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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.   
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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.
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==States with referral==
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Arizona|Arizona]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Arkansas|Arkansas]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in California|California]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado|Colorado]]
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* [[Delaware]]
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* [[Illinois]]
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* [[Kentucky]]
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* [[Maine]]
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* [[Maryland]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts|Massachusetts]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Michigan|Michigan]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri|Missouri]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Montana|Montana]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nebraska|Nebraska]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Nevada|Nevada]]
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* [[New Mexico]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota|North Dakota]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Ohio|Ohio]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon|Oregon]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in South Dakota|South Dakota]]
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Utah|Utah]]
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* [[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]]."
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==Other types of ballot measures==
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{{Other types of ballot measures}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
* [[Legislative referral]]
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* [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states]]
* [[Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
  
* [http://www.ddleague-usa.net/statesDD.htm State chart of direct democracy options]]
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* [http://www.ddleague-usa.net/statesDD.htm State chart of direct democracy options]
  
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{{Types of ballot measures}}
 
[[Category:Terms and definitions]]
 
[[Category:Terms and definitions]]
 
[[Category:Types of ballot measures]]
 
[[Category:Types of ballot measures]]
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[[Category:Referred statutes]]

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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

External links