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Constitutions of Texas 1824-1876

Article VIII: Impeachment

ARTICLE VIII.beginning page of Article VIII


SECTION I. The power of impeachment shall be vested in the House of Representatives.

SECTION II. Impeachment of the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller, and of the Judges of the District Courts, shall be tried by the Senate.

SECTION III. Impeachment of Judges of the Supreme Court shall be tried by the Senate. When sitting as a Court of Impeachment, the Senators shall be upon oath, or affirmation; and no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senators present.

SECTION IV. Judgment, in cases of impeachment, shall extend only to removal from office, and disqualification from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit, under this State; but the parties convicted shall, nevertheless, be subject to indictment, trial and punishment, according to law.

SECTION V. All officers against whom articles of impeachment may be preferred, shall be suspended from the exercise of the duties of their office, during the pendency of such impeachment. The appointing power may make a provisional appointment to fill the vacancy occasioned by the suspension of an officer, until the decision on the impeachment.

SECTION VI. The Legislature shall provide for the trial, punishment, and removal from office, of all other officers of the State, by indictment or otherwise.

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Article VIII, Section 1

Article VIII, Section 1

Article VIII, Section I-VI; Article IX, Section I-II

Article VIII, Section I-VI; Article IX, Section I-II