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SJR 127 - Abortion Specifications - Key Vote

Tennessee Key Votes

Kent Williams voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

Read statements Kent Williams made in this general time period.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, IT REQUIRES APPROVAL OF A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SECOND, IT REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL BY THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING AN ELECTION YEAR, AND THIRD APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS DURING A GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR CAN VETO THE JOINT RESOLUTION DURING ANY YEAR THE LEGISLATURE PASSES AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (76-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Specifications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that specifies language relating to abortion.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that nothing in the Constitution secures or protects the right to abortion, or requires the funding of an abortion.
  • Establishes that voters have the right, through their elected representatives to enact, repeal, or amend statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the mother.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (24-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Specifications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that specifies language relating to abortion.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that nothing in the Constitution secures or protects the right to abortion, or requires the funding of an abortion.
  • Establishes that voters have the right, through their elected representatives to enact, repeal, or amend statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest, or when necessary to save the life of the mother.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Abortion Specifications

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