Pregnant Women

Sources for these “bills to watch” were A Better Balance, Healthy & Free Tennessee, and Nashville Feminist Collective.

Bill # Description Details
HB0974 by Hill M
(SB1159 by Massey)

SUPPORT
Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees with conditions related to pregnancy when necessary to keep a worker safe, healthy, and employed. Read more: Pregnancy Discrimination in TN Fact Sheet 
HB1344 by Weaver
(SB0587 by Tate)
OPPOSE
Dept. of Health to Report on “Pregnancy Criminalization Bill” Requires the commissioner of health to report on how the pregnancy criminalization law impacts the ways that pregnant women access health care. 
HB1353 by Turner
(
SB1394 by Yarbro)
SUPPORT
Access to Prenatal Care Directs the Dept. of Health’s commissioner to develop a plan for ensuring that 90% of pregnant women in TN have access to prenatal care. 
HB0756 by Holt
OPPOSE
Ban on Serving Pregnant Women Alcohol at Bars, etc.  Would make it a Class A misdemeanor to serve alcoholic beverages or beer to a pregnant woman for consumption on the premises.
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