0N-16-3 Officers subject to impeachment--Grounds--Removal from office--Criminal prosecution.
Officers subject to impeachment--Grounds--Removal from office--Criminal
The Governor and other state and judicial officers, except county judges, justices of
the peace and police magistrates, shall be liable to impeachment for drunkenness, crimes, corrupt
conduct, or malfeasance or misdemeanor in office, but judgment in such cases shall not extend
further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold any office of trust or profit under
the state. The person accused whether convicted or acquitted shall nevertheless be liable to
indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law.
History: Repeal proposed by SL 1974, ch 1, rejected Nov. 5, 1974; repeal proposed by SL 1975,
ch 2, as amended by SL 1976, ch 1, rejected Nov. 2, 1976.