Women Workers, Laborers, Economic Providers

SB 1159 (Massey)/HB 0974 (Hill, M.) SUPPORT Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Requires reasonable accommodations for employees for pregnancy, childbirth or a related position, including the need to express breast milk for a nursing child. Requires the Tennessee Human Rights Commission to develop rules and provide training.This legislation would provide protection for pregnant women who require accommodations as a result of issues related to their pregnancy or breast feeding. With the majority of women in the working force, and many of them primary income generating for their families, it is important for them to be able to retain employment if accommodations are needed during pregnancy and subsequently for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is strongly recommended for infants whenever possible because of the substantial benefits it has.
HB 0987 by *Daniel/ (SB 1306) by *Niceley

OPPOSE

 Cosmetology and barber license for persons with felony convictions. Specifies that the state board of cosmetology and barber examiners may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew any license due to the person having a felony conviction if the felony conviction occurred within five years prior to the board’s decision or due to the person having a misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude if the misdemeanor conviction occurred within two years prior to the board’s decision.