HCS SB 749 -- EFFECTIVE DATES OF LAWS
SPONSOR: Goode (Monaco)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on
Judiciary by a vote of 16 to 0.
Under current law, a bill vetoed by the Governor becomes
effective immediately if the General Assembly votes to override
the veto. Similarly, due to a 1926 decision of the Missouri
Supreme Court, initiative petitions become effective on the date
approved by the voters. This substitute provides that vetoed
bills become effective 30 days after the General Assembly votes
to override. Issues submitted to the voters, whether by the
General Assembly or by initiative petition filed after January 1,
2003, must contain an effective date.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill clears up an
uncertainty in the law.
Testifying for the bill was Senator Goode.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Julie Jinkens McNitt, Legislative Analyst
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Last Updated October 11, 2002 at 9:04 am