Rep. McGaugh Analyzes Initiative Petition Reform Return to the Senate

The Republican push to pass initiative petition reform in Missouri took another step forward last week with the House’s passage of Senate Joint Resolution 74. The Senate still needs to give final approval after the House made changes to the resolution. Representative Peggy McGaugh of Carrollton says that included some wording previously removed by the Senate.

The reform would require a ballot initiative to pass with over 50 percent of the vote and approval in at least five of eight congressional districts. McGaugh says this will help rural priorities.

The Senate has until May 17th to give final approval on initiative petition reform.