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Bill No. 2396
Amendment No. 133857
CHAMBER ACTION
Senate House
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1Representative Kosmas offered the following:
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3     Amendment (with ballot statement amendment)
4     On page 1, line 23, through page 2, line 1,
5remove:  all of said lines
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7and insert:  directly connected therewith.
8     (b)  The subject matter of a revision or amendment to this
9constitution proposed by initiative must be of constitutional
10stature. If the Supreme Court determines that the proposed
11initiative is not of constitutional stature, the Supreme Court
12shall direct the Secretary of State to place the question on the
13next general election ballot as a statutory initiative, which
14shall be provided for by general law. A provision of
15constitutional stature is a provision that guarantees important
16fundamental rights, requires the legislature to address an issue
17of great importance, limits the powers of the three branches of
18government, or repeals a provision of this constitution not of
19constitutional stature.
20     (c)  The initiative power It may be invoked by filing
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22======= B A L L O T  S T A T E M E N T  A M E N D M E N T ======
23     On page 2, lines 15-21,
24remove:  all of said lines
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26and insert:  to require the subject matter of a revision or
27amendment to the State Constitution proposed by initiative to be
28of constitutional stature, to require the Supreme Court, if it
29determines that the proposed initiative is not of constitutional
30stature, to direct the Secretary of State to place the question
31on the next general election ballot as a statutory initiative,
32and to define constitutional stature as that which guarantees
33important fundamental rights, requires the Legislature to
34address an issue of great importance, limits the powers of the
35three branches of government, or repeals a provision of the
36State Constitution not of constitutional stature.


CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.
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