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2011 Senate Joint Resolution S: Restrict people’s right to recall politicians for political question
  1. Introduced by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on December 1, 2011, to place before voters in the next general election a Constitutional amendment to repeal the right of the people to recall elected officials for a “political rather than (just) a judicial question,” and instead prohibit recalling an official for “discretionary performance of a lawful act or of a prescribed duty, including voting.” Future politicians could only be recalled for a criminal conviction, libel, slander or misappropriating public assets.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on December 1, 2011.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Joint Resolution S (Repeal people’s right to recall politicians for political question)  by isabelleelise on April 24, 2012 

This is nothing more than a license for politicians to lie to the voters right from the start.  



Re: 2011 Senate Joint Resolution S (Repeal people’s right to recall politicians for political question)  by cen20474 on December 21, 2011 

 BULLSHIT if we as a voter think the elected offical that we put into office is (NO GOOD) we should be able to kick him or her out of office no matter what.



Re: 2011 Senate Joint Resolution S (Repeal people’s right to recall politicians for political question)  by pepperpete1 on December 20, 2011 

They are politians, if they cannot be recalled for a booboo they made politically, then what is the point? We can only recall them for committing a crime? I strongly disagree and will be checking as to who voted how on this one.



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