CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A special Nevada legislative panel is recommending the expulsion of an embattled assemblyman for the first time in the history of the state Legislature.
The seven-member bipartisan committee voted 6-1 Tuesday night to recommend the ouster of Assemblyman Steven Brooks. His expulsion still requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Assembly.
Since January, the 41-year-old Democrat from North Las Vegas has been arrested twice, hospitalized for a mental evaluation and placed on leave from the Legislature.
The last time the Assembly considered kicking out a sitting member was in 1867, but it never came to a final floor vote.