OLYMPIA, Wash. - A bipartisan group of state lawmakers introduced a resolution on Monday to begin the process of impeaching indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley.
The resolution accuses Kelley of neglecting his duties and delegating his powers and duties to an un-elected official while he fights felony charges, including money laundering.
It will be filed by Republican Reps. Drew MacEwen of Union and Drew Stokesbary of Auburn, and Democratic Reps. Sam Hunt of Olympia and Chris Reykdal of Tumwater.
Kelley's criminal case is related to a previous business that he ran.
The auditor took a leave of absence in May despite calls to resign.
A press release from State House Republicans stated: A constitutional majority, or 50 votes, is required to send the articles of impeachment to the state Senate where a trial would be conducted. A two-thirds majority vote by the Senate is required for removal from office.
The Legislature is scheduled to convene in January.