Tennessee Bill Prohibiting State Funding of Elective Abortions (HB 2251)

This law was last updated on Apr 13, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Tennessee

Number

HB 2251

Status

Current

Proposed

Jan 31, 2018

Topics

Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

www.capitol.tn.gov

HB 2251 establishes the state policy of avoiding the use of state funds to promote or support elective abortions.

The bill directs the state to seek a waiver from the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services to require the exclusion of a provider from the TennCare program if inclusion of the provider in the program would result in the direct or indirect use of state funds to promote or support abortion.


Related Legislation

Companion bill to SB 2148.

Based on model legislation drafted by Americans United for Life.


STATUS

Passed the house on March 12, 2018, by a 71-17 vote.

Passed the senate on March 29, 2018, by a 24-2 vote.

Signed by Gov. Bill Haslam (R) on April 12, 2018. The law takes effect immediately.


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