Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Dept. of - As enacted, declares that no person providing counseling or therapy services will be required to counsel or serve a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor or therapist; requires such counselor or therapist to refer the client to another counselor or therapist; creates immunity for such action; maintains liability for counselors who will not counsel a client based on the counselor's religious beliefs when the individual seeking or undergoing the counseling is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 49 and Title 63.
SB1556 has been assigned Public Chapter Number 926 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB1556Date
    Pub. Ch. 92605/02/2016
    Effective date(s) 04/27/201605/02/2016
    Signed by Governor.04/27/2016
    Transmitted to Governor for action.04/15/2016
    Signed by H. Speaker04/13/2016
    Signed by Senate Speaker04/13/2016
    Enrolled and ready for signatures04/12/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/11/2016
    Concurred, Ayes 25, Nays 6 (Amendment 1 - HA1006)04/11/2016
    Placed on Senate Message Calendar calendar for 4/11/201604/08/2016
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 68, Nays 22, PNV 004/06/2016
    Am. tabled. (Amendment 6 - HA1136)04/06/2016
    Am. tabled. (Amendment 5 - HA1135)04/06/2016
    Am. tabled. (Amendment 4 - HA1134)04/06/2016
    Am. tabled. (Amendment 3 - HA1133)04/06/2016
    Failed to adopt, Ayes 22, Nays 73, PNV 004/06/2016
    H. adopted am. (Amendment 1 - HA1006)04/06/2016
    Subst. for comp. HB.04/06/2016
    Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.02/18/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/18/2016
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House02/17/2016
    Passed Senate as amended, Ayes 27, Nays 502/17/2016
    Failed to adopt, Ayes 5, Nays 24 (Amendment 2 - SA0538)02/17/2016
    Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 3 - SA0539)02/17/2016
    Move to Heel02/17/2016
    Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 1 - SA0526)02/17/2016
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/17/201602/11/2016
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 8, Nays 1 PNV 002/10/2016
    Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 2/10/201602/03/2016
    Action deferred in Senate Health and Welfare Committee to 2/10/201601/27/2016
    Placed on Senate Health and Welfare Committee calendar for 1/27/201601/20/2016
    Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Health and Welfare Committee01/13/2016
    Introduced, Passed on First Consideration01/12/2016
    Filed for introduction01/11/2016
    Actions For HB1840Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 92605/02/2016
    Comp. SB subst.04/06/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/06/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/05/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/31/2016
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/6/201603/31/2016
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 3/31/201603/30/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/24/2016
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee03/23/2016
    Placed on cal. Health Committee for 3/23/201603/16/2016
    Action def. in Health Committee to 3/23/201603/16/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/10/2016
    Placed on cal. Health Committee for 3/16/201603/09/2016
    Action def. in Health Committee to 3/16/201603/09/2016
    Placed on cal. Health Committee for 3/9/201603/02/2016
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Health Committee03/01/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 3/1/201602/24/2016
    Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee of Health Committee02/23/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/18/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 2/23/201602/17/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/17/2016
    Action Def. in s/c Health Subcommittee to 2/23/201602/16/2016
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/16/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 2/16/201602/10/2016
    Action Def. in s/c Health Subcommittee to 2/16/201602/09/2016
    Placed on s/c cal Health Subcommittee for 2/9/201602/03/2016
    Assigned to s/c Health Subcommittee01/26/2016
    P2C, ref. to Health Committee01/21/2016
    Intro., P1C.01/20/2016
    Filed for intro.01/19/2016
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0526Amendment 1-1 to SB1556Fiscal Memo for SA0526 (12228)  Fiscal Memo for SA0526 (12228)  
    SA0538Amendment 2- to SB1556 
    SA0539Amendment 3- to SB1556Fiscal Memo for SA0539 (12487)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA1006Amendment 1-1 to HB1840Fiscal Memo for HA1006 (12870)  
    HA1132Amendment 2- to HB1840Fiscal Memo for HA1132 (12880)  
    HA1133Amendment 3- to HB1840Fiscal Memo for HA1133 (12891)  
    HA1134Amendment 4- to HB1840Fiscal Memo for HA1134 (13238)  
    HA1135Amendment 5- to HB1840 
    HA1136Amendment 6- to HB1840 

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    NOT SIGNIFICANT


    Bill Summary

    This bill provides immunity from liability for counselors and therapists who refuse to counsel a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with a sincerely held religious belief of the counselor or therapist.

    Under this bill, refusal to provide such counseling or therapy services cannot be the basis for:

    (1) A civil cause of action;
    (2) Criminal prosecution; or
    (3) Any other action by the state or a political subdivision of the state to penalize or withhold benefits or privileges, including tax exemptions or governmental contracts, grants, or licenses.

    Counselors or therapists refusing to provide counseling or therapy under this bill must coordinate a referral of the client to another counselor or therapist who will provide the service.

    This bill includes liability protection for those persons providing counseling or therapy services whether or not they are licensed, registered, or otherwise regulated by the state.

    ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENTS #1 AND #3 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 1556, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 removes liability protection for unlicensed persons who provide counseling service and limits the applicability of this bill to counseling services that are provided in a private practice setting.

    This amendment replaces the provision of this bill that would prohibit any action by the state or a political subdivision of the state to penalize or withhold benefits or privileges, including tax exemptions or governmental contracts, grants, or licenses from a counselor or therapist who refuses to provide services based on a conflict with such person's religious beliefs. Instead, this amendment prohibits the board for professional counselors, marital and family therapists and clinical pastoral therapists from disciplining an applicant or licensee based on a violation of A.11.b of the 2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, or any similar or successor provision.

    AMENDMENT #3 restores liability for counselors who will not counsel a client based on the counselor's religious beliefs when the individual seeking or undergoing the counseling is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others.

    ON APRIL 6, 2016, THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTED SENATE BILL 1556 FOR HOUSE BILL 1840, ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1, AND PASSED SENATE BILL 1556, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 is the same as Senate Amendment #1 and #3, except that this amendment makes the bill applicable to conflicts with "sincerely held principles" of the counselor or therapist instead of "sincerely held religious beliefs" of the counselor or therapist.

  • FiscalNote for SB1556/HB1840 filed under SB1556
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to HB1840

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................68
              Noes...............................................22

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, DeBerry, Doss, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Love, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 68.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner -- 22.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: PREVIOUS QUESTION AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................64
              Noes...............................................26

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Todd, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 64.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, Durham, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Littleton, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Terry, Towns, Turner -- 26.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: PREVIOUS QUESTION AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Failed
              Ayes...............................................43
              Noes...............................................46

              Representatives voting aye were: Brooks H, Brooks K, Byrd, Calfee, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Dunlap, Eldridge, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hazlewood, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Jenkins, Kane, Kumar, Lamberth, Lollar, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McDaniel, McDaniel, Moody, Powers, Ragan, Reedy, Rogers, Sargent, Sexton J, Sparks, Todd, Weaver, White D, Windle, Womick, Zachary -- 43.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Alexander, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Carr, Carter, Clemmons, Cooper, DeBerry, Dunn, Durham, Faison, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Hicks, Hill M, Hulsey, Jernigan, Jones, Keisling, Littleton, Lynn, McCormick, McCormick, McManus, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powell, Sanderson, Sexton C, Shaw, Shepard, Smith, Stewart, Swann, Terry, Towns, Turner, VanHuss, White M, Williams -- 46.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 6 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................68
              Noes...............................................25

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Todd, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 68.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, DeBerry, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner -- 25.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 5 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................69
              Noes...............................................24

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, Travis, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 69.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, DeBerry, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Turner -- 24.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 4 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................71
              Noes...............................................21

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, DeBerry, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, Travis, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 71.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner -- 21.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: motion to yield AMENDMENT # 4 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Failed
              Ayes...............................................23
              Noes...............................................62

              Representatives voting aye were: Akbari, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, DeBerry, Dunlap, Faison, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Smith, Stewart, Towns, Turner, Windle -- 23.
              Representatives voting no were: Alexander, Armstrong, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Durham, Eldridge, Farmer, Favors, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McManus, Miller, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Reedy, Rogers, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Sparks, Terry, Todd, Travis, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Womick, Zachary -- 62.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 3 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................71
              Noes...............................................22

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, DeBerry, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 71.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner -- 22.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: limit debate MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 3 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................62
              Noes...............................................28

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Durham, Eldridge, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Sparks, Terry, Todd, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Womick, Zachary -- 62.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, DeBerry, Dunlap, Faison, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Sanderson, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner, Windle -- 28.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: motion to yield AMENDMENT # 3 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Failed
              Ayes...............................................27
              Noes...............................................69

              Representatives voting aye were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, DeBerry, Dunlap, Faison, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner, Windle -- 27.
              Representatives voting no were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, Travis, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 69.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 2 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Failed
              Ayes...............................................22
              Noes...............................................73

              Representatives voting aye were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Shaw, Stewart, Towns, Turner -- 22.
              Representatives voting no were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Casada, Casada, Coley, Daniel, DeBerry, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill M, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Howell, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Shepard, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, Travis, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 73.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: PREVIOUS QUESTION MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 2 BY Clemmons PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/6/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................69
              Noes...............................................23

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Byrd, Calfee, Carr, Carter, Coley, Daniel, Doss, Dunlap, Dunn, Durham, Eldridge, Faison, Farmer, Forgety, Goins, Gravitt, Halford, Hawk, Hawk, Hazlewood, Hicks, Hill T, Holsclaw, Holt, Hulsey, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnson, Kane, Keisling, Kumar, Lamberth, Littleton, Lollar, Lynn, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Moody, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Reedy, Rogers, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton C, Sexton J, Smith, Sparks, Swann, Terry, Todd, Travis, VanHuss, Weaver, White D, White M, Williams, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Zachary -- 69.
              Representatives voting no were: Akbari, Armstrong, Beck, Camper, Clemmons, Cooper, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jernigan, Jones, Love, Miller, Mitchell, Parkinson, Pitts, Powell, Shaw, Shepard, Stewart, Towns, Turner -- 23.

              HB1840 by Howell - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/6/2016 3/31/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep(s). Fitzhugh, Stewart requested to be recorded as voting No

    HB1840 by Howell - HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE:
    Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee 3/23/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................11
              Noes................................................5

              Representatives voting aye were: DeBerry, Doss, Faison, Hicks, Hill M, Kumar, Littleton, Ramsey, Sexton C, Terry, Williams -- 11.
              Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Clemmons, Favors, Jernigan, Jones -- 5.

              HB1840 by Howell - HOUSE HEATH SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Health Committee 3/1/2016
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep(s). Armstrong, Clemmons, Favors requested to be recorded as voting No

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: CONCUR IN HOUSE AMEND# 1 4/11/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................25
              Noes................................................6

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Beavers, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Niceley, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 25.
              Senators voting no were: Dickerson, Harper, Harris, Kelsey, Kyle, Yarbro -- 6.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 2/17/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................27
              Noes................................................5

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Beavers, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Niceley, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 27.
              Senators voting no were: Dickerson, Harris, Kyle, Tate, Yarbro -- 5.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT Rule 39(3) AMEND# 2 BY Yarbro 2/17/2016
    Failed
              Ayes................................................5
              Noes...............................................24

              Senators voting aye were: Dickerson, Harris, Kyle, Massey, Yarbro -- 5.
              Senators voting no were: Bailey, Beavers, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, McNally, Niceley, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 24.

    SB1556 by Johnson - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT Rule 39(3) AMEND# 3 BY Yarbro 2/17/2016
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................32
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Bailey, Beavers, Bell, Bowling, Briggs, Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Green, Gresham, Haile, Harper, Harris, Hensley, Jackson, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Massey, McNally, Niceley, Norris, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Stevens, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Yarbro, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 32.

    SB1556 by Johnson - SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 8, Nays 1 PNV 0 2/10/2016
    Passed
              Ayes................................................8
              Noes................................................1

              Senators voting aye were: Briggs, Crowe, Hensley, Jackson, Massey, McNally, Overbey, Watson, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 8.
              Senators voting no were: Yarbro -- 1.