Tennessee Bill Making the Fetal Assault Law Permanent (HB 1660)

This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Tennessee

Number

HB 1660

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 13, 2016

Topics

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Full Bill Text

www.capitol.tn.gov

HB 1660 would make the Fetal Assault Law that was passed in 2014 in Tennessee permanent.

The bill deletes the July 1, 2016, termination date for legislation permitting the prosecution of a woman for assault of a fetus based on her illegal use of narcotic drugs while pregnant and creating the affirmative defense that the woman completed an addiction recovery program.

STATUS

Companion bill to SB 1629.


People

Primary Sponsor