ARTICLE 15
Amendment

     Section 1.  Proposal for Amendment by Legislature.
     The Legislature may propose an amendment to this Constitution.  Such proposed amendment shall require approval by affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members of the Legislature, without regard to vacancies.  It shall be transmitted to the Governor for his consideration in the manner prescribed in this Constitution for consideration of bills.  If the Governor approves the proposed amendment, it qualifies for ratification.  If the Governor disapproves the proposed amendment, he shall return it to the Legislature in the manner prescribed in this Constitution for the return of disapproved bills.  The Legislature may reconsider the proposed amendment.  If the Legislature again approves the proposed amendment by affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members, without regard to vacancies and in the manner prescribed in this Constitution, for disapproved bills, the proposed amendment qualifies for ratification.

     Section 2.  Proposal for Amendment by Petition.
     An amendment to this Constitution may be proposed by presenting to the Governor a petition that sets forth the text of the proposed amendment and bears the signatures of at least one-third of the registered voters of Pohnpei.  The Governor shall have the petition examined and, within ninety days after presentation to him, he shall determine whether the petition has the requisite number of signatures of registered voters.  Upon certification that the petition contains the requisite number of signatures, the proposed amendment qualifies for ratification.

     Section 3.  Subject of Proposed Amendment.
     A proposed amendment, whether proposed by the Legislature or by initiative petition, shall include only one subject.

     Section 4.  Ratification of Proposed Amendment.
     (1)     The proposed amendment shall be submitted for ratification at an election, whether general or special, held not less than ninety days nor more than one hundred eighty days after the proposed amendment qualifies.

     (2)     A proposed amendment shall take effect only if approved by not less than two-thirds of the votes cast on the amendment, and at least fifty percent of the registered voters of Pohnpei at the time of the election.

     Section 5.  Adoption of Amendment.
     The Legislature shall provide procedures for the adoption of amendments and implementation of this article.
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