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MO House Gives First OK To Bill Making It Harder To Amend Constitution

A southwest Missouri state lawmaker wants to make it harder for voters to pass changes to Missouri’s Constitution through the initiative petition process.

State Representative Bishop Davidson, a Republican from Republic, wants a majority of registered voters to be required for an initiative petition to pass – not the majority of votes cast on the ballot measure. That would be about two-point-one million voters.

The Missouri House has given initial approval to the proposal.

State Representative Peter Merideth, a Democrat from St. Louis, says he’s tired of voters being disrespected.

One more vote of approval would send the proposed ballot measure to the Senate.

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