Article 7, Nevada Constitution
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| Text of Section 1:
Impeachment: Trial; Conviction
The Assembly shall have the sole power of impeaching. The concurrence of a majority of all the members elected, shall be necessary to an impeachment. All impeachments shall be tried by the Senate, and when sitting for that purpose, the Senators shall be upon Oath or Affirmation, to do justice according to Law and Evidence. The Chief Justice of the Supreme court, shall preside over the Senate while sitting to try the Governor or Lieutenant Governor upon impeachment. No person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the Senators elected.
| Text of Section 2:
Officers Subject to Impeachment
The Governor and other state and judicial officers, except justices of the peace shall be liable to impeachment for misdemeanor or malfeasance in office; but judgment in such case shall not extend further than removal from office and disqualification to hold any office of honor, profit, or trust under this State. The party whether convicted or acquitted, shall, nevertheless, be liable to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law.
| Text of Section 3:
Removal of Supreme Court Justice or district judge.
[Effective through November 24, 2014.]
For any reasonable cause to be entered on the journals of each House, which may, or may not be sufficient grounds for impeachment, the Chief Justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the district courts shall be removed from office on the vote of two thirds of the members elected to each branch of the Legislature, and the justice or judge complained of, shall be served with a copy of the complaint against him, and shall have an opportunity of being heard in person or by counsel in his defense, provided, that no member of either branch of the Legislature shall be eligible to fill the vacancy occasioned by such removal.
| Text of Section 3:
Removal of justices of Supreme Court, judges of court of appeals and judges of district courts
For any reasonable cause to be entered on the journals of each House, which may or may not be sufficient grounds for impeachment, the justices of the Supreme Court, the judges of the court of appeals and the judges of the district courts must be removed from office on the vote of two thirds of the members elected to each branch of the Legislature. The justice or judge complained of must be served with a copy of the complaint against him, and have an opportunity of being heard in person or by counsel in his defense. No member of either branch of the Legislature is eligible to fill the vacancy occasioned by such removal.
- Amended by the approval of Nevada Creation of a State Intermediate Appellate Court, Question 1 (2014) on November 4, 2014.
| Text of Section 4:
Removal of Other Civil Officers
Provision shall be made by law for the removal from Office of any Civil Officer other than those in this Article previously specified, for Malfeasance, or Nonfeasance in the Performance of his duties.
- State constitution
- Constitutional article
- Constitutional amendment
- Constitutional revision
- Constitutional convention
- Nevada State Legislature, "Nevada Constitution"
- Online Nevada Encyclopedia (ONE), "Nevada Statehood"
- Bowers, Michael W. (2014). The Nevada State Constitution, New York, New York: Oxford University Press
- Bushnell, Eleanor, and Don Driggs. (1984). The Nevada Constitution: Origin and Growth, Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press
- Johnson, David Alan. (1992). Founding the Far West: California, Oregon, and Nevada, 1840-1890, Berkeley, California: University of California Press
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