State lawmakers on Monday debate abortion, guns and pandemic restrictions
(Mike Osborne) — Several closely watched bills are scheduled for debate in the Tennessee General Assembly on Monday.
Legislation that would prevent government officials from closing churches during a health crisis, like the current pandemic, will get a final vote Monday evening in the state Senate. The measure passed the House back in February.
A House committee will consider making it illegal to receive abortion inducing drugs by mail Monday morning. The bill would require medical abortions be supervised by a physician.
A third measure would allow permit holders as young as 18 carry a gun openly or concealed. The bill gets a final vote in the House Monday afternoon.