South Carolina, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendments to the constitution

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
South Carolina, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Amendments to the constitution
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE XVI. AMENDMENT AND REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION
SECTION 1. Amendments.
Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or House of Representatives. However, for the general election in 1990, revision of an entire article or the addition of a new article may be proposed as a single amendment with only one question being required to be submitted to the electors. The amendment may delete, revise, and transpose provisions from other articles of the Constitution provided the provisions are germane to the subject matter of the article being revised or being proposed. If it is agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each House, the amendment or amendments must be entered on the Journals respectively, with the yeas and nays taken on it and must be submitted to the qualified electors of the State at the next general election for Representatives. If a majority of the electors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly voting on the question vote in favor of the amendment or amendments and a majority of each branch of the next General Assembly, after the election and before another, ratify the amendment or amendments, by yeas and nays, they become part of the Constitution. The amendment or amendments must be read three times, on three several days, in each House.

References: Constitution of South Carolina, 1895 (accessed Sept. 18, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To amend the constitution

Actors

Author:
Legislature : 2/3rd majority in each house
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
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