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.[1][2]

The Senate version was sponsored by Sen. Jim Lembke, while the House version was sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison.

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See also: Missouri legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

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.[3] However, on April 22, 2011 the Senate voted 21-12 in favor of SJR 10.[4][5] On April 28, 2011 the similar Senate measure failed to pass in a House committee.[6][7]

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