12-13-25.1 Submission of initiated measure to attorney general--Statement of attorney general--Filing...
Submission of initiated measure to attorney general--Statement of attorney
general--Filing with secretary of state--Cost estimate.
Following receipt of the written comments of
the director of the Legislative Research Council, the sponsors shall submit a copy of the initiative
or initiated amendment to the Constitution in final form, to the attorney general. The attorney general
shall prepare an attorney general's statement which consists of a title and explanation. The title shall
be a concise statement of the subject of the proposed initiative or initiated amendment to the
Constitution. The explanation shall be an objective, clear, and simple summary to educate the voters
of the purpose and effect of the proposed initiated measure or initiated amendment to the
Constitution. The attorney general shall include a description of the legal consequences of the
proposed amendment or initiated measure, including the likely exposure of the state to liability if the
proposed amendment or initiated measure is adopted. The explanation may not exceed two hundred
words in length. The attorney general shall file the title and explanation with the secretary of state
and shall provide a copy to the sponsors within sixty days of receipt of the initiative or initiated
amendment to the Constitution.
If the petition is filed as set forth in §§ 2-1-1.1 and 2-1-1.2, the attorney general shall deliver to
the secretary of state before the third Tuesday in May a simple recitation of a "Yes" or "No" vote.
On the printed ballots, the title shall be followed by the explanation and the explanation shall be
followed, if applicable, by the prison or jail population cost estimate prepared pursuant to § 2-1-20
and then followed by the recitation.
Source: SL 2009, ch 64, § 2, eff. July 1, 2010; SL 2013, ch 101, § 75; SL 2016, ch 24, § 3.