Missouri Local Taxes on Tobacco Products Amendment (2014)

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A Missouri Local Taxes on Tobacco Products Amendment did not appear on the November 4, 2014 election ballot in the state of Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment. If approved by voters, the measure would have allowed residents of cities and towns to amend taxes relating to tobacco products.[1]

Text of measure

Ballot question

According to the official ballot title published by the secretary of state, the text of the question proposed for the ballot was:[1]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow voters to approve or modify local taxes within their city or county on cigarettes or tobacco products, or on the selling of cigarettes or tobacco products, to be used for local health care, local public education, and local job creation programs?

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Fiscal impact

According to the official ballot title published by the secretary of state:[1]

The proposal will result in no direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities. Actions at the local government level allowed by this proposal could result in unknown indirect costs or savings to state and local governmental entities that cannot be estimated. [2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Missouri Constitution

The supporting group had until May 4, 2014, to turn in the required number of valid signatures. Missouri law states that signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to eight percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts, meaning supporters must submit at least 157,788 valid signatures by the May deadline.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Missouri Secretary of State, "2014-026," accessed February 24, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Ballotpedia.org, "Laws governing the initiative process in Missouri," accessed March 14, 2014