Kentucky, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendments to Constitution

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Kentucky, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Amendments to Constitution
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Kentucky Constitution, Section 256
Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either House of the General Assembly at a regular session, and if such amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by three-fifths of all the members elected to each House, such proposed amendment or amendments, with the yeas and nays of the members of each House taken thereon, shall be entered in full in their respective journals. Then such proposed amendment or amendments shall be submitted to the voters of the State for their ratification or rejection at the next general election for members of the House of Representatives, the vote to be taken thereon in such manner as the General Assembly may provide, and to be certified by the officers of election to the Secretary of State in such manner as shall be provided by law, which vote shall be compared and certified by the same board authorized by law to compare the polls and give certificates of election to officers for the State at large. If it shall appear that a majority of the votes cast for and against an amendment at said election was for the amendment, then the same shall become a part of the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and shall be so proclaimed by the Governor, and published in such manner as the General Assembly may direct. [...]

Source: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky of 1891 (current through 2004 general election)

Subject Matter:

Proposing amendments to the state constitution via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Authority : 3/5 majority of both houses of legislature (may be proposed in either house of legislature)
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

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Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention approval quorum
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Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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Other Formal Requirements:

Kentucky Constitution, Section 256
[...] Said amendments shall not be submitted at an election which occurs less than ninety days from the final passage of such proposed amendment or amendments. Not more than four amendments shall be voted upon at any one time. 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 Commonwealth of Kentucky of 1891 (current through 2004 general election)

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Kentucky Constitution, Section 257
Before an amendment shall be submitted to a vote, the Secretary of State shall cause such proposed amendment, and the time that the same is to be voted upon, to be published at least ninety days before the vote is to be taken thereon in such manner as may be prescribed by law.

Source: Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky of 1891 (current through 2004 general election)

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