Nebraska 2014 ballot measures
Two ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Nebraska.
One measure is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment that addresses the topic of gambling. In order to put the measure before voters, the Nebraska State Senate was required to pass the legislation by a 60% vote. The 2014 legislative session ran from January 8, 2014 to April 18, 2014.
The one citizen initiative is related to minimum wage. Supporters needed to collect at least 114,074 valid signatures for initiated constitutional amendments and 79,852 for initiated state statutes by the filing deadline of July 4, 2014.
- Since 1996, an average of eight measures have appeared on even-numbered election year ballots in Nebraska. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
- The number of measures on statewide ballots since 1996 has ranged from two to 19.
- Since 1996, 38 of 70, or 54 percent, of Nebraska ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 32 of 70, or 46 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Amendment 1||Gambling||Permits gambling on horse races at racetracks|
|CISS||Initiative 425||Minimum wage||Increases the state hourly minimum wage to $9 over three years|
Not on the ballot
|Casino Gambling Amendment||Gambling||Provides for the authorization, operation, regulation and taxation of casino gambling|
|Residential Property Tax Amendment||Taxes||Classifies residential real property as separate from other real property for taxation purposes|
|Initiative Signature Requirements Amendment||Direct Democracy||Changes the number of signatures required for statute initiatives to three percent and constitutional initiatives to five percent and county percentage requirements|
|County Manager Government Amendment||Local Gov't||Allows for a county manager form of county government|
|TIF Requirements for Redevelopment Amendment||Economic development||Alters the requirements for cities and villages to use tax-increment financing to rehabilitate and redevelop properties|
|Legislative Supermajority for Tax Increases Amendment||Taxes||Requires the approval of a majority of all legislators plus four additional legislators to impose or increase the rate of taxation|
|Medical Marijuana Amendment||Marijuana||Allows for prescribed patients to grow marijuana for medical use|
|Petition Signature Requirement Amendment||Direct democracy||Reverses a 1994 Nebraska Supreme Court decision which changed the number of signatures required to qualify a petition|
|Legalize Marijuana Amendment||Marijuana||Legalize and taxes commercial crowing and consumption of cannabis plants, including marijuana and hemp|
|Voter ID Amendment||Elections||Requires photo ID to vote|
|Legislative Session Days Amendment||Legislature||Limit the length of any legislative session to 30 day|
|CISS||Prohibit Firearms Restrictions Initiative||Firearms||Prohibits enforcement of federal laws pertaining to firearm ownership or registration enacted on or after July 1, 2013|
- 2014 ballot measures
- List of Nebraska ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Nebraska
- Nebraska signature requirements
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