This bill proposes ammendments to our state Constitution, creating a ballot initative process that would allow people to propose new statues and ammend or repeal existing statues. 

Mississippi has been without a ballot initiative process since May 2021, when the state Supreme Court struck down the medical marijuana initiative passed by voters in November 2020 and the entire ballot initiative process. The court ruled the process invalid because language in the state Constitution mandated that the required number of signatures necessary to place an issue on the ballot be gathered equally from five congressional districts. Mississippi has had only four congressional districts since losing one as a result of the 2000 Census.

Status

Returned for concurrence

Session

2022

Bill number

Position

Support