Missouri: Defeat Supermajority Requirement
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Defeat Bill HJR #43. Currently, in order for a ballot initiative to become a law in Missouri a “majority” of voters must approve it. This proposed bill would amend the Missouri constitution to require approval from 10% of legal voters and ⅔ of the votes cast to pass an initiative which would make it much harder for citizen-led initiatives to become law.
When voters take lawmaking into their own hands by passing citizen’s initiatives, time and time again we’ve seen self-serving lawmakers respond by trying to interfere with the initiative process. This bill would make passing initiatives nearly impossible in Missouri, and institute the highest voting threshold required for initiative passage in the country.
RepresentUs is working with a coalition of partners including BISC, The Fairness Project, Jobs for Justice and Clean MO.
You can make an impact on this campaign no matter where you live.
The Latest On This Campaign
6 takeaways from a contentious 2023 Missouri legislative session that stalled at the end
May 15 2023
The slowdown led to the demise of bills dealing with education policy, foreign ownership of farmland, legalizing sports wagering and making the constitution more difficult to amend.Read More
Plan making it more difficult to approve ballot measures in Missouri passes House
Feb 2 2023
"The clear argument is 'the voters passed something we didn't like,'" said Rep. Kevin Windham, a St. Louis Democrat. "I don't know if it can be said any clearer."Read More
Missouri House approves proposal to make it harder for voter initiatives to get on ballot
Feb 2 2023
The Missouri House on Thursday approved making it harder to amend the state’s constitution.Read More