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Resolution Reforming Lame Duck Introduced

Jun 21, 2019

In a change to current law, one legislator is seeking to reform the voting process during lame-duck. Introduced by Representative Lori Stone (D-Warren), House Joint Resolution L, would increase the threshold for passing legislation from the current simple majority to a two-thirds majority for any piece of legislation introduced during lame duck. Every two years, the time period after the November election, but before the end of the year, is always very active for the legislature. In 2018, over 300 bills were passed during lame duck. The resolution has been referred to the House Government Operations Committee for consideration.

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