Article XIII, Colorado Constitution
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| Text of Section 1:
House Impeach Senate Try Conviction When Chief Justice Presides.
The house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment. The concurrence of a majority of all the members 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. When the governor or lieutenantgovernor is on trial, the chief justice of the supreme court shall preside. No person shall be convicted without a concurrence of twothirds of the senators elected.
| Text of Section 2:
Who Liable to Impeachment Judgment No Bar to Prosecution.
The governor and other state and judicial officers, shall be liable to impeachment for high crimes or misdemeanors or malfeasance in office, but judgment in such cases shall only extend to removal from office and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust or profit in the state. The party, whether convicted or acquitted, shall, nevertheless, be liable to prosecution, trial, judgment and punishment according to law.
As amended November 6, 1990 Effective upon proclamation of the Governor, January 3, 1991. (For the text of this amendment and the votes cast thereon, see L. 90, p. 1861, and L. 91, p. 2033.)
| Text of Section 3:
Officers Not Subject to Impeachment Subject to Removal.
All officers not liable to impeachment shall be subject to removal for misconduct or malfeasance in office in such manner as may be provided by law.
- Colorado Constitution with Introduction by Former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton (note:this version has not been updated to reflect amendments made since approximately 2000).
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