State Legislators Consider Changes To Ethics Overhaul

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Some lawmakers are still having trouble deciphering the ethics overhaul they passed nearly two years ago.

Memphis Republican state Representative Curry Todd says no one knows what they can do.

Todd was among several lawmakers expressing concern at the first meeting of the Joint Ethics Committee yesterday about the sweeping law passed in the wake of the Tennessee Waltz corruption sting that led to the convictions of five former lawmakers.

House Majority Leader Gary Odom of Nashville says it's appropriate to review the 100-page law now because of what he calls anticipated outcomes.

The committee plans to address questions about whether to change restrictions placed on wining and dining by special interests and about the Ethics Commission's responsibilities.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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