Robin Smith | Nashville Public Radio

Robin Smith

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán / WPLN

One of the first things lawmakers do once they are sworn in into the Tennessee House of Representatives is learn about what is unethical and what is criminal. For lawmakers who have been in the statehouse for more than one session, the required training could sound like more of the same.

But the freshman class — all 27 of them — seemed to understand why it’s important.