LANSING, Mich., May 10, 2022 — The House of Representatives voted today to send a proposed amendment to the Michigan Constitution to the November ballot. The amendment would require annual financial disclosure from legislators and state officers and change the number of years an individual can serve in the Legislature. After the vote, state Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement:

“I voted in favor of the proposed amendment because I am a strong proponent of transparency and accountability in state government. As I noted just this past weekend at the Action on Ethics press conference, Michigan is one of only two states — Idaho being the other — that doesn’t require legislators to disclose their personal finances. Our constituents deserve to know where our interests truly lie. This constitutional amendment will move us closer to genuine transparency.”