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2008 Senate Bill 1087: Impose restrictions on citizen’s initiative signature gathering
  1. Introduced by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) on February 12, 2008, to require circulators of petitions placing Constitutional amendments, initiated laws, or referendums on the ballot, to live in the jurisdiction where the signatures are collected. In other words, a person would be prohibited from gathering signatures outside the community in which he or she resides. The bill would also require the Secretary of State to certify and distribute a proposed Constitutional amendment initiative or other special question at least 60 days, rather than 49 days, before an election. See also Senate Joint Resolution K.
    • Referred to the Senate Campaign & Election Oversight Committee on February 12, 2008.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 22, 2008, With the recommendation that the substitute (S-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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