Indiana Court Authority Amendment (2014)

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A Court Authority Amendment, known in the legislature as Senate Joint Resolution 2, did not make the 2014 ballot in the state of Indiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have prohibited courts from issuing certain mandates, specifically, any requiring the state or a political subdivision of the state to expend money for the operation of any court of the state. SJR 2 ultimately died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.[1][2]

Text of measure

The full text of Senate Joint Resolution 0002 of 2012 is available here.

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing ballot measures in Indiana

Senate Joint Resolution 2 was authored and sponsored by Sen. Philip Boots (R-23). Boots introduced the bill on January 4, 2012. It ultimately died in the Senate Judiciary Committee.[2]

See also: Amending the Indiana Constitution

In order to send a constitutional amendment to the ballot, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the Indiana General Assembly. Indiana is one of 12 states where proposed amendments are considered in two successive sessions of the state's legislature.[1]

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