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Lawmakers are planning to hold a constitutional convention on Feb. 11 to vote on the amendment and, as of yesterday, that date had not changed, said Mr. Crews.

If the amendment is approved by a majority of lawmakers on Feb. 11, it will be held over for a second vote by lawmakers in the next legislative session. If it passes a second vote, it can be put on a ballot, making November 2006 the earliest opportunity for a vote.