Arkansas, USA, local Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - Initiative petittion

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Arkansas, USA
Political level
local
Local Name:
Initiative petittion
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article 5 Legislative Department

§ 1. Initiative and Referendum.

(..)

Local for Municipalities and Counties. The initiative and referendum powers of the people are hereby further reserved to the legal voters of each municipality and county as to all local, special and municipal legislation of every character in and for their respective municipalities and counties, but no local legislation shall be enacted contrary to the Constitution or any general law of the State, and any general law shall have the effect of repealing any local legislation which is in conflict therewith. 

Municipalities may provide for the exercise of the initiative and referendum as to their local legislation. General laws shall be enacted providing for the exercise of the initiative and referendum as to counties. (..)

Article 5 Legislative Department, General Provisions

Majority. Any measure submitted to the people as herein provided shall take effect and become a law when approved by a majority of the votes cast upon such measure, and not otherwise, and shall not be required to receive a majority of the electors voting at such election. Such measures shall be operative on and after the thirtieth day after the election at which it is approved, unless otherwise specified in the Act. (..)

References: Constitution of Arkansas of 1874, (retrieved 1 Feb. 2017)

Subject Matter:

Initiative to all local, special and municipal legislation of every character in and for their respective municipalities and counties (General constitutional rule)

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Local electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Majority of votes cast
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geohraphical quorum
Excluded Issues:

No local legislation shall be enacted contrary to the Constitution or any general law of the State, and any general law shall have the effect of repealing any local legislation which is in conflict therewith.

Other Formal Requirements:

Municipalities may provide for the exercise of the initiative and referendum as to their local legislation.

Procedural Elements

Collection Mode:
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Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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