“Child Victims Privacy Act” bill introduce in session
State Rep. Rebecca Alexander from Jonesborough has introduced a bill to block the release of autopsy and medical examiner reports of child violent crime victims. The “Child Victims’ Privacy Act” was first introduced by House Majority Leader William Lamberth during the special session in August after the deadly Covenant School shooting in Nashville last year. It was passed in the House but was not voted on by the Senate. The bill would allow sensitive documents to be released if the child’s parent is not a suspect in the death and consents to the release, or if a court orders the release upon a showing of good cause.