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VOL. 129 | NO. 59 | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bill to Allow Attorney General to Investigate Corruption Fails

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that would allow the state's attorney general to investigate public corruption has likely failed this session.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown was defeated 13-12 on Monday when it failed to get the 17 votes needed for passage.

Under the measure, concurrent jurisdiction would have been granted to the attorney general over criminal investigations in cases involving corruption of a public official and misuse of public office by a public official.

It would have also allowed the AG to appoint an assistant district attorney to conduct specific criminal proceedings, including grand jury proceedings.

The companion bill is scheduled to be heard Wednesday in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee.

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