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Tuesday Count and 2014 Scorecard

Potential measuresFiled Initiatives

Election Dates
May 6June 3June 10July 15August 5August 19November 4

Ballot Measures by State
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisKansasLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Ballot Measures by Topic

AbortionAdministration of governmentAlcoholAmerican Indian issuesBankingBond issuesBusiness regulationCivil and criminal trialsCivil rightsConstitutional conventionsConstitutional languageCounty and municipal governanceDefinition of a corporationDirect democracyDivorce and custodyEconomic developmentEducationElections and campaignsEnvironmentFederal constitutional issuesFirearmsFood and agricultureGamblingGovernment accountabilityHealthcareHistory, culture and the artsHunting and fishingImmigrationInsuranceLabor and unionsLaw enforcementLotteryMarijuanaMinimum wageNatural resourcesPropertyRedistricting measuresGovernment salariesBudgetsState executive officialsState legislaturesState judiciaryState legislaturesSuffrageTaxesTerm limitsTransportationUtilitiesVeteransWar and peaceWater

Thirty-six ballot questions are certified for spots on ten statewide ballots in 2014, as of June 25, 2013. Proposed measures can be found here.

Historically, even-numbered years feature a significant increase in the quantity of ballot measures over odd-numbered years. Though 2012 featured a full 188 questions on the ballot, that is actually lower than the 194 average for even-numbered years since 2000. It remains to be seen whether or not 2014 will continue this downward trend since the 2006 high point of 226. The probability of that happening partly depends on the success of various legislation and proposed constitutional amendments which would make it harder to place measures on the ballot.

Initiatives that have already filed signatures and are pending certification can be found here.

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Alabama 2014 ballot measures

July 15:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Business Ends the assessment refund for cotton producers who do not participate in the assessment program Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million
LRCA Amendment 3 Firearms Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds majority vote by the state legislature to increase local education expenditure by $50,000 or more
LRCA Amendment 5 Hunt & Fish Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations


Arizona 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposition 122 Federal Con Creates mechanism by which use of state personnel and financial resources are employed only for purposes congruent with Constitution
LRSS Proposition 303 Healthcare Allows terminally ill patients access to medical treatments which have completed phase one of a clinical trial, but are not yet approved by FDA
Commission Proposition 304 Gov't Salaries Increases salaries of state legislators by $11,000 to $35,000 annually


Arkansas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Issue 1 Admin of Gov't Requires legislative review and approval of changes to state agencies' administrative rules
LRCA Issue 2 Direct Democracy Sets threshold of 75 percent of required petition signatures to obtain additional time for signature collection
LRCA Issue 3 Term Limits Extends length of time state legislators can stay in office to 16 years; limits lobbying and creates independent elected officials salary commission
CICA Issue 4 Alcohol Legalizes manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol statewide
CISS Issue 5 Min Wage Increases the state’s minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 per hour by 2017


California 2014 ballot propositions

June 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 41 Bonds $600 million bond to provide multifamily housing to veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Gov't Acc Local agencies must comply with the California Public Records Act Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $7.12 billion bond for California's water system
LRCA Proposition 2 Gov't Finances Increase amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund
CISS Proposition 45 Insurance Public notice required for insurance company rates initiative
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare Increase the cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million
CISS Proposition 47 Criminal Trials Reduces the classification of most nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor
VR Proposition 48 Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe


Connecticut 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Question 1 Elections Allows the legislature to expand early voting


Louisiana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Healthcare Gives constitutional protection to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund
LRCA Amendment 2 Healthcare Creates a Hospital Stabilization Fund
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Allows agents of tax collectors to assist in the tax sale process and recover costs from fees charged
LRCA Amendment 4 Banking Creates a state infrastructure bank to issue loans to transportation projects
LRCA Amendment 5 Judiciary Removes the retirement age requirement from judicial offices
LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Authorizes Orleans Parish to levy an additional ad valorem tax for fire and police protection
LRCA Amendment 7 Veterans Makes corrections to language of state's current homestead exemption for disabled veterans
LRCA Amendment 8 Gov't Finances Protects Artificial Reef Development Fund from being used for other purposes
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Deletes requirement that permanently disabled homeowners certify their income annually to keep property tax rate
LRCA Amendment 10 Property Provides redemption period for certain property sold at tax sale
LRCA Amendment 11 Admin of Gov't Permits upwards of twenty-one state executive departments
LRCA Amendment 12 Admin of Gov't Adds members to the state's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
LRCA Amendment 13 Property Authorizes New Orleans to sell property at a price fixed by the legislature in the Lower Ninth Ward
LRCA Amendment 14 Taxes Limits when tax rebates can be altered by the legislature


Michigan 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

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

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Proposal 1 Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula
VR Proposal 2 Hunting Overturns law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species


Missouri 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Agri Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods; produce food for others Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Firearms Establishes the right to keep and bear arms, ammunition and accessories Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Increases state sales and use taxes for 10 years to fund transportation projects Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Lottery Creates new lottery ticket with profits going toward veterans' programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Civil Rights Protects electronic data from unreasonable searches and seizures Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 2 Criminal Trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials
CICA Amendment 3 Labor Implements performance evaluation for teachers tied to pay, raises, etc.
LRCA Amendment 6 Elections Establishes a six-day-long early voting period
LRCA Amendment 10 Gov't Finances Prohibits the governor from estimating available state revenues when making budget recommendations under certain legislative circumstances


Montana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA C-45 Admin of Gov't Renames the position of state auditor to commissioner of securities and insurance
LRSS LR-126 Suffrage Closes late voter registration the Friday before election day


Nevada 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Question 1 Courts Amends Nevada Constitution to create an intermediate appellate court
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Amends Nevada Constitution to remove mining tax cap of 5%
IndISS Question 3 Taxes Implements a 2% margins tax on businesses for public schools

New York

New York 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

North Dakota

North Dakota 2014 ballot measures

June 10:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Direct Democracy Reduces the filing deadline for initiated petitions from 90 to 120 days before a statewide election Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Measure 1 Abortion Declares in the state constitution that life begins at conception
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Prevents the state from imposing mortgage, sales or transfer taxes on the mortgage or transfer of real property
LRCA Measure 3 Education Abolishes elected State Board of Higher Education and replaces it with appointed Commission of Higher Education
LRCA Measure 4 Direct Democracy Requires measures that have significant fiscal impacts on the state to be voted on at a general election
CICA Measure 5 Taxes Redirects some of the state's oil tax revenues to conservation efforts
CISS Measure 6 Divorce & Custody Creates a legal presumption that each parent is a fit parent and entitled to be awarded equal parental rights by a court
CISS Measure 7 Business Removes requirement that majority ownership in a pharmacy be held by a registered pharmacist
CISS Measure 8 Education Mandates that school classes begin after Labor Day


Tennessee 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Abortion Inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal statutes regarding abortion
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Empowers the governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the general assembly
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income
LRCA Amendment 4 Gambling Empowers the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations


Wyoming 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Constitutional Amendment A Admin of Gov't Allows governor to appoint nonresidents of the state to serve as University of Wyoming trustees

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