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Analysis of lawmaker expenses killed in House

Published On: Apr 03 2013 03:24:30 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 03 2013 04:09:51 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A bill calling for a comprehensive study of lawmaker allowances has been killed in a state House committee after unanimously passing the Senate.

Republican state Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville made the motion in the House State Government Committee on Tuesday to delay consideration of the measure until after the legislature adjourns next year. 

The resolution sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet calls for the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations to study the daily allowances paid to lawmakers when they are conducting business at the Capitol. It passed the Senate on a 32-0 vote.    

Todd called the study unnecessary because the information about costs is already available.   

A separate bill would strip the $107 daily hotel allowance from lawmakers living within 50 miles of the Capitol.