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Revision as of 14:40, 5 May 2014


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Two ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Missouri.

Both measures are legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, one of which addresses agriculture and the other criminal trials. The 2014 legislative session began on January 8, 2014 and is expected to conclude on May 30, 2014. Proposed amendments must 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. At least 15 other measures - a mix of initiated constitutional amendments, initiated state statutes and legislatively-referred constitutional amendments - have the potential to make the November general election ballot. In order to land initiatives on the ballot, supporters must collect the mandated number of signatures and submit them by the prescribed deadline. The supporting groups have until May 4, 2014 to turn in the required amount of valid signatures to the Missouri Secretary of State's office.

Missouri law states that signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to eight percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts, meaning supporters must submit at least 157,788 valid signatures by the May deadline. Missouri law states that signatures for initiated state statutes must be obtained from registered voters equal to five percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts. This amounts to a minimum of 98,618 valid signatures, depending on which districts signatures are gathered from.

Historical facts

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


Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description


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