SJR 5 Requires the Senate, beginning January 1, 2019, 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: 0413S.02C Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/12/2017 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SJR 5-Emery, with SCS (pending) Journal Page:
Title: SCS SJR 5 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Upon Voter Approval

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SJR 5 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, would require that, beginning January 1, 2019, 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 elected.

This amendment is similar to SJR 24 (2016), SJR 4 (2015), SJR 34 (20140, SJR 9 (2013), and HJR 82 (2010).