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HB 397: Constitutional Amendments

GENERAL BILL by Stafford

Constitutional Amendments; Provides that word count limitations on ballot summaries & ballot titles apply to constitutional amendments or revisions proposed by joint resolution; deletes provision that permits placing full text of amendment or revision to State Constitution on ballot; deletes authority of Attorney General to prepare revised ballot title or ballot summary when all ballot statements embodied in joint resolution are defective; deletes judicial authority to retain jurisdiction over revised ballot title or ballot summary prepared by Attorney General; deletes authorization to place full text of amendment or revision on ballot; deletes certain legal presumptions.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)
Location: In committee/council (CJS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/22/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Ethics and Elections Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 51
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 51
5/3/2013 House • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7013 (Ch. 2013-57)