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House Resolution No. 702

January 26, 2004 Special Session

 

LCO No. 8244

   

Referred to Committee on No Committee

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. LYONS, 146th Dist.

REP. AMANN, 118th Dist.

REP. WARD, 86th Dist.

 

RESOLUTION APPOINTING A SELECT COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY TO RECOMMEND WHETHER SUFFICIENT GROUNDS EXIST FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO IMPEACH GOVERNOR JOHN G. ROWLAND PURSUANT TO ARTICLE NINTH OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION.

Resolved by this House:

Section 1. That the Speaker of the House shall appoint a select committee of ten members of the House of Representatives, and name two co-chairpersons from among the ten members, one of whom shall be named by the Speaker upon the recommendation of the House Minority Leader, to conduct a comprehensive investigation relating to misconduct by Governor John G. Rowland, and submit its findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives, including whether sufficient grounds exist for the House to exercise its power to impeach Governor John G. Rowland pursuant to Article Ninth of the state constitution.

Sec. 2. That the Speaker shall refer to said select committee this resolution, with instructions to (a) organize, adopt rules and procedures, and hire special counsel and such other personnel as may be necessary to carry out the select committee's responsibilities; (b) review and investigate the facts or circumstances relating to misconduct of Governor John G. Rowland; and (c) submit to the House of Representatives its findings and recommendations in the form of a final report, including, if it concludes such action is warranted, articles of impeachment describing the acts or omissions with which Governor John G. Rowland is charged.

Sec. 3. That the select committee shall have all the powers of any committee of the General Assembly under section 2-46 of the general statutes, and may meet while either chamber of the General Assembly is in session.

Sec. 4. That the select committee shall continue in existence after the adjournment sine die of the January 26, 2004 Special Session of the General Assembly.

Sec. 5. That the select committee shall submit its final report to the House of Representatives no later than April 14, 2004, provided, however, the select committee may request from the Speaker at her discretion one-week extensions beyond April 14, 2004.