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Constitutional Amendment A - Resolution Revising Executive Officer Succession Provisions

Summary: An amendment that would modify and clarify how a vacancy in the office of governor is filled; define when a vacancy occurs in the offices of governor and lieutenant governor; modify the term of office of a person filling a vacancy in the office of governor or lieutenant governor; modify and clarify the exercise of powers of governor when the governor is temporarily disabled; modify and clarify how the disability of a governor is determined; modify how a vacancy in the office of lieutenant governor is filled; and establish a process for determining the disability of a lieutenant governor.

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Constitutional Amendment B - Resolution Regarding Permanent State Trust Fund

Summary: Would amend the constitution to allow a permanent state trust fund to include money or other assets given to the trust fund under any provision of law.

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Constitutional Amendment C - Resolution Regarding Legislative Sessions

Summary: Would amend the constitution to change the start date of the Legislature’s annual general session from the third Monday in January to the fourth Monday in January; and exclude federal holidays from the calculation of the 45-day limit on annual general sessions of the Legislature.

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Constitutional Amendment D - Joint Resolution Amending Legislative Appointment

Summary: Would amend the constitution to clarify that the time when the Legislature is required to divide the state into congressional, legislative, and other districts is no later than the annual general session following the Legislature’s receipt of the federal census results.

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Constitutional Amendment E - Joint Resolution Regarding Stock and Bond Subscriptions

Summary: Would amend the constitution to authorize the state to invest money in the newly issued stock or bonds of private companies if the money comes from the State School Fund or from land granted to the state by the federal government, as an exception to a general rule prohibiting those investments.

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