HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The state Senate has unanimously voted to hold a hearing that could lead to a vote on removing embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

A special Senate committee crafted a resolution spelling out the process for the full Senate to consider removal of Kathleen Kane. The resolution proposes a hearing to be held in January, at which Kane would have the chance to appear. Before the full Senate approved it Wednesday, Philadelphia Democrat Anthony Williams said he supported the resolution with reservations.

“While we agree there should be a hearing and a conclusion,” Williams said, “we remain cautiously concerned about what happens after that.”

Republican Jake Corman, the Senate majority leader, insists that the Senate will remain focused on the issue of whether Kane can function as attorney general with a suspended law license.

“All the civil and criminal litigations that are going on right now,” Corman said, “are we at risk that they could be thrown out at some point?”

Corman says the Senate will not delve into the criminal case against Kane.