West Virginia Future Fund Amendment (2014)
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will not appear on a ballot
The West Virginia Future Fund Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in West Virginia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have established a “West Virginia Future Fund” for the state to accumulate interest revenues to be send on education, workforce development, economic development and diversification, infrastructure and tax relief. The fund would have only be tapped for revenues six years after the fund's implementation.
The measure's assigned legislative name was Future Fund Amendment.
Text of measure
The ballot purpose summary would have read as follows:
|“||The purpose of this amendment is to protect the principal of the West Virginia Future Fund and to specify how the interest from the fund may be spent.||”|
|12. Future Fund Amendment.|
- Sen. Jeffrey Kessler (D-2)
- Sen. Erik Wells (D-8)
- Sen. Robert Fitzsimmons (D-1)
- Sen. Robert Beach (D-13)
- Sen. Robert Plymale (D-5)
- Sen. Daniel Hall (D-9)
- Sen. Herb Snyder (D-16)
- Sen. Jack Yost (D-1)
- Sen. Samuel Cann, Sr. (D-12)
- Sen. Donald Cookman (D-15)
- Sen. William Laird (D-10)
- Sen. Ron Miller (D-10)
- Sen. Evan Jenkins (R-5)
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the West Virginia Constitution
According to the West Virginia Constitution, a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature was required to refer an amendment to the ballot. On February 26, 2014, SJR 14 was approved in the West Virginia Senate. On March 8, 2014, SJR 14 was defeated in the West Virginia House of Representatives in a 48 in favor to 45 against vote. This vote was a simple majority, but not the required supermajority. Therefore, SJR 14 will not appear on the ballot.
- West Virginia Legislature, "Senate Joint Resolution 14 Text," accessed February 21, 2014
- West Virginia Legislature, "Senate Joint Resolution 14," accessed February 21, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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