Senate Delays Vote on AG Election Bill

A proposal that would result in a constitutional amendment for the popular election of the Attorney General was delayed again today. The sponsor of SJR123, Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, rolled it to next Thursday's Senate floor calendar. The resolution failed to gain support in the Senate last month when it fell two votes short of a majority. Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that Sen. Jim Kyle, D-Memphis, and Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, were considering putting their support behind the measure. Currently, the AG is appointed to an eight-year term by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The TBA supports the current selection process, and urges members to express their support through TBAImpact, the TBA's legislative advocacy tool.