The House Elections and Ethics Committee heard testimony this week on legislation that would change lame duck as we know it. Lame duck, the period between a general election and the end of a two-year legislative term, has historically been controversial. Under House Joint Resolution A, introduced by Speaker Jason Wentworth (R-Clare), would amend the Michigan Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote to pass a bill during lame duck. The Resolution would need the support of two-thirds of both the House and Senate and would then be placed on the ballot for Michigan voters to decide. It remains in the House Committee awaiting consideration.
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