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Montana State Auditor Renaming Amendment, C-45 (2014)

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State Auditor Renaming Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Referred by:Montana State Legislature
Topic:Admin of gov't
Status:On the ballot

The Montana State Auditor Renaming Amendment, also known as C-45, is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Montana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would rename the “State Auditor” position to “Commissioner of Securities and Insurance.”[1][2]

The measure was introduced into the Montana Legislature by State Representative Tom Berry (R-45) as HB 79.[1]

Text of measure

The official ballot text reads as follows:[2]

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

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 45

AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE

AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 8, ARTICLE VI, SECTIONS 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, AND 7, AND ARTICLE X, SECTION 4, OF THE MONTANA CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE STATE AUDITOR TO THE COMMISSIONER OF SECURITIES AND INSURANCE.

The 2013 Legislature submitted this proposal for a vote. C‐45 would amend Montana's Constitution to change the name of the office of state auditor to the commissioner of securities and insurance (CSI). The office's current duties of regulating the securities and insurance industries would not change.

[ ] YES on Constitutional Amendment C‐45

[ ] NO on Constitutional Amendment C‐45

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Montana Constitution

Section 8 of Article XIV of the Montana Constitution says that an affirmative roll call vote of two-thirds of all members of the Montana Legislature is required to refer an amendment to the ballot. The bill was approved through a vote in both legislative chambers. HB 79 was approved by the Montana House of Representatives on April 11, 2013. HB 79 was approved by the Montana State Senate on March 21, 2013.[3]

Senate vote

March 21, 2013 Senate vote

Montana HB 79 Senate Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 35 72.43%
No1428.57%

House vote

April 11, 2013 House vote

Montana HB 79 House Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 97 98.98%
No11.02%

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