Nebraska 2014 ballot measures

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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.

Historical facts

  • 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

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA 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

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Casino Gambling Amendment Gambling Provides for the authorization, operation, regulation and taxation of casino gambling Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Residential Property Tax Amendment Taxes Classifies residential real property as separate from other real property for taxation purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA 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 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA County Manager Government Amendment Local Gov't Allows for a county manager form of county government Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA TIF Requirements for Redevelopment Amendment Economic development Alters the requirements for cities and villages to use tax-increment financing to rehabilitate and redevelop properties Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA 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 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Medical Marijuana Amendment Marijuana Allows for prescribed patients to grow marijuana for medical use Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Petition Signature Requirement Amendment Direct democracy Reverses a 1994 Nebraska Supreme Court decision which changed the number of signatures required to qualify a petition Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Legalize Marijuana Amendment Marijuana Legalize and taxes commercial crowing and consumption of cannabis plants, including marijuana and hemp Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Voter ID Amendment Elections Requires photo ID to vote Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Legislative Session Days Amendment Legislature Limit the length of any legislative session to 30 day Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Prohibit Firearms Restrictions Initiative Firearms Prohibits enforcement of federal laws pertaining to firearm ownership or registration enacted on or after July 1, 2013 Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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Nebraska

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