Michigan, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendment by legislative proposal and vote of electors; General revision of constitution

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Michigan, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Amendment by legislative proposal and vote of electors; General revision of constitution
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Michigan Constitution, Article XII, Section 1
Amendments to this constitution may be proposed in the senate or house of representatives. Proposed amendments agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to and serving in each house on a vote with the names and vote of those voting entered in the respective journals shall be submitted, not less than 60 days thereafter, to the electors at the next general election or special election as the legislature shall direct. If a majority of electors voting on a proposed amendment approve the same, it shall become part of the constitution and shall abrogate or amend existing provisions of the constitution at the end of 45 days after the date of the election at which it was approved.
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Section 3
[...] No proposed constitution or amendment adopted by such [constitutional] convention shall be submitted to the electors for approval as hereinafter provided unless by the assent of a majority of all the delegates elected to and serving in the convention, with the names and vote of those voting entered in the journal. Any proposed constitution or amendments adopted by such convention shall be submitted to the qualified electors in the manner and at the time provided by such convention not less than 90 days after final adjournment of the convention. Upon the approval of such constitution or amendments by a majority of the qualified electors voting thereon the constitution or amendments shall take effect as provided by the convention.

Source: Constitution of Michigan of 1963 (accessed 3 Juli 2017)

Subject Matter:

Enacting amendments to the state constitution via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Legislature or Constitutional Convention : Amendments must be agreed to by 2/3 of the members of both houses of legislature or a majority of the constitutional convention
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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

Amendment will be submitted to the electorate at the next general or special election at least 60 days after legislative approval or 90 days after approval by the constitutional convention (Michigan Constitution, Article XII, Sections 1 & 3)

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Compiled Laws, Chapter 168 (Act 116), 168.485
A question submitted to the electors of this state or the electors of a subdivision of this state shall, to the extent that it will not confuse the electorate, be worded so that a €œyes€ vote will be a vote in favor of the subject matter of the proposal or issue and a €œno€ vote will be a vote against the subject matter of the proposal or issue. The question shall be worded so as to apprise the voters of the subject matter of the proposal or issue, but need not be legally precise. The question shall be clearly written using words that have a common everyday meaning to the general public. The language used shall not create prejudice for or against the issue or proposal.

Source: Michigan Compiled Laws (accessed 3 Juli 2017)

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