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CONSTITUTION ARTICLE XII
Method of proposing and approving constitutional amendments.
Adopted: November 27, 1974 by a popular vote of 398,029 in favor and 116,495 against.
“There is a … section in our Constitution which we didn’t change when we went on annual sessions [which states] an amendment must go to the next even-numbered year [for the popular vote]”.
--Rep. Neiditz testifying at a public hearing held on March 8, 1972 by the Government Administration & Policy Committee on HJR 9 which would provide for constitutional amendments to be put to the popular vote in the next election, not the election held in the next even-numbered year.