Tennessee, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendment to the constitution;

General Typology

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

ARTICLE XI. Miscellaneous Provisions.

Section 3. Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in the Senate or House of Representatives, and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals with the yeas and nays thereon, and referred to the General Assembly then next to be chosen; and shall be published six months previous to the time of making such choice; and if in the General Assembly then next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people at the next general election in which a governor is to be chosen. And if the people shall approve and ratify such amendment or amendments by a majority of all the citizens of the state voting for governor, voting in their favor, such amendment or amendments shall become a part of this Constitution. When any amendment or amendments to the Constitution shall be proposed in pursuance of the foregoing provisions the same shall at each of said sessions be read three times on three several days in each house.

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No change in, or amendment to, this Constitution proposed by such convention shall become effective, unless within the limitations of the call of the convention, and unless approved and ratified by a majority of the qualified voters voting separately on such change or amendment at an election to be held in such manner and on such date as may be fixed by the convention. No such convention shall be held oftener than once in six years.

References: Constitution Of The State Of Tennessee , 1796, (accessed Sept.18, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To amend the constitution

Actors

Author:
legislature or constitutional convention : Legislature: Majority in both houses - next General Assembly: 2/3rd majority
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Majority of all citizens of the state voting for governor
Approval Quorum:
Majority
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Transparency And Finance:

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