The processes spelled out in the national and state constitutions for their revision and amendment are based on the assumption that changing such a basic document ought to be neither impossible nor too easy. Accordingly, this article in Hawaii’s constitution specifies that proposals to amend or revise will succeed only after surviving a series of hurdles, the last of which is ratification by the voters, and even this is made more complex than in regular elections. In 1978, the article was renumbered from Article XV to Article XVII. Revisions of or amendments to...
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