Tennessee Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Tennessee State Team page. This page, along with the email updates you will receive, will help keep you informed of what you can do in your state to help you protect and expand your rights to informed consent to vaccination.

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Action Needed Now

There are no active action alerts at this time, but please check back soon.

Bills to Watch

The following table lists the active bills of interest for all states.

State Bill Number Position Status Title
TN SB 0002 2022-11-26 SUPPORT Filed for introduction on 11/9/2022 Removes expiration dates of July 1, 2023 on good, protective laws enacted concerning COVID-19
TN SB 2633/HB 2713 2022-05-05 WATCH Died, SB 2633/HB 2713 failed to pass committee, session ended 5/5/2022 Establishes employers that mandate COVID-19 vaccination are liable for adverse reactions to employee
TN HB 1871/SB 1982 2022-04-29 WATCH Enacted, Pub. Ch. 930, HB 1871 effective 4/30/2022 without the governor's signature Prohibits entities from adopting policies that fail to recognize natural immunity to COVID-19
TN HB 1494 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session Allows citizens to refuse vaccines or medical treatment for any reason
TN HB 1215/SB 1320 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session Requires legislative approval before Commissioner can require additional vaccines for school
TN HB 1147/SB 1308 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session Prohibits employers from mandating COVID-19 Vaccines & taking adverse action against employee
TN HB 1639 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 1639 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 4/28/2022 Prohibits state, county and municipal governments from doing multiple things in response to COVID-19
TN HB 2073/SB 2009 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 2073 failed in 4:6 vote in House Subcommittee, SB 2009 failed to pass Senate Committee Limiting COVID-19 Vaccine Status Discrimination at Entertainment Venues
TN SB 2156/HB 2117 2022-04-28 WATCH Died, HB 2117 failed to pass committee, session ended 4/28/2022 Requires employers who mandate medical procedures provide accommodation for religious beliefs
TN HB 2068/SB 2786 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 2068 failed to pass committee, session ended 4/28/2022 Requires policies for COVID-19 testing be applied the same to both vaccinated and not vaccinated
TN HB 2290/SB 2185 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 2290 deferred to summer study, SB 2185 failed to pass committee Prohibits healthcare institutions from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from patient advocate
TN HB 2501/SB 2474 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 2501/SB 2474 failed to pass committee, session ended 4/28/2022 Prohibition On COVID-19 Vaccine Discrimination And COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Ban
TN SB 2831/HB 1645 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for hearings in Senate Judiciary or House Banking & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee, session ended 4/28//2022 Creates a Class D felony for employers who take adverse actions against employees who object to the COVID-19 vaccine, with up to $5,000 fine
TN HB 2311/SB 2025 2022-04-28 WATCH Died, HB 2311/SB 2025 failed to pass committee, session ended 4/28/2022 Establishes it's an offense to require proof of COVID vaccination with penalties and exceptions
TN SB 564/HB 1269 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session Creates civil cause of action for discrimination based on COVID-19 Vaccination status
TN SB 320/HB 794 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 794/SB 320 failed to pass committee, session ended 4/28/2022 Adds medical treatment to current law prohibiting discriminatory practice in public places
TN SB 186/HB 172 2022-04-28 WATCH Died, failed to move during 2022 session Prevents state/local government from mandating vaccines for government employees
TN HB 1421/SB 1313 2022-04-28 WATCH Died, failed to move during 2022 session Prohibits schools from requiring COVID -19 Vaccines for school
TN HB 1870/SB 1880 2022-04-28 SUPPORT Died, HB 1870 failed to be scheduled for a hearing SB 1880: Died in Senate Health & Welfare on 3/9 Prohibits physician licensing board from revoking a license based solely on COVID treatment
TN HB 2452/SB 2151 2022-04-28 WATCH Died, HB 2452 failed to pass committee & session ended 4/28/2022, SB 2151 died in 2:7 committee vote Limits discrimination based on vaccine status, immunity status, or possession of immunity passport
TN HB 1960/SB 1884 2022-04-19 SUPPORT Enacted, Pub. Ch. 896, SB 1884 effective 4/19/2022 Prevents sections of current good law passed in 2021 prohibiting government mandates from expiring 7/1/2023
TN SB 568/HB 702 2022-04-14 SUPPORT SB 568 Enacted, Pub. Ch. 769, Effective 5/15/2022, HB 702 substituted with SB 568 Prohibits discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status in the area of transplants & organ waiting lists
TN HB 1867/SB 1823 2022-03-16 WATCH Enacted, SB 1823 Pub. Ch. 644, effective 3/11/2022, HB 1867 substituted by SB 1823 Requires employers who mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination to grant medical/religious exemptions
TN SJR 926 2022-02-11 WATCH Died, bill withdrawn on 2/11/2022 Constitutional amendment stating the right of a person to refuse vaccines
TN HB 1643/SB 9001 2022-01-14 WATCH Died, HB 1643 Withdrawn, SB 9001 failed to move in special session Prohibits employers from requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals who have recovered
TN SB 9015/HB 9078 2021-11-15 SUPPORT Died, failed to move in special session Prohibits business & government from requiring proof of COVD-19 Vaccines and taking adverse action
TN HB 8003 2021-10-20 WATCH Died, failed to move in the special session Prohibits denial of unemployment benefits for employees who leave job for refusing COVID-19 Vaccine
TN HB 10/SB 07 2021-05-01 SUPPORT Died, failed to pass House Health Subcommittee in 3:7 vote in 2021 Removes restriction on medical and religious exemptions during an epidemic

Announcements

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