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SB 1391 - Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant - 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 - Bill Passed (House) (64-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits women from using illegal substances while pregnant.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the prosecution of a woman for an assaultive offense for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant under the following circumstances (Secs. 1-4):
    • The child is born addicted to the narcotic drug; or 
    • The child is harmed by the narcotic drug.
  • Authorizes the prosecution of a woman for criminal homicide if her child dies as a result of her illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant (Secs. 1-4).  
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits women from using illegal substances while pregnant.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the prosecution of a woman for an assaultive offense for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant under the following circumstances (Secs. 1-4):
    • The child is born addicted to the narcotic drug; or 
    • The child is harmed by the narcotic drug.
  • Authorizes the prosecution of a woman for criminal homicide if her child dies as a result of her illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant (Secs. 1-4).  
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Women from Using Illegal Substances While Pregnant

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