West Virginia Initiative, Referendum and Recall Amendment (2014)

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The West Virginia Initiative, Referendum and Recall Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in West Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have granted the people the right to initiative, referendum and recall.[1]

The measure's assigned name was Initiative, Referendum and Recall Amendment.[1]

The proposed amendment was sponsored in the West Virginia Legislature by State Senator David Sypolt (R-14) as Senate Joint Resolution 1.[2]

Text of measure

Ballot summary

The proposed ballot purpose summary read as follows:[1]

To amend the State Constitution to enable the people of the State of West Virginia to reserve to themselves the powers of initiative, referendum and recall, to enable the people to propose laws and Constitutional amendments, to attempt to reject statutes enacted by legislative bodies and to recall elected officials, all through the circulation and filing of petitions and through elections held thereon.[3]



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See also: Amending the West Virginia Constitution

According to the West Virginia Constitution, a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature was required to refer the amendment to the ballot.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 West Virginia Legislature, "SJR 1 Text," accessed February 21, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 West Virginia Legislature, "Senate Joint Resolution 1," accessed February 21, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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