Mississippi initiatives presented to Legislature

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January 5, 2011

Mississippi

JACKSON, Mississippi: With Legislative session in full swing in Mississippi, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann wasted no time on January 4, 2011 in presenting the State Legislature with the three citizen initiatives that are set to be on the November 2011 ballot.[1]

The three proposed measures are indirect initiatives, meaning that the Legislature has the option to review them and propose alternative similar laws for each measure, rather than send it to the ballot. However, if the legislature does not do so, the initiatives will remain on the ballot for voters' decision.

The initiatives on the ballot include the voter identification measure, the measure proposing that life begins at the moment of fertilization, and the amendment that would prohibit state and local governments from taking private property by eminent domain.

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