Amendment Article XII
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, Section 6
Supreme Court to have original jurisdiction for review of decennial reapportionment.
SJR 5 1976
Committee: Government Administration & Policy: 199-208
Total Pages: 23 pages
Adopted: November 24, 1976 by a popular vote of 499,448 in favor and 134,245 against.
“ I would also suggest . . . that a reasonable time limit be placed upon the Supreme Court in the issuing of its reapportionment decisions. In this way, implementation of a new . . . plan could not be tied up in the courts indefinitely by aggrieved political persons.”
–Secretary of State Gloria Schaffer testifying at a public hearing held by the Government Administration & Policy Committee on March 25, 1976.