Rep. Dillon offered the following resolution:

            House Resolution No. 316.   

            A resolution to call on Speaker James "Jase" Bolger to step aside pending completion of the one-person grand jury investigation into suspected crimes and offenses committed by him and others related to the election rigging scandal in the 76th House District.

            Whereas, A complaint and petition was filed with the Circuit Court for the County of Ingham for a judicial investigation concerning the possible commission of certain crimes and offenses, including conspiracy to defraud, perjury, conspiracy to commit perjury, subornation of perjury and obstruction of justice, by Speaker James "Jase" Bolger and others related to the election rigging scandal in the 76th House District; and

            Whereas, On August 27, 2012, the Circuit Court for the County of Ingham found probable cause to suspect that certain crimes and offenses have been committed within its jurisdiction and initiated a one-person grand jury, as provided under MCL 767.3 et seq., to investigate these suspected crimes and offenses; and

            Whereas, The Speaker's ability to lead this legislative body is severely compromised during the grand jury investigation. The investigation is a substantial distraction that will prevent the Speaker from properly exercising his duties and responsibilities. The Speaker cannot effectively lead without the full confidence and trust of the members of this legislative body; and

            Whereas, For the good of this legislative body, the Speaker should step aside temporarily pending the results of the grand jury investigation. The citizens of Michigan deserve a fully engaged leader, capable of pushing forward solutions for the problems facing our state. Once the investigation is completed, the House of Representatives can reevaluate the Speaker's status based on the findings of that investigation; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we call on Speaker James "Jase" Bolger to step aside pending completion of the one-person grand jury investigation into suspected crimes and offenses committed by him and others related to the election rigging scandal in the 76th House District.