The State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse
U.S. states where the people can use a state constitutional convention to bypass the legislature's gatekeeping power over constitutional amendment
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Section 1. Constitutional convention.
The legislature, by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members, whether one or more bodies, may at any time submit to the qualified electors the question of whether there shall be an unlimited convention to revise, alter, or amend this constitution.
Source: Montana Constitution
Full text of “Montana Constitutional Convention, 1971-1972”, Internet Archives
Guide to the Montana Constitutional Convention (1972) Records, Northwest Digital Archives
Chambers, Gus, and Zalis, Paul, For This and Future Generations, Montana PBS, 56 minutes, December 2002. (a regional Emmy Award-winning television documentary)
Bowman, Jean, Montana history: Clarifying detail in Con-Con, Missoulian, July 24, 2014.
Inbody, Kristen, MT Constitution lets the ‘sunshine in’, Great Falls Tribune, October 31, 2014.