NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to select the state attorney general.
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mark Green of Clarksville was approved 22-9 on Wednesday.
Under the proposal, the state attorney general would be appointed by a joint vote of both chambers of the Legislature and serve four years.
Currently, attorneys general are selected by state Supreme Court justices.
Opponents of the measure say there haven't been any problems with that process and it shouldn't change
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.