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U.S. Rep Diane Black wants to change the way Tennessee’s AG is selected; other candidates for governor don’t
(The Tennessean) – U.S. Rep. Diane Black wants to change the way Tennessee’s attorney general is selected, a position that sets her apart from other candidates for governor.
Effort to make Tennessee attorney general selection more open, require legislative approval up for Senate vote
(Tennessean) – The resolution is up for a third and final vote in the Senate on Monday. It would ask voters to approve the amendment. Currently, the Tennessee constitution leaves the decision in the hands of the state Supreme Court.
Tennessee senator revising resolution to let General Assembly name state’s attorneys general
(Times Free Press) – A Republican senator said Monday he is revising his resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution and put the General Assembly in charge of naming the state’s next attorney general.
Resolution would let voters decide if they want elected general assembly to choose their state attorney general
The resolution calls for the AG to be elected to a four-year term. It also provides that the AG be 30 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, an attorney duly licensed in Tennessee and a resident of the state for at least seven years preceding the election. Under the measure, appointment would be made by joint vote of both houses of the General Assembly.
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