Bill Text: IA SJR1 | 2021-2022 | 89th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa relating to the right of the people to keep and bear arms.(See SJR 7.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-27 - Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SJR 7. S.J. 176. [SJR1 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2021-SJR1-Introduced.html
Senate Joint Resolution 1 - Introduced SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 1 BY ZAUN SENA TE JOINT RESOLUTION A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution 1 of the State of Iowa relating to the right of the people to 2 keep and bear arms. 3 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1195XS (1) 89 js/rh
S.J.R. 1 Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of 1 the State of Iowa is proposed: 2 Article I of the Constitution of the State of Iowa is amended 3 by adding the following new section: 4 Right to keep and bear arms. Sec. 1A. The right of the 5 people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The 6 sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be 7 a fundamental individual right. Any and all restrictions of 8 this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny. 9 Sec. 2. SUBMISSION TO ELECTORATE. The foregoing proposed 10 amendment, having been adopted and agreed to by the 88th 11 General Assembly, 2019 Session, thereafter duly published, and 12 now adopted and agreed to by the 89th General Assembly in this 13 joint resolution, shall be submitted to the people of the state 14 of Iowa at the general election in November of the year 2022 in 15 the manner required by the Constitution of the State of Iowa 16 and the laws of the state of Iowa. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the 21 Constitution of the State of Iowa, for adoption by the second 22 consecutive general assembly, providing that the right of the 23 people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The 24 sovereign state of Iowa affirms and recognizes this right to be 25 a fundamental right. Any and all restrictions of this right 26 shall be subject to strict scrutiny. 27 The joint resolution, if adopted, would be submitted to the 28 electorate for ratification at the general election in November 29 2022. 30 -1- LSB 1195XS (1) 89 js/rh 1/ 1
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