Palau, national Popular or citizens initiative [PCI] - To enact national laws

General Typology

Instrument
Popular or citizens initiative [PCI]
Location
Palau
Political level
national
Local Name:
To enact national laws
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE XIII

Section 3. Citizens may enact or repeal national laws, except appropriations, by initiative. An initiative petition shall contain the text of the proposed law or of the law sought to be repealed and be signed by not less than ten percent (10%) of the registered voters. An initiative petition shall take effect if approved at the next general election by a majority of the persons voting on the initiative. A law enacted by initiative or a repeal of a law by initiative may not be vetoed by the President. A law enacted or repealed by initiative may be subsequently amended, repealed or reenacted only by another initiative pursuant to the provisions of this section.

References: Constitution of Palau, 1984 (accessed September 6, 2018)

Subject Matter:

To initiate a law

Actors

Author:
Citizens
Initiator:
Citizens
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Number Of Signatures:
10% of electorate
Available Time:
No information in legal source
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Legal source does not mention special approval quorum
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:

No constitutional amendments - see LOR and special PCI in Palau for this case

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Procedural Elements

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