HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION E

 

January 27, 2015, Introduced by Rep. Webber and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

     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:

 

ARTICLE IV

 

     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 2017 and every year after 2017, 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.