West Virginia, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Question of calling a constitutional convention

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
West Virginia, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Question of calling a constitutional convention
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE XIV
14-1. Amendments.
No convention shall be called, having the authority to alter the constitution of the state, unless it be in pursuance of law, passed by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members elected to each house of the Legislature and providing that polls shall be opened throughout the state, on the same day therein specified, which shall not be less than three months after the passage of such law, for the purpose of taking the sense of the voters on the question of calling a convention. And such convention shall not be held unless a majority of the votes cast at such polls be in favor of calling the same; nor shall the members be elected to such convention, until, at least, one month after the result of the vote shall be duly ascertained, declared and published. And all acts and ordinances of the said convention shall be submitted to the voters of the State for ratification or rejection, and shall have no validity whatever until they are ratified.

References: Constitution of West Virginia, 1872 (accessed Sept. 27, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To call a Constitutional Convention

Actors

Author:
Legislature
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

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

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Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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