Michigan 2014 ballot measures
Three ballot measures are certified for the 2014 ballots in Michigan. Seventeen potential measures - ten legislative referrals, six citizen initiatives and one veto referendum - may appear on the ballot. Topics on the ballot include: hunting and taxes.
- Since 1992, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Michigan. Therefore, 2014 is a below average year based on the currently certified measures.
- The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1992 have ranged from one to six.
- Since 1992, 21 of 44 or 47.73% of Michigan ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 23 of 44 or 52.27% of measures have been defeated.
- On the 2012 Michigan ballot, not one of the ballot measures was approved by a majority.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|LRSS||Public Act 408||Taxes||Dedicates a portion of use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout the state|
|LRSS||Public Act 80||Taxes||Reduces the state use tax and, in lieu, creates a community stabilization share for local governmental purposes|
|VR||Wolf Hunting Referendum||Hunting||Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula|
|IndISS||Minimum Wage Initiative||Minimum wage||Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over three years|
|IndISS||Natural Resource Commission Initiative||Hunting||Empowers Natural Resources Commission to be sole designator of games species|
|IndISS||"Stand Your Ground" Referendum||Firearms||Repeals Act 309 of 2006, also known as "Stand Your Ground" or the "Self-Defense Act," which provided for use of deadly force by citizens in certain circumstances|
|Part-Time Legislature Initiative||State legislatures||Designates the state legislature as part-time|
|"Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment||Direct democracy||Allows for the repeal by referendum of laws containing appropriations|
|Local Initiative and Referendum Initiative||Direct democracy||Provides for a local initiative and referendum process and eliminates laws governing certain aspects of the petition circulation process|
|VR||Natural Resources Commission Referendum||Hunting||Overturns law allowing Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species|
|Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment||Constitutional Language||Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral|
|Same-Sex Marriage Amendment||Marriage||Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages|
|Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment||Hunt & Fish||Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species|
|For-Profit Public Schools Ban Amendment||Education||Prohibits public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity|
|Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment||Labor||Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain|
|Part-Time Legislature Amendment||Legislature||Designates the state legislature as part-time|
|Transportation Funding Amendment||Taxes||Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes|
|Per Pupil Funding for Schools Amendment||Education||Requires that all school districts receive the same amount of state and local per pupil revenue for operating purposes|
|School Aid Fund Allocation Amendment||Education||Allocates the state school aid fund for general and special education and prekindergarten in lieu of higher education and employee retirement systems|
|Tax Revenue Cut Sunset Provision Amendment||Taxes||Requires a four-year sunset provision for all new tax exemptions and credits that reduce tax revenue|
|Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment||Gov't Finance||Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund|
|Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment||Redistricting||Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts|
Not on the ballot
|IndISS||Ban on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Initiative||Abortion||Prohibits insurance plans in state health care exchange from covering abortions|
|IndISS||Fracking Ban Initiative||Fracking||Prohibits the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Michigan|
|"Right-to-Work" Ban Amendment||Labor and unions||Bans and overturns any "Right-to-Work" legislation|
- Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal Statuses
- Instructions for 2014 Initiative and Referendum Petitions
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