State Outlook

Tennessee has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation and it is a target state for an upcoming session. We are actively seeking advocates to lead the efforts to introduce and pass legislation.

Insurance Fairness History

The Tennessee General Assembly has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2009 Legislative Session, which saw legislation introduced in both chambers. House Bill 1359 was introduced and referred to House Commerce Committee and subsequently Industrial Impact Subcommittee. However, it did not garner a hearing before either the subcommittee or full committee. Senate Bill 1700 was introduced and referred to the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, but did not receive any consideration before the committee. Both measures died upon adjournment.

Legislative Information

The Tennessee General Assembly works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 8th and will tentatively conclude late April. The Tennessee General Assembly is able to prefile legislation for the upcoming session until January 8th. Introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session have been set for the tenth legislative day.

Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

Get Involved

In order to move Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation through the legislative process, the Amputee Coalition needs the support of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates and champions for Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Oklahoma Department of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.

Other Relevant Legislation