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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR1 1969 Regular Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1971 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 23 section 1

[Beginning in the 1980s, official publications of the Utah Constitution changed the title of Article XXIII from "Amendments" to "Amendment and Revision," apparently in reference to this amendment. I have retroactively applied this title change back to adoption of this amendment.]

23:1

Any amendment or amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either house of the Legislature, and if two-thirds of all the members elected to each of the two houses, shall vote in favor thereof, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their respective journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon; and the Legislature shall cause the same to be published in at least one newspaper in every county of the state, where a newspaper is published, for two months immediately preceding the next general election, at which time the said amendment or amendments shall be submitted to the electors of the state for their approval or rejection, and if a majority of the electors voting thereon shall approve the same, such amendment or amendments shall become part of this Constitution.

The revision or amendment of an entire article or the addition of a new article to this Constitution may be proposed as a single amendment and may be submitted to the electors as a single question or proposition. Such amendment may relate to one subject, or any number of subjects, and may modify, or repeal provisions contained in other articles of the Constitution, if such provisions are germane to the subject matter of the article being revised, amended or being proposed as a new article.