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
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1/20/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Upon Voter Approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 3 - 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.

This amendment is similar to SJR 34 (2010).