Washington, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Special Indebtness - Submission to people

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Washington, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Special Indebtness - Submission to people
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

SECTION 3 SPECIAL INDEBTEDNESS, HOW AUTHORIZED.
Except the debt specified in sections one and two of this article, no debts shall hereafter be contracted by, or on behalf of this state, unless such debt shall be authorized by law for some single work or object to be distinctly specified therein. No such law shall take effect until it shall, at a general election, or a special election called for that purpose, have been submitted to the people and have received a majority of all the votes cast for and against it at such election. [AMENDMENT 60, part, 1971 House Joint Resolution No. 52, part, p 1836. Approved November, 1972.]

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

Subject Matter:

To authorize special indebtness

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority of votes cast
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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