senate Bill S7217

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to jurors during impeachment of the governor

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (5)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 01, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 28, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 05, 2022 referred to judiciary
Jun 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules


S7217 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 6 §24, Constn

S7217 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to jurors during impeachment of the governor; prohibits a judge of the court of appeals appointed by the sitting governor to act as a member of the court.

S7217 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7217 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               June 7, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 proposing an amendment to section 24 of article 6 of  the  constitution,
   in relation to jurors during impeachment of the governor

   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 24 of arti-
 cle 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 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 lieutenant-governor, neither the lieutenant-gov-
 ernor nor the temporary president of the senate shall act as a member of
 SHALL ACT AS A MEMBER OF THE COURT. No judicial officer  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  impartially  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; but the
 party impeached shall be liable to indictment and  punishment  according
 to law.
   §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
 be referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening  after
 the  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly, and,
 in conformity  with  section 1 of  article 19 of   the constitution,  be
 published for three months previous to the time of such election.


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