Special legislative session begins Monday


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Lawmakers will gather at the Tennessee State Capitol Monday for the first day of a special session.

Governor Bill Haslam called for the session earlier in September to address the possibility of losing $60 million in federal highway funds.

A new state law that changed policies regarding underage drunk drivers would forfeit the funds, unless the new law is repealed before October 1.

Lawmakers are also expected to vote on a resolution to remove State Rep. Jeremy Durham.

Durham is the subject of an attorney general’s investigation that detailed allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with more than 20 women, allegations he has denied.

It’s been 36 years since a Tennessee lawmaker has been expelled.

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