sorry, but once again, history has proven you wrong.
you are right that a joint resolution SHOULD be passed in a timely fashion, but it HASN'T. and it WON'T.
the legislature is perfectly happy keeping the old unconstitutionalites perfectly in place. they serve a purpose, which is why they are still here after a hundred years.
The Mackinac Center synopsis of this resolution says:
[quote user="admin"]Introduced in the Senate on October 10, 2007, to place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to repeal various provisions of the state Constitution that have been ruled unconstitutional by state or federal courts. These include: A requirement that an elector have property in a district that is affected by an election in order to be qualified to vote; the formula for reapportioning State senatorial and representative districts; provisions that establish a Commission on Legislative Apportionment; and term limit requirements for members of Congress.
The vote was 27 in favor, 0 opposed and 11 not voting
(Senate Roll Call 477 at Senate Journal 117)
This sensible housecleaning resolution could have placed the
amendment question on this year’s November election ballot, but it bogged down in the legislature over who-knows-what sort of obstructionist politics.
An identical Joint Resolution should be introduced and passed in timely
fashion during the next legislative session, which opens in January 2009.