Legislative referral

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Legislative referrals or legislatively-referred ballot measures are ballot measures that appear on a state's ballot courtesy of a vote by the state legislature, rather than through the initiative or referendum process. These measures, depending on the state in question, can either amend a state's constitution or enact a change in a state statute.

Bond issues are a common type of legislatively-referred ballot measure. In some states, such as Oregon, if the state legislature in both chambers--state assembly and state senate--vote to put a measure on the ballot, the governor is not allowed to veto their action.

Other types of ballot measures

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