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|VR||Immigration Repeal||Immigration||Would repeal new Immigration law in the state.|
The deadline for ballot initiatives for the California 2010 ballot has passed. However, the state legislature still may refer propositions to the November 2, 2010 ballot.
Dozens of initiatives whose sponsors filed their measures with election officials in early 2010 did not qualify for the November 2, 2010 ballot but might still qualify for a statewide election in 2012.
This is because when a proposed initiative is given its official ballot title and summary, it is also given a 150-day window for collection of signatures. If initiative sponsors collect sufficient signatures within their 150-day window and turn them in too late to qualify for the November 2010 bllot, their initiative will go on the ballot in a future year.
|Elections to Fill Vacancies Initiative||Election reform||Requires a vote by the people when filling vacant seats of elected officials||reviewed 1/4/10|
|Gay Marriage Amendment (5)||Marriage||Recognizes marriage as a union between any two consenting adults||reviewed 1/11/10|
|General Fund Appropriations Amendment||State budgets||Grants the General Assembly the power to appropriate all general funds||petition approved|
|General Assembly Reorganization (3)||Admin of gov't||Reorganize the State General Assembly||hearing 3/2/10|
|Plain Language Lawmaking Initiative||Admin of gov't||Laws, rules and regulations must be written in "plain language"||title set|
|Gun Rights Protection Initiative (3)||Firearms||Protects rights of individual citizens to keep and bear arms||official title set|
|CISS||Immigration Status Check Measure (2)||Immigration||Require businesses to check the immigration status of all newly hired workers||reviewed 12/16/09|
|Global Day Without Violence Initiative (2)||Admin of gov't||Establishes a global day without violence every year on January 1||reviewed 1/11/10|
|New Housing Water Use||Environment||Limitation on water available for new residential housing growth||pending review|
|Campaign Finance Amendment (3)||Election reform||Allows for public funds for state citizens to run for state wide or legislative offices||pending review|
|Medical Marijuana Regulation Initiative||Marijuana||Allow the people to vote directly on medical marijuana regulations||filed|
|Sale of Marijuana in a Regulated Market Initiative||Marijuana||Allow Coloradans 21 and older to use marijuana; create regulated market||pending review|
|Health Care Amendment (2)||Health care||Protect the individual’s right to make health care decisions||title set|
|CISS||States Rights Initiative(2)||Admin of gov’t||Re-estbalish the state’s rights under the U.S. Constitution||pending review 3/12/10|
|Religious Freedom Amendment||Religion||Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty||pending review|
|CISS||Juvenile Tried as Adults Initiative (2)||Law enforcement||Juveniles Tried as Adults and Eligibility For Community Corrections||pending review 4/6/10|
|CISS||Renewable Energy Exemption Initiative (3)||Utility regulation||Allows customers to opt out of getting their power from renewable sources||pending review|
|Impeachment of US Supreme Court Justice John Roberts||pending review 4/8/10|
|Impeachment of US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr.||pending review 4/8/10|
|CISS||Deferred Loan Interest Rates (3)||pending review 4/8/10|
|Private Property Water Access Amendment (20)||Environment||Limits the use of rivers or targets rafters with liability provisions||pending review|
|Use of Streams Amendment (4)||Environment||Affirms the "right to float" down Colorado rivers||pending review|
|Container Fee for Water Preservation Amendment||Container fee to fund water preservation and protection||pending review 4/9/10|
|CISS||Criminal Defendant Bail Initiative||Law enforcement||Amends the criteria for setting bail and type of bond||pending review 4/9/10|
|Rent Control Amendment (2)||Unconstitutional for the state, county to control rents on private property||pending review 4/9/10|
|CISS||Private Property Energy Requirements Initiative (2)||Utility regulation||Prevents gov't imposed energy efficient building requirements on private property||pending review 4/9/10|
|CISS||Renewable Energy in Retail Sales Initiative (2)||Utility regulation||pending review 4/9/10|
The petition drive deadline has passed - July 5. No initiatives filed signatures. Below are pending legislatively-referred measures.
|Budget Approval Deadline Amendment||Admin of gov't||Would dock the pay of each lawmaker for every day beyond the deadline that the budget is not passed|
|Term Limits Amendment||Term limits||Expands the number of years lawmakers can serve|
|Sales Tax Amendment||Taxes||Decrease sales tax and extend tax to other services|
|Drilling Ban Amendment||Natural resources||A constitutional ban on drilling in the Great Lakes|
The petition drive deadline has passed - May 2. Four initiatives filed signatures.
|CISS||Earnings Tax Initiative||Taxes||Amendments to the cities currently using earnings taxes|
|CISS||Dog Breeding Initiative||Animal rights||Adopt new rules for dog-breeders in the state|
|Real Estate Taxation Amendment||Taxes||Prohibit taxes for the sale/transfer of homes or any other real estate|
|Judicial Selection||Judicial reform||Allow the governor to select judges for the Missouri Supreme Court|
|Sports Betting Amendment||Gambling||Allow sports betting the state of New Jersey.||Introduced|
|Pension Fund Amendment||Admin. of gov't||Mandate that the state make annual payments to the pension fund.||Introduced|
|"Cap 2.5" Amendment||Property Taxes||Mandate that all property tax increases and state operational spending capped at 2.5%||Introduced|
|CISS||Fenced Hunting Ban Initiative||Hunting||Bans fenced hunting such as game preserves where people pay to shoot big-game animals|
|CISS||Pharmacy Ownership Repeal||Health care||Repeals the provision that requires pharmacies to be majority-owned by pharmacists|
|CISS||Alcohol Tax Increase Initiative||Alcohol||Taxes on beer, wine and liquor|
|CISS||Read Bills Before Vote Initiative||Admin of gov't||Requires lawmakers to swear they've read a bill before they vote to approve it|
|Term Limits Amendment||Term limits||Would limit legislators and executive branch office holders to two terms|
|Property Tax Amendment||Taxes||Eliminates property taxes as a source of state revenue|
|CISS||Abortion Instrument Ban||Abortion||Would ban the use of instruments that would decapitate or crush the skull of a fetus|
|Religious Freedom Amendment||Religion||Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty|
|VR||Fireworks Referendum||Business||Would allow bottle rocket sales to people older than 17|
|Redistricting Amendment||Redistricting||Would require that legislative district lines be drawn by an independent commission|
The petition drive deadline passed on July 2. Six initiatives filed signatures and three have been certified by state officials. Two failed to qualify for the ballot.
|Lottery Funds for Natural Resources Amendment||Environment||Renews dedication of 15% of lottery proceeds to parks and natural resources|
|Constitutional Convention||Admin. of gov't||Calling for Constitutional Convention||Proposed|
|Casino Gambling Amendment||Gambling||Would allow the operation of casino gambling in the state.|
The petition drive deadline has passed - July 2. Six initiatives filed signatures.
|ITP||Repeal Tax Law Amendments, Initiative 1107 (2)||Taxes||Would reverse certain 2010 amendments to state tax laws|