Missouri Decrease Number of Representatives Amendment (2012)
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The Missouri Decrease Number of Representatives Amendment will not appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have reduced the House of Representatives from 163 members to 103 members.
Path to the ballot
In order to qualify for the ballot, the measure required approval by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. On April 7, 2011 a proposed bill, HJR 12, was defeated by a House committee. However, on April 22, 2011 the Senate voted 21-12 in favor of SJR 10. On April 28, 2011 the similar Senate measure failed to pass in a House committee.
- Missouri House of Representatives Amendment (2012) (Citizen initiative)
- Associated Press,"Some states may downsize legislatures," March 20, 2011
- The Maneater,"Missouri Dems focus on simplifying voting, campaign finance reform," March 15, 2011
- Associated Press,"Mo. House panel defeats proposed constitutional amendment to cut 60 lawmakers from chamber," April 8, 2011 (dead link)
- Missouri News Horizon,"MO Senate Votes To Downsize House of Representatives," April 21, 2011
- Associated Press,"Senate passes plan to shrink Missouri House," April 21, 2011
- Missouri Senate,"SJR 10 actions," accessed April 29, 2011
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch,"Committee votes down measure to shrink Missouri House," April 28, 2011