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Bill to change selection of AG passes Senate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers the power to select the state attorney general.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mark Green of Clarksville was approved 22-9 on Wednesday.

Under the proposal, the state attorney general would be appointed by a joint vote of both chambers of the Legislature and serve four years.

Currently, attorneys general are selected by state Supreme Court justices.

Opponents of the measure say there haven't been any problems with that process and it shouldn't change.