HJR 54 Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring ballots to merge or dissolve cities or counties only be approved if those cities or counties approve the ballot

     Handler: Walsh

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

HJR 54 - Upon voter approval, this proposed Constitutional amendment would require a majority vote in order to create a new political subdivision within a county or city not within a county where the vote must be held in both the proposed new political subdivision territory and the existing county or city not within a county in order to authorize the new political subdivision. The amendment also prohibits ballot measures to dissolve any city or county or merge any city or county with another city or county unless there is a majority vote in each affected city or county authorizing the dissolution or merger.

This amendment is similar to SJR 22 (2019).


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