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Removal of certain judges and justices, by legislature; by senate on recommendation of governor
§ 23. a. Judges of the court of appeals and justices of the supreme
court may be removed by concurrent resolution of both houses of the
legislature, if two-thirds of all the members elected to each house
concur therein.

b. Judges of the court of claims, the county court, the surrogate's
court, the family court, the courts for the city of New York established
pursuant to section fifteen of this article, the district court and such
other courts as the legislature may determine may be removed by the
senate, on the recommendation of the governor, if two-thirds of all the
members elected to the senate concur therein.

c. No judge or justice shall be removed by virtue of this section
except for cause, which shall be entered on the journals, nor unless he
or she shall have been served with a statement of the cause alleged, and
shall have had an opportunity to be heard. On the question of removal,
the yeas and nays shall be entered on the journal.