Arkansas Legislative Approval of State Agency Rules Amendment, SJR 7 (2014)

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Arkansas Legislative Approval of State Agency Rules Amendment
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Type:Legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
Constitution:Arkansas Constitution
Referred by:Arkansas State Legislature
Topic:Admin. of Gov't.
Status:On the ballot
The Arkansas Legislative Approval of State Agency Rules Amendment, SJR 7 is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Arkansas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. If it is approved by voters, the measure would require legislative review and approval of all changes to state agencies' administrative rules.[1] The amendment was sponsored by Sen. Jonathan Dismang (R-28) as Senate Joint Resolution 7.[2]

Supporters

This measure was supported in the legislature by Sen. Jonathan Dismang.[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing ballot measures in Arkansas

A majority vote is required in both chambers of the Arkansas State Legislature to refer a measure to the ballot, per Section 22, Article 19, of the Arkansas Constitution.

The Arkansas State Senate voted 32 to 1 in approval of the measure on April 12, 2013. The amendment was then transmitted to the House of Representatives.[3]

The House voted unanimously to approve the bill on April 16, 2013, thereby referring the measure to voters. This makes SJR 7 the first of a possible three total referrals that voters may see from the legislature in 2014.[3]

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