But, unlike the Senate which readopts its ethics rules every time a new General Assembly convenes, the House has never readopted its rules.
Which means, today, there aren't any.
Then, there's the controversy over Republican Kent Williams' election as House speaker, with the help of Democrats.
Republicans called for him to be punished for not sticking with his pledge to support the party's candidate.
But, in the legislators' oath of office, they raise their hands and promise to vote their conscience.
And the Senate's ethics rules go further. They call it "unethical" to engage in such a "loyalty pledge, unit rule or other formal agreement."
That's right "unethical."
So, if the House does ever get around to voting for ethics, expect a lot of debate about who's really ethical or who's not.
That is, IF they ever get around to voting for ethics.
UPDATE: The current ethics committee chair, Rep. Ulysses Jones, D-Memphis, says he doesn't know why the rules weren't readopted in previous years. But he promises he'll soon have a resolution for the House to consider.