assembly Bill A8515

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Extends the power of impeachment and trial of impeachment to former office holders for impeachable conduct committed while in office

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2022 held for consideration in governmental operations
Feb 18, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to governmental operations
Dec 15, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Dec 13, 2021 referred to governmental operations

A8515 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7336
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 6 §24, Constn

A8515 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Proposes a constitutional amendment to extend the power of impeachment and trial of impeachment to any former office holder for impeachable conduct committed while such person was in office; provides for disqualification of such person from holding public office in the future.

A8515 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8515
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMPSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Governmental Operations
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing an amendment to section 24 of article 6 of  the  constitution,
   in  relation  to  extending  the  power  of  impeachment  and trial of
   impeachment to former office holders for impeachable conduct committed
   while in office
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 24 of article
 6 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 24. The assembly shall have the power of impeachment by a vote of  a
 majority  of  all the members elected thereto.  THE POWER OF IMPEACHMENT
 AND THE TRIAL OF AN IMPEACHMENT SHALL  EXTEND  TO  THE  IMPEACHMENT  AND
 TRIAL  OF  ANY PERSON WHO FORMERLY HELD A PUBLIC OFFICE OF HONOR, TRUST,
 OR PROFIT UNDER THIS STATE FOR IMPEACHABLE CONDUCT COMMITTED WHILE  SUCH
 PERSON  HELD  SUCH OFFICE. The court for the trial of impeachments shall
 be composed of the president of the senate, the senators, or  the  major
 part  of them, and the judges of the court of appeals, or the major part
 of them. On the trial of an impeachment against the governor or lieuten-
 ant-governor, neither the lieutenant-governor nor the  temporary  presi-
 dent of the senate shall act as a member of the court. No judicial offi-
 cer  shall  exercise  his  or  her  office after articles of impeachment
 against him or her shall have been preferred to the senate, until he  or
 she  shall have been acquitted.  Before the trial of an impeachment, the
 members of the court shall take an oath or affirmation truly and  impar-
 tially  to  try the impeachment according to the evidence, and no person
 shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the  members
 present.  Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than
 to removal from office, or removal from office and  disqualification  to
 hold  and  enjoy any public office of honor, trust, or profit under this
 state, OR DISQUALIFICATION TO HOLD AND ENJOY ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OF HONOR,
 TRUST, OR PROFIT UNDER THIS STATE WHERE THE PARTY  IMPEACHED  NO  LONGER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89157-01-1