PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed Amendments to the WV Constitution to be on the November 6, 2018, General Election Ballot

PUBLIC NOTICE:

Proposed Amendments to the WV Constitution to be on the November 6, 2018, General Election Ballot. 

Title of Amendment: “Amendment No. 1: No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment”

Summary of Purpose: “To amend the West Virginia Constitution to clarify that nothing in the Constitution of West Virginia secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.”

Title of Amendment: “Amendment No. 2: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment”

Summary of Purpose: “Providing that the total general revenue appropriations to the judiciary may be reduced in the budget bill, and setting forth the required procedures to be followed by the Legislature to enact any decrease in the total general revenue appropriations to the judiciary to an amount that is less than 85 percent of the amount of the total general revenue appropriations to the judiciary in the most recently enacted budget; providing that when requested by the Legislature, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals must appear and be heard and answer inquiries relative any budget bill; and conforming language relating to the introduction of the budget and matters that may be taken up during extended sessions to more recent amendments to the constitution.”

July 26, 2018