SJR 31
Modifies the initiative petition process
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LR Number:
4143S.01I
Last Action:
3/2/2022 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee (4143S.02C)
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Upon voter approval

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SJR 31 - Under current law, initiative petitions proposing constitutional amendments must 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 15% of the legal voters in each of the congressional districts. Only persons who are registered to vote in Missouri and are citizens of the United States are permitted to sign an initiative petition.

Current law additionally 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 constitutional amendment requires such initiatives to be approved by at least two-thirds of the votes cast thereon.

This joint resolution is substantially similar to HCS/HJRs 20, et al (2021), SJR 2(2021), and SJR 31 (2020).

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.