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

General Typology

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

Nebraska Constitution
Article III, Section 3
[...] The veto power of the Governor shall not extend to measures initiated by or referred to the people. [...]

Article XVI
Section 1
The Legislature may propose amendments to this Constitution. If the same be agreed to by three-fifths of the members elected to the Legislature, such proposed amendments shall be entered on the journal, with yeas and nays, and published once each week for three consecutive weeks, in at least one newspaper in each county, where a newspaper is published, immediately preceding the next election of members of the Legislature or a special election called by the vote of four-fifths of the members elected to the Legislature for the purpose of submitting such proposed amendments to the electors. At such election said amendments shall be submitted to the electors for approval or rejection upon a ballot separate from that upon which the names of candidates appear. If a majority of the electors voting on any such amendment adopt the same, it shall become a part of this Constitution, provided the votes cast in favor of such amendment shall not be less than thirty-five per cent of the total votes cast at such election. When two or more amendments are submitted at the same election, they shall be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each amendment separately.

Section 2
[...] No amendment or change of this constitution, agreed upon by [Constitutional Convention], shall take effect until the same has been submitted to the electors of the state, and adopted by a majority of those voting for and against the same.

Source: Constitution of the State of Nebraska (accessed 13 Juli 2017)

Subject Matter:

Enacting state constitutional amendments proposed by legislature or constitutional convention via obligatory referendum

Actors

Author:
Authority : constitutional convention or 3/5 of the Legislature (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 1)
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : When proposed by legislature, the proposed amendment passes when receiving a majority of the number of votes on it as well as affirmative votes equal to at least 35% of the total number of voters at the election. When proposed by constitutional convention, it passes by simple majority of those voting on the question (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 1 & 2)

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Proposals by legislature require a majority of the number of votes on it as well as affirmative votes equal to at least 35% of the total number of voters at the election (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 1)
Approval Quorum:
Proposals by legislature require a majority of the number of votes on it as well as affirmative votes equal to at least 35% of the total number of voters at the election (Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 1)
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:

Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 1
[...] At such election said amendments shall be submitted to the electors for approval or rejection upon a ballot separate from that upon which the names of candidates appear. [...] When two or more amendments are submitted at the same election, they shall be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each amendment separately.
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The above applies to amendments proposed by legislature
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Article III, Section 4
[...] All propositions submitted in pursuance hereof shall be submitted in a non-partisan manner and without any indication or suggestion on the ballot that they have been approved or endorsed by any political party or organization. Only the title or proper descriptive words of measures shall be printed on the ballot and when two or more measures have the same title they shall be numbered consecutively in the order of filing with the Secretary of State and the number shall be followed by the name of the first petitioner on the corresponding petition.

Source: Constitution of the State of Nebraska (accessed 13 Juli 2017)

Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:

Nebraska Constitution, Article XVI, Section 1
[...] such proposed amendments shall be [...] published once each week for three consecutive weeks, in at least one newspaper in each county, where a newspaper is published, immediately preceding the next election of members of the Legislature [...]

Source: Constitution of the State of Nebraska (accessed 13 Juli 2017)

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The above applies to amendments proposed by legislature

Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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