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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:16 AM

Updated: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:16 AM

Tennessee General Assembly Approves Joint Resolution Recognizing Pornography As "Public Health Hazard"

The Tennessee General Assembly approved a joint resolution that "recognizes pornography as a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and society harms."

SJR 0035 was filed for introduction on January 24, 2017, and adopted by the state Senate on March 6. The motion was passed unanimously through the Senate, 32-0, and through the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, 9-0.

The House concurred with the motion on April 17. The vote through the House was nearly unanimous, 89-0, with one representative present and not voting. The legislation then passed on a majority vote through the Calendar & Rules Committee, the Health Committee and the Health Subcommittee.

After being signed by the Senate Speaker and House Speaker, it was signed by Governor Bill Haslam on April 24.

The legislation was originally proposed by District 17 Republican Senator Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.

 

 

 

 

 

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