NASHVILLE - A proposal to deny convicted lawmakers of health insurance benefits has likely been killed for the year by a Democratic-controlled House committee.
The House Calendar Committee on Tuesday sent the measure sponsored by Rep. Charles Curtiss, a Sparta Democrat, back to the Judiciary Committee - a panel that has closed for the year.
The bill sought to apply to lawmakers or governors convicted of felonies related to their official duties.
The Senate passed the bill unanimously last month.
Sen. Jim Tracy, a Shelbyville Republican and main sponsor of the Senate version, said the measure was designed as a companion to an existing law that strips convicted lawmakers of their pensions.