Connecticut Establishment of Criminal Justice Division and Appointment of State Attorneys, Question 3 (1984)

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Connecticut Question 3 was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Connecticut which was approved on the ballot on November 1984.

  • The amendment was meant to amend the fourth article of the constitution to establish a division of criminal justice and provides for the appointment of state's attorneys by a criminal justice commission.

Election results

Connecticut Question 3 (1984)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 554,953 72.68%
No208,63127.32%

Official results via: Connecticut Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote," accessed August 4, 2013

Text of measure

Article fourth of the constitution is amended by adding a new section to read as follows: There shall be established within the executive department a division of criminal justice which shall be in charge of the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters. Said division shall include the chief state's attorney, who shall be its administrative head, and the state's attorneys for each judicial district, which districts shall be established by law. The prosecutorial power of the state shall be vested in a chief state's attorney and the state's attorney for each judicial district. The chief state's attorney shall be appointed as prescribed by law. There shall be a commission composed of the chief state's attorney and six members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the General Assembly, two of whom shall be judges of the Superior Court. Said commission shall appoint a state's attorney for each judicial district and such other attorneys as prescribed by law.[1][2]

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  1. Connecticut Secretary of State, "1965 Connecticut State Constitution," accessed June 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.