Get that marriage license while you still can, someone’s on a tear. A resolution for a special session introduced on Monday by Representative Jeff Pogue (r):
Calls for a special session for the purpose of eliminating the state’s involvement in the institution of marriage
Sponsor: Pogue, Jeff (143)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2019
LR Number: 1048H.01I
Last Action: 02/05/2019 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HCR 30
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
House Concurrent Resolution No. 30 [pdf]
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE POGUE.
1048H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
WHEREAS, state government should not be involved in the institution of marriage or in the issuance of marriage licenses; and
WHEREAS, our statutes are entrenched with matters relating to marriage including, but not limited to, laws relating to tax, property, family, probate, business, and county government; and
WHEREAS, a special session is needed in order to properly vet such matters and reform our statutes to remove the state’s involvement in marriage; and
WHEREAS, under Article III, Section 20(b) of the Constitution of Missouri, the General Assembly may call a special session upon the filing of a petition with the Secretary of State stating the purpose for which the session is to be called and signed by three-fourths of the members of the Senate and three-fourths of the members of the House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, the General Assembly should have prior notice of such special session in order to conduct research and draft legislation; and
WHEREAS, the General Assembly should agree to reconvene in a special session in 20 September 2019, concurrent with the veto session, in order to explore this issue:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the One Hundredth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby agree to file a joint proclamation calling for a special session of the General Assembly in September 2019 for the purpose of discussing the state’s involvement in the institution of marriage; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for each member of the General Assembly.
So, would those of us who are currently married be grandfathered in? How would that work? Just asking.