FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 32
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES CUNNINGHAM (86) (Sponsor),
DAVIS AND RUESTMAN (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 29, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing sections 6 and 7 of
article I of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting two new sections in lieu thereof
relating to public aid for religious purposes.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next
following the first Monday in November, 2008, or at a special election to be called by the
governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for
adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article I of the Constitution of the state of
Section A. Sections 6 and 7, article I, Constitution of Missouri, are repealed and two new
sections adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 6 and 7, to read as follows:
Section 6. That no person can be compelled to erect, support or attend any place or
system of worship, or to maintain or support any priest, minister, preacher or teacher of any sect,
church, creed or denomination of religion; but if any person shall voluntarily make a contract for
any such object, he or she shall be held to the performance of the same. This section shall be
construed to be no more restrictive than the First Amendment of the United States
Section 7. That no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or
indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion, or in aid of any priest, preacher,
minister or teacher thereof, as such; and that no preference shall be given to nor any
discrimination made against any church, sect or creed of religion, or any form of religious faith
or worship. This section shall be construed to be no more restrictive than the First
Amendment of the United States Constitution.