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House: Adjourned until Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Senate: Adjourned until Tuesday, September 9, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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     An initiative is a proposal to amend state statutes that is put forth by the citizens of the state through a petition effort. The initiative process is detailed in Article 2, Section 9, of the Constitution of 1963, which provides, in part:

     Any law proposed by initiative petition shall be either enacted or rejected by the legislature without change or amendment within 40 session days from the time such petition is received by the legislature.

     If any law proposed by such petition shall be enacted by the legislature it shall be subject to referendum, as hereinafter provided. If the law so proposed is not enacted by the legislature within the 40 days, the state officer authorized by law shall submit such proposed law to the people for approval or rejection at the next general election. The legislature may reject any measure so proposed by initiative petition and propose a different measure upon the same subject by a yea and nay vote upon separate roll calls, and in such event both measures shall be submitted by such state officer to the electors for approval or rejection at the next general election.

Measures proposed under Article 2, Section 9 of the Constitution of 1963:

    Select Year:  

    An initiative of legislation to enact the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
House Fiscal Agency Analysis.

History(House actions in lowercase, Senate actions in UPPERCASE)
Date Journal Action
 8/27/2014    Expected in House Journal No. 62  Received from Secretary of State on July 24, 2014 @4:37 p.m.
 8/13/2014    Senate Journal No. 59, p. 1560   RECEIVED FROM SECRETARY OF STATE ON 7/24/2014 @ 5:05 PM. 
 8/13/2014   Senate Journal No. 59, p. 1574  RULES SUSPENDED FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
 8/13/2014   Senate Journal No. 59, p. 1574  PLACED ON ORDER OF THIRD READING
 8/13/2014   Senate Journal No. 59, p. 1575  ADOPTED
 8/13/2014   Senate Journal No. 59, p. 1575  ROLL CALL # 527 YEAS 23 NAYS 10 EXCUSED 5 NOT VOTING 0
 9/9/2014   Expected in Senate Journal No. 60   FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE 8/14/2014 @ 3:14 PM