January 16, 2013, Introduced by Senator PROOS and referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing.
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state
constitution of 1963, by amending section 13 of article IV, to
limit the legislative session.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state
constitution of 1963, to limit the legislative session, is
proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 13. Except when the legislature is called to convene on
extraordinary occasions, the legislature shall only meet as
provided in this section. The legislature shall meet at the seat of
government on the second Wednesday in January of each year at
twelve o'clock noon. Each regular session shall adjourn without
day, on a day determined by concurrent resolution, at twelve
o'clock noon. Any business, bill or joint resolution pending at the
final adjournment of a regular session held in an odd numbered year
shall carry over with the same status to the next regular session.
In 2015 and every year after 2015, the legislature shall meet for
not more than 90 consecutive days.
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.