Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Smith Harris Carr
511 Union St Ste 710
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)255-2643
Immediate Past Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994

House Republicans to Hold More Closed Door Meetings

The Tennessee House Republican Caucus will hold more closed door “family discussion” meetings in the future, the Tennessean reports. The change was announced yesterday, and will begin as soon as this month. With the Republicans supermajority in the legislature, it's possible the caucus could determine a position that would pass or defeat pending legislation.
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Legislative Leaders: Not Our Job to Monitor Campaign Finance

In the wake of the audit of former Rep. Jeremy Durham, GOP leadership said that it’s up to the Registry of Election Finance to monitor potential violations, even in situations where the legislature’s money is involved, the Tennessean reports. Among Durham’s 500 potential violations of campaign finance laws, one includes the accusation that he received $7,700 from the legislature for personal expenses for which he’d already reimbursed himself. 
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