There are 2 ways laws can be passed in Missouri, ballot initiative and legislature action.
According to constitutional law experts, the Missouri legislature overturns voter initiatives more frequently than almost any other state with the initiative process. Your Vote Counts campaign used Washington University Law professor Gregory Magarian expertise to design a timeline of initiatives passed by the people and Missouri legislature either overturned the initiative or modified it.
A case can be made for legislature to overturn or modified some of these legislations, depending on your political perspective.
Voters passed campaign contributions limits in 1994, but the legislature repealed the limits in 2006. Supporters of contribution limits argue it’s unfair for candidates with less money to compete with candidates with more money. On the other side, opponants point out that candidates with more money earn more money.
The timeline also points that the legislature altered the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act passed by the voters. While the legislature didn’t repeal the whole act, they passed SB 113 that removed 50 dog limit and making animal shelters to abide by the Act as well.
You Vote Counts’ initiative will increase the threshold from a simple majarity to 3/4 majarity in both house and senate needed for the legislature to overturn ballot initiatives by the people so the Next time the Missouri legislature want to second guest Missouri voters, 3/4 will have to justity it.
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