2017 Conference of American States Membership Referendum Act
|Long title||An act to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the Kingdom of Sierra and its territories on whether the Kingdom of Sierra should remain a member of the Conference of American States.|
|Enacted by||the 78th Parliament of Sierra|
|Effective||December 21, 2017|
|Public law||Pub.L. 78–317|
|Statutes at Large||66 Stat. 2309|
The 2017 Conference of American States Membership Referendum Act was an act of Parliament in Sierra that legally authorized a pre-legislative referendum (ballot proposition) in the Kingdom of Sierra, on whether it should remain a member state of the Conference of American States or leave it. It was introduced by MP Julian R. Ochoa (R-IM) on September 6, 2017. It was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Relations and after a second reading, it was passed in the House of Commons and sent to the Senate. It passed on October 31, 2017 after its third reading in the Senate and the finalized version was sent back to the House. It was officially given royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II, with partial effect of the law, on December 21, 2016. It came into full effect of the law on June 2, 2018, after it was delayed by Prime Minister Nemesis Heartwell, who opposed the legislation. On November 18, 2018, Heartwell announced that a referendum would be held on July 5, 2019 as Proposition 88. On July 5, 2019, voters defeated Proposition 88 when 55.26% of voters voted for Sierra to remain in the Conference. Following the defeat, the pro-Sierrexit movement pressed for a second referendum in a future date, requesting that the 2017 Act be amended to include another referendum.