TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 23, 2016

A state law that criminalizes women who give birth to drug-dependent babies will sunset later this year after a House committee failed yesterday to pass a bill (HB 1660 / SB 1629) that would extend the law. The Tennessean reports the legislation, sponsored by Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster, failed to receive the necessary approval from the Criminal Justice subcommittee as a result of a tie vote on the six-member committee.