National Council of State Legislatures

Citizens Initiatives and Popular Referendums Database

Citizen initiatives and popular referenda are two forms of direct democracy.  The citizen initiative process enables citizens to bypass their state legislature by placing proposed statutes and, in some states, constitutional amendments on the ballot. Twenty-four states have citizen initiative processes. The popular referendum process allows […]

50 State Searchable Bill Tracking Database

National Council of State Legislatures’ 50 State Searchable Bill Tracking Databases provide comprehensive and complete 50-state information and searchable bill tracking databases, including databases on Early Childhood, Child Welfare, Ballot Initiatives, and more. Updated weekly, searchable by subtopics, year, status […]

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