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State Constitutions: A

Information on researching state constitutions and their history. Includes a 50-State A to Z list of resources for finding the full text of state constitutions, information on amendment process, pending and historical amendments, artifacts and documents.

Alabama

Alabama Legislature

  • Pending Constitutional Amendments
  • Historical Constitutional Amendments Considered
  • Resources, Artifacts and Documents

Alaska

Alaska State Legislature

  • Amendment Process
    • Article 13 - Amendment and Revision
    • Alaska’s Constitution: A Citizen’s Guide (4th ed.) provides an overview and history of the Alaska constitution. Article XIII (Amendment and Revision), which provides an explanation of the constitutional amendment process in Alaska, begins on page 193 of this annotated constitution.
  • Historical Constitutional Amendments Considered
    • Alaska State Legislature BASIS: access legislative information from 1982 to the present under the heading "Archive."
      • For 1993 forward, select the Legislature to examine. Under "Bills," select "Subject Summary" for an alphabetical list of subjects. Choose "Constitutional Amendments," which will retrieve a list of joint resolutions for the selected legislative term, including sponsor, title, and status of the proposed amendment.
      • For 1982-1992, choose "Infobases (1982-1992)," then under the heading "Measures - Text of Bills and Resolutions" select the Legislature to examine. From the chosen Legislature's measures, you can browse or run a query to find joint resolutions.
    • Alaska’s Constitution: A Citizen’s Guide (4th ed.) contains a list of constitutional amendments that have appeared on election ballots since 1966, including the subject of the amendment, constitutional provisions affected, resolution number, and votes for and against (pp. 219-222).
  • Resources, Artifacts and Documents

Arizona

 Arizona State Legislature

  • Pending Constitutional Amendments
  • Historical Constitutional Amendments Considered
  • Past sessions. Select a session (1997 forward), browse for or search the text of HJR's and SJR's. (Dropdown box at top of the homepage)
  • Resources, Artifacts and Documents

Arkansas

Arkansas State Legislature

  • Pending Constitutional Amendments
    • The Arkansas House of Representatives Bills page lists all bills and resolutions initiated in the current session of the General Assembly, separated by House and Senate. Look for HJR or SJR.
  • Historical Constitutional Amendments Considered
    • The Arkansas State Legislature search center web page allows citation or keyword searching for bills or acts proposed since the 76th General Assembly (1986). If you don't have a citation, you can keyword search for "SJR" or "HJR" or for the exact phrase, "to amend the Arkansas constitution."
  • Resources, Artifacts and Documents