Legislature to Explore State Nullification of Federal Laws

The state House and Senate have agreed to have a joint committee conduct hearings during the summer and fall on federal laws and executive orders that some believe may have exceeded constitutional authority, Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mount Juliet, said Tuesday. The Knoxnews reports that Beaver’s announcement came after declaring she would not push for passage of the “Balance of Powers Act (SB1158), which would have set up a joint legislative committee to determine which federal laws should be nullified in Tennessee by the General Assembly.