Arizona 2014 ballot measures
The 2014 legislative session began on January 13, 2014 and concluded on April 24, 2014. Only one legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, which addresses federal constitutional issues, and one legislatively-referred state statute, which addresses healthcare, are slated to appear on the general election ballot in November.
Additionally, one commission-referred ballot measure regarding a pay increase for state legislators will appear on the ballot. The measure was referred to voters by the Arizona Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers.
For the first time since 1978, no initiatives will appear on the 2014 ballot. A total of 22 potential initiatives were filed for the 2014 ballot in Arizona. However, many of these were repeat filings of nearly identical initiatives. Initiative sponsors sometimes file multiple versions of the same measure in order to increase the likelihood of it landing on the ballot. Supporters of the initiatives had to collect at least 259,213 valid signatures for amendments and 172,809 valid signatures for statutes by the July 3, 2014 filing deadline. However, none of the campaigns submitted any signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State.
The certified ballot measures address the following topics:
- This is the first year since 1978 that no initiated measures will appear on the statewide ballot in Arizona.
- Since 1996, an average of 12 measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Arizona. Therefore, 2014 is a below-average year for ballot measures.
- The number of measures on a statewide ballot since 1996 has ranged from one to 19.
- Since 1996, 58 of 104, or 56 percent, of Arizona ballot measures have been approved by voters.
- Conversely, 46 of 104, or 44 percent, of measures have been defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|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|
Not on the ballot
|LRSS||Medical Marijuana Repeal||Marijuana||Overturns a 2010 ballot measure allowing use of medical marijuana|
|Arizona Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment||Term Limits||Defines term limits for the position of state governor in the Arizona Constitution|
|Voter Re-approval Amendment||Direct Democracy||Requires voters to re-approve measures every eight years|
|Marriage Amendment Repeal||Marriage||Repeals amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman|
|Initiative Process Amendment||Direct Democracy||Shortens window for signature collecting for state ballot initiatives|
|Property Tax Break For Business Equipment Amendment||Taxes||Gives property tax break to businesses with new equipment|
|VR||School District Bonding Capacity Referendum||Education||Repeals portion of state's budget that doubles school districts' bonding capacity|
|VR||Medicaid Expansion Referendum||Healthcare||Repeals the expansion of Medicaid in the state|
|VR||Election Law Referendum||Elections||Repeals law setting stricter qualifications for signature collection|
|Ineffective Laws Elimination Amendment||Admin of Gov't||Eliminates ineffective or redundant laws and policies|
|Criminal Penalties Amendment||Law Enforcement||Revises criminal sentencing scheme, including elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing|
|Equal Marriage Amendment||Marriage||Defines marriage as a union between two persons|
|Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Amendment||Marijuana||Legalizes use and possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes|
|No Toll Roads Amendment||Transportation||Prohibits conversion of publicly funded roadways into any form of toll roads|
|Political Use of Paychecks Amendment||Wages & Pay||Prohibits employers from taking money from an employee's paycheck for political purposes|
|CISS||Public Employee Pension Initiative||Pension||Requires stricter funding levels of future obligations to public employee pensions|
|CISS||Eliminating Waste in the Medical Marijuana Act Initiative||Marijuana||Redirects money for medical marijuana research to universities|
|CISS||Securing the Border Initiative||Law Enforcement||Provides for biometric identification for border security; requires state involvement in Bitcoin|
|CISS||Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Initiative||Business||Requires labeling of foods that are or maybe produced with genetic engineering|
State of Arizona
|State executive officers||
Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Lands | Director of Labor | Chairman of Corporation Commission | State Mine Inspector |