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Nine additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014.
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Eight additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014.
  
 
The two {{lrcafull}}s that may appear on the ballot must receive a [[supermajority vote|two-thirds vote]] in both the [[Michigan House of Representatives|House]] and [[Michigan Senate|Senate]] before they can be placed on the ballot. Neither have been voted on as of January 8, 2014.
 
The two {{lrcafull}}s that may appear on the ballot must receive a [[supermajority vote|two-thirds vote]] in both the [[Michigan House of Representatives|House]] and [[Michigan Senate|Senate]] before they can be placed on the ballot. Neither have been voted on as of January 8, 2014.
  
The three {{icafull}}s must first be filed with the Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections. One has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Michigan#Number_required|322,609 signatures]] and submit them by [[BC#July|July 7, 2014]].
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The two {{icafull}}s must first be filed with the Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections. One has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Michigan#Number_required|322,609 signatures]] and submit them by [[BC#July|July 7, 2014]].
  
The three {{iissfull}}s have been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Michigan#Number_required|258,087 signatures]] and submit them by [[BC#May|May 28, 2014]].  
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The two {{iissfull}}s have been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Michigan#Number_required|258,087 signatures]] and submit them by [[BC#May|May 28, 2014]].  
  
 
The {{vrfull}} has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Michigan#Number_required|161,304 signatures]] and submit them within 90 days following the final adjournment of the legislative session at which the law was enacted.<ref>[http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Ini_Ref_Pet_Website_339487_7.pdf ''Michigan Secretary of State'', “Initiative and Referendum Petitions,” November 2013]</ref>
 
The {{vrfull}} has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather [[Laws_governing_the_initiative_process_in_Michigan#Number_required|161,304 signatures]] and submit them within 90 days following the final adjournment of the legislative session at which the law was enacted.<ref>[http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Ini_Ref_Pet_Website_339487_7.pdf ''Michigan Secretary of State'', “Initiative and Referendum Petitions,” November 2013]</ref>

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Two ballot measures are certified for 2014 ballots in Michigan. Eight potential measures, two legislative referrals and five citizen initiatives and one veto referendum may appear on the ballot. Topics on the ballot include: hunting and taxes.

Historical facts

  • Since 1992, an average of four measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Michigan. Therefore, 2014 is a below average year based on the currently certified measures.
  • The number of measures on a state-wide ballot since 1992 have ranged from one to six.
  • Since 1992, 21 of 44 or 47.73% of Michigan ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 23 of 44 or 52.27% of measures have been defeated.
  • On the 2012 Michigan ballot, not one of the ballot measures was approved by a majority.

On the ballot

See also: 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

Potential measures

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description

Eight additional ballot measures may appear on the ballot in 2014.

The two legislatively-referred constitutional amendments that may appear on the ballot must receive a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate before they can be placed on the ballot. Neither have been voted on as of January 8, 2014.

The two initiated constitutional amendments must first be filed with the Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections. One has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather 322,609 signatures and submit them by July 7, 2014.

The two indirect initiated state statutes have been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather 258,087 signatures and submit them by May 28, 2014.

The veto referendum has been filed and approved for circulation. Supporters must gather 161,304 signatures and submit them within 90 days following the final adjournment of the legislative session at which the law was enacted.[1]

Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Natural Resource Commission Initiative Hunting Empowers Natural Resources Commission to be sole designator of games species Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Ban on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Initiative Abortion Prohibits insurance plans in state health care exchange from covering abortions Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over three years Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Fracking Ban Initiative Fracking Prohibits the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Michigan Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS "Stand Your Ground" Referendum Firearms Repeals Act 309 of 2006, also known as "Stand Your Ground" or the "Self-Defense Act," which provided for use of deadly force by citizens in certain circumstances Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Right-to-Work" Ban Amendment Labor and unions Bans and overturns any "Right-to-Work" legislation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Part-Time Legislature Initiative State legislatures Designates the state legislature as part-time Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA "Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment Direct democracy Allows for the repeal by referendum of laws containing appropriations Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Local Initiative and Referendum Initiative Direct democracy Provides for a local initiative and referendum process and eliminates laws governing certain aspects of the petition circulation process Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS Public Act 408 Taxes Dedicates a portion of use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout the state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment Constitutional Language Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA For-Profit Public Schools Ban Amendment Education Prohibits public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment Labor Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Part-Time Legislature Amendment Legislature Designates the state legislature as part-time Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Taxes Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Per Pupil Funding for Schools Amendment Education Requires that all school districts receive the same amount of state and local per pupil revenue for operating purposes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA School Aid Fund for Special Education and Kindergarten Amendment Education Allocates the state school aid fund for general and special education and prekindergarten in lieu of higher education and employee retirement systems Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA School Aid Fund for School Districts Amendment Education Allocates the state school aid fund to school districts in lieu of higher education and employee retirement systems Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Tax Revenue Cut Sunset Provision Amendment Taxes Requires a four-year sunset provision for all new tax exemptions and credits that reduce tax revenue Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment Gov't Finance Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates a citizens redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


See also

Michigan

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