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Effective - 27 Feb 1945, see footnote bottom

  III Section 51.  Appropriations by initiative — effective date of initiated laws — conflicting laws concurrently adopted. — The initiative shall not be used for the appropriation of money other than of new revenues created and provided for thereby, or for any other purpose prohibited by this constitution.  Except as provided in this constitution, any measure proposed shall take effect when approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon.  When conflicting measures are approved at the same election the one receiving the largest affirmative vote shall prevail.


Source: Const. of 1945.

(1974) A city charter amendment which would require salaries of city firemen to equal those of another city's firemen violates this section in that it in effect constitutes an appropriation measure which failed to provide new revenues. State ex rel. Card v. Kaufman (Mo.), 517 S.W.2d 78.

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