Illinois, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendment

General Typology

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

Constitution of the State of Illinois
Article XIV, Section 1
[...]
(f) The Convention shall prepare such revision of or amendments to the Constitution as it deems necessary. Any proposed revision or amendments approved by a majority of the delegates elected shall be submitted to the electors in such manner as the Convention determines, at an election designated or called by the Convention occurring not less than two nor more than six months after the Convention's adjournment. Any revision or amendments proposed by the Convention shall be published with explanations, as the Convention provides, at least one month preceding the election.
(g) The vote on the proposed revision or amendments shall be on a separate ballot. Any proposed revision or amendments shall become effective, as the Convention provides, if approved by a majority of those voting on the question.

Section 2
(a) Amendments to this Constitution may be initiated in either house of the General Assembly. Amendments shall be read in full on three different days in each house and reproduced before the vote is taken on final passage. Amendments approved by the vote of three-fifths of the members elected to each house shall be submitted to the electors at the general election next occurring at least six months after such legislative approval, unless withdrawn by a vote of a majority of the members elected to each house.
(b) [...] A proposed amendment shall become effective as the amendment provides if approved by either three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election.
[...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970 (accessed 13 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Amending the state constitution

Actors

Author:
Authority : Simple majority at a constitutional convention or 3/5 majority of both houses of the state legislature
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : Requires majority of votes on proposed amendment/revision if proposed by constitutional convention. Requires majority of total votes at election or 3/5 of votes on the proposed amendment if proposed by legislature.

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Requires majority of votes on proposed amendment/revision if proposed by constitutional convention. Requires majority of total votes at election or 3/5 of votes on the proposed amendment if proposed by legislature. (Illinois Constitution, Article XIV)
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

The Constitution of the State of Illinois
Article XIV, Section 2
[...]
(c) The General Assembly shall not submit proposed amendments to more than three Articles of the Constitution at any one election. No amendment shall be proposed or submitted under this Section from the time a Convention is called until after the electors have voted on the revision or amendments, if any, proposed by such Convention.

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970 (accessed 13 June 2017)

Other Formal Requirements:

Proposed amendments/revisions will be placed on ballot between 2 and 6 months after adjournment of a constitutional convention or at least 6 months after legislative approval

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970, Article XIV, Sections 1 & 2 (accessed 13 June 2017)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Constitution of the State of Illinois
Article XIV, Section 1
(f) [...] Any revision or amendments proposed by the Convention shall be published with explanations, as the Convention provides, at least one month preceding the election.
(g) The vote on the proposed revision or amendments shall be on a separate ballot. Any proposed revision or amendments shall become effective, as the Convention provides, if approved by a majority of those voting on the question.

Section 2
[...]
(b) Amendments proposed by the General Assembly shall be published with explanations, as provided by law, at least one month preceding the vote thereon by the electors. The vote on the proposed amendment or amendments shall be on a separate ballot. [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Illinois 1970 (accessed 13 June 2017)

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