Georgia Amendment 1
was on the November 7, 2000
election ballot in Georgia
. It passed, with 82% of voters in favor.
| Amendment 1|
| Yes|| 1,893,771|| 82.3%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
This proposal provides that upon the initial conviction of any member of the General Assembly for any felony in a trial court of this state or the United States, the member shall be immediately suspended from office and a replacement member shall be elected to serve for the duration of the suspension. The suspension lasts until the end of the member's term or until the member's conviction becomes final or the conviction is overturned, whichever is earlier. The proposed amendment ensures legislative representation during the suspension of a member of the state Senate or House of Representatives upon initial conviction for a felony. The election of a replacement member is the same as the procedure for filling a vacancy in the General Assembly.