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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 March

In Richmond, Va., Senator H. Clyde Pearson, Jr., Comments on the Amendment Regarding Constitutional Revisions

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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At the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., the Virginia General Assembly is in the process of revising the Constitution of Virginia. Senator H. Clyde Pearson, Jr., objects to the amendment regarding constitutional revisions. Under the existing constitution, there are two revisional methods: first, the people may vote by referendum on what is submitted to them by the majority of the General Assembly and second, the people may call a constitutional convention and elect the delegates. The proposed amendment requires a two-thirds majority of the elected members of the General Assembly to call a convention. According to Senator Pearson, this provision prohibits the people from calling a constitutional convention. Senator Pearson proposed another amendment to allot the public more rights regarding constitutional conventions, but the Senate rejected it.
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