Montana 2014 ballot measures

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Two statewide ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Montana.

One measure, a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, addresses administration of government, and the other, a legislatively-referred state statute, addresses suffrage. Montana has no regular legislative session, as state law requires only 90 legislative days in two years. In order for lawmakers to put an amendment on the ballot, an affirmative roll call vote of two-thirds of all members of the Montana Legislature is required. Similarly, a simple majority is required in both chambers to place a legislatively-referred state statute on the ballot.

A total of 17 initiatives were filed for potential spots on the 2014 ballot in Montana. However, several of these were repeat filings of nearly identical initiatives. Initiative sponsors sometimes file multiple versions of the same measure in order to increase the likelihood of it landing on the ballot. In order to place an initiated constitutional amendment before voters, supporters needed to collect at least 48,349 valid signatures by the June 20, 2014 filing deadline. Supporters of initiated state statutes needed collect at least 24,174 valid signatures by the same deadline. No initiatives made the ballot.[1]

Historical facts

  • Since 1990, an average of six measures have appeared on even-numbered election year ballots in Montana. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1990 has ranged from three to seven.
  • Since 1990, 42 of 68, or 62%, of Montana ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 26 of 68 or 38%, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA State Auditor Renaming Amendment Administration of gov't Renames the position of state auditor to commissioner of securities and insurance
LRSS Late Voter Registration Revision Measure Suffrage Closes late voter registration the Friday before election day

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Primary Election Revision Measure Elections Establishes a "top-two" primary election system Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS Unborn Child Homicide Measure Law enforcement Adds "unborn child" to list of homicide offenses Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS State Employee Retirement Bill Pensions Places all future state employees on 401(k) retirement plans Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS "Sheriffs First" Bill Law enforcement Requires that federal agents obtain permission from local sheriffs before making arrests or serving warrants Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Marijuana Legalization Amendment Marijuana Legalizes the use of marijuana in the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Special Elections for US Senator Vacancies Initiative Elections Requires special elections to fill vacancies for the office of United States Seantor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Right to Natural Consumables Amendment Food Establishes a right to natural foods, medicines, waters and soils Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Gender Quota for Legislature Initiative Legislature Requires that the legislature be composed of 50% men and 50% women Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Prohibit Warrantless Digital Communication Searches Initiative Media Prohibits warrantless searches of digital communications and prohibits general warrants Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Legislative Power to Amend and Repeal Initiated Laws Initiative Direct democracy Prohibits the legislature from amending or repealing laws enacted via initiative, except under certain conditions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Dental Malpractice Protection Initiative Tort law Allows for payments as compensation for a certain defective dental procedure Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Medicaid Expansion Initiative Healthcare Orders legislators to appropriate federal funds for the expansion of Medicaid to people making up to 138% of the poverty line Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS "Dark Money" Initiative Elections Requires 501(c)4 organizations to reveal donor information Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Cable Company Property Tax Initiative Taxes Reclassifies cable television companies’ property for taxation purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Trapping Ban on Public Lands Initiative Hunting Prohibits trapping of certain animals by private individuals on any public lands within the state of Montana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Prohibit State Resources for Affordable Care Act Initiative Healthcare Prohibits the use of state resources to implement and enforce the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Political Activity Disclosure Initiative Elections Requires reporting and disclosure by all persons and entities engaging in political activity Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Marijuana Ban Initiative Marijuana Requires that drugs illegal under federal law are illegal under Montana law Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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