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SJR 904: Impeachment and Suspension of State Attorneys and Public Defenders

JOINT RESOLUTION by Steube

Impeachment and Suspension of State Attorneys and Public Defenders; Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to authorize the House of Representatives to impeach state attorneys and public defenders for misdemeanors in office and subject them to trial by the Senate, if impeached; preserve the Governor’s existing authority to suspend state attorneys and public defenders from office; and to provide that state attorneys and public defenders who hold office on or after the amendment’s effective date are subject to impeachment, etc.

Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Ethics and Elections
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  4. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/13/2017 Senate • Filed
2/23/2017 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Rules -SJ 105
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 105
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Ethics and Elections