SJR 34 Requires the Attorney General to seek appropriate relief against actions of the federal government when directed by the Governor, General Assembly, or a petition of the voters
Sponsor: Goodman Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 4524S.02I Fiscal Note: 4524-02N.ORG
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/14/2010 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SJR 34-Goodman, et al, with SA 1 (pending) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: Upon voter approval

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SJR 34 - Upon approval of the voters, this constitutional amendment requires the attorney general to seek appropriate relief on behalf of the state when the attorney general determines that a lawsuit is necessary and proper, or when the attorney general is directed to seek relief by the governor, the general assembly, or by a petition of the voters that expresses the belief that the federal government has taken steps that require the state or a state officer to enforce a federal law that is outside Congress's power and intrudes on state sovereignty.

The amendment also sets forth the procedure for the petition process for voter-directed lawsuits.