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An '''indirect initiative amendment''' is when [[constitutional amendment]]s proposed by citizens through [[initiative]] do not go immediately to the [[ballot]] after a successful [[petition drive]] to collect sufficient [[valid signature]]s to qualify the measure.
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{{bb}}An '''Indirect initiated constitutional amendment''' is when [[constitutional amendment]]s proposed by citizens through [[initiative]] do not go immediately to the [[ballot]] after a successful [[petition drive]] to collect sufficient [[valid signature]]s 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.<ref>[http://www.iandrinstitute.org/Quick%20Fact%20-%20What%20is%20I&R.htm ''What is I&R?'', Initiative and Referendum Institute]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.iandrinstitute.org/Quick%20Fact%20-%20What%20is%20I&R.htm ''What is I&R?'', Initiative and Referendum Institute]</ref>
  
 
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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{{Other types of ballot measures}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Indirect initiative]]
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* [[Indirect initiative statute]]
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* [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states]]
  
 
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[[Category:Terms and definitions]]
 
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[[Category:Types of ballot measures]]

Latest revision as of 19:29, 22 August 2011

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An Indirect initiated constitutional 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

Other types of ballot measures that appear in multiple states are:

Some related terms:

See also

References