Michigan Disablity Language Amendment, Proposal A (1998)

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The Michigan Disability Language Amendment, also known as Proposal A, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Michigan, where it was approved.

The proposal sought to change the wording of Handicapped to Disabled in the Michigan State Constitution.[1]

Election results

Proposal A (Disability Language)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,707,787 59.1%
No1,182,07340.9%

Official results via: The Michigan Secretary of the State

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

The proposed constitutional amendment would change the word "handicapped" to "disabled" in Article VIII, Section 8, of the State Constitution. That article currently reads: "Institutions, programs and services for the care, treatment, education or rehabilitation of those inhabitants who are physically, mentally or otherwise seriously handicapped shall always be fostered and supported."

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