HJR16 - INITIATIVE PETITIONS - Farnen, Ted
HJR16 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO SECTION 50 OF ARTICLE III.
Sponsor: Farnen, Ted (21) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor:Long, Beth L. (146) LR Number:1571-01
Last Action: 07/01/97 - Approved by Governor (G)
05/15/97 - Delivered to Secretary of State
SCS HJR 16
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

TRULY AGREED

SCS HJR 16 -- INITIATIVE PETITIONS

This proposed constitutional amendment changes the deadline for
filing initiative petitions with the Secretary of State.  The
deadline will be 6 months rather than 4 months before the
general election.


PERFECTED

HJR 16 -- INITIATIVE PETITIONS (Farnen)

This proposed constitutional amendment changes the date for
filing initiative petitions with the Secretary of State from not
less than 4 months before the election to not later than the 2nd
Friday in April before the election.

FISCAL NOTE:  Cost to General Revenue Fund of $50,100 in FY 1999.


COMMITTEE

HJR 16 -- INITIATIVE PETITIONS

CO-SPONSORS:  Farnen, Long

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Elections
by a vote of 14 to 0.

This proposed constitutional amendment changes the date for
filing initiative petitions with the Secretary of State from not
less than 4 months before the election to not later than the 2nd
Friday in April before the election.

FISCAL NOTE:  Cost to General Revenue Fund of $50,100 in FY 1999.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this constitutional amendment
will provide additional time to resolve legal challenges to
initiative petitions before a costly reprinting of ballots is
required.

Testifying for the bill were Representatives Farnen and Long;
Office of the Secretary of State; Missouri Association of County
Clerks and Election Authorities; and Bekki Cook, Secretary of
State.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Martin Romitti, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HJR 16 -- Initiative Petitions

Co-Sponsors:  Farnen, Long

This proposed constitutional amendment changes the date for
filing initiative petitions with the Secretary of State from not
less than 4 months before the election to not later than the 2nd
Friday in April before the election.


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