Order Of Protection Bill Gets Filed Again After Dying In Special Session Due To Inaction By Senate Last August

Jan 16, 2024 | Political News

A bill has been filed for a second time that would expand who is eligible for lifetime orders of protection in Tennessee. 

Rep. William Lamberth (R-Portland-District 44) is sponsoring House Bill 1645 (HB1645) and Senator Paul Rose (R-Covington-District 32) is sponsoring the corresponding Senate Bill 1699 (SB1699). 

Lamberth’s bill was filed during last summer’s special session where it passed the House unanimously.

In August, the bill died after the state Senate refused to take action. The proposed law aims to expand lifetime orders of protection to include victims of aggravated stalking, especially aggravated stalking, and felony harassment.