Our Voices Arkansas

The Voices of Grassroots Conservatives Across Arkansas

Sep 16, 2014

Send It to the People

By law, during each of its sessions the Arkansas Legislature can refer three amendments to our state Constitution for a vote of the people.  These amendments are typically changes in existing laws, or even a new law intended to make state government better. Our first-ever Republican majority Legislature has approved three LRCAs for your vote...

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send-to-peopleBy law, during each of its sessions the Arkansas Legislature can refer three amendments to our state Constitution for a vote of the people.  These amendments are typically changes in existing laws, or even a new law intended to make state government better.

Our first-ever Republican majority Legislature has approved three LRCAs for your vote this November that address the administration of our state government with Issue #1, direct democracy via Issue #2 and term limits — or “ethics” if you go with the Legislature’s definition — for Issue #3.

ISSUE 1:  Requires state legislative review and approval of changes to state agencies’ administrative rules

ISSUE 2:  Sets a threshold of 75 percent of required petition signatures to obtain additional time to collect more signatures

ISSUE 3:  Extends length of time state legislators can stay in office to 16 years, limits lobbying ANDcreates independent elected officials salary commission

A Legislatively Referred Constitutional Amendment (LRCA) is a proposed constitutional amendment that appears on a state’s ballot as a ballot measure because the state legislature in that state voted to put it before the voters.

Thanks to Pulaski County Tea Party for this concise overview.

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