Missouri House of Representatives Amendment (2012)
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The initiatives were proposed by Russell Purvis of Kansas City, Missouri.
Text of measure
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.
- Missouri Decrease Number of Representatives Amendment (2012) (legislative referral)
- The Smithville Herald, "Voter initiative seeks smaller Missouri House," accessed March 23, 2011
- Riverfront Times, "Effort Underway to Shrink Missouri House From 163 Reps to 103," March 22, 2011