Changes Coming To Judicial Conduct Code

State lawmakers say they plan to move forward with proposed changes to the commission that disciplines Tennessee judges.

Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet led two hearings this week concerning the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary.

A panel of senators conducted a similar review last year with members agreeing that they would like to consider legislation to make more of the court’s work public, to alter how its members are appointed and to increase the number and severity of its disciplinary options.

Beavers told reporters after the hearing on Wednesday that there’s more work to be done on the legislation, but she hopes to convince other lawmakers that changes need to be made to the judiciary court.

Beavers failed to pass reforms of the court last session.