NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A proposal to change the Tennessee Constitution to give the Legislature the power to confirm or deny the governor's appointments to the state Supreme Court justices, has cleared its second of four legislative votes.
The House voted 70-27 on Thursday in favor of the resolution sponsored by Republican Rep. Jon Lundberg. The Senate passed the measure on a 23-8 vote earlier this week.
The measure would give the Legislature the power to deny the governor's appointments within 60 days. It would keep the current retention election system in place for members of the high court.
The resolution would have to be again approved by both chambers by a two-thirds majority within the next two-year General Assembly before it could be put before the voters in 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.