8: Agreement Or Compact
In general, the People shall use their right to coordinate their Initiatives Amendment throughout the U.S. This State shall be aware that to cooperate and coordinate with other States on a U.S. Citizens’ Initiatives Amendment could result in an accusation of entering into any Agreement or Compact with another State contrary to Article 1 Section 10 Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution.
Explanation of Agreement Or Compact
In the U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, the states are enjoined from not entering into any Agreement or Compact with another State. Again, this avoids a possible minefield.
Nevertheless, the States applications should be as nearly identical as possible, since the closer they are the more Congress is obliged to consider them “same subject” or “same general subject” and include them in the number of applications received. If this bill proves good enough for many states to use, it can help achieve this objective.