2019 House Joint Resolution P

Repeal 'initiated law' provision of state constitution

Introduced in the House

Dec. 19, 2019

Introduced by Rep. Lori Stone (D-28)

To place before voters in the next general election a repeal of the current provision of the state constitution authorizing “initiated legislation.” Under this provision, voters may place a proposed law before the legislature by submitting a petition with signatures equivalent to 8% of the previous governor election turnout. The legislature then has 40 days to pass it, and no approval by the governor is required for the new law to go into effect. If the legislature does not pass the proposal it automatically goes on the next general election ballot. The legislature can also propose an alternative measure, and then both proposals go on the ballot. Under this provision all that would be repealed.

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations