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2007 Senate Joint Resolution I: Repeal unconstitutional provisions in state Constitution
Introduced by Sen. Michelle McManus (R) 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; term limit requirements for members of Congress; and language stating that unreasonable search and seizure provisions are not to be construed to bar from evidence any drug, firearm, bomb, explosive, or any other dangerous weapon, seized by a peace officer outside the curtilage of any dwelling house.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Campaign & Election Oversight Committee on October 10, 2007
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2007
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2007
Substitute offered by Sen. Michelle McManus (R) on November 7, 2007 To replace the previous version of the resolution with one that does not contain the proposed changes to Article I, Section 11 regarding evidence in criminal trials. Other changes revise details but do not change the substance of the resolution as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 7, 2007
Passed 27 to 0 in the Senate on November 7, 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.
Motion by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 7, 2007 That further consideration of the joint resolution be postponed for today.
The motion failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on November 7, 2007
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on November 7, 2007 The vote by which the joint resolution was adopted.
The motion failed 17 to 21 in the Senate on November 7, 2007
Received in the House on November 7, 2007
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 7, 2007

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