Missouri: Senate committee on board with signature requirement increase

Tue, May 10 2011 — Source: The Republic

A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment revising how citizens get initiatives placed on statewide ballots. Organizers of initiative petition campaigns now must get signatures from voters in two-thirds of Missouri’s congressional districts. The Senate elections committee voted 5-3 Monday to back a proposal that would require signatures from voters in all districts. Missouri now has nine U.S. House districts, but is losing one for the 2012 elections.

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