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SJR 1 - Constitutional Amendment Concerning Health Care - Key Vote

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (59-39) - (Key vote)

Title: Constitutional Amendment Concerning Health Care

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that allows the state to opt out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any law from compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system (Sec. 21).
  • Prohibits any law from prohibiting the purchase of health care or health insurance or the sale of health care or health insurance (Sec. 21).
  • Prohibits any law from imposing a fine or penalty for the purchase of health care or health insurance (Sec. 21).
  • Exempts from these provisions all of the following (Sec. 21):
    • Any law in effect as of March 19, 2010;
    • Required services of a hospital or other health care provider;
    • Terms and conditions of government employment;
    • Any law to deter fraud or punish wrongdoing in the health care industry; and
    • Any law related to workers' compensation.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (24-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Constitutional Amendment Concerning Health Care

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that allows the state to opt out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any law from compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system (Sec. 21).
  • Prohibits any law from prohibiting the purchase of health care or health insurance or the sale of health care or health insurance (Sec. 21).
  • Prohibits any law from imposing a fine or penalty for the purchase of health care or health insurance (Sec. 21).
  • Exempts from these provisions all of the following (Sec. 21):
    • Any law in effect as of March 19, 2010;
    • Required services of a hospital or other health care provider;
    • Terms and conditions of government employment;
    • Any law to deter fraud or punish wrongdoing in the health care industry; and
    • Any law related to workers' compensation.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Constitutional Amendment Concerning Health Care

Sponsors

  • Timothy J. Grendell (OH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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