Missouri Repeal Prohibition Against Special Laws, Amendment 1 (April 1995)

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The Missouri Repeal Prohibition Against Special Laws Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the April 5, 1995 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed prohibitions on special laws that pertained to less than all counties. The measure also allowed charter and constitutional counties to form a separate class of counties outside of the classification system.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 1 (April 1995)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 317,127 57.64%
No233,02342.36%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

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The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall prohibitions against special laws that pertain to less than all counties of a class be repealed retroactively and shall charter or constitutional counties form a separate class of counties outside of the classification system? There would be no direct fiscal impact. The proposal is designed to maintain existing laws. [3]

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