Rhode Island, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Expanding the types of gambling

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Rhode Island, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Expanding the types of gambling
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Article V

Section 22. Restriction of gambling. --

No act expanding the types or locations of gambling which are permitted within the state or within any city or town therein or expanding the municipalities in which a particular form of gambling is authorized shall take effect until it has been approved by the majority of those electors voting in a statewide referendum and by the majority of those electors voting in said referendum in the municipality in which the proposed gambling would be allowed and, having been so approved in said referendum in any city or town on or after November 4, 2014, the location where the gambling is permitted in any city or town shall not be changed within said city or town without approval of the majority of those electors voting on said proposed change in a referendum in said city or town.

The secretary of state shall certify the results of the statewide referendum and the local board of canvassers of the city or town where the gambling is to be allowed shall certify the results of the local referendum to the secretary of state.

References: Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1986 (accessed 10 August 2017)

Subject Matter:

To expand the types of gambling

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of those voting
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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