Tennessee Fine Limits, Amendment 2 (2002)

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Tennessee Amendment 2, also known as the Fine Limits Amendment, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in the state of Tennessee as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. Defeatedd

Election results

Note: Although Amendment 2 received a majority of the vote cast for or against it, it failed to receive affirmative votes equal to 50% of the gubernatorial vote (a requirement for passing constitutional amendments in Tennessee). The threshold for passage in 2002 was 826,584 votes.

Tennessee Fine Limits, Amendment 2 (2002)
Approveda Yes 702,434 53.0%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Constitution Amendment #2

Shall the Tennessee Constitution be amended by deleting Article VI, Section 14, in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

Sec. 14. The General Assembly shall prescribe the maximum fine that, absent waiver, may be assessed without a jury.
Yes        ( )
No          ( )

Constitutional changes

Amendment 2 would have replaced Article VI, Section 14 of the Tennessee Constitution.

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