Article I, Section 27 was agreed to in the 1969-1970 and 1971 session of
the General Assembly, and approved by the state’s voters on May 18, 1971. This article attempts to put in one place all of the bills and other documents that represent its passage through this process. More than 40 years after its adoption, many of these documents are relatively hard to find. We hope that this legislative history will make it easier for the public, the bar, and others to
see what was done, and why.