Protection for statutes passed by initiative (Missouri)

This ballot proposal would amend the Missouri Constitution by adding a provision that “any measure passed by the General Assembly that alters, amends, or repeals a statute proposed through the initiative and subsequently approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon shall not take effect unless and until it is also approved by the people.”

This petition has been approved for circulation.  If enough signatures are gathered by May 3, 2020, it will appear on the ballot in Missouri on November 3, 2020.  If approved by voters, it will become law 30 days later.

Be it resolved by the people of the state of Missouri that the Constitution be amended:

Article III of the Constitution is revised by amending Section 52(b) to read as follows:

Section 52(b).  The veto power of the governor shall not extend to measures referred to the people. All elections on measures referred to the people shall be had at the general state elections, except when the general assembly shall order a special election. Any measure referred to the people shall take effect when approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon, and not otherwise. This section shall not be construed to deprive any member of the general assembly of the right to introduce any measure.  However, any measure passed by the general assembly that alters, amends, or repeals a statute proposed through the initiative and subsequently approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon shall not take effect unless and until it is also approved by the people.