GovernmentHow a Bill is Introduced
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An initiative is filed to the secretary of state.
Language is reviewed and edited by Secretary of States office. Official ballot name is given
Signatures are collected:246,372 signatures needed.
Random signature check for flaws such as duplicates or unregistered voters signatures.
 







YES

NO

 
Initiative is approved by Legislature. Bill is introduced.
YES
Initiative sent to legislature. Where they can either approve it, reject it, or amend it
Signatures approved.
Flaw found. 100% check conducted and signature rejected





NO




 
Initiative is amended by legislature. Both original and amended versions put on ballot.
Initiative is rejected by Legislature. It will be placed on the ballot and voters will decide on it.
 
 









The initiative is rejected.
NO
Voters need two thirds majority
YES
Bill is introduced.
 
 









A law is passed by legislature.
Law is placed on the ballot because of voter petition.
Voters need two thirds vote to overturn law
YES
Law is overturned by referendum and becomes a bill again
 





NO




 
 
Law is not overturned.