X indicates availability of that initiative process in
Colors show how the number of states add to 24, though some
States may chose to use one or another type of initiative.
The State statutory direct initiatives will probably be
most useful to pass State endorsement-in-principle of the Planned U.S. Constitutional
Amendment. However, in States with no statutory direct initiative,
then a constitutional direct initiative or an indirect initiative can be used to
advance the issue.
Connecticut Proposed Senate Joint
Resolutions Nos. 5 (LCO# 2) introduced by Sen. Gunther, January
Session, 2005 proposing a State constitutional amendment might make Connecticut a 25th State
with initiatives and the 15th with direct initiatives.