(WKMS) A biblical concept is the inspiration behind a rule change in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

The new policy, proposed by state Rep. Mathew Hill, R-Jonesborough, requires lawmakers to get a second signature when filing an ethical complaint.

He says it draws from a biblical requirement that allegations have to be corroborated.

“If there’s not corroboration, if there’s not evidence that is presented, then we are working off hearsay, we are working off gossip,” Hill told the other House members on Thursday.

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