Potential 2016 ballot measures

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This page contains potential statewide ballot meausures that have been filed, are being reviewed or have begun circulation to obtain signatures for it to be placed on a 2016 primary or general election ballot. A list of measures that did not qualify for the 2016 ballot can be found here.

See also 2016 ballot measures for ballot measures that are already confirmed for a 2016 ballot, and filed initiatives

Alaska

See also: Alaska 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Setnet Ban Initiative Fishing Bans the use of set nets in urban areas
CISS Criminal Penalties for Public Officials Initiative Gov't acc Imposes criminal penalties on public officials for nepotism

Arizona

See also: Arizona 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes marijuana for individuals older than 21 years of age


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Allows for same-sex marriage in the state
CISS Campaign Finance Reform Initiative Elections and campaigns Changes process of disclosing campaign donors, supports amendment to U.S. Constitution

California

See also: California 2016 ballot propositions

Initiatives

Initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
Initiative Devolution Panel Initiative Federal Con Establishes a panel to investigate sub-national sovereignty through devolution
Initiative Federal Government Censure Initiative Federal Con Censures the federal government for seven reasons
CISS "Honor Our Flag" Initiative Federal Con Provides for the United States flag and California flag to be maintained at equal height
Initiative Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana
CISS Condoms in Pornographic Films Initiative Adult Requires the use of condoms in pornographic films produced in California

Referrals

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Legislative Control over University of California Amendment Education Subjects the UC system and Regents to legislative control as provided by statute

As of October 30, 2014, these initiatives are pending review.

Type Identifying # Proponent Received by AG Title expected Working title

As of October 30, 2014, these measures have been approved for circulation.

Type Title Description Signature deadline
CICA 14-0009 Public Vote on Bonds January 20, 2015
CICA 14-0010 Resident Deportation Ban Initiative March 30, 2015
VR 14-0011 Plastic Bag Ban Referendum December 29, 2014

Florida

See also: Florida 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Grants the right to use marijuana for the treatment of certain ailments when recommended by a physician
CICA Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative Suffrage Restores the right to vote for most people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences

Georgia

See also: Georgia 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Marijuana Legalization Amendment Marijuana Authorizes the legislature to legalize recreational marijuana

Idaho

See also: Idaho 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana
CISS Privatization of Liquor Sales Initiative Alcohol Privatizes the state's liquor industry

Maine

See also: Maine 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes, regulates and taxes marijuana


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
Initiative Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
IndICA Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana
IndICA "Confederate Heritage" Amendment History Establishes Christianity as official religion, English as official language, and April as "Confederate Heritage Month"
IndICA Initiative 44 Direct Democracy Grants citizens the power of veto referendum
IndICA Initiative 45 School Choice Empowers the legislature to develop a system of issuing vouchers for school choice

Montana

See also: Montana 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Permits adults to purchase, consume, produce and possess marijuana

Nevada

See also: Nevada 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes, regulates and taxes recreational marijuana
IndISS Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative Firearms Requires that an unlicensed person who wishes to sell or transfer a firearm to another person conduct the transfer through a licensed gun dealer who runs a background check
LRCA State Legislature Revision Amendment Legislature Provides for annual regular sessions, authorizes legislature to hold sessions outside the capital, establishes a minimum monthly salary for legislators and requires consent of the senate for certain executive appointments

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Myrtle Beach Casinos for Transportation Funding Amendment Gambling Permits casinos in and around Myrtle Beach to fund transportation infrastructure improvements
AQ Minimum Wage Increase Question Min Wage Advises the legislature to increase the state's hourly minimum wage to one dollar above the federal minimum wage

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 2016 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Superintendent of Public Instruction Amendment Education Eliminates the state superintendent of public instruction and assign public education oversight to the governor
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana with amount and user age restrictions