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Unformatted text preview: b. Assembly i. To become a member, you had to be elected. 2. In those colonies where you have a governor, and the council and assembly try to pass legislation, the governor could veto it. III. Lawmaking directly by citizens A. Ballot Initiative 1. In the process, they can totally bypass the legislature and vote a piece on their own. 2. Mechanism to initiate and pass laws directly by the people. 3. Uses a signed petition method to put initiatives on the general ballot. 4. If the majority vote, it becomes law 5. Some states not used very much, but in California it is used a lot. B. Referendum 1. More limited role for citizens 2. They get the chance to take a law that was passed the traditional way already and then vote on that. 3. 3 primary ways they are allowed to do this is: a. Citizens can petition to vote on it b. Legislator itself can refer it to citizens i. Why? In order to cover their ass c. State requires tax legislation in Colorado...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course TEL 321 taught by Professor Cherry during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.
- Fall '11