Article 16. - Amendments.
Section 1. (a) An amendment to this Constitution may be proposed
in either branch of the General Assembly. If the amendment is agreed
to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, the
proposed amendment shall, with the yeas and nays thereon, be entered
on their journals, and referred to the General Assembly to be chosen at
the next general election.
(b) If, in the General Assembly so next chosen, the proposed amendment is agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each House, then the General Assembly shall submit the amendment to the electors of the State at the next general election.
(c) If a majority of the electors voting on the amendment ratify the amendment, the amendment becomes a part of this Constitution.
(History: As Amended November 3, 1998).
Section 2. If two or more amendments shall be submitted at the
same time, they shall be submitted in such manner that the electors
shall vote for or against each of such amendments separately.
(History: As Amended November 8, 1966).
Whenever a portion of the citizens of the counties of Perry and Spencer, shall deem it expedient to form, of the contiguous territory of said counties, a new County, it shall be the duty of those interested in the organization of such new county, to lay off the same, by proper metes and bounds, of equal portions as nearly as practicable, not to exceed one-third of the territory of each of said counties. The proposal to create such new county shall be submitted to the voters of said counties, at a general election, in such manner as shall be prescribed by law. And if a majority of all the votes given at said election, shall be in favor of the organization of said new county, it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to organize the same, out of the territory thus designated.
The General Assembly may alter or amend the charter of Clarksville, and make such regulations as may be necessary for carrying into effect the objects contemplated in granting the same; and the funds belonging to said town shall be applied, according to the intention of the grantor.
(History: As Amended November 6, 1984).