Montana Legislature Biennial Meeting, Amendment C-32 (1996)

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The Montana Legislature Biennial Meeting Amendment, also known as C-32, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Montana, where it was defeated.

C-32 sought to require the Montana Legislature to meet biennially in either the even or odd numbered years, rather than just the odds.

Election results

C-32 (Legislature Biennial Meeting)
Defeatedd No196,61853.0%
Yes 174,471 47.0%

Official results via: The Montana Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

The Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. The Montana Constitution currently requires the State Legislature to meet in odd-numbered years for no longer than 90 days. This proposal would amend the Constitution to require that the Legislature meet only once every two years. This would allow the Legislature to hold its regular sessions in either even-numbered or odd-numbered years, but not both. It would retain the 90-day limit for regular legislative sessions. If passed, the measure would take effect January 1, 1998.
Fiscal Statement: There would be no additional fiscal impact, although if the legislature chooses to meet in even-numbered years, the expense for the biennial session would be moved forward one year.[1]

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