Article 15, Arkansas Constitution

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Article 15 of the Arkansas Constitution is entitled Impeachment and Address. It has three sections detailing the impeachment process.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Officers Subject to Impeachment - Grounds

The Governor and all State officers, Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts, Chancellors and Prosecuting Attorneys, shall be liable to impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors, and gross misconduct in office; but the judgment shall go no further than removal from office and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust or profit under this State. An impeachment, whether successful or not, shall be no bar to an indictment.[1]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Impeachment by House - Trial by Senate - Presiding Officer

The House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried by the Senate. When sitting for that purpose, the Senators shall be upon oath or affirmation; no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members thereof. The Chief Justice shall preside, unless he is impeached or otherwise disqualified, when the Senate shall select a presiding officer.[2]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Officers Removable by Governor upon Address

The governor, upon the joint address of two-thirds of all the members elected to each House of the General Assembly, for good cause, may remove the Auditor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Attorney-General, Judges of the Supreme and Circuit Courts, Chancellors and Prosecuting Attorneys.[3]

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