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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Iowa Republican: The constitutional convention option

Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican

From out of nowhere yesterday, Iowa Secretary of State Mike Mauro
informed Iowans that there is another route to amend Iowa's
Constitution besides relying on the House and Senate to pass an
amendment in two consecutive general assemblies. Iowans will have the
opportunity to vote to hold a constitutional convention in the 2010
general election. If a majority of voters agree that a constitutional
convention should be held, the state legislature would then determine
the bylaws for the convention and how delegates will be selected. Any
amendments that the convention approved would then be on the ballot in
2012. Mauro warned that when a constitutional convention convenes,
there is no limit to the issues that the convention could address.


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