Difference between revisions of "Indirect initiated constitutional amendment"

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At present, there are only two states that make use of the indirect initiative amendment process:  [[Massachusetts Initiative and Referendum Law|Massachusetts]] and [[Mississippi Initiative and Referendum Law|Mississippi]].
 
At present, there are only two states that make use of the indirect initiative amendment process:  [[Massachusetts Initiative and Referendum Law|Massachusetts]] and [[Mississippi Initiative and Referendum Law|Mississippi]].
  
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==Other types of ballot measures==
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* [[Initiated state statute]]
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* [[Indirect initiated state statute]]
 
* [[Indirect initiative]]
 
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* [[Legislative referral]]
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* [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states]]
  
 
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Revision as of 05:23, 6 September 2008

An indirect initiative amendment is when constitutional amendments proposed by citizens through initiative do not go immediately to the ballot after a successful petition drive to collect sufficient valid signatures to qualify the measure.

Rather, once the signatures are collected, the amendment that the citizens are proposing must first be submitted to the state legislature for consideration. Only after the state legislature has considered and possibly also taken a limited range of options open to it that may affect the amendment does it go on the statewide ballot for consideration by the voters.[1]

At present, there are only two states that make use of the indirect initiative amendment process: Massachusetts and Mississippi.

Other types of ballot measures

See also

References

  1. What is I&R?, Initiative and Referendum Institute