(Jefferson City) By the end of this year’s legislative session in Missouri, citizens of the state could find it much harder to get a constitutional amendment question placed on a future election ballot and even if they do get the question on the ballot, it will then be extra-difficult to get passage of the proposal.
The Republican-controlled Missouri House passed a bill on the topic last week.
State Representative Mike McGirl of Potosi agrees it will be a much more difficult task for Missouri citizens.
Representative McGirl believes this bill will help the rural voters in the state.
McGirl was told with the new proposed rules on constitutional amendments, it still would not be impossible to pass an amendment question…if you can get it on a ballot.
Before it becomes legal, this House bill still needs to be debated and passed by the Missouri Senate and then signed by the governor.