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5: Prototype Text Of Initiatives Amendment

This State’s prototype text of the U.S. Citizens’ Initiatives Amendment for consideration by the Convention is shown with its Constitution Orders and Assembly Rules references in three attachments.

Explanation of Prototype Text Of Initiatives Amendment

The Convention of the States will generate the final text or, if Congress decides to preempt the Convention as it always has in the past, then by Congress’s acceptance of the text. Thus, the application must be adequate to deny Congress the opportunity to water down or finesse the Amendment.