Missouri Constitution


The Missouri Constitution which is the fourth and current constitution of the state was adopted in 1945.  It provides for three branches of government the legislative, the executive and the judicial.  The Constitution also provides for local governments in the form of counties and cities.  There have been more than 60 amendments to the Constitution since 1945.  The Missouri Constitution consists of 13 Articles.

The Missouri Constitution can be amended in three different ways:

  • Legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
  • Initiated constitutional amendments as discussed in Sections 49, 50, 51 and 53 of Article III.
  • A constitutional convention as established in Section 3a of Article XII.

Full Text of Missouri Constitution