Michigan 2014 ballot measures
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.
- 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
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|LRSS||Proposal 1||Taxes||Eliminates the personal property tax and allocates a portion of the state use tax to municipalities|
|VR||Proposal 1||Hunting||Overturns a law allowing the state to establish wolf hunting seasons in the Upper Peninsula|
|VR||Proposal 2||Hunting||Overturns law allowing the Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species|
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 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.
Not on the ballot
|IndISS||Natural Resource Commission Initiative||Hunting||Empowers Natural Resources Commission to be sole designator of games species|
|IndISS||Ban on Insurance Coverage of Abortion Initiative||Abortion||Prohibits insurance plans in state health care exchange from covering abortions|
|IndISS||Minimum Wage Initiative||Minimum wage||Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over three years|
|IndISS||Fracking Ban Initiative||Fracking||Prohibits the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Michigan|
|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|
|"Right-to-Work" Ban Amendment||Labor and unions||Bans and overturns any "Right-to-Work" legislation|
|Part-Time Legislature Initiative||State legislatures||Designates the state legislature as part-time|
|"Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment||Direct democracy||Allows for the repeal by referendum of laws containing appropriations|
|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|
|LRSS||Public Act 408||Taxes||Dedicates a portion of use tax revenue to benefit metropolitan areas throughout the state|
|Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment||Constitutional Language||Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral|
|Same-Sex Marriage Amendment||Marriage||Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages|
|Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment||Hunt & Fish||Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species|
|For-Profit Public Schools Ban Amendment||Education||Prohibits public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity|
|Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment||Labor||Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain|
|Part-Time Legislature Amendment||Legislature||Designates the state legislature as part-time|
|Transportation Funding Amendment||Taxes||Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Tax Revenue Cut Sunset Provision Amendment||Taxes||Requires a four-year sunset provision for all new tax exemptions and credits that reduce tax revenue|
|Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment||Gov't Finance||Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund|
|Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment||Redistricting||Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts|
|Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment||Redistricting||Creates a citizens redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts|
- Michigan Statewide Ballot Proposal Statuses
- Instructions for 2014 Initiative and Referendum Petitions
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