SJR 24 Requires the Senate, beginning January 1, 2017, to try all impeachments except for the impeachment of the Governor, which shall be tried by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court
Sponsor: Emery
LR Number: 4723S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 1/7/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S87
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Effective Date: Upon voter approval

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SJR 24 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, would require that, beginning January 1, 2017, all impeachments be tried by the Senate, rather than before the Missouri Supreme Court. When the Governor is being tried, the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court shall preside. No person shall be convicted without a two-thirds vote of all Senators present.

This amendment is identical to SJR 4 (2015) and similar to SJR 34 (2014), SJR 9 (2013) and HJR 82 (2010).

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