In October 2009, the New York State Senate unanimously passed a resolution approving a special committee of inquiry to investigate the conduct for which Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Queens County. The Committee examined precedent, rules, and all relevant law to establish the proper procedures and identify the remedies available to the Senate. The Committee conducted a thorough review of the facts and relevant evidence, as well as the potential options available under applicable law to address to this matter.

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