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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR5 1899 Regular Session
Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1901 Utah Constitution here.
Amends article 6, section 1, 22
The legislative power of the State shall be vested:
(1) In a Senate and House of Representatives, which shall be designated the Legislature of the State of Utah
(2) In the people of the State of Utah as hereinafter stated:
The legal voters or such fractional part thereof of the State of Utah, as may be provided by law, under such conditions and in such manner and within such time as may be provided by law, may initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be submitted to a vote of the people for approval or rejection, or may be require any law passed by the Legislature (except those laws passed by a two-thirds vote of the members elected to each house of the Legislature) to be submitted to the voters of the State before such law shall take effect.
The legal voters, or any such fractional part thereof, as may be provided by law, of any legal subdivision of the State, under such conditions and in such manner and within such time as may be provided by law, may initiate any desired legislation and cause the same to be submitted to a vote of the people of said legal subdivision for approval or rejection, or may require any law or ordinance passed by the lawmaking body of said legal subdivision to be submitted to the voters thereof before such law or ordinance shall take effect.
The enacting clause of every law shall be, "Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of Utah." Except such laws as may be passed by the vote of the electors as provided in subdivision 2, section 1 of this article, and such laws shall begin as follows: "Be it enacted by the people of the state of Utah." No bill or joint resolution shall be passed, except with the assent of the majority of all the members elected to each house of the Legislature, and after it has been read three times. The Vote upon the final passage of all bills shall be by yeas and nays; but the act as revised, or section as amended, shall be re-enacted and published at length.