Initiative Petition Reform in the Hands of the Missouri Senate

Initiative petition reform is moving back to the Missouri Senate for final consideration. The Missouri House of Representatives approved Senate Joint Resolution 74 last week. Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch of Hallsville says the House made some tweaks.

The House’s revisions also involved restoring controversial “ballot candy” which included stating that only American citizens can vote in state elections. Toalson Reisch says she has concerns about the Senate, which has until May 17th to get the legislation passed.

Toalson Reisch adds she would like to see the Senate get to some other bills before the legislative session ends.

Initiative petition reform will go to voters for a final decision if it is approved by the Missouri Legislature. That measure is expected to be placed on the August ballot.