Missouri House Considering Senate Joint Resolution Related to Initiative Petition Reform

Initiative petition reform will continue to be a focal point for legislators when they return from spring break next week. Representative Peggy McGaugh says progress has been slow so far.

McGaugh is the chair of the House Elections and Elected Officials Committee, which debated initiative petition reform, Senate Joint Resolution 74, this past week. McGaugh says they’re moving towards restoring previously removed language from the bill.

Democrats and other critics have called that language ballot candy. The Republican-backed initiative petition reform would require a ballot initiative to receive majority approval statewide and across five of eight congressional districts.