Arizona 2014 ballot measures

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Three statewide ballot measures are on the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Arizona.

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.[1]

The certified ballot measures address the following topics:

Historical facts

  • 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

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

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Medical Marijuana Repeal Marijuana Overturns a 2010 ballot measure allowing use of medical marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Arizona Gubernatorial Term Limits Amendment Term Limits Defines term limits for the position of state governor in the Arizona Constitution Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Voter Re-approval Amendment Direct Democracy Requires voters to re-approve measures every eight years Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Marriage Amendment Repeal Marriage Repeals amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Initiative Process Amendment Direct Democracy Shortens window for signature collecting for state ballot initiatives Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Property Tax Break For Business Equipment Amendment Taxes Gives property tax break to businesses with new equipment Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR School District Bonding Capacity Referendum Education Repeals portion of state's budget that doubles school districts' bonding capacity Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Medicaid Expansion Referendum Healthcare Repeals the expansion of Medicaid in the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
VR Election Law Referendum Elections Repeals law setting stricter qualifications for signature collection Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Ineffective Laws Elimination Amendment Admin of Gov't Eliminates ineffective or redundant laws and policies Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Criminal Penalties Amendment Law Enforcement Revises criminal sentencing scheme, including elimination of mandatory minimum sentencing Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Equal Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as a union between two persons Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Amendment Marijuana Legalizes use and possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA No Toll Roads Amendment Transportation Prohibits conversion of publicly funded roadways into any form of toll roads Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Political Use of Paychecks Amendment Wages & Pay Prohibits employers from taking money from an employee's paycheck for political purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Public Employee Pension Initiative Pension Requires stricter funding levels of future obligations to public employee pensions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Eliminating Waste in the Medical Marijuana Act Initiative Marijuana Redirects money for medical marijuana research to universities Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Securing the Border Initiative Law Enforcement Provides for biometric identification for border security; requires state involvement in Bitcoin Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Initiative Business Requires labeling of foods that are or maybe produced with genetic engineering Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


See also

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