Missouri Constitution

Article III
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
Section 49

August 28, 2013



INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Reservation of power to enact and reject laws.

Section 49. The people reserve power to propose and enact or reject laws and amendments to the constitution by the initiative, independent of the general assembly, and also reserve power to approve or reject by referendum any act of the general assembly, except as hereinafter provided.

Source: Const of 1875, Art. IV, 57 (Amended November 3, 1908).

(1963) Initiative process could not be used as method of amending St. Louis County zoning ordinance. State v. Donohue (Mo.), 368 S.W.2d 432.


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