TN SB0857 | 2023-2024 | 113th General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 30 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2023-02-28 - Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


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.

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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71, relative to abortion.



2023-02-28SenateAssigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee
2023-02-22SenatePlaced on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 2/28/2023
2023-02-06SenatePassed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
2023-02-02SenateIntroduced, Passed on First Consideration
2023-01-30SenateFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB1440 (Crossfiled) 2023-02-23 - Sponsor(s) withdrawn.


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