Attorney General of Missouri — Opinion
April 15, 2009
Initiative Petition Initiatives
Review and rejection of the sufficiency as to form of an initiative petition (version 6) submitted by Angela Basham regarding a proposed constitutional amendment related to Article X.
The Honorable Robin Carnahan Missouri Secretary of State James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 600 West Main Street Jefferson City, MO 65101
CHRIS KOSTER, Attorney General
Dear Secretary Carnahan:
This opinion letter responds to your request dated April 6, 2009, for our review under Section 116.332, RSMo, of the sufficiency as to form of an initiative petition (version 6) submitted by Angela Basham.
We conclude that the petition must be rejected for the following reasons:
• The petition is not in the proper form as prescribed by Section 116.050, RSMo.
Because of our rejection of the form of the petition for the reasons stated above, we have not reviewed the petition to determine if additional deficiencies exist. Pursuant to Section 116.332.3, RSMo, the Secretary of State is authorized to review this opinion and “make a final decision as to the approval or rejection of the form of the petition.”
Very truly yours,
_________________________ CHRIS KOSTER Attorney General