2021 House Joint Resolution D

Dock ethically out-of-line legislator's pay; immediate effect for new laws

Introduced in the House

April 21, 2021

Introduced by Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-52)

To place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment that would to empower a two-thirds majority of the state House or Senate to suspend part or all of the salary and expense allowances of a member who acts unethically or is excessively absent from regular sessions. Also, to require record roll call votes on giving a new law "immediate effect" when it is passed. The state Constitution requires a two-thirds House and Senate majority vote for a new bill to go into effect immediately rather than after a specified period, and in the House this is usually done by "hammering through" the requirement using a voice vote only, not a record roll call vote.

Referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics

June 9, 2021

Passed in the House 81 to 28 (details)

Received in the Senate

June 10, 2021

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations