HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Gov. Ned Lamont (D-Conn.) issued a proclamation on Friday calling for the Connecticut General Assembly to meet for a special session to consider the nomination of Nora R. Dannehy to serve as an associate justice in the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Earlier in the month, Lamont announced he would be nominating Dannehy to fill the Connecticut Supreme Court vacancy created when Maria Araújo Kahn resigned. According to officials, Kahn now serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Officials said that Lamont’s proclamation compels the special session to begin on Sept. 19.

After the Senate and House of Representatives open the session, the Office of the Governor will forward the nomination to the legislature. After receiving the nomination, the judiciary committee is expected to schedule a public hearing in the following days.

After the public hearing, the committee and the full legislature are expected to vote on the nomination.

Lamont said he also plans on issuing a second proclamation to call the legislature in for a second special session, where he is expected to ask legislation to change the date set by the Connecticut statute for the state’s presidential preference primary.