HB 18-5: Shall there be a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the Constitution?
Under Section 2 of Article XVIII of the Constitution, the Legislature may submit to the voters the question, “Shall there be a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the Constitution?” The majority of both houses passed House Bill 18-5, “an act to present to the voters in the Commonwealth in the next general election the question: ‘Shall there be a constitutional convention to propose amendments to the Constitution?” Thus, the question is now being presented to the voters.
To amend Article XII, Section 4 of the Northern Mariana Islands Constitution; and for other purposes.
Section 4: Person of Northern Marianas Descent: A person of Northern Marianas descent is a person who is a citizen or national of the United States and who is of has at least one quarter some degree of Northern Marianas Chamorro or Northern Marianas Carolinian blood or a combination thereof or an adopted child a person of Northern Marianas descent if adopted while under the age of eighteen years.
To amend Article XV, Section 1(E) of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to increase guaranteed funding of the Public School System from fifteen percent to twenty-five percent