HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION D

February 07, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Sabo, Howell, Sneller, Cherry, Inman, Steven Johnson, Bellino, Yaroch, Cambensy, Liberati, Peterson, Elder, Garza, Shannon, Ellison, Rabhi, Chirkun, Hertel, Vaupel, Lasinski, Wakeman, Hoadley, Gay-Dagnogo, Neeley and Jones and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending section 26 of article IV, to require a two-thirds vote on any bill considered during a legislative session held after the November election in an even-numbered year.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state constitution of 1963, to require a two-thirds vote on any bill considered during a legislative session held after the November election in an even-numbered year, is proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:

ARTICLE IV

Sec. 26. No bill shall be passed or become a law at any regular session of the legislature until it has been printed or reproduced and in the possession of each house for at least five days. Every bill shall be read three times in each house before the final passage thereof. No bill shall become a law without the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house. A bill considered during a session held after the November election in an even-numbered year shall not become law without the approval of two-thirds of the members elected to and serving in each house. On the final passage of bills, the votes and names of the members voting thereon shall be entered in the journal.

Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be submitted to the people of the state at the next general election in the manner provided by law.