Missouri Constitution

Article III

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November 14, 2016

1 Legislative power--general assembly.
2 Election of representatives--apportionment commission, appointment, duties, compensation.
3 (Repealed November 2, 1982, L. 1982 SJR 39, 1)
4 Qualifications of representatives.
5 Senators--number--senatorial districts.
6 Qualifications of senators.
7 Senatorial apportionment commission--number, appointment, duties, compensation.
8 Term limitations for members of General Assembly.
9 Apportionment of representatives.
10 Basis of apportionment--alteration of districts.
11 Time of election of senators and representatives.
12 Members of general assembly disqualified from holding other offices.
13 Vacation of office by removal of residence.
14 Writs of election to fill vacancies.
15 Oath of office of members of assembly--administration--effect of refusal to take oath and conviction of violation.
16 Compensation, mileage allowance and expenses of general assembly members.
17 Limitation on number of legislative employees.
18 Appointment of officers of houses--jurisdiction to determine membership--power to make rules, punish for contempt and disorderly conduct and expel members.
19 Legislative privileges.
20 Regular sessions of assembly--quorum--compulsory attendance--public sessions--limitation on power to adjourn.
20(a) Automatic adjournment--tabling of bills, when.
20(b) Special session, procedure to convene--limitations--automatic adjournment.
21 Style of laws--bills--limitation on amendments--power of each house to originate and amend bills--reading of bills.
22 Referral of bills to committees--recall of referred bills--records of committees--provision for interim meetings.
23 Limitation of scope of bills--contents of titles--exceptions.
24 Printing of bills and amendments.
25 Limitation on introduction of bills.
26 Legislative journals--demand for yeas and nays--manner and record of vote.
27 Concurrence in amendments--adoption of conference committee reports --final passage of bills.
28 Form of reviving, reenacting and amending bills.
29 Effective date of laws--exceptions--procedure in emergencies and upon recess.
30 Signing of bills by presiding officers--procedure on objections --presentation of bills to governor.
31 Governor's duty as to bills--time limitations--failure to return, bill becomes law.
32 Vetoed bills reconsidered, when.
33 (Repealed August 5, 1986, L. 1986 HCS HJR 4 & 20, 1)
34 Revision of general statutes--limitation on compensation.
35 Committee on legislative research.
36 Payment of state revenues and receipts to treasury--limitation of withdrawals to appropriations--order of appropriations.
37 Limitation on state debts and bond issues.
37(a) State building bond issue authorized--interest rate--payment from income tax and other funds.
37(b) Water pollution control fund established--bonds authorized--funds to stand appropriated.
37(c) Additional water pollution control bonds authorized--procedure.
37(d) Third state building bond issue authorized--procedures--use of funds.
37(e) Water pollution control, improvement of drinking water systems and storm water control--amount of indebtedness, bonds authorized, procedure.
37(f) Fourth state building bond and interest fund created--bond issue authorized, procedure--use of funds.
37(g) Rural water and sewer grants and loans--bonds authorized, procedure --appropriation of funds, limitations.
37(h) Storm water control plans, studies and projects--bonds authorized, procedure--storm water control bond and interest fund created, administration (includes St. Louis City and counties of the first classification).
38(a) Limitation on use of state funds and credit--exceptions--public calamity--blind pensions--old age assistance--aid to children--direct relief--adjusted compensation for veterans--rehabilitation --participation in federal aid.
38(b) Tax levy for blind pension fund.
38(c) Neighborhood improvement districts, cities and counties may be authorized to establish, powers and duties--limitation on indebtedness.
38(d) Stem cell research--title of law--permissible research--violations, penalty--report required, when--prohibited acts--definitions.
39 Limitation of power of general assembly.
39(a) Bingo may be authorized--requirements.
39(b) State lottery, authority to establish--lottery proceeds fund established, purpose.
39(c) Pari-mutuel wagering may be authorized by general assembly--horse racing commission established, election procedure to adopt or reject horse racing.
39(d) Gaming revenues to be appropriated to public institutions of elementary, secondary and higher education.
39(e) Riverboat gambling authorized on Missouri and Mississippi Rivers --boats in moats authorized.
39(f) Raffles and sweepstakes, charitable or religious organizations may sponsor, standards and conditions.
40 Limitations on passage of local and special laws.
41 Indirect enactment of local and special laws--repeal of local and special laws.
42 Notice of proposed local or special laws.
43 Title and control of lands of United States--exemption from taxation --taxation of lands of nonresidents.
44 Uniform interest rates.
45 Congressional apportionment.
45(a) Term limitations for members of U.S. Congress--effective when --voluntary observance required, when.
46 Militia.
46(a) Emergency duties and powers of assembly on enemy attack.
47 State parks--appropriations for, required.
48 Historical memorials and monuments--acquisition of property.
49 Reservation of power to enact and reject laws.
50 Initiative petitions--signatures required--form and procedure.
51 Appropriations by initiative--effective date of initiated laws --conflicting laws concurrently adopted.
52(a) Referendum--exceptions--procedure.
52(b) Veto power--elections--effective date.
53 Basis for computation of signatures required.

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