Nashville recap: Tuesday, April 25, 2022
Here is a brief summary of some of the bills and issues addressed in Nashville on Monday:
In the House Floor Session
- HB2633 to allow a teacher to use pronouns not used by the student: amended and passed by a vote of 67-25 (Senate counterpart to be discussed on Tuesday)
- HB2877 amended to vacate and reconstitute the membership of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and passed 67-28
- HB1855 to adjust current code around the penalties for continuous sexual abuse of a child passed 95-0
- HB2312 to require schools systems to materials to a member of the general assembly upon request passed 69-25
- HB2228 to require a prescription of naloxone hydrochloride for a patient also prescribed opioids passed 56-32
- HB2585 to expand and revise manner in which secretary of state must audit state and local elections passed 93-0
- HB2147 to raise age of a victim whose testimony the court may allow to be taken outside the courtroom by means of two-way closed circuit television from 13 to 18 years of age passed 93-0
- HB1747 to add quadriplegia as a qualifying medical condition for the lawful possession of cannabis oil passed 77-14
- HB2316 to ban trans women from higher education sports passed 70-14
In the Senate Floor
- SR0174 to recognize International Maternal Health and Rights Day passed 33-0
You can click on each bill above to see where it heads to next.
You can find more bills and their status through the Tennessee General Assembly website.
You can find more news from across the state here.