2023 Legislative Watchlist

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The 113th Tennessee General Assembly began on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

This year we are pursuing initiatives to: 

  • Advocate for reproductive justice and defend against any new abortion restrictions, 
  • Eliminate fees and fines imposed on families with youth in the justice system, 
  • Support re-enfranchisement of the 470,000 voting-age Tennesseans who lost their right to vote because of felony convictions, 
  • Defend against bans and restrictions on drag performances, 
  • Oppose restrictions on health care access for trans Tennesseans – especially trans youth. 

ACLU-TN’s Legislative Session Priority Issue Areas

  • Criminal Legal Reform
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Reproductive Freedom
  • Trans Justice
  • Voting Rights

We also anticipate working to defeat dangerous legislation that harms immigrants and refugees, undermines racial justice, bans books and otherwise restricts freedom of speech, and discriminates against LGBTQ individuals and religious minorities. 

ACLU of Tennessee’s Bills to Watch

As the session progresses and additional legislation is filed, we will post more specific details on bills we are monitoring and lobbying here. 


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To take actions on pending bills visit our Legislative Action Center.

Tennessee General Assembly (TGA) Website

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