Washington, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Amendments to Constitution

General Typology

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

ARTICLE XXIII
AMENDMENTS
SECTION 1 HOW MADE. Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either branch of the legislature; and if the same shall be agreed to by two-thirds of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, with the ayes and noes thereon, and be submitted to the qualified electors of the state for their approval, at the next general election; and if the people approve and ratify such amendment or amendments, by a majority of the electors voting thereon, the same shall become part of this Constitution, and proclamation thereof shall be made by the governor: Provided, That if more than one amendment be submitted, they shall be submitted in such a manner that the people may vote for or against such amendments separately. The legislature shall also cause notice of the amendments that are to be submitted to the people to be published at least four times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal newspaper in the state: Provided, That failure of any newspaper to publish this notice shall not be interpreted as affecting the outcome of the election. [AMENDMENT 37, 1961 Senate Joint Resolution No. 25, p 2753. Approved November, 1962.]

SECTION 3 SUBMISSION TO THE PEOPLE.
Any Constitution adopted by such convention shall have no validity until it has been submitted to and adopted by the people.

References: Constitution of Washington, 1889 (accessed Sept.22, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To amend or adopt constitution

Actors

Author:
Legislature or Constitutional Convention : Legislature: 2/3rd majority
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of all electors voting
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
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See as well: LOR on Constitutional Convention