HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION Q

April 23, 2024, Introduced by Reps. Bollin, Lightner, Johnsen, Martin, Rigas, Harris, Neyer, Aragona, Beeler, Bierlein, Fink, Smit, Meerman, Borton, Steele, Tisdel, Kuhn, Jaime Greene and Bruck and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution of 1963, by amending section 26 of article IV, to require approval by two-thirds of the members elected to and serving in each house of the legislature for certain bills.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Michigan, That the following amendment to the state constitution of 1963, to require approval by two-thirds of the members elected to and serving in each house of the legislature for certain bills, is proposed, agreed to, and submitted to the people of the state:

article IV

Sec. 26. No A bill shall not be passed or become a law at any regular session of the legislature until it has been printed or reproduced and in the possession of each house for at least five days. Every bill shall be read three times in each house before the final passage thereof. No of that bill. A bill shall not become a law without the concurrence of a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house. A bill considered during a session held after the November election in an even-numbered year shall not become law without the approval of two-thirds of the members elected to and serving in each house. On the final passage of bills, the votes and names of the members voting thereon on the bills shall be entered in the journal.

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.