Gov. Bill Lee plans to call a special session for a House vote to replace Speaker Glen Casada in mid-August.
The governor announced his decision to call the special session in a press conference before the state Republican Party’s annual Statesmen’s Dinner on Saturday.
Casada (R-Franklin) has said he plans to plan resign on Aug. 2 after losing a vote of confidence among members of the House Republican Caucus last month.
House Republicans expect Casada to keep to his original resignation date, meaning Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) would preside until a permanent replacement is elected during the special session.
A House Republican Caucus meeting to nominate the next speaker could be held in the latter half of next month.