SJR 52

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Donna Campbell

Bill Caption

Proposing a constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that state officers elected by voters statewide reside in the state capital.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, other than the cost of publication.
The cost to the state for publication of the resolution is $118,681.

No fiscal implication to local government.

Bill Analysis

SJR 52 would propose a constitutional amendment repealing the requirement that statewide officers reside in the state capitol. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

05/24/2015 update:

No changes were made to this bill. The second chamber sponsor is Representative Otto.

First chamber analysis:

There was most likely a need for statewide elected officers to reside in the state capitol during the 19th century, as travel was significantly slower with no technology. Today, this seems to be a unnecessary requirement given our advances with technology and transportation.  SJR 52 would positively affirm the principle of individual liberty by allowing statewide elected officers to live where they want and updating an out-dated requirement, therefore we support this legislation.