Kansas, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Election on indebtedness

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Kansas, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Election on indebtedness
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Kansas Constitution, Article XI, Sections 6 & 7
6: State debts; annual tax; proceeds. [...] Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose specified therein, and the vote of a majority of all the members elected to each house, to be taken by the yeas and nays, shall be necessary to the passage of such law [...]
7: Election on indebtedness. No debt shall be contracted by the state except as herein provided, unless the proposed law for creating such debt shall first be submitted to a direct vote of the electors of the state at some general election; and if such proposed law shall be ratified by a majority of all the votes cast at such general election, then it shall be the duty of the legislature next after such election to enact such law and create such debt, subject to all the provisions and restrictions provided in the preceding section of this article.

Source: Constitution of the State of Kansas (retrieved 13 June 2017)

Subject Matter:

Obligatory referral of laws regarding the creation of debt to electors

Actors

Author:
Authority : Legislature (both houses with a simple majority)
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Kansas Constitution, Article XI, Section 7 [...] such proposed law shall be ratified by a majority of all the votes cast at such general election [...]
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

The constitutional provision only applies to contraction of public debts in excess of $1 million.

Source: Constitution of the State of Kansas (retrieved 13 June 2017)

Other Formal Requirements:

Kansas Constitution, Article XI, Sections 6 & 7
6: [...] Every such debt shall be authorized by law for some purpose specified therein [...] every such law shall provide for levying an annual tax sufficient to pay the annual interest of such debt, and the principal thereof, when it shall become due; and shall specifically appropriate the proceeds of such taxes to the payment of such principal and interest; and such appropriation shall not be repealed nor the taxes postponed or diminished, until the interest and principal of such debt shall have been wholly paid.
7: [...] it shall be the duty of the legislature next after such election to enact such law and create such debt, subject to all the provisions and restrictions provided in the preceding section of this article.

Source: Constitution of the State of Kansas (retrieved 13 June 2017)

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