Gov. Bill Lee announced June 27 he has called to convene a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to replace state Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, as speaker of the house.
House members will reconvene Aug. 23, according to a statement from Lee.
It is in the best interest of our State to select a new Speaker of the House, and so I am calling a special session of the General Assembly for August 23 to accomplish that purpose.
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) June 27, 2019
The move by Lee comes weeks after Casada announced his intention June 4 to resign from the speakership, effective Aug. 2, following a vote of “no confidence” from the House Republican Caucus. In the same announcement, Casada had requested a special session be called Aug. 2.
Lee said he has also asked the General Assembly to approve recent amendments to Supreme Court rules in the same announcement. Any other procedural business would be up to the assembly to undertake during the session, he said.