TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 11, 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam today signed into law three new bills that could impact children and victims’ advocates, WATE reports. The Victim’s Rights Photo bill will allow a photo of a victim to be admissible evidence in a trial and show what the person looked like when alive. The Mabry Kate Act — named after a 10-month-old from Powell who died from a rare disorder called Krabbe disease — allows Tennessee’s genetic advisory board to decide if all babies born in the state will be screened for Krabbe disease. The Cannibis Oil bill allows it to be used for some medical conditions where other therapies haven’t provided relief.