Alabama, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Manner of Calling Convention for Purpose of Altering or Amending Constitution

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Alabama, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Manner of Calling Convention for Purpose of Altering or Amending Constitution
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Alabama Constitution, Article XVIII, Section 286
No convention shall hereafter be held for the purpose of altering or amending the Constitution of this state, unless after the legislature by a vote of a majority of all the members elected to each house has passed an act or resolution calling a convention for such purpose the question of convention or no convention shall be first submitted to a vote of all the qualified electors of the state, and approved by a majority of those voting at such election. No act or resolution of the legislature calling a convention for the purpose of altering or amending the Constitution of this state, shall be repealed except upon the vote of a majority of all the members elected to each house at the same session at which such act or resolution was passed; provided, nothing herein contained shall be construed as restricting the jurisdiction and power of the convention, when duly assembled in pursuance of this section, to establish such ordinances and to do and perform such things as to the convention may seem necessary or proper for the purpose of altering, revising, or amending the existing Constitution.

Source: Constitution of Alabama 1901

Subject Matter:

Calling a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Both Houses of Legislature : Majority
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate : Majority of those voting at the election

Requirements

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Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum; however, it must be passed by a majority of those voting at the election
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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