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HB 595 - Amends State Constitution to Define "Person" - Montana Key Vote

Bridget Smith voted Nay (Passage) on this Constitutional Amendment.

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Issues Related to HB 595

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Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (30-20) -

Title: Amends State Constitution to Define "Person"

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NOTE: A 2/3 MAJORITY VOTE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS LEGISLATION TO PASS.

Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (58-41) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends State Constitution to Define "Person"

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the state constitution to include a definition of the word "person."

Highlights:
  • Defines “person” as any member of the species homo sapiens at any stage of development, including the stage of fertilization or conception, regardless of age, health, level of functioning, or condition of dependency (Sec. 1).
  • Requires that this act be submitted to the public at the general election in November 2018 (Sec. 5).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE (CUMULATIVELY BETWEEN BOTH CHAMBERS), AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC BY A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

NOTE: A 2/3 MAJORITY VOTE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS LEGISLATION TO PASS.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends State Constitution to Define "Person"

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