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THE STATE OF YAP

      CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BULLETIN:  Eleven constitutional amendments were adopted by Yap State voters on November 7, 2006 and certified by the Yap State Election Commissioner on November 24, 2006.  These proposals came from the 2004 Yap Constitutional Convention.  The constitutional amendments are to the following sections:

      (1)  article VII, section 2,  concerning the judiciary (Proposal No. 2004-38, D1);

      (2)  article V, sections 16 and 17, concerning the approval process of a bill passed by the legislature (Proposal No. 2004-53, D2);

      (3)  article XIII, sections 1 and 5, concerning conservation and development of resources (Proposal No. 2004-39, D1);

      (4)  article XII, new section 3 added to provide for the establishment of education minimum standards (Proposal No. 2004-47, D3);

      (5)  article XIV, section 1, concerning the State Capital (Proposal No. 2004-76, D2);

      (6)  article IX, new section 9 added concerning conducting regular public oversight hearings of state agencies and revenues (Proposal No. 2004-51, D2);

      (7)  article XIV, new section 10 added to provide that special needs persons shall be accommodated in the manner provided by law (Proposal No. 2004-21, D2);

      (8)  article XV, sections 3 and 4 to eliminate references to the government of the Trust Territory (Proposal No. 2004-18, D2);

      (9)  article XIII, section 2, concerning conservation and development of resources (Proposal No. 2004-14, D1);

      (10)  article XV, section 1, concerning the codification of traditional laws (Proposal No. 2004-40, D2); and

      (11)  article III, new section 1 added and renumbering sections 1 and 2 as sections 2 and 3, concerning traditional leaders and traditions (Proposal No. 2004-65, D2).

 

ARTICLE I.   Supremacy

ARTICLE II.   Fundamental Rights

ARTICLE III.   Traditional Leaders and Traditions

ARTICLE IV.   Suffrage and Elections

ARTICLE V.   The Legislature

ARTICLE VI.   The Executive

ARTICLE VII.   The Judiciary

ARTICLE VIII.   Local Government

ARTICLE IX.   Taxation and Finance

ARTICLE X.   Amendment

ARTICLE XI.   Legislature Election Districts

ARTICLE XII.   Health and Education

ARTICLE XIII.   Conservation and Development of
                         Resources

ARTICLE XIV.   General Provisions

ARTICLE XV.   Transition


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