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2021 House Joint Resolution D: Dock ethically out-of-line legislator's pay; immediate effect for new laws
Introduced by Rep. Donna Lasinski (D) on April 21, 2021
To place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment that would to empower a two-thirds majority of the state House or Senate to suspend part or all of the salary and expense allowances of a member who acts unethically or is excessively absent from regular sessions. Also, to require record roll call votes on giving a new law "immediate effect" when it is passed. The state Constitution requires a two-thirds House and Senate majority vote for a new bill to go into effect immediately rather than after a specified period, and in the House this is usually done by "hammering through" the requirement using a voice vote only, not a record roll call vote.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Elections and Ethics Committee on April 21, 2021
Received in the Senate on June 10, 2021
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 10, 2021

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