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Impeach (motion) Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeach_(motion)

Impeach
ClassIncidental 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 have a motion to impeach. However, this book requires a fair disciplinary process which includes appointing a committee to conduct a confidential investigation, report of the committee and preferral of charges if warranted, formal notification of the accused, and trial;[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.; et al. (2011). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press. p. 656. ISBN 978-0-306-82020-5.
  4. ^ Robert 2011, p. 668