A House panel has passed a measure that would allow lawmakers to change or overturn voter-enacted laws protected under the state's voter protection act.
The Republican-controlled committee passed the measure Monday among several other proposals though it decided to delay debate on a measure to repeal the clean elections act.
Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler sponsored the bill that lets lawmakers modify voter-approved ballot measures if lawmakers pass the changes by a higher percentage than voters passed the original proposal.
The Arizona Voter Protection Act shields voter-approved laws by requiring the Legislature to receive a three-fourths majority to modify the law.
Voters would need to approve the changes before it could become law.
The House Elections Committee passed House Concurrent Resolution 2043 on a 4-2 vote.