Amendment Article VIII, Section 1
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE V, Section 5
Justices of the Peace. Repealed.
SJR 22 1973
Senate: 3640, 4349-4355, 4362-4363
House: 7327-7336, 7830-7833
Committee Government Administration & Policy: None
Total Pages: 24 pages
Adopted: November 27, 1974 by a popular vote of 301,707 in favor and 236,692 against.
“There was some concern . . . that this amendment meant to eliminate justices of the peace . . . All we’re trying to do . . . is remove the constitutional requirement that justices of the peace must be elected . . . There’s been a recent judge’s ruling which says that all justices of the peace must have their names printed on the ballot . . . some cities have 150 justices of the peace . . . [and] that would move the vote off the machine and on to paper ballots”.
–Rep. Eloise B. Green, speaking during the house debate on Wednesday, May 23, 1973 regarding proposed constitutional amendment S.J.R. No. 22.