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HJR 11 - Establishes the Constitutional Right to Farm - Key Vote

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (28-6) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (House) (132-25) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Conference Report Rejected (Senate) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Conference Report Adopted (House) (131-26) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (32-1) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (House) (110-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes the Constitutional Right to Farm

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that establishes the right to farm.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the constitutional right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern ranching and farming practices (Sec. A). 
  • Prohibits the state from enacting any law which limits the right of farmers to use agricultural technology and modern and traditional livestock production and ranching practices (Sec. A).
  • Specifies that this constitutional amendment will appear on the ballot in the next general election or special election called by the governor as follows (Sec. B):
    • “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure: That the right of Missouri citizens to employ modern farming and ranching practices and equipment not be infringed.”
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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND THEN APPROVAL BY A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF VOTERS DURING AN ELECTION.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes the Constitutional Right to Farm

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