NASHVILLE — Some attorneys are blasting a proposed piece of legislation in Tennessee’s General Assembly that would take away the state Supreme Court’s administrative powers and give them to the state comptroller’s office.

The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, would also make all Administrative Office of the Courts and Board of Professional Responsibility documents public, according to the Tennessee Bar Association.

Two private attorneys told Tennessee Watchdog that the Board of Professional Responsibility, which has the power to discipline attorneys who the board says act unethically, desperately needs greater accountability.