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HB 3517 - Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses - Key Vote

Tennessee Key Votes

John Ragan, Jr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements John Ragan, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-2) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the definition of an assault or homicide victim to include a human embryo or fetus at any stage of gestation, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definition of an assault or homicide victim to include a human embryo or fetus of any stage of gestation in the uterus (Secs. 1 & 3).
  • Exempts from the provisions of this act any action by a pregnant woman toward the embryo or fetus she is carrying, including any lawful medical procedure carried out by a licensed health professional with the pregnant woman’s consent (Secs. 2 & 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expands Definition of Offense Against Fetuses

Sponsors

  • Joshua G. Evans (TN - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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