HJ 504 Constitutional amendments; initiative and referendum, power of voters.
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Summary:
Constitutional amendment; initiative and referendum. Establishes procedures for indirect initiative measures to enact state statutes, initiative measures to amend the Constitution of Virginia, and referenda to nullify laws or sections of laws enacted by the General Assembly. The amendment also requires the General Assembly to provide for local initiative and referendum powers. Petitions for state statutory initiatives and referenda must have signatures equal to at least five percent of the last statewide vote for Governor (89,696 for the 1993 election) and at least 2,500 signatures from five or more congressional districts. Petitions for constitutional initiatives must have signatures equal to at least eight percent of the last statewide vote for Governor (143,514 for the 1993 election) and at least 4,000 signatures from five or more congressional districts.

Full text:
01/20/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD3588144  pdf

Status:
01/20/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD3588144
01/20/95  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/95  House: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 1
02/01/95  House: Passed by indefinitely in P. & E. (17-Y 5-N)