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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (17-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishing A Constitutional Revision Commission

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Vote to pass a joint resolution that establishes the Constitutional Revision Commission

Highlights:
  • Specifies that the Constitutional Revision Commission is comprised of the following members:
    • The Governor and 3 appointees of their choosing;
    • The Speaker of the House and 3 appointees of their choosing; and
    • The President Pro Tempore of the Senate and 3 appointees of their choosing.
  • Specifies that the schedule for reviewing the constitution is as follows:
    • In 2011, Article XII, Private Corporations, Article XIII, Banking, and removing unconstitutional language;
    • In 2012, Article III, Distribution of Powers, Article IV, Legislative Department, and Article IX, Representation;
    • In 2013, Article I, Declaration of Rights, Article V, Executive Department, and Article XIV, Education; and
    • In 2014, Article VII, Impeachments, Article X, Exemptions, and Article XVIII, Miscellaneous.
  • Specifies that the Constitutional Revision Commission is responsible for the following:
    • Creating public awareness of and educating the public on the recommended changes; and
    • Providing each chamber of the legislature with the findings, conclusions, and recommendations for any changes to articles under consideration by the third legislative day of each year after 2011.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishing A Constitutional Revision Commission

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