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

General Typology

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

Indiana Constitution
Article XVI, Section 1
Section 1. (a) An amendment to this Constitution may be proposed in either branch of the General Assembly. If the amendment is agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, the proposed amendment shall, with the yeas and nays thereon, be entered on their journals, and referred to the General Assembly to be chosen at the next general election.
(b) If, in the General Assembly so next chosen, the proposed amendment is agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each House, then the General Assembly shall submit the amendment to the electors of the State at the next general election.
(c) If a majority of the electors voting on the amendment ratify the amendment, the amendment becomes a part of this Constitution.

Source: Constitution of the State of Indiana of 1851 (current through 2016 legislative session and general election)

Subject Matter:

Amending the state constitution

Actors

Author:
Authority : Either house of legislature proposes the amendment. It must be approved by a majority in both houses for 2 consecutive legislative sessions with an election in between.
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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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:

Indiana Constitution
Article XVI, Section 2
Section 2. If two or more amendments shall be submitted at the same time, they shall be submitted in such manner that the electors shall vote for or against each of such amendments separately.


Source: Constitution of the State of Indiana of 1851 (current through 2016 legislative session and general election)

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