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02.02.2022
introduction: House
Intro.
02.02.2022
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Sponsor(s) withdrawn.
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Sponsor change.
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introduction, reading-1: House
Filed for introduction
02.02.2022
introduction, reading-1: Senate
Filed for introduction
03.02.2022
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P1C.
03.02.2022
introduction: Senate
Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
07.02.2022
referral-committee: House
P2C, ref. to Health Committee -- Civil Justice Committee
07.02.2022
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Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Health and Welfare Committee
08.02.2022
referral-committee: House
Assigned to s/c Health Subcommittee
14.02.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
15.02.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
16.02.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
16.02.2022
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Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 2/23/2022
23.02.2022
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Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 3/1/2022
23.02.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
23.02.2022
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Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 3/2/2022
23.02.2022
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Action deferred in Senate Health and Welfare Committee to 3/2/2022
25.02.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
01.03.2022
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No Action Taken
02.03.2022
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Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 3/8/2022
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Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 3/9/2022
02.03.2022
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Action deferred in Senate Health and Welfare Committee to 3/9/2022
08.03.2022
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Action Def. in s/c Health Subcommittee to 3/15/2022
08.03.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
09.03.2022
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Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 3/15/2022
09.03.2022
referral-committee: Senate
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Health and Welfare Committee
10.03.2022
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Sponsor(s) Added.
15.03.2022
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Action Def. in s/c Health Subcommittee to 3/22/2022
16.03.2022
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Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 3/22/2022
22.03.2022
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Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee of Health Committee
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Vote NO on HB2835 and HB2451 on March 8

Please, vote NO on HB2835 and HB2451 when they come before the House Health Subcommittee on March 8.

HB2835: People have a right to seek best-practice health care, including transgender youth. And physicians have a right to provide it. People have a right to be themselves, as long as it harms no one else. Gender-affirming care harms no one, but makes it possible for transgender people of all ages to live better lives.

 

Research published in February 2020 in Pediatrics found that transgender youth who received gender-affirming care were significantly less likely to have suicidal thoughts and behaviors compared to those who wanted it but did not receive it.

 

Institutions including the Endocrine Society, American Medical Society, American Psychological Society, American Psychiatric Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics all advocate for supporting children as they navigate gender identity concerns. And they all agree that safely guided gender transition in children (in collaboration with parents and medical providers) is not a criminal offense, but standard and ethical practice.

 

Tennessee should not unilaterally change the standard of care in any area of medicine and then put it in a punitive form in our law code. That creates extreme distress for patients and confusion for medical professionals. 

 

The provisions of the bill related to counseling are also detrimental to youth well-being. Forcing mental health professionals to divulge information about youth exploring gender identity and expression will shut down open communication between youth and counselors.

 

HB2451: This bill claims to be about parent rights. But it looks more like an effort to micromanage every aspect of the curriculum and extracurricular activities. It will add significantly to the administrative workload of teachers and administrators. Parents can already opt their children out of activities. Schools need to be able to educate students without every activity being micromanaged by the provisions of this bill.

 

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summary

One bill bans gender-affirming health care for minors. There are penalties for health care providers who violate the bill. School employees will be forced to out their students, which will shut down communication with school personnel. The second bill says it about parent rights.

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why sign?

  • HB2451 pretends to be a parent bill of rights, but it is an effort to scare and micromanage schools.
  • HB2835 bans trans youth health care.