Senate Joint Resolution 39, a proposed religious liberty amendment to the Missouri Constitution, was defeated in committee on April 27.
The Republican-sponsored measure needed a simple majority to pass before continuing its journey to the House floor for full debate. The vote was 6-6.
Six Republicans voted in favor, with three Democrats and three Republicans voting in opposition.
Without the votes of the three opposing Republicans – Rep. Jim Hansen of Frankford, Rep. Caleb Rowden of Columbia and Rep. Anne Zerr of St. Charles – SJR 39 would have passed.
Read the Missourian’s coverage of the votes against Senate Joint Resolution 39 here.
Proposed “religious liberty” bill fails after 6-6 committee vote. A majority vote was needed for the bill to pass. https://t.co/0rmPwloAEl
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