Impeach (motion)

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Impeach
Class Incidental main
Requires second? Yes
Debatable? Yes
May be reconsidered? A decision or finding favorable to accused may not be reconsidered, but an unfavorable decision can be reconsidered.
Amendable? Yes

The motion to impeach is used to bring an accusation against a person. A majority vote is needed to put the accused on trial.[1] A majority vote convicts for a minor offense, and a two-thirds vote for a major offense. A vote of censure or reprimand requires majority vote, and suspension or expulsion a two-thirds vote.[2] Robert's Rules of Order does not prohibit an individual member from preferring charges, but states that the best method of handling such situations is to appoint a committee to conduct a confidential investigation;[3] and a two-thirds vote is required to expel.[4]

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  1. ^ Demeter, George (1969). Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure, 1969 ed., p. 265
  2. ^ Demeter, George (1969). Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure, 1969 ed., p. 268
  3. ^ Robert, Henry M. (2000). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th ed., p. 632
  4. ^ Robert, Henry M. (2000). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th ed., p. 640