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Arkansas 2008 citizen initiatives

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Below is a table of the citizen-initiated constitutional amendments and initiatives proposed for the November 2008 Arkansas ballot.


2008 election results

Type Title Subject Description Outcome
CICA State lottery Gaming Establishes a state lottery to fund college scholarships Approved
CSS Unmarried Couple Adoption Ban Marriage Bans adopting or placing minors in foster care with individuals cohabiting with a sexual partner outside of marriage Approved

For a list of all proposed 2008 initiatives that appeared on the ballot, including those referred by the legislature, see Arkansas 2008 ballot measures.

2008 initiatives that did not make ballot

Type Title Subject Description Outcome
CICA 4-Year Terms for County Sheriffs Elected Terms Would lengthen the terms of county sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years Did not file signatures by deadline
CSS Benefits to Illegal Immigrants Benefits to Illegal Immigrants Would require verified citizenship or legal status before any Arkansan over age 13 could receive public benefits Did not file signatures by deadline
CICA Term limits for county officials Term limits (soften) Would extend term limits to 4 years from 2 years for county officials Did not file signatures by deadline
CICA 4-Year Terms for Elected County Officials Elected Terms Would lengthen the terms of certain county elected officials from 2 years to 4 years Did not file signatures by deadline
CICA Lotteries and Gambling Amendment Gaming would create the Arkansas Commission on lotteries and gambling and investing it with power to license and regulate charitable bingo and raffles, conduct and regulate gambling games at casinos owned by the commission and operated by the commission or its contractors, license thoroughbred and greyhound racing tracks to conduct gambling games, and requiring the commission to operate and regulate one or more statewide lottery games Did not file signatures by deadline
CICA Severance Tax Hike Tax Increase Taxes gas and oil at 7 percent of the market value of the gas at the time and point of severance Withdrawn by sponsor

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