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{{law}}A '''legislatively-referred state statute''' is a [[statute]] that appears on a state's [[ballot]] as a [[ballot measure]] because the [[state legislature]] in that state voted to put it before the voters.   
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{{bb}}{{TOCnestright}}A '''legislatively-referred state statute''' is a [[statute]] that appears on a state's [[ballot]] as a [[ballot measure]] because the [[state legislature]] in that state voted to put it before the voters.   
  
 
A legislatively-referred statute is a limited form of [[direct democracy]] with comparison to the [[initiated state statute]].  With the initiated statute, voters are in charge of the process from beginning to end, whereas with the legislatively-referred statute, they can only approve or reject laws which their legislature votes to place before them.
 
A legislatively-referred statute is a limited form of [[direct democracy]] with comparison to the [[initiated state statute]].  With the initiated statute, voters are in charge of the process from beginning to end, whereas with the legislatively-referred statute, they can only approve or reject laws which their legislature votes to place before them.
  
==States allowing legislatively-referred statutes==
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==States with referral==
  
 
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Arkansas|Arkansas]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Arkansas|Arkansas]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in California|California]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in California|California]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado|Colorado]]
 
* [[Delaware]]
 
* [[Delaware]]
* [[Illinois]]
 
 
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* [[Illinois]]
 
* [[Kentucky]]
 
* [[Kentucky]]
 
* [[Maine]]
 
* [[Maine]]
 
* [[Maryland]]
 
* [[Maryland]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts|Massachusetts]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts|Massachusetts]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Michigan|Michigan]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Michigan|Michigan]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri|Missouri]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri|Missouri]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Montana|Montana]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Montana|Montana]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nebraska|Nebraska]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nebraska|Nebraska]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nevada|Nevada]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nevada|Nevada]]
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* [[New Mexico]]
 
* [[New Mexico]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota|North Dakota]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota|North Dakota]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Ohio|Ohio]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Ohio|Ohio]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon|Oregon]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon|Oregon]]
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in South Dakota|South Dakota]]
 
 
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in South Dakota|South Dakota]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Utah|Utah]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Utah|Utah]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Washington|Washington]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Washington|Washington]]
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==State specific terms==
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* Washington describes legislatively-referred state statute as a "[[Referendum Bill (Washington)|referendum bill]]".
  
 
==Other types of ballot measures==
 
==Other types of ballot measures==
 
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* [[Automatic ballot referral]]
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* [[Bond issue]]
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* [[Commission-referred constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Initiated state statute]]
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* [[Indirect initiated state statute]]
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* [[Initiated constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Indirect initiative amendment]]
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* [[Legislative referral]]
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* [[Legislatively-referred state statute]]
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* [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]]
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* [[Veto referendum]]
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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[[Category:Types of ballot measures]]
 
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[[Category:Referred statutes]]

Revision as of 08:42, 21 May 2013

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A legislatively-referred state statute is a statute that appears on a state's ballot as a ballot measure because the state legislature in that state voted to put it before the voters.

A legislatively-referred statute is a limited form of direct democracy with comparison to the initiated state statute. With the initiated statute, voters are in charge of the process from beginning to end, whereas with the legislatively-referred statute, they can only approve or reject laws which their legislature votes to place before them.

States with referral



State specific terms

  • Washington describes legislatively-referred state statute as a "referendum bill".

Other types of ballot measures

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

Some related terms:

See also

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