SJR 13
Modifies the process for initiative petitions to change the Constitution
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LR Number:
0865S.01I
Last Action:
2/8/2021 - Second Read and Referred S Local Government and Elections Committee
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Upon voter approval

Current Bill Summary

SJR 13 - Under current law, initiative petitions proposing constitutional amendments shall be signed by 8% of the legal voters in each of two-thirds of the Congressional districts. This constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, requires such petitions to be signed by 8% of the legal voters in each of the State Senate districts.

Furthermore, current law provides that initiative petitions proposing constitutional amendments shall take effect when approved by a simple majority of the votes cast thereon prior to taking effect. This amendment requires such initiatives to be approved by at least two-thirds of the votes cast thereon prior to taking effect, with the exception that an amendment proposing solely to repeal any amendment adopted through the initiative process prior to December 8, 2022, shall be approved after receiving a simple majority.

This amendment is similar to SJR 31 (2020) and the introduced SJR 1 (2019).

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.