Arkansas 2014 ballot measures

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Five statewide ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Arkansas.

The state's 2014 legislative session ran from February 10, 2014 until March 20, 2014. During that time, the legislature sent three legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to the ballot.

Two initiatives - one an initiated constitutional amendment and the other an initiated state statute - have been certified for the ballot. Three other initiatives failed to submit signatures by the prescribed deadline. Supporters of the initiated state statutes were required to collect at least 62,507 valid signatures by the July 7, 2014 filing deadline, while initiated constitutional amendment supporters had to collect 78,133 valid signatures or more. Following the invalidation of some submitted signatures, supporters of the two remaining initiatives - Issues 4 and 5 - had until August 18, 2014, to submit enough additional signatures to meet the required total. Both campaigns submitted signatures and were ultimately certified for the ballot.

Issues that will appear on the ballot include:

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Arkansas. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2013, the number of measures on a statewide ballot has ranged from one to six.
  • Since 1996, 25 of 37, or 68 percent, of Arkansas ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 12 of 37, or 32 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Issue 1 Admin of Gov't Requires legislative review and approval of changes to state agencies' administrative rules
LRCA Issue 2 Direct Democracy Sets threshold of 75 percent of required petition signatures to obtain additional time for signature collection
LRCA Issue 3 Term Limits Extends length of time state legislators can stay in office to 16 years; limits lobbying and creates independent elected officials salary commission
CICA Issue 4 Alcohol Legalizes manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol statewide
CISS Issue 5 Min Wage Increases the state’s minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 per hour by 2017

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Rainy Day Amendment Budgets Creates a state rainy day fund Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Court Costs Amendment State judiciary Requires those who file "frivolous" lawsuits to pay court costs, places restrictions on witnesses Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Referendum on the Health Care Independence Act of 2013 Healthcare Repeals the health care law signed in April 2013 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Limits total number of years member of the General Assembly may serve Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Medical Cannibas Act Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Hemp and Cannibas Amendment Marijuana Legalizes cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, sale, possession and use of cannabis Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Four Year Terms for County Officials Amendment Term Limits Makes four year terms for county judges, justices of the peace and other offices Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


See also

Arkansas

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