SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 72
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SMITH (150) (Sponsor), DIEHL, DIECKHAUS, RUZICKA, NANCE, GATSCHENBERGER, RUESTMAN, WILSON (119), KOENIG, SCHAD AND SMITH (14) (Co-sponsors).
4150L.02I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 17 of article IV of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the executive department.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2010, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article IV of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:
Section A. Section 17, article IV, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 17, to read as follows:
Section 17. The governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer and attorney general shall be elected at the presidential elections for terms of four years each. The state auditor shall be elected for a term of two years at the general election in the year 1948, and his or her successors shall be elected for terms of four years. No person shall be elected governor [or] , lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, or state auditor more than twice, and no person who has held the office of governor [or] , lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, or state auditor, or acted as governor [or] , lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, or state auditor for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected to [the] such office [of governor or treasurer] shall be elected to the same office [of governor or treasurer] more than once. The heads of all the executive departments shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. All appointive officers may be removed by the governor and shall possess the qualifications required by this constitution or by law.