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Wyoming District Court Commissioners Amendment, Constitutional Amendment C (2012)

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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Wyoming Constitution
Referred by:Wyoming State Legislature
Topic:Judicial reform
Status:Defeatedd
A Wyoming District Court Commissioners Amendment was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Wyoming as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

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.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No88,56235.33%
Yes 122,824 48.99%
Total vote250,701

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

Ballot language

The ballot text read:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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.

Support

No formal support was identified.

Opposition

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.[2]
  • March 3, 2011 - the measure was officially referred to the statewide ballot.[2]

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