J182

Provides for the Ethics and Internal Governance Committee to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the arrest and fili...

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J182



Senate Resolution No. 182

BY: Senator SERINO

PROVIDING for the Ethics and Internal Governance
Committee to investigate the facts and circumstances
surrounding the arrest and filing of charges against
Senator Luis R. Sepulveda with regard to an
incident, which occurred on January 9, 2021

WHEREAS, On January 12, 2021, Senator Luis R. Sepulveda was arrested
and charged with criminal obstruction of breathing. The arrest occurred
after police responded to a domestic incident at the Senator's residence
on January 9, 2021; and

WHEREAS, A conviction for such misdemeanor offense does not result
in the automatic forfeiture of office upon conviction under the Public
Officers Law; and

WHEREAS, The seriousness of these domestic violence charges and the
circumstances surrounding them warrant further investigation by the
Senate, and may warrant the imposition of sanctions by the Senate; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That such committee is hereby authorized and directed,
under Section 3 of Article VII of the Senate Rules to investigate the
facts and circumstances relating to the arrest against Senator
Sepulveda; and be it further

RESOLVED, That such committee shall ensure a full and fair
investigation, ensure fairness in the hearing process, specifically
providing Senator Sepulveda and his counsel with notice of all public
committee proceedings, as well as ensuring opportunities for Senator
Sepulveda to be heard; and be it further

RESOLVED, That such committee shall report to the Senate with its
recommendations.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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