Senate Bill 0400
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DIGEST OF SB400 (Updated February 19, 2009 6:12 pm - DI 84)
Explanation of proposed constitutional amendments. Requires the legislative services agency to prepare, and the legislative council to approve, a neutral summary of any proposed state constitutional amendment, distribute a copy of the summary to various entities, and post the summary on the general assembly's Internet web site not later than 60 days before the election at which the proposed amendment is submitted to the voters. Provides that the summary submitted by the legislative services agency shall be distributed, if the legislative council does not approve a summary in a timely manner. Requires a copy of the summary to be posted at each polling place. Subject to the legislative council's approval, provides that the legislative services agency has absolute discretion to determine the contents of the summary, and prohibits the bringing of an action based on the exercise of this discretion.
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