Wyoming District Court Commissioners Amendment, Constitutional Amendment C (2012)
|District Court Commissioners|
|Referred by:||Wyoming State Legislature|
The measure allowed district court commissioners to act even if the district court judge is present and even if the district court judge could properly hear the case.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
|Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C (2012)|
Note: In order for a Wyoming constitutional measure to be approved it must receive a majority of the total ballots cast in the election.
Official results via the Wyoming Secretary of State's website
Text of measure
The ballot text read:
|“||The adoption of this amendment would expand the authority of district court commissioners. If the amendment is adopted, a district court commissioner could perform additional duties assigned by a district court judge, subject to any restrictions the legislature may impose by law.||”|
No formal support was identified.
No formal opposition was identified.
Path to the ballot
- See also: How to amend the Wyoming Constitution
A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot.
- March 1, 2011 - both the House Speaker and Senate President signed the bill, following votes in both houses.
- March 3, 2011 - the measure was officially referred to the statewide ballot.
- HJ 1 summary, full text, history
- National Center of State Courts - Special 2012 Ballot Proposition Edition (July 27, 2011)
- Wyoming State Board of Elections, "Constitutional Amendment C," accessed October 1, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Wyoming Legislature, "HJ 1 history," accessed May 31, 2011