Alabama, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Procedure of Ratification and Adoption of Proposed Constitution of Alabama

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Alabama, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Procedure of Ratification and Adoption of Proposed Constitution of Alabama
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Amendment 714 ratified

Procedure for Ratification and Adoption of Proposed Constitution of Alabama.

Any proposed Constitution of Alabama adopted to replace the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, whether adopted by a constitutional convention pursuant to Section 286 or by any other constitutionally authorized method now in existence or subsequently adopted, shall become effective only if the proposed constitution is ratified by a majority of the qualified electors of the state voting on the question of such ratification.

Prior to the ratification election, the text of the proposed constitution shall be published in the same manner as the proclamation of the election. The proposed constitution shall be published on a separate sheet or sheets and circulated with the newspapers in which the proclamation is published. The Legislature may also provide for other methods of publishing the text of the proposed constitution.

The result of the election shall be made known by proclamation of the Governor. If the proposed constitution is ratified as provided in this amendment, it shall become effective on the first day of January following ratification, unless otherwise provided in the ratified constitution. If the ratified constitution provides otherwise, the effective date shall be as provided in the ratified constitution.

The Legislature shall provide for the notice, and procedures related to the election, canvassing, proclamation, and costs which are in conformity with this amendment. If proposed by convention, the election shall be held at the next general election not less than 90 days following adjournment of the convention at which it was proposed.

Source: Alabama Constitution 1901

Subject Matter:

Ratifying adopting a new state constitution

Actors

Author:
Authority : Constitutional Convention
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

The text of the proposed constitution will be published in the same way as the proclamation of the referendum.

The referendum will be held at the next general election at least 90 days after the adjournment of the constitutional convention.

Procedural Elements

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