Bill Shifting AG Powers Headed to Full Senate Vote

A bill that would give state officials the power to direct the actions of the Attorney General passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. SB 2085 would allow the legislature, through joint resolution, or the governor, via executive order, to instruct the attorney general when to file legal actions. It would also allow the speakers of the House and Senate to direct the AG by joint agreement when the General Assembly is not in session. The TBA opposes this bill, as it raises constitutional questions that are untenable. Use TBAImpact to weigh in on this issue. Read more in the Chattanoogan.