Proposal to expand impeachable offense time line approved

Senators gave final approval March 1 to a proposed change to the Nebraska Constitution regarding impeachment of civil officers.

LR19CA, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, places a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 2012 general election ballot. If approved by voters, the proposal will add a misdemeanor related to the election by which a civil officer was elected to office as an impeachable offense.

Currently, the constitution states that a civil officer may be impeached for any misdemeanor committed while in office.

LR19CA passed on a 45-0 vote.

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