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Revision as of 12:43, 3 August 2010

This page contains potential statewide ballot meausures that have been filed, are being reviewed or have begun circulation to obtain signatures for it to be placed on a 2010 primary or general election ballot. A list of measures that did not qualify for the 2010 ballot can be found here.
See also 2010 ballot measures for ballot measures that are already confirmed for a 2010 ballot, and filed initiatives

California

California 2010 ballot propositions

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.


Colorado

Colorado 2010 ballot measures

The petition drive deadline has passed - Aug. 2. Two initiatives filed signatures.

Type Title Subject Description
CICA Health Care Amendment (2) Health care Protect the individual’s right to make health care decisions
CISS Criminal Defendant Bail Initiative Law enforcement Amends the criteria for setting bail and type of bond.

Michigan

Michigan 2010 ballot measures

The petition drive deadline has passed - July 5. No initiatives filed signatures. Below are pending legislatively-referred measures.

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA 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
LRCA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Expands the number of years lawmakers can serve
LRCA Sales Tax Amendment Taxes Decrease sales tax and extend tax to other services
LRCA Drilling Ban Amendment Natural resources A constitutional ban on drilling in the Great Lakes

Missouri

Missouri 2010 ballot measures

The petition drive deadline has passed - May 2. Four initiatives filed signatures.

Type Title Subject Description
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
CICA Real Estate Taxation Amendment Taxes Prohibit taxes for the sale/transfer of homes or any other real estate
CICA Judicial Selection Judicial reform Allow the governor to select judges for the Missouri Supreme Court

New Jersey

New Jersey 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Status
LRCA Sports Betting Amendment Gambling Allow sports betting the state of New Jersey. Introduced
LRCA Pension Fund Amendment Admin. of gov't Mandate that the state make annual payments to the pension fund. Introduced
LRCA "Cap 2.5" Amendment Property Taxes Mandate that all property tax increases and state operational spending capped at 2.5% Introduced

North Dakota

North Dakota 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
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
CICA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Would limit legislators and executive branch office holders to two terms
CICA 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
CICA 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
CICA Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Would require that legislative district lines be drawn by an independent commission

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Status
LRCA Constitutional Convention Admin. of gov't Calling for Constitutional Convention Proposed

Rhode Island

Rhode Island 2010 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Casino Gambling Amendment Gambling Would allow the operation of casino gambling in the state.