Montana Legislative Power to Amend and Repeal Initiated Laws Initiative (2014)
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Text of measure
The ballot question would have read as follows:
|“||CI-112 generally reserves to the people the power to amend or repeal laws enacted by initiative. Under CI-112, the Legislature may not amend or repeal a law enacted by initiative unless: (1) the initiative allows amendment or repeal without approval by the electorate; or (2) the Legislature enacts legislation amending or repealing the law enacted by the initiative, and the electorate approves that legislation. In addition, the Legislature may amend a law enacted by initiative by a 2/3 vote of each house.
[ ] YES on Constitutional Initiative CI-112.
|Section 4. Initiative. (1) The people may enact laws by initiative on all matters except appropriations of money and local or special laws.|
(2) Initiative petitions must contain the full text of the proposed measure, shall be signed by at least five percent of the qualified electors in each of at least one-half of the counties and the total number of signers must be at least five percent of the total qualified electors of the state. Petitions shall be filed with the secretary of state at least three months prior to the election at which the measure will be voted upon.
The measure was sponsored by the Montana Coalition for Rights.
Path to the ballot
Michelle Husell of the Montana Coalition for Rights sponsored the initiative and submitted documents to the Office of the Secretary of State on July 25, 2013. The measure was approved for circulation on September 17, 2013.
Supporters were required to collect valid signatures from ten percent of the total number of votes cast in the last gubernatorial general election, including ten percent of the voters in each of the forty legislative house districts. In total, supporters needed to collect 48,349 valid signatures. Those signatures needed to be submitted by the petition drive deadline on June 20, 2014.
The initiative did not meet the signature threshold to make the ballot.
- Montana Secretary of State, "Ballot Language for Constitutional Initiative No.112 (CI-112)," accessed January 23, 2014
- Montana Secretary of State, "BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE NO. 112 (CI-112)," accessed March 4, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Montana Coalition for Rights
- Montana Secretary of State, "Proposed 2014 Ballot Issues," accessed January 23, 2014
- The Montana Standard, "State ballot initiatives: The dirty dozen?," June 30, 2014
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