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

General Typology

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

The Constitution of the State of Hawaii 1978
Article XVII
Section 1. Revisions of or amendments to this constitution may be proposed by constitutional convention or by the legislature.
Section 2. The legislature may submit to the electorate at any general or special election the question, "Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution?" If any nine-year period shall elapse during which the question shall not have been submitted, the lieutenant governor shall certify the question, to be voted on at the first general election following the expiration of such period. [...]

Source: The Constitution of the State of Hawaii 1978 (current as of 12 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Calling for a constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : Legislature (or Lieutenant Governor if the question has not been submitted for 9 years)
Initiator:
Law : If the legislature does not submit the question for 9 years, the question will be submitted to voters at the first general election following the end of that period
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention specific approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

"Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution?"

Source: The Constitution of the State of Hawaii 1978, Article XVII, Section 2 (current as of 12 June 2017)

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Practice

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