Keller sparked controversy and condemnation two years ago when she refused to keep the court open past 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 to allow for a last-minute appeal for condemned killer Michael Wayne Richard who was awaiting execution.
Earlier that day, the U.S. Supreme Court had announced that it would hear arguments over the constitutionality of lethal injection. Richard's lawyers were attempting to argue that Richard’s 6 p.m. execution should be set aside in light of the Supreme Court's ruling.
Six weeks later, the court announced it would allow defense lawyers to submit after-hours emergency pleadings by e-mail.
Burnam's resolution, house resolution 480, charges Keller, a Republican, with "neglect of duty" over the incident and charges her with operating with "willful disregard for human life."
"It's one thing for a banker to close shop at five o'clock sharp," Burnam, a Democrat, said in a statement. "But a public official who stands between a human being and the death chamber must be held to a higher standard."
If the House calls for impeachment, a trial would be held in the State Senate, according to Burnam's office.
UPDATE: The bill is online here.