Sunday, March 25, 2012

Missouri wants to add class discrimination to the state constitution

Of all the dumb bills read every year, this one takes the cake, as Missouri is adding a class exclusion to their state constitution, allowing retroactive punishment of registrants and no one else. I guess some people are more equal than others in this country.

http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills121/biltxt/intro/HJR0083I.htm

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 83

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE S KELLEY (126) (Sponsor), SCHAD, HAEFNER, BRATTIN, GATSCHENBERGER, HOUGHTON, GUERNSEY, FUNDERBURK, COX, FISHER, LAIR, McNARY, STREAM, THOMSON, DAY, HOSKINS, ENTLICHER, WHITE, DAVIS, WETER, KEENEY, ROWLAND, JONES (89), FRANZ, DIEHL, HUMMEL, HARRIS, PACE, WEBB, FALLERT, CASEY, NICHOLS, BROWN (85), LONG, REDMON, PARKINSON, FREDERICK, JOHNSON, RICHARDSON, HAMPTON, BERNSKOETTER, CONWAY (14), REIBOLDT, SOLON, WIELAND, GOSEN, LANT, PIERSON, BURLISON, BAHR, BLACK, FITZWATER, SMITH (150), SCHOELLER, BROWN (116), HIGDON, WRIGHT, NANCE, RIDDLE, ELMER, LASATER, LARGENT, MOLENDORP, McCREERY, BROWN (50), McGHEE, McCANN BEATTY, McNEIL, LAMPE, STILL, ZERR, BERRY, JONES (63), MAY, HUBBARD, COLONA, QUINN, SHIVELY, HODGES, SMITH (71), LOEHNER, GRISAMORE, DIECKHAUS, SILVEY, KLIPPENSTEIN, FLANIGAN, NOLTE, ASBURY, SCHATZ, SCHIEFFER, HUGHES, ANDERS, ELLINGER, CROSS, SATER, WALLINGFORD, McGEOGHEGAN, SCHIEBER, LEACH, McCAHERTY, SOMMER, ALLEN, LAUER, COOKSON, NASHEED, HOLSMAN, TORPEY, RIZZO, MONTECILLO, FRAKER, MORGAN, BRANDOM AND TILLEY (Co-sponsors) .

6036L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

 

JOINT RESOLUTION

Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 13 of article I of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to laws retrospective in operation.


Be it resolved by the House of Representative s, the Senate concurring therein:

            That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article I of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

            Section A. Section 13, article I, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 13, to read as follows:

            Section 13. That no ex post facto law, nor law impairing the obligation of contracts, or retrospective in its operation, or making any irrevocable grant of special privileges or immunities, can be enacted; however, a law may be retrospective in its operation with respect to a new obligation, duty, or disability imposed upon sex offenders.
If you are in Missouri you better start writing these reps and tell them just how you feel about it. 


http://www.moga.mo.gov/ 

Schad, Rodney, Chair
Marshall, Nick, Vice Chair
Cierpiot, Mike
Colona, Mike
Conway, Kathie
Ellington, Brandon
Fuhr, Gary
Higdon, Galen
Hinson, Dave
Lasater, Brent
McGeoghegan, Eileen
Pace, Sharon
Phillips, Don
Reiboldt, Bill
Walton Gray, Rochelle

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