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Haslam signs bills on DUI, 'gateway sexual activity' into law

May 12th, 2012 4:08 am by Associated Press

Haslam signs bills on DUI, 'gateway sexual activity' into law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Gov. Bill Halsam has signed several bills into law, including one that allows judges to compel blood tests from motorists arrested on drunken driving charges. AP photo.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Halsam has signed several bills into law, including one that allows judges to compel blood tests from motorists arrested on drunken driving charges.

Another measure he signed allows parents to sue teachers or outside groups working in schools that promote or condone "gateway sexual activity." The pro-abstinence bill has been derided, and critics say it's so vague that kissing and holding hands might trigger a lawsuit.

Haslam also signed into law measures that require abortion doctors to have hospital privileges in the home or adjacent county of a woman seeking an abortion and legislation that move up the cutoff date for kindergarten age requirements.


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