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     § 1.   Organization of local government. The Legislature shall have plenary powers to organize and classify units of local government, except that any proposed change in county boundaries shall be submitted to the voters of each affected county at an election and be approved by a majority of those voting thereon in each county. No township heretofore organized may be abolished unless the question is submitted to the voters of the township and approved by a majority of those voting thereon in each township.

History: 1889 Const., art. IX, §§ 1 to 7, art. X, §§ 1 to 3; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1893, ch 37, rejected Nov., 1894; amendment of § 3, art. IX, proposed by SL 1901, ch 87, approved Nov., 1902; amendment of § 7, art. IX, proposed by SL 1905, ch 68, approved Nov., 1906; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1913, ch 131, rejected Nov., 1914; amendment of § 1, art. IX, proposed by SL 1921, ch 147, rejected Nov., 1922; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1931, ch 100, rejected Nov., 1932; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1935, ch 138, approved Nov., 1936; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1949, ch 240, rejected Nov., 1950; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1953, ch 311, approved Nov., 1954; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1955, ch 260, rejected Nov., 1960; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1963, ch 343, approved Nov. 3, 1964; amendment of § 5, art. IX, proposed by SL 1966, ch 198, approved Nov. 8, 1966; new art. IX proposed by SL 1972, ch 3, approved Nov. 7, 1972.


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