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Of the August 5 measures, three were approved - one narrowly - and two were defeated.
 
Of the August 5 measures, three were approved - one narrowly - and two were defeated.
  
Legislators referred more measures to the ballot in 2014 than they had in any of the past 16 years. The [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions|2014 legislative session]] began on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|January 8, 2014]], and concluded on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|May 19, 2014]]. Proposed amendments had to be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the [[Missouri General Assembly]] in order to be placed on the ballot.<ref name=lakenews>[http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140524/NEWS/140529575/12708/NEWS ''Lake News Online'', "Missouri lawmakers send 8 issues to voters," May 24, 2014]</ref> [[Jay Nixon|Governor Jay Nixon]] (D), who explicitly expressed his opposition toward at least two of the five amendments set to appear on the primary ballot - Amendments 1 and 7 - decided in May to place five of the total nine {{lrcafull}}s on the [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|August 5 primary ballot]], leaving four others to be decided in November.<ref name=wt>[http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/23/nixon-sets-election-dates-for-ballot-measures/ ''The Washington Times'', "Nixon sets election dates for ballot measures," May 23, 2014]</ref><ref name=t>[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/us/missouri-considers-adding-right-to-farm-to-state-constitution.html ''The New York Times'', "Missouri Weighs Unusual Addition to Its Constitution: Right to Farm," August 2, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://politicmo.com/2014/06/02/nixon-opposes-transportation-tax-ballot-measure/ ''PoliticMO'', "Nixon opposes transportation tax ballot measure," June 2, 2014]</ref>
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Legislators referred more measures to the ballot in 2014 than they had in any of the past 16 years. The [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions|2014 legislative session]] began on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|January 8, 2014]], and concluded on [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|May 19, 2014]]. Proposed amendments had to be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the [[Missouri General Assembly]] in order to be placed on the ballot.<ref name=lakenews>[http://www.lakenewsonline.com/article/20140524/NEWS/140529575/12708/NEWS ''Lake News Online'', "Missouri lawmakers send 8 issues to voters," May 24, 2014]</ref> [[Jay Nixon|Governor Jay Nixon]] (D), who explicitly expressed his opposition toward at least two of the five amendments set to appear on the primary ballot - Amendments 1 and 7 - decided in May to place five of the total eight {{lrcafull}}s on the [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|August 5 primary ballot]], leaving three others to be decided in November.<ref name=wt>[http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/23/nixon-sets-election-dates-for-ballot-measures/ ''The Washington Times'', "Nixon sets election dates for ballot measures," May 23, 2014]</ref><ref name=t>[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/us/missouri-considers-adding-right-to-farm-to-state-constitution.html ''The New York Times'', "Missouri Weighs Unusual Addition to Its Constitution: Right to Farm," August 2, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://politicmo.com/2014/06/02/nixon-opposes-transportation-tax-ballot-measure/ ''PoliticMO'', "Nixon opposes transportation tax ballot measure," June 2, 2014]</ref>
 
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Nine statewide ballot measures are certified for 2014 ballots in Missouri, five of which appeared on the August 5 primary election ballot, with four others set for the November 4 general election ballot.

Of the August 5 measures, three were approved - one narrowly - and two were defeated.

Legislators referred more measures to the ballot in 2014 than they had in any of the past 16 years. The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014, and concluded on May 19, 2014. Proposed amendments had to be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Missouri General Assembly in order to be placed on the ballot.[1] Governor Jay Nixon (D), who explicitly expressed his opposition toward at least two of the five amendments set to appear on the primary ballot - Amendments 1 and 7 - decided in May to place five of the total eight legislatively-referred constitutional amendments on the August 5 primary ballot, leaving three others to be decided in November.[2][3][4]

Though a total of 65 initiatives were filed, only one initiated constitutional amendment made the November general election ballot. In order to land initiated constitutional amendments on the ballot, signatures had to be obtained from registered voters equal to 8 percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts. This means supporters had to submit at least 157,788 valid signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State's office by May 4, 2014. Two potential initiatives' campaigns submitted many more signatures than the required minimum by the May deadline. The secretary of state's office had until the August 5, 2014 primary election to decide whether the initiatives should be certified. Only one was certified.

The nine certified measures address the following topics:

Historical facts

  • Since 1996, an average of six measures have appeared annually on the ballot in Missouri. Therefore, 2014 is an above-average year, based on the number of certified measures.
  • The number of measures on statewide ballots since 1996 has ranged from two to 10.
  • Since 1996, 39 of 59, or 66 percent, of Missouri ballot measures have been approved by voters.
  • Conversely, 20 of 59, or 34 percent, of measures have been defeated.

On the ballot

See also: 2014 ballot measures

August 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Agri Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods; produce food for others Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Firearms Establishes the right to keep and bear arms, ammunition and accessories Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Increases state sales and use taxes for 10 years to fund transportation projects Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Lottery Creates new lottery ticket with profits going toward veterans' programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Civil Rights Protects electronic data from unreasonable searches and seizures Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 2 Criminal Trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials
CICA Amendment 3 Labor Implements performance evaluation for teachers tied to pay, raises, etc.
LRCA Amendment 6 Elections Establishes a six-day-long early voting period
LRCA Amendment 10 Gov't Finances Prohibits the governor from estimating available state revenues when making budget recommendations under certain legislative circumstances


Not on the ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Early Voting Initiative Elections Implements six-week voting period Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Eminent Domain Restriction Measure Eminent Domain Limits use of eminent domain Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Supreme Court Justices Elections Amendment Judiciary Requires justices to declare partisanship and run for position Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA State Income Tax Credit Amendment Taxes Creates tax credit based on amount donated to non-profit schools Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment Elections Caps contributions to those running for office in state Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Religious Funding Amendment Religion Repeals ban on using funds for religious causes Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Local Taxes on Tobacco Products Amendment Tobacco Allows residents to amend local taxes on tobacco products Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Transportation Sales and Use Tax Taxes Implements sales and use tax with revenue going to Missouri Department of Transportation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Commission on Human Rights Initiative LGBT Outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Minimum Wage Initiative Min Wage Increases state's minimum wage, provides for adjustments Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Lending Charges Limits Initiative Business Sets limits on certain lending charges Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes the production, sale, possession and consumption of marijuana Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CISS Loan Interest Rate Limit Initiative Business Reg Limits interest rate on certain types of loans Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Transportation Tax Amendment Taxes Raises the sales tax in the state for transportation needs Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Voter I.D. Amendment Elections Requires voters show photographic identification at the polls Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Budget Cuts School Exemption Amendment Gov't Finances Exempts education funding from budget cuts made by the governor Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


See also

Missouri

References