Montana Initiative Repeal Amendment (2012)
|Not on Ballot|
| This measure did not or |
will not appear on a ballot
The measure would have given the people the power to repeal or amend laws passed by initiative. Specifically, the change would require that lawmakers send their recommended changes to voter-approved measures back to voters for final approval.
The following is information obtained from the supporting side of the measure:
- According to Nathan Pierce, a spokesman for a group called Montana Coalition for Rights: “I just really think a lot of the voters are angry at the way the Legislature has really disregarded their votes. I think we will have a lot of support for this type of initiative."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Montana signature requirements
To gain ballot access for the November 2012 ballot, supporters needed to collect 48,673 valid signatures from registered voters. In addition, those signatures needed to be submitted by the June 22, 2012 petition drive deadline.
The group supporting the initiative was given the green light to gather signatures by the Montana Attorney General on October 19, 2011, with the attorney general deeming the proposal "legally sufficient."
Insufficient signatures were submitted by the deadline, thus the measure will not appear on the 2012 ballot.
- The Belgrade News, "Constitutional change would protect state ballot initiatives," September 20, 2011
- Montana Secretary of State, "2012 Ballot Issues," accessed September 14, 2011
- Belgrade News, "Constitutional change would protect state ballot initiatives," September 20, 2011
- Billings Gazette, "Group gets OK to gather signatures for ballot measure protecting voter-passed initiatives," October 18, 2011