Note: Ballotpedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 9 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
For status updates, visit lucyburns.org.
Ballotpedia's coverage of elections held on March 3, 2015, was limited. Select races were covered live, and all results will be added once the merger is complete.

Nebraska Initiative Signature Requirements Amendment (2014)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not on Ballot
Proposed allot measures that were not on a ballot
This measure did not or
will not appear on a ballot
The Nebraska Initiative Signature Requirements Amendment was not 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 percent to 3 percent of the state's total registered voters for legislatively-referred state statutes.
  • Required at least 3 percent 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 percent to 5 percent of the state's total registered voters for legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
  • Required at least 5 percent 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]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Nebraska Constitution

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

See also

BP-Initials-UPDATED.png
Suggest a link

External links

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.