programs, and state contractors, from requiring diversity, equity, and inclusion training and education for purposes of the issuance of a degree, or the approval of a state contract or grant, as applicable. - Amends TCA Title 9; Title 12; Title 49 and Title 63.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee
Senate • Mar 22, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As introduced, limits the offense of criminal abortion to only apply to elective abortions; defines elective abortion as any abortion that is not medically necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or to prevent serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Mar 22, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As introduced, limits the offense of criminal abortion to only apply to elective abortions; defines elective abortion as any abortion that is not medically necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or to prevent serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Population Health Subcommittee of Health Committee
House • Mar 21, 2023
Latest Version
Birth Control - As introduced, requires the department of health to provide voluntary reversible long-acting contraception to women at no charge. - Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 1.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Health and Welfare Committee
Senate • Mar 15, 2023
Latest Version
Health Care - As introduced, enacts the "Fundamental Right to Reproductive Health Care Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 20; Title 39; Title 49; Title 53; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Failed in s/c Population Health Subcommittee of Health Committee
House • Mar 14, 2023
Latest Version
Education, Higher - As introduced, prohibits public institutions of higher education offering certain medical and health-related degree or certificate programs, and state contractors, from requiring diversity, equity, and inclusion training and education for purposes of the issuance of a degree, or the approval of a state contract or grant, as applicable. - Amends TCA Title 9; Title 12; Title 49 and Title 63.
Last Action
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Higher Education Subcommittee of Education Administration
House • Mar 13, 2023
Latest Version
Health Care - As introduced, clarifies that prescribing hormone treatment for minors is not a standard medical practice when the treatment is for the purpose of enabling a minor to identify with, or live as, a purported identity inconsistent with the minor’s sex or treating purported discomfort or distress from a discordance between a minor's sex and asserted identity. - Amends TCA Title 28; Title 29; Title 33; Title 34; Title 36; Title 37; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Health & Welfare Committee
Senate • Mar 07, 2023
Latest Version
Education, Curriculum - As introduced, authorizes a local education agency to revise its family life curriculum to include instruction on contraceptives, consent, pregnancy, abortion, and certain relationship and communication skills; specifies that an individual or organization does not endorse student nonabstinence as an appropriate or acceptable behavior, or promote gateway sexual activity, in violation of state law by providing such instruction. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee
Senate • Mar 01, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As introduced, exempts from the offense of criminal abortion an abortion that is performed on a patient whose pregnancy is the result of rape or incest if the abortion is performed prior to a certain gestational age; requires the physician performing the abortion to confirm that the patient reported the offense to the appropriate law enforcement agency and submitted to a forensic medical examination prior to the procedure; adds a mandatory minimum sentence of three years incarceration for filing a false report of rape or incest for the purpose of obtaining an abortion. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Feb 28, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As introduced, states that the term abortion, as defined for the offense of criminal abortion, does not include the use of contraceptives, including hormonal birth control, intrauterine devices, or emergency contraceptives. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39; Title 63 and Title 68.
Last Action
Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Feb 28, 2023
Latest Version
Health Care - As introduced, enacts the “Youth Health Protection Act.” - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 9; Title 14; Title 33; Title 63 and Title 68.
Last Action
Sponsor(s) Added.
House • Feb 21, 2023
Latest Version
Abortion - As introduced, states that the term abortion, as defined for the offense of criminal abortion, does not include the use of contraceptives, including hormonal birth control, intrauterine devices, or emergency contraceptives. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39; Title 63 and Title 68.
Last Action
Assigned to s/c Population Health Subcommittee
House • Feb 07, 2023
Latest Version
Controlled Substances - As introduced, enacts the "Free All Cannabis for Tennesseans Act"; establishes a regulatory structure for the cultivation, processing, and retail sale of marijuana and marijuana products in this state to be administered by the department of agriculture. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 29; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 43; Title 45; Title 50; Title 53; Title 63; Title 67; Title 68 and Title 71.
Last Action
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Jan 21, 2023
Latest Version
Health Care - As introduced, enacts the “Youth Health Protection Act.” - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 9; Title 14; Title 33; Title 63 and Title 68.
Last Action
Refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate • Jan 20, 2023
Latest Version
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