A national referendum may be placed on the ballot by approval of 10% of the state legislatures (5 states)
A 60% plurality shall be necessary for passage of the referendum.
A successful referendum shall become law subject to not being overridden by a vote of both houses of the United States Congress. A vote to override shall be a one-issue vote. It may be a repeal-and-replace vote.
Results of a successful referendum vote shall not be subject to judicial review nor be subject to a presidential veto.
A maximum of three legislative proposals may be placed on ballot every two years.
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The Antidote to Special Interests
A-60 will reduce the influence of special interests. In order to control the United States Congress at this time, special interests need only control a few powerful congressmen. That has effectively blocked votes on those issues that favor the special interests while opposing the will of the people. But with R-60 in place it the special interests would need to have influential control over 46 of the 50 state legislatures in order to block a vote on an issue. And without that control, the vote will take place, the will of the people will be voiced, and the new law may be passed. This is in spite of the wishes of those same powerful congressmen who may have aligned with the special interests.