January 25, 2013






SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No.
2
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    DIGEST OF SJ 2 (Updated January 23, 2013 11:21 am - DI 102)



Citations Affected: Articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.

Synopsis: Elections by secret ballot. Adds a new section to the Constitution of the State of Indiana to provide that if any Indiana or federal law requires or permits an election for any designation or authorization of employee representation, the right of any individual to vote by secret ballot in any such election is guaranteed. Provides that all elections by the people shall be by secret ballot.

Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's voters voting on the question to be effective.





Banks, Kruse




    January 7, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor.
    January 24, 2013, reported favorably _ Do Pass.








January 25, 2013

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)

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SENATE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 2




    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana concerning secret ballots.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (13)SJ9602.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Eighteenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 1; (13)SJ9602.2. -->     SECTION 2. ARTICLE 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 39. The right to vote by secret ballot is fundamental. If any Indiana or federal law requires or permits an election for any designation or authorization of employee representation, the right of any individual to vote by secret ballot in any such election is guaranteed.
SOURCE: CON 2; (13)SJ9602.3. -->     SECTION 3. ARTICLE 2, SECTION 13 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 13. All elections by the People shall be by secret ballot; and all elections by the General Assembly, or by either branch thereof, shall be viva voce.