Michigan 2014 ballot measures

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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
VR Wolf Hunting Referendum Hunting Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula
VR Natural Resources Commission Referendum Hunting Overturns law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species

Potential measures

Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Natural Resource Commission Initiative Hunting Empowers Natural Resources Commission to be sole designator of games species

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment Constitutional Language Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species
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
LRCA Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment Labor Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain
LRCA Part-Time Legislature Amendment Legislature Designates the state legislature as part-time
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Taxes Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes
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
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
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
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
LRCA Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment Gov't Finance Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund
LRCA Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts
LRCA Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates a citizens redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts

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 three 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
IndISS Ban on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Initiative Abortion Prohibits insurance plans in state health care exchange from covering abortions

See also

Michigan

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