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Billdata Timeline
04.02.2020
bill:introduced, bill:reading:1: Senate
Filed for introduction
05.02.2020
bill:introduced: House
Intro.
05.02.2020
bill:introduced, bill:reading:1: House
Filed for introduction
06.02.2020
bill:introduced: Senate
Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
06.02.2020
: House
P1C.
10.02.2020
: Senate
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
10.02.2020
: House
P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
03.03.2020
: Senate
Refer to Senate Health & Welfare Committee
03.03.2020
: Senate
Recalled from Senate Commerce & Labor Committee
04.03.2020
: House
Placed on s/c cal Public Health Subcommittee for 3/10/2020
04.03.2020
committee:referred: House
Assigned to s/c Public Health Subcommittee
04.03.2020
committee:referred: House
Ref. to Health Committee
05.03.2020
: Senate
Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 3/9/2020
09.03.2020
: Senate
Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 3/11/2020
09.03.2020
: Senate
Action deferred in Senate Health and Welfare Committee to 3/11/2020
10.03.2020
: House
Action Def. in s/c Public Health Subcommittee to 3/17/2020
11.03.2020
: Senate
Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Government Operations Committee Ayes 7, Nays 1 PNV 1
11.03.2020
: House
Placed on s/c cal Public Health Subcommittee for 3/17/2020
17.03.2020
: House
Meeting Canceled
20.05.2020
: House
Placed on s/c cal Public Health Subcommittee for 5/27/2020
27.05.2020
: House
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Public Health Subcommittee of Health Committee
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Vote NO on amended SB2233

Please, vote NO on SB2233 on March 9 in the Health and Welfare Committee. 

My understanding is that the bill is to be amended to codify existing medical protocols related to health care for transgender youth.  Considering how detrimental SB2215 is, which deals very differently with the same issues, it may be that the amended SB2233 is well intentioned.

Nevertheless, an amended SB2233 was not sought by the transgender community, parents of transgender youth, or health care providers and their associations.  Additionally it is important to note that protocols change as research and experience provide new information.  It is a burden and a risk to go through a legislative or regulatory change every time the standards evolve.  That could stall the implementation of best practices in health care for Tennessee residents. 

Thank you for considering my views. 

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summary

SB2233 is a caption bill that will be amended with language affecting the access of transgender youth to best practice care. No one asked for this bill. We shouldn't have to go through the legislative or regulatory process when the protocols change.

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  • It is a burden to go through the legislative or regulatory process when health care protocols evolve.
  • This bill was not requested by transgender people or health care providers.
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Vote NO on SB2233/HB2827

This bill has been amended to freeze in place existing standards of practice in transgender youth health care. That's a bad idea because protocols evolve and we shouldn't have to go through the legislative process or regulatory process every time they change.