Colorado, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Constitutional convention

General Typology

Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Colorado, USA
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Constitutional convention
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Colorado Constitution
Article XIX, Section 1. Constitutional convention - how called

The general assembly may at any time by a vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house, recommend to the electors of the state, to vote at the next general election for or against a convention to revise, alter and amend this constitution; and if a majority of those voting on the question shall declare in favor of such convention, the general assembly shall, at its next session, provide for the calling thereof. (..)
Said convention shall meet within three months after such election and prepare such revisions, alterations or amendments to the constitution as may be deemed necessary; which shall be submitted to the electors for their ratification or rejection at an election appointed by the convention for that purpose, not less than two nor more than six months after adjournment thereof; and unless so submitted and approved by a majority of the electors voting at the election, no such revision, alteration or amendment shall take effect.

Source: Constitution of the State of Colorado 1876 (accessed 9 June 2017)

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Method for calling a state constitutional convention


Authority : Both houses of legislature
Law : Constitution
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