The eighty-second Nebraska Legislative Session proved to be a busy time for the drafters of constitutional amendments. In the course of the 1971 Legislative Session, sixty-five bills to amend Nebraska's Constitution were submitted for the consideration of the Unicameral. Eighteen of these proposed amendments will face the state's voters in the November 1972 general election. Most of the proposed amendments were submitted to effectuate the recommendations of the Nebraska Constitutional Revision Commission. This article reviews the commission, the commission’s recommendations, and the legislative response to the recommendations. Thirty-six or more amendments may reach the 1972 ballot. In conclusion, even the most sophisticated voter would have difficulty in making an informed vote on each of them, and a constitution should not be amended on the basis of random voting.
Stanley M. Talcott,
Amending the Nebraska Constitution in the 1971 Legislature,
50 Neb. L. Rev. 676
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