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Michigan 2014 ballot measures

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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.

Historical facts

  • 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

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description
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

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Wolf Hunting Referendum Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula

Potential measures

Seventeen additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014. The petition drive deadline for initiatives is July 7, 2014.

Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
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
CICA Part-Time Legislature Initiative State legislatures Designates the state legislature as part-time
CICA "Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment Direct democracy Allows for the repeal by referendum of laws containing appropriations
CICA 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

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment Constitutional Language Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species
LRCA For-Profit Public Schools Ban Amendment Education Prohibits public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity
LRCA Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment Labor Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain
LRCA Part-Time Legislature Amendment Legislature Designates the state legislature as part-time
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Taxes Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes
LRCA 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
LRCA 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
LRCA Tax Revenue Cut Sunset Provision Amendment Taxes Requires a four-year sunset provision for all new tax exemptions and credits that reduce tax revenue
LRCA Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment Gov't Finance Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund
LRCA Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Ban on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Initiative Abortion Prohibits insurance plans in state health care exchange from covering abortions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Fracking Ban Initiative Fracking Prohibits the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Michigan Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Right-to-Work" Ban Amendment Labor and unions Bans and overturns any "Right-to-Work" legislation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

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