Hawaii, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Revision and Amendment

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Hawaii, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Revision and Amendment
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 revision or amendments shall be effective only if approved at a general election by a majority of all the votes tallied upon the question, this majority constituting at least fifty per cent of the total vote cast at the election, or at a special election by a majority of all the votes tallied upon the question, this majority constituting at least thirty per cent of the total number of registered voters. [...]
Section 3. The legislature may propose amendments to the constitution by adopting the same, in the manner required for legislation, by a two-thirds vote of each house on final reading at any session, after either or both houses shall have given the governor at least ten days' written notice of the final form of the proposed amendment, or, with or without such notice, by a majority vote of each house on final reading at each of two successive sessions. [...] The conditions of and requirements for ratification of such proposed amendments shall be the same as provided in section 2 of this article for ratification at a general election.

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

Subject Matter:

Amending and revising the state constitution via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Authority : Amendment must pass by a 2/3 majority of the legislature in a single session or by a simple majority at 2 successive sessions or be proposed by a constitutional convention
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : The amendment must pass with a majority of the total number of votes cast at a general election (not just votes on the measure) or with a majority of the votes on the measure provided that is at least 30% of the total number of registered voters at a special election. (Hawaii Constitution Article XVII, Section 2)

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Majority of the total number of votes cast at a general election or with a majority of the votes on the measure provided that is at least 30% of the total number of registered voters at a special election. (Hawaii Constitution Article XVII, Section 2)
Approval Quorum:
Majority of the total number of votes cast at a general election or with a majority of the votes on the measure provided that is at least 30% of the total number of registered voters at a special election. (Hawaii Constitution Article XVII, Section 2)
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

The Constitution of the State of Hawaii 1978
Article XVII, Section 2
[...] each amendment shall be submitted in the form of a question embracing but one subject; and provided further, that each question shall have designated spaces to mark YES or NO on the amendment. [...]

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

Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

The Constitution of the State of Hawaii 1978
Article XVII, Section 2
[...] At least thirty days prior to the submission of any proposed revision or amendments, the convention shall make available for public inspection, a full text of the proposed amendments. Every public library, office of the clerk of each county, and the chief election officer shall be provided such texts and shall make them available for public inspection. The full text of any proposed revision or amendments shall also be made available for inspection at every polling place on the day of the election at which such revision or amendments are submitted.
The convention shall, as provided by law, be responsible for a program of voter education concerning each proposed revision or amendment to be submitted to the electorate. [...]

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

Practice

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