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TN SB1738

OTHERINTRODUCED

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37, relative to the Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Parent Protection Act.

As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Foster and Adoptive Parent Protection Act," which prohibits the department of children's services from requiring an adoptive or foster parent to support a policy on sexual orientation or gender identity that conflicts with the parent's sincerely held religious or moral beliefs. - Amends TCA Title 37.

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The department shall not establish or enforce a standard, rule, or policy that precludes consideration of a parent for a placement based, in whole or in part, upon the parent's sincerely held religious or moral beliefs regarding sexual orientation or gender identity. Such beliefs do not create a presumption that any particular placement is contrary to the best interest of the child

Legislative Session

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113th General Assembly

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2024-02-2715:00HearingCordell Hull BuildingSenate Judiciary Hearing
2024-02-2015:00HearingCordell Hull BuildingSenate Judiciary Hearing

History

DateAction
2024-02-27Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 3/12/2024
2024-02-21Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 2/27/2024
2024-02-20Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 2/27/2024
2024-02-13Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 2/20/2024
2024-01-22Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
2024-01-11Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
2024-01-10Filed for introduction