New York 2014 ballot measures

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Three measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in New York.

Of the three measures currently certified for the November general election ballot, two are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, and one is a bond issue.

The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014 and is expected to conclude on January 7, 2015. The state does not allow initiatives or referendums, therefore, measures must be referred by the New York State Legislature. According to the New York Constitution, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the legislature in order to qualify an amendment for the statewide ballot. As for a bond issue, Section 11, Article VII of the New York Constitution states that a majority vote is required in the legislature in order to qualify bond questions for the statewide ballot. The measures must be passed by the legislature at least three months before the general election.

Topics on the ballot include:

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of two measures have appeared annually on the ballot in New York. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year based on the currently certified measures.
  • From 1996 to 2013, the number of measures on a statewide ballot have ranged from two to eight.
  • Since 1996, 13 of 21 or 62 percent of New York ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 8 of 21 or 38 percent of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposal 1 Redistricting Creates a redistricting commission to draw district lines every ten years
LRCA Proposal 2 Legislature Allows for electronic versions of bills rather than requiring paper copies
BI Proposal 3 Bonds Authorizes $2 billion in state bonds to fund technology upgrades in schools

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Bonds for Environmental Infrastructure Act Bonds Authorizes $5 billion in state bonds for clean water and air infrastructure and natural resource protection Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

See also

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