Missouri Prevent Racial Profiling Initiative (2012)

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The Missouri Prevent Racial Profiling Initiative did not appear on the November 2012 ballot in the state of Missouri as an initiated state statute. The measure would have required law enforcement agencies to take steps to prevent racial profiling. Such steps include implementing a complaint process, requiring corrective action for violators and providing information about traffic/pedestrian stops to the Missouri Attorney General.[1]

Text of measure

The ballot title for the petition read:[1]

Shall Missouri law be amended to require law enforcement agencies to take steps to prevent racial profiling that include implementing a complaint process, requiring corrective action for violators, and providing certain information about traffic or pedestrian stops to the Attorney General for an annual report to the Governor, legislature and law enforcement agencies?



Compliance with this proposal may result in state and local law enforcement agencies purchasing/upgrading computer software or purchasing cameras for law enforcement vehicles. Those costs will vary by agency based on prior expenditures for these items and compliance decisions made.

Path to the ballot

See also: Missouri signature requirements

To qualify for the ballot, the initiative required signatures from registered voters equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts. Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot were due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.

The measure was certified on May 16, 2011.[1][2]

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