A reference committee was appointed and charged with reviewing the restructuring proposals, many of which contained overlapping provisions or were contingent upon one another being enacted. To debate each one separately would have taken weeks. In a stroke of brilliance, the reference committee decided not to accept, reject, or amend each proposal individually. Rather, committee members drew upon each proposal and synthesized a restructuring proposal of their own. Following heated debate on the Assembly floor, this proposal proved to be an acceptable compromise and was passed by a two-thirds majority vote by strength.