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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 03:28 PM
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8. There are three ways an amendment can be proposed.
A constitutional amendment can be proposed via a constitutional convention. Every 16 years, voters are asked if they want a constitutional convention. The question will go before voters again in 2010.

Another way it can happen is by initiative. A certain number of people (I believe it's around 10% of tthe people who voted in the last election for governor) must sign a petition to get an amendment on the ballot. That almost happened with the minimum wage proposal, until the Republicans flip-flopped when they saw the polls. That's what this group is trying to do now.

Or, 2/3 of each house of the Legislature can vote to bring an amendment to the voters.

In any event, it must be passed by the voters.
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