Missouri 2014 ballot measures

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Eight statewide ballot measures are certified for 2014 ballots in Missouri, with five measures set to appear on the August 5 primary election ballot and three others set for the November 4 general election ballot.

The eight measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments. Together, the certified measures address the following topics:

The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014, and concluded on May 19, 2014. Proposed amendments had to be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly in order to be placed on the ballot. Legislators referred more measures to the ballot in 2014 than they had in any of the past 16 years.[1]

Though a total of 65 initiatives were filed, only 2 initiated constitutional amendments are still in the running and have the potential to make the November general election ballot. In order to land initiated constitutional amendments on the ballot, signatures had to be obtained from registered voters equal to 8 percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from 6 of the state's 8 congressional districts. This means supporters had to submit at least 157,788 valid signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State's office by May 4, 2014. Both of the potential initiatives' campaigns submitted many more signatures than the required minimum by the May deadline. The secretary of state's office has until the August 5, 2014 primary election to decide whether the initiatives should be certified.

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Missouri. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on statewide ballots since 1996 has ranged from two to 10.
  • Since 1996, 39 of 59, or 66 percent, of Missouri ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 20 of 59, or 34 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Agriculture Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods, produce food for others
LRCA Amendment 5 Firearms Establishes the right to keep and bear arms, ammunition and accessories
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Increases state sales and use taxes for 10 years to fund transportation projects
LRCA Amendment 8 Lottery Creates new lottery ticket with profits going toward veterans' programs
LRCA Amendment 9 Civil Rights Protects electronic data from unreasonable searches and seizures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 2 Trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials
LRCA Amendment 6 Elections Establishes a six-day long early voting period
LRCA Amendment 10 Gov't Finances Prohibits the governor from estimating available state revenues when making budget recommendations under certain legislative circumstances


Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Early Voting Initiative Elections Implements six-week voting period
CICA Teacher Performance Evaluation Amendment Education Implements performance evaluation for teachers, tied to pay, raises, etc.


Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Eminent Domain Restriction Measure Eminent Domain Limits use of eminent domain Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Supreme Court Justices Elections Amendment Judiciary Requires justices to declare partisanship and run for position Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA State Income Tax Credit Amendment Taxes Creates tax credit based on amount donated to non-profit schools Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment Elections Caps contributions to those running for office in state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Religious Funding Amendment Religion Repeals ban on using funds for religious causes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Local Taxes on Tobacco Products Amendment Tobacco Allows residents to amend local taxes on tobacco products Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Transportation Sales and Use Tax Taxes Implements sales and use tax with revenue going to Missouri Department of Transportation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Commission on Human Rights Initiative LGBT Outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Minimum Wage Initiative Min Wage Increases state's minimum wage, provides for adjustments Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Lending Charges Limits Initiative Business Sets limits on certain lending charges Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes the production, sale, possession and consumption of marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Loan Interest Rate Limit Initiative Business Limits interest rate on certain types of loans Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Transportation Tax Amendment Taxes Raises the sales tax in the state for transportation needs Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Voter I.D. Amendment Elections Requires voters show photographic identification at the polls Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Budget Cuts School Exemption Amendment Gov't Finances Exempts education funding from budget cuts made by the governor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


See also

Missouri

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