Senate committee votes to overturn Voter Protection Act

State Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler/Photo by Sophia Kunthar
State Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler/Photo by Sophia Kunthar

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times

HCR2043 would effectively overturn a 1998 voter-approved constitutional provision that says once a measure is approved at the ballot it can be overturned only with a three-fourths vote of both the House and Senate. And even with that margin, they cannot repeal what voters have enacted but can approve only changes that “further the purpose” of the underlying measure.

Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, said lawmakers need the ability to react when situations change.

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