Nebraska Initiative Signature Requirements Amendment (2014)

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The Nebraska Initiative Signature Requirements Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Nebraska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have changed the signature requirements for initiatives to the following:[1]
  • Decreased the signature requirement from 7% to 3% of the state's total registered voters for legislatively-referred state statutes.
  • Required at least 3% of a county’s registered voters to sign a petition from at least two-fifths of the state’s counties for legislatively-referred state statutes.
  • Decreased the signature requirement from 10% to 5% of the state's total registered voters for legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
  • Required at least 5% of a county’s registered voters to sign a petition from at least two-fifths of the state’s counties for legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.

The amendment was introduced into the Nebraska Legislature by State Senator John Murante (NP-49).[1]

Text of measure

The ballot question would have read as follows:[1]

A constitutional amendment to change the number of signatures required for an initiative petition.

[ ] For
[ ] Against[2]

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See also: Amending the Nebraska Constitution

The Nebraska State Senate needed to pass the legislation by a 60% vote in order to place the proposed amendment on the ballot. The 2014 legislative session ended without the measure's approval.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nebraska Legislature, "Legislative Resolution 393CA," accessed February 27, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.