Senate Vote on AG Election Delayed a Week

A scheduled Senate vote on the proposal to elect Tennessee's Attorney General has been delayed to Feb. 3, WATE News reports. The constitutional amendment, proposed by Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, would require popular election of the AG every four years. The attorney general is now appointed to an eight-year term by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The TBA supports the current system because it insulates the office from political pressures and personal aspirations, ensuring that opinions are grounded in law, not party politics. Use TBAImpact, TBA's new legislative tool, to learn more about the issue.