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Plan to make it harder to change constitution sent to Senate

DENVER – The House approved and sent to the Senate on Monday a plan that would ask voters to make it harder to change the state constitution by popular vote.Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, said his measure (House Concurrent Resolution 1001) would require a three-fifths vote by the voters to change the constitution and a simple majority to change laws.However, for five years after a voters approved a law, the Legislature would have to come up with a two-thirds vote to repeal it.The measure needs a two-thirds majority in the Senate to make it on the 2008 ballot.White said the state constitution has become cluttered with amendments, such as a ban on trapping furry animals, because voters don’t trust lawmakers to leave their laws intact.

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