HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1339

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to impeachment.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The Hawaii Revised Statutes is amended by adding a new chapter to title 3 to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"Chapter

ImPEACHMENT OF THE GOVERNOR; Lieutenant governor

   -1 Articles of impeachment; hearing. Impeachment of the governor or lieutenant governor shall be instituted in the house of representatives by introduction and adoption of a resolution appointing managers of the house of representatives to prepare and recommend articles of impeachment on the house floor, and if adopted, deliver the articles of impeachment to the senate for the senate's consideration to prosecute. The hearing shall be heard before the senate sitting as a court of impeachment. Each house shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

   -2 Causes for impeachment. The house of representatives shall have the power of impeachment of the governor or lieutenant governor for malfeasance in office, corruption, dereliction of duty, or other high crimes or misdemeanors. Impeachment shall not extend beyond removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the State, but the person convicted may be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment as provided by law."

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Impeachment; Governor; Lieutenant Governor

 

Description:

Establishes requirements for institution of and causes for impeachment of the governor or lieutenant governor.

 

 

 

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