Tennessee Bill Regarding the ‘Natural’ and ‘Ordinary’ Meaning of Undefined Words (SB 1085)
This law was last updated on Jul 11, 2017
SB 1085 would require that undefined words in the Tennessee Code be given their natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language, except when a contrary intention is clearly manifest.
If passed, this bill would negatively impact members of the LGBTQ community, such as same-sex parents and transgender people.
Companion bill to HB 1111, which passed and was signed into law.