Tennessee lawmakers kickoff 2020 legislative session

Jan 14, 2020

Credit capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Tennessee lawmakers begin the 2020 legislative session Tuesday, kicking off a busy couple of months expected to focus on criminal justice reform, abortion and other hot-button issues.

GOP Gov. Bill Lee has said he's focused on criminal justice reform for his second legislative session in office. He is expected to unveil his specific initiative wish list soon.

Over in the House, Republican Speaker Cameron Sexton will oversee his first annual session after multiple scandals forced former House Speaker Glen Casada to resign from the post last year.