Michigan 2014 ballot measures

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Three statewide ballot measures are certified for 2014 ballots in Michigan, with one legislatively-referred state statute on the August 5, 2014 primary ballot and two veto referendums on the November 4, 2014 general election ballot.

Topics currently on the ballot include hunting and taxes.

Fifteen potential measures - fourteen legislative referrals and one citizen initiative - may appear on the ballot. The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014 and is projected to end on December 31, 2014. To place legislative referrals on the ballot, a minimum two-thirds vote is required in both the House and the Senate.

Supporters of potential initiatives had until May 28, 2014, for initiatives and July 7, 2014, for constitutional amendments to collect the number of signatures mandated by law to land the measures on the ballot. The required number for amendments was 322,609, while that of statutes was 258,087. Veto referendums carried a signature requirement of at least 161,304. Submitted petitions are currently pending verification.

Historical facts

  • Since 1992, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Michigan. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on statewide ballots since 1992 has ranged from one to six.
  • Since 1992, 21 of 44, or 48 percent, of Michigan ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 23 of 44, or 52 percent, of measures have been defeated.
  • On the 2012 Michigan ballot, not one of the ballot measures was approved by a majority.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description
LRSS Proposal 1 Taxes Eliminates the personal property tax and allocates a portion of the state use tax to municipalities

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Wolf Hunting Referendum Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula
VR Natural Resources Commission Referendum Hunting Overturns law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species

Potential measures

Fifteen additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014. The final petition drive deadline for initiatives was July 7, 2014. They are currently pending verification.

Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Natural Resource Commission Initiative Hunting Empowers Natural Resources Commission to be sole designator of games species

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment Constitutional Language Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species
LRCA For-Profit Public Schools Ban Amendment Education Prohibits public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity
LRCA Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment Labor Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain
LRCA Part-Time Legislature Amendment Legislature Designates the state legislature as part-time
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Taxes Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes
LRCA Per Pupil Funding for Schools Amendment Education Requires that all school districts receive the same amount of state and local per pupil revenue for operating purposes
LRCA School Aid Fund for Special Education and Kindergarten Amendment Education Allocates the state school aid fund for general and special education and prekindergarten in lieu of higher education and employee retirement systems
LRCA School Aid Fund for School Districts Amendment Education Allocates the state school aid fund to school districts in lieu of higher education and employee retirement systems
LRCA Tax Revenue Cut Sunset Provision Amendment Taxes Requires a four-year sunset provision for all new tax exemptions and credits that reduce tax revenue
LRCA Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment Gov't Finance Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund
LRCA Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts
LRCA Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates a citizens redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts


Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Public Act 408 Taxes Dedicates a portion of use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Ban on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Initiative Abortion Prohibits insurance plans in state health care exchange from covering abortions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Fracking Ban Initiative Fracking Prohibits the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Michigan Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS "Stand Your Ground" Referendum Firearms Repeals Act 309 of 2006, also known as "Stand Your Ground" or the "Self-Defense Act," which provided for use of deadly force by citizens in certain circumstances Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Right-to-Work" Ban Amendment Labor and unions Bans and overturns any "Right-to-Work" legislation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Part-Time Legislature Initiative State legislatures Designates the state legislature as part-time Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment Direct democracy Allows for the repeal by referendum of laws containing appropriations Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Local Initiative and Referendum Initiative Direct democracy Provides for a local initiative and referendum process and eliminates laws governing certain aspects of the petition circulation process Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over three years Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


See also

Michigan

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