FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Contact: Ryan Hobart, (573) 526-0949
Ballot Language Certified for Two November Ballot Issues
Jefferson City, MO - The Missouri Secretary of Stateís office today announced that ballot language for two statewide ballot measures has been certified.
The ballot title for the measure put on the ballot by the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 51 reads:
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:
- appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and
- appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governorís appointees be nonlawyers?
There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters.
If passed, the measure would amend Article V of the Constitution of the State of Missouri.
The ballot title for the measure put on the ballot by the passage of Senate Bill 464 reads:
Shall Missouri law be amended to deny individuals, families, and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care plans through a state-based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute, initiative or referendum or through an exchange operated by the federal government as required by the federal health care act?
No direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities are expected from this proposal. Indirect costs or savings related to enforcement actions, missed federal funding, avoided implementation costs, and other issues are unknown.
If passed, the measure would amend Chapter 376 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri.
Both ballot measures will be voted on statewide during the November, 7 2012, General Election.
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