Lawmaker Wants Tennessee To Have Power To Exempt Itself From Presidential Executive Order


NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A Tennessee state representative is seeking to give the General Assembly the power to exempt the state from executive orders issued by the president.

Republican Susan Lynn of Mount Juliet filed HB 1229 on Thursday, the bill also sponsored by Senator Frank S. Niceley of Strawberry Plains in his respective chamber.

The proposed law would give the joint government operations committee the authority to review an executive order issued by a president and “consider if an executive order applies outside the scope of federal authority and whether the state shall seek remedy in the form of an exemption.”

The committee would then recommend the Attorney General review the order to determine the constitutionality of the order and determine if the state should seek an exemption or declare an order unconstitutional…. (Read more)

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