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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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on December 1, 2011.