Indirect initiative

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Indirect initiative refers to a process where after sufficient signatures to place a measure on the ballot are collected, the measure is first considered by a state or local legislative body. If the legislative body elects not to pass the proposed new law within a prescribed window of opportunity, the initiative is only then placed on the ballot.

Indirect initiatives comes in two forms, the indirect initiative amendment and the indirect initiative statute. Similarly, local initiatives can amend city or county charters or simply proposed ordinances.

Types of ballot measures

Other types of ballot measures that appear in multiple states are:

Some related terms:

See also