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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 09:25 PM

Legislation Alert!

A Bill introduced in the Arkansas House (House Joint Resolution 1005) proposes an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to require a super majority (60%) vote for any law to be adopted by initiative or referendum.

[link:https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/FTPDocument?path=%2FBills%2F2021R%2FPublic%2FHJR1005.pdf|

If adopted by the General Assembly and approved by the vote of the people (interestingly by a simple majority), it will be very difficult for the people to pass laws by initiative or referendum. For the sake of consistency, the Bill should include changing the State Motto from "Regnat Populus" - The People Rule. I propose ""Pecunia Loquitur" - Money Talks.

If any of you have a state legislator who will talk to you (mine hates me), let them know this is a really bad idea.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 09:34 PM

1. Minority rule must be perpetuated!

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 09:42 PM

2. Unfortunately, the GQP is the majority in Arkansas.

What scares the GQP-controlled Arkansas legislature is that the people in Arkansas has passed initiatives in the recent past that the legislature's GQP's masters did not approve - like medical marijuana.

It's a damned site cheaper to buy a small state legislature than to finance a state-wide campaign.

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