North Carolina, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Revision or amendment by legislative initiation; Revision or amendment by Convention of the People

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
North Carolina, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Revision or amendment by legislative initiation; Revision or amendment by Convention of the People
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII
Section 3
A Convention of the People of this State may be called pursuant to Section 1 of this Article to propose a new or revised Constitution or to propose amendments to this Constitution. Every new or revised Constitution and every constitutional amendment adopted by a Convention shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the State at the time and in the manner prescribed by the Convention. If a majority of the votes cast thereon are in favor of ratification of the new or revised Constitution or the constitutional amendment or amendments, it or they shall become effective January first next after ratification by the qualified voters unless a different effective date is prescribed by the Convention.

Section 4
A proposal of a new or revised Constitution or an amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be initiated by the General Assembly, but only if three-fifths of all the members of each house shall adopt an act submitting the proposal to the qualified voters of the State for their ratification or rejection. The proposal shall be submitted at the time and in the manner prescribed by the General Assembly. If a majority of the votes cast thereon are in favor of the proposed new or revised Constitution or constitutional amendment or amendments, it or they shall become effective January first next after ratification by the voters unless a different effective date is prescribed in the act submitting the proposal or proposals to the qualified voters.

Source: North Carolina State Constitution (accessed 1 August 2017)

Subject Matter:

Amending the state constitution via obligatory referendum authored by the legislature or constitutional convention

Actors

Author:
Authority : When proposed by legislature, such amendment may only be put on the ballot if it is passed by 3/5 of each house of legislature. Legal source does not state what majority a new constitution or constitutional amendments require to be passed by constitutional convention (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Sections 3 & 4).
Initiator:
Law : Constitution
Decision maker:
Electorate : Proposed constitution or constitutional amendment must be approved by a majority of voters voting on the question (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Sections 3 & 4).

Requirements

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Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Proposed constitution or constitutional amendment must be approved by a majority of voters voting on the question (North Carolina Constitution, Article XIII, Sections 3 & 4).
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
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