Initiatives v Oligarchy

Our Founders' Warning: “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)

11: Passage In Both Houses

Both Houses shall pass this bill and the subsequent application by the Legislature in identical versions and the presiding officer of each House of shall sign the exact text of the resolution.

Explanation of Passage In Both Houses

n the past, some States have passed applications in only one House and an appropriate officer did not sign the exact text. (Of course, the two-house requirement does not apply in Nebraska, which is the unicameral State.)