Missouri House of Representatives Amendment (2012)

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The Missouri House of Representatives Amendment did not appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment. The measure proposes reducing the number of members and districts of the House of Representatives.[1]

A total of four versions of the initiative have been confirmed for circulation by the Missouri Secretary of State.[2]

The initiatives were proposed by Russell Purvis of Kansas City, Missouri.[1]

Text of measure

The ballot title for the petition, which would amend Article III of the Missouri Constitution, reads:[1]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to reduce the number of members and districts of the Missouri House of Representatives from 163 to 103 beginning with the 2023 General Assembly?



Annual estimated savings to state government would be at least $4.7 million. No fiscal impact is expected for local governments.

Path to the ballot

See also: Missouri signature requirements

To qualify for the ballot, the initiative required signatures from registered voters equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts. Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot were due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.

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