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Where are there State Referendums but No Initiatives?

The following 26 States have State Referendums but No Initiatives:

States with Referendums but Without Initiatives
LEGISLATIVE
STATEAMENDMENTSSTATUTES
AlabamaX
ConnecticutX
DelawareX
GeorgiaX
HawaiiX
IndianaX
IowaX
KansasX
KentuckyXX
LouisianaX
MarylandXX
MinnesotaX
New HampshireX
New JerseyX
New MexicoXX
New YorkX
North CarolinaX
PennsylvaniaX
Rhode IslandX
South CarolinaX
TennesseeX
TexasX
VermontX
VirginiaX
West VirginiaX
WisconsinX
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Source of State Referendums but No Initiatives Data: Initiatives & Referendum Institute  and States with initiatives

Notes:
1. X indicates availability of that referendum process in the State
2. Colors show how the number of states add to 26, though some States may chose to use one or another type of referendum.
3. Legislative Referendums are divided into two categories, Legislative Amendments and Legislative Statutes. Legislative Amendments are constitutional amendments placed on the ballot by the legislature or government body. This includes constitutional bond issues and amendments proposed by a constitutional revision commission. Legislative Statues are binding and non-binding statues (laws) and statutory bonds placed on the ballot by the legislature or government body.
4. All the States with the exception of Delaware are required by their constitution to place constitutional changes on the ballot for voter approval—the Delaware State Legislature may make state constitutional modifications without ratification by the electorate.
5. States are not required to place legislative statutes on the ballot. The states that are marked give their legislature the authority to place statutes on the ballot for a public vote.