Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Whenever any proposition to amend the Constitution has passed the General Assembly and been referred to the next succeeding legislature, the General Assembly shall cause the same to be published for three months prior to the general election for the next succeeding legislature. Publication is required during the time period required by the Constitution in two newspapers of general circulation in each congressional district in the state and during each month on an internet site of the general assembly. As required by law, proof of publication filed with the office of the state commissioner of elections includes affidavits of newspapers regarding publication, certification by the General Assembly regarding the selection of newspapers, and certification by the General Assembly regarding publication on an internet site. See Iowa Constitution Article X and Iowa Code sections 49A.1 and 49A.3.

Below are current and past proposed constitutional amendments.

Resolution Short title Date of Final Passage
SJR 18

Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms

Newspapers Date Published Affidavit of Publishers
District 1 Telegraph Herald 07-06-2020, 08-03-2020, 09-07-2020, 10-05-2020 Click here
District 1 The Gazette 07-08-2020, 08-12-2020, 09-09-2020, 10-14-2020 Click here
District 2 Iowa City-Press Citizen 07-03-2020, 08-06-2020, 09-03-2020, 10-01-2020 Click here
District 2 Quad City Times 07-06-2020, 08-02-2020, 09-06-2020, 10-04-2020 Click here
District 3 Des Moines Register 07-06-2020, 08-04-2020, 09-07-2020, 10-05-2020 Click here
District 3 Daily Nonpareil 07-07-2020, 08-04-2020, 09-04-2020, 10-06-2020 Click here
District 4 Globe Gazette 07-07-2020, 08-04-2020, 09-08-2020, 10-08-2020 Click here
District 4 Sioux City Journal 07-06-2020, 08-03-2020, 09-07-2020, 10-05-2020 Click here

Certificate of Newspaper Selection: Click here

SJR 18 Affidavit of the Publishers: Click here

Proof of Internet Publication: Click here

Passage March 13, 2019
Passage January 28, 2021