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A joint resolution to amend the Missouri Constitution introduced today in the House:

HJR 76
Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting searches of persons upon entering the Missouri State Capitol or on capitol grounds
Sponsor: Marshall, Nick (013)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2018
LR Number: 5935H.01I
Last Action: 01/17/2018 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HJR 76
Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING

The text:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 76 [pdf]
99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE MARSHALL. 5935H.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

JOINT RESOLUTION

Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment to article I of the Constitution of Missouri, by adopting one new section relating to searches on Missouri state capitol grounds.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:

That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2018, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article I of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:
Section A. Article I, Constitution of Missouri, is amended by adding one new section, to be known as section 37, to read as follows:
Section 37. That the Missouri state capitol shall be freely open to the people to peaceably assemble, to petition their government, and to observe all sessions of the general assembly; that no person shall be subject to search upon entry, nor shall any person be searched or property be seized within the state capitol or capitol grounds except upon probable cause that an offense has been or is being committed, upon the execution of a warrant issued as provided for under the constitution, or upon an immediate threat to life or property.

Someone doesn’t like the security checkpoint at the public entrance to the capitol.

A constitutional amendment? Really? Give it a rest.