COMPOSITION OF SENATE


Section 2.  The senate shall be composed of twenty-five members, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of the respective senatorial districts.  Until the next reapportionment the senatorial districts and the number of senators to be elected from each shall be as set forth in the Schedule. [Am Const Con 1968 and election Nov 5, 1968; am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Note


  A proposal of the 1978 Constitutional Convention rewriting this section was not validly ratified.  Kahalekai v. Doi, 60 H. 324 (1979).  The revisor has deleted the textual changes under the authority of Resolution No. 29 of the 1978 Constitutional Convention.


Attorney General Opinions


  Under prior law, apportionment of Senate held improper under the 14th Amendment to U.S. Constitution.  Att. Gen. Op. 64-33.

  Question of severability of certain provisions from invalid portion of the section discussed.  Att. Gen. Op. 64-35.


Case Notes


  Whether senatorial districts may be multi-member, 384 U.S. 73, 86 et seq., upon review of 238 F. Supp. 468, 240 F. Supp. 724.










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