Kansas 2014 ballot measures

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One statewide ballot measure was certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Kansas. The one measure was approved.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 13, 2014, and concluded on May 30, 2014. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the Kansas Legislature.

The approved measure was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment that legalized nonprofits holding raffles for charitable purposes. Prior to this measure, the practice was illegal due to constitutional language regarding gambling.[1][2]

Historical facts

  • Between 1999 and 2013, an average of one measure appeared annually on the ballot in Kansas. Therefore, 2014 was an average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • Between 1999 and 2013, there were several even- and odd-numbered election years during which no measures appeared on the statewide ballot.
  • From 1999 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots ranged from zero to two.
  • Between 1999 and 2014, six of eight, or 75 percent, of Kansas ballot measures were approved by voters.
  • Conversely, two of eight, or 25 percent, of measures were defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SCR 1618 Gambling Authorizes the legislature to permit charitable raffles or other forms of charitable gaming by certain nonprofit organizations Approveda

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Addresses term limits of state legislators Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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