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SJR 204 — Abolishing the Constitution Revision Commission

by Senator Brandes

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee (GO)

The joint resolution proposes to abolish the Constitution Revision Commission by repealing provisions establishing commission in the State Constitution. Currently, the State Constitution requires that a constitution revision commission be convened once every 20 years to examine the State Constitution and propose any amendments that it deems appropriate.

The joint resolution will be placed on the 2022 General Election ballot or at an earlier special election specifically authorized by law for that purpose. If approved by at least 60 percent of the votes cast on the measure, the proposed amendment will take effect January 3, 2023.

If approved by the voters, this amendment will take effect January 3, 2023.

Vote: Senate 27-12; House 86-28