Rhode Island Initiative and Referendum Amendment (2014)
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will not appear on a ballot
There would have been a number of limitations on what ballot initiatives could address:
- Initiatives would not be permitted to abridge the civil rights or liberties included in Article I of the Rhode Island Constitution.
- Initiated constitutional amendments would not be permitted to appropriate or diminish state revenue.
- Initiated state statutes would not be permitted to appropriate revenue without also enacting a commensurate increase in revenues or decrease in other revenue appropriations. However, this would not apply to an initiative seeking to appropriate less than $500,000.
- Sen. Marc Cote (D-24)
- Sen. Roger Picard (D-20)
- Sen. David Bates (R-32)
- Sen. Christopher Ottiano (R-11)
- Sen. Nicholas Kettle (R-21)
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Rhode Island Constitution
In Rhode Island, a simple majority vote was required in both chambers of the legislature in order to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot.
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