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{{pt1}} [[2015 ballot measures|2015]] {{pt2}} [[2013 ballot measures|2013]] {{pt3}}{{2014template}}'''Seventy-two questions''' are [[Ballotpedia's Tuesday Count for 2014|certified]] for spots on '''32 statewide ballots''' in [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|2014]], as of [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|April 7, 2014]]. Proposed measures can be found [[Potential 2014 ballot measures|here]].
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{{pt1}} [[2015 ballot measures|2015]] {{pt2}} [[2013 ballot measures|2013]] {{pt3}}{{2014template}}'''Seventy-two questions''' are [[Ballotpedia's Tuesday Count for 2014|certified]] for spots on '''32 statewide ballots''' in [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|2014]], as of [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|April 8, 2014]]. Proposed measures can be found [[Potential 2014 ballot measures|here]].
  
 
Historically, even-numbered years feature a significant increase in the quantity of ballot measures over odd-numbered years. Though [[2012 ballot measures|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 ballot measures|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.  
 
Historically, even-numbered years feature a significant increase in the quantity of ballot measures over odd-numbered years. Though [[2012 ballot measures|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 ballot measures|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.  

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Tuesday Count and 2014 Scorecard

Potential measuresFiled Initiatives

Election Dates
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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

Seventy-two questions are certified for spots on 32 statewide ballots in 2014, as of April 8, 2014. 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.

By date

May 6

June 3

June 10

August 5

August 19

November 4

By state

Alabama

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 Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Forbids state's recognition of laws violating its policies, including all foreign law Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Increases the amount of the General Obligation Bonds authorized by $50 million Tied
LRCA Amendment 3 Firearms Protects right to bear arms; requires strict scrutiny of any restriction on the right Approveda
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 Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Hunt & Fish Clarifies that the people have the right to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife subject to reasonable regulations Approveda

Alaska

Alaska 2014 ballot measures

August 19:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Ballot Measure 1 Taxes Repeals bill that grants tax breaks to oil companies Defeatedd

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Decriminalizes marijuana in the state Approveda
CISS Ballot Measure 3 Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage in 2015 and 2016 Approveda
CISS Ballot Measure 4 Business regulation Prohibits mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserve Approveda


Arizona

Arizona 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 122 Federal Con Creates mechanism by which use of state personnel and financial resources are employed only for purposes congruent with Constitution Approveda
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 Approveda
Commission Proposition 304 Gov't Salaries Increases salaries of state legislators by $11,000 to $35,000 annually Defeatedd

Arkansas

Arkansas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Admin of Gov't Requires legislative review and approval of changes to state agencies' administrative rules Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Direct Democracy Sets threshold of 75 percent of required petition signatures to obtain additional time for signature collection Approveda
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 Approveda
CICA Issue 4 Alcohol Legalizes manufacture, transportation and sale of alcohol statewide Defeatedd
CISS Issue 5 Min Wage Increases the state’s minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 per hour by 2017 Approveda

California

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 Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $7.12 billion bond for California's water system Approveda
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 Approveda
CISS Proposition 45 Insurance Public notice required for insurance company rates initiative Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare Increase the cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 47 Criminal Trials Reduces the classification of most nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor Approveda
VR Proposition 48 Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe Defeatedd

Colorado

Colorado 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 67 Abortion Recognizes unborn children as persons in the Colorado Criminal Code and Colorado Wrongful Death Act Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 68 Gambling Establishes a K-12 education fund to be funded by expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 104 Gov't Acc Requires open school board meetings for collective bargaining negotiations Approveda
CISS Proposition 105 Business reg Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms Defeatedd


Connecticut

Connecticut 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

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

Florida

Florida 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Environment Provides funding for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Marijuana Grants the right to use marijuana for the treatment of certain ailments when recommended by a physician Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Allows the governor to fill judicial vacancies by appointing a justice or judge from a slate of nominees Defeatedd

Georgia

Georgia 2014 ballot measures

May 20:

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQs Democratic Primary Advisory Questions Elections Advises the state Democratic Party on four political issues Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Taxes Prohibits the state from increasing the maximum state income tax rate above that in effect on January 1, 2015 Approveda
LRCA Amendment B Gov't Finances Empowers the legislature to impose additional reckless driving penalties and allocate revenue from such penalties to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Approveda
LRSS Referendum 1 Taxes Extends an ad valorem tax exemption to privately owned and operated student dormitories and parking decks within the University of Georgia system Approveda

Hawaii

Hawaii 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Requires the disclosure of names of nominees for appointment to state courts Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for agricultural enterprises Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Increases the mandatory age of retirement for judges and justices to 80 Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Education Permits the appropriation of public funds for private early childhood education programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for loan assistance to dam and reservoir owners Approveda

Idaho

Idaho 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 2 Legislature Empowers the legislature to delegate rulemaking authorities to executive agencies and to approve or reject the administrative rules devised by those agencies Defeatedd

Louisiana

Louisiana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

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

Maine

Maine 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Hunt & Fish Puts restrictions on certain bear hunting practices Defeatedd
BI Question 2 Bonds Issues $8 million in bonds to support agriculture, natural resources industries and human health monitoring Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds Issues $4 million in bonds to insure loans to small businesses; issues $8 million in flexible loans to small businesses Approveda
BI Question 4 Bonds Issues $10 million in bonds to build a research center for genetic solutions to cancer and diseases of aging Approveda
BI Question 5 Bonds Issues $3 million in bonds to modernize and expand laboratory specializing in tissue repair and regeneration Approveda
BI Question 6 Bonds Issues $10 million in bonds to ensure clean water, protect drinking water and restore wetlands Approveda
BI Question 7 Bonds Issues $7 million in bonds to facilitate growth of marine businesses Approveda

Michigan

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

Mississippi

Mississippi 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HCR 30 Hunting & Fishing Establishes the right to hunt, fish and harvest game animals Approveda

Missouri

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


Montana

Montana 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

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

Nebraska

Nebraska 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative 425 Minimum wage Increases the state hourly minimum wage to $9 by January 1, 2016 Approveda

Nevada

Nevada 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

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

New Mexico

New Mexico 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Provides that school elections shall be held on different dates from partisan elections Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Allocates one position on the Northern New Mexico State School Board of Regents to a student representative Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Permits the legislature to set the date for filing candidacy declarations for judicial retention elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Local Gov't Allows certain counties to become "urban counties" and establish county charters Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Gov't Finances Requires the State Investment Council to invest and manage the land grant fund in accordance with the Uniform Prudent Investor Act Approveda
BI Bond Question A Bonds Authorizes up to $17 million in bonds to make improvements to senior citizen facilities Approveda
BI Bond Question B Bonds Authorizes up to $11 million in bonds to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public libraries Approveda
BI Bond Question C Bonds Authorizes up to $141 million in bonds to make capital expenditures for higher education, special schools and tribal schools Approveda

New York

New York 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Redistricting Creates a redistricting commission to draw district lines every ten years Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Legislature Allows for electronic versions of bills rather than requiring paper copies Approveda
BI Proposal 3 Bonds Authorizes $2 billion in state bonds to fund technology upgrades in schools Approveda

North Carolina

North Carolina 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Criminal Defendant May Waive Jury Trial Amendment Criminal Trials Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial Approveda

North Dakota

North Dakota 2014 ballot measures

June 10:

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

November 4:

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

Ohio

Ohio 2014 ballot measures

May 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond issues Funds public infrastructure projects via issuance of general obligation bonds Approveda


Oregon

Oregon 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 86 Education Amends Oregon Constitution to create fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education; authorizes debt to finance Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 87 Judiciary Allows judges to be hired by the National Guard and public universities; allows school employees to serve in the legislature Approveda
VR Measure 88 Immigration Upholds four-year driver licenses for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States Defeatedd
CICA Measure 89 Civil Rights Guarantees equal rights regardless of sex Approveda
CISS Measure 90 Elections Creates an open, top-two primary election system Defeatedd
CISS Measure 91 Marijuana Legalizes recreational marijuana; tasks Oregon Liquor Control Commission with regulation of its sale Approveda
CISS Measure 92 Business Reg Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms Defeatedd

Rhode Island

Rhode Island 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Authorizes casino gaming at the Newport Grand facility in Newport Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Prohibits changes in location of gambling without the approval of electors Approveda
ABR Question 3 Con Cons Dictates whether or not Rhode Island holds a constitutional convention Defeatedd
BI Question 4 Bonds Permits the issuance of a bond of $125 million to construct a new College of Engineering building Approveda
BI Question 5 Bonds Permits the issuance of a bond of $35 million to fund artistic, historic and cultural centers Approveda
BI Question 6 Bonds Permits the issuance of $35 million in bonds to fund enhancements and renovations to mass transit hub infrastructure Approveda
BI Question 7 Bonds Permits the issuance of $53 million in bonds for environmental and recreational purposes Approveda


South Dakota

South Dakota 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiated Measure 17 Insurance Allows patients to choose health care provider at no cost Approveda
CISS Initiated Measure 18 Minimum wage Raises the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 and increases it each year based on inflation Approveda
LRCA Amendment Q Gambling Permits certain forms of gambling in the city of Deadwood upon local voter approval Approveda

Tennessee

Tennessee 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

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

Texas

Texas 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Transportation Diverts oil and gasoline tax revenues from state's "Rainy Day Fund" into transportation funding Approveda

Washington

Washington 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 594 Firearms Requires background checks be performed on all gun purchasers Approveda
ITL Initiative 591 Firearms Prevents confiscation of firearms without due process and implementation of more extensive background checks than those at the federal level Defeatedd
AQ Advisory Vote No. 8 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain the elimination of agricultural tax preferences for aspects of the marijuana industry Tied
AQ Advisory Vote No. 9 Taxes Asks voters whether to repeal or maintain leasehold excise tax on certain leasehold interests in tribal property Tied
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size Approveda

West Virginia

West Virginia 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Exempts nonprofit youth organization properties from ad valorem property taxation Approveda

Wyoming

Wyoming 2014 ballot measures

November 4:

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

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