Arkansas, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional Amendment

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Arkansas, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Constitutional Amendment
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Arkansas Constitution Article 5

1. Initiative and Referendum.
[...]
This section shall not be construed to deprive any member of the General Assembly of the right to introduce any measure, but no measure shall be submitted to the people by the General Assembly, except a proposed constitutional amendment or amendments as provided for in this Constitution.
[...]

§ 22. Constitutional amendments.

Either branch of the General Assembly, at a regular session thereof, may propose amendments to this Constitution; and if the same be agreed to by a majority of all members elected to each house, such proposed amendments shall be entered on the journals with the yeas and nays,and published in at least one newspaper in each county, where a newspaper is published, for six months immediately preceding the next general election for Senators and Representatives, at which time the same shall be submitted to the electors of the State, for approval or rejection; and if a majority of the electors voting at such election adopt such amendments, the same shall become a part of this Constitution. But no more than three amendments shall be proposed or submitted at the same time. They shall be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each amendment separately.

Source: The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874 (accessed 1 Feb. 2017)

Subject Matter:

Amending the state constitution

Actors

Author:
Authority : Both houses of legislature
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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

Article 19
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AMENDMENT 70. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY SALARIES -- RESTRICTIONS ON EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENTS.
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§ 2. Additional Constitutional amendments authorized.
In addition to the three amendments to the Constitution allowed pursuant to Article 19, § 22, either branch of the General Assembly at a regular session thereof may propose an amendment to the Constitution to change the salaries for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, Commissioner of State Lands, and Auditor of State and for members of the General Assembly. [...] Only one amendment to the Constitution may be referred pursuant to this section.

Source: The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874 (accessed 5 June 2013)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Arkansas Code of 1987

7-9-204. Ballot title.
The title of the joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution shall be the ballot title of the proposed constitutional amendment.

Sources: The Constitution of the State of Arkansas of 1874 (accessed 5 June 2013)
Arkansas Code of 1987 (accessed 1 Feb. 2017)

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