October 31, 2003
"As we have done with this and other initiatives, the Division of Elections and I will expedite our work to accommodate the sponsors of initiatives, within the requirements of the law," said Leman.
The initiative was originally denied certification based on a recommendation by the Department of Law. The Attorney General determined that the initiative conflicts with the Seventeenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which grants sole authority to change election law to the State Legislature.
"While I still concur
with the Attorney General's recommendation, the Court has spoken
and I will follow its direction. I am pleased that this has been
resolved quickly, and I will do my part to assist the initiative
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