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Revision as of 13:18, 26 February 2014

2015 potentials
2013 potentials
This page contains potential statewide ballot measures that have been filed, are being reviewed or have begun circulation to obtain signatures to be placed on a 2014 primary or general election ballot. A list of measures that did not qualify for the 2014 ballot can be found here.
See also 2014 ballot measures for ballot measures that are already confirmed for a 2014 ballot, and filed initiatives

Alaska

See also: Alaska 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA School Voucher Program Amendment Education Allows children to attend private or religious schools using public funds


Arizona

See also: Arizona 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Voter Re-approval Amendment Direct democracy Requires voters to re-approve measures that spend or collect public money
CICA Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Amendment Marijuana Legalizes use and possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes
CISS Public Employee Pension Initiative Pension Requires stricter funding levels of future obligations to public employee pensions


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Medical Marijuana Initiatives Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana
CISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases the state’s minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 per hour by 2017


California

See also: California 2014 ballot propositions

Submitted to AG

As of March 24, 2014, these initiatives are pending review.

Type Identifying # Proponent Received by AG Title expected Working title


Cleared for circulation

As of April 15, 2014, these measures have been approved for circulation.

Type Title Description Signature deadline
CICA #13-0019 Parental Notification for Abortion April 14, 2014
CICA #13-0020 Personhood Begins at Conception April 21, 2014
CISS #13-0021 "Fund Schools on Time" May 1, 2014
CICA #13-0022 "Medi-Cal Hospital Reimbursement" May 1, 2014
CISS #13-0027 Tobacco Tax for Healthcare May 27, 2014
CICA #13-0028 "Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act" May 19, 2014
CICA #13-0031 Gun Rights Initiative May 27, 2014
CISS #13-0032 Dismissal or Suspension of Teachers for Egregious Misconduct May 19, 2014
CISS #13-0033 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles May 27, 2014
CISS #13-0034 Time of Distribution of State Funds to Schools May 27, 2014
CISS #13-0035 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles May 27, 2014
CISS #13-0036 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles May 27, 2014
CISS #13-0037 Initiative to Protect Buyers of Used Vehicles May 27, 2014
CICA #13-0038 Parental Notification for Abortion May 27, 2014
CISS #13-0039 "Common Sense Voting Act" May 30, 2014
CISS #13-0042 "Charitable Hospital Executive Compensation Act" June 2, 2014
CISS #13-0041 "Fair Healthcare Pricing Act" June 5, 2014
CICA #13-0044 Term Limits for County Officials June 5, 2014
CISS #13-0049 Split Electoral College Vote Distribution June 20, 2014
CICA/SS #13-0047 "Protection of Local School Revenues" June 30, 2014
CISS #13-0052 Minimum Wage Supplement for Home Health Workers June 30, 2014
CISS #13-0056 "Stop Corporate Exploitation of Charter Schools" July 7, 2014
CISS #13-0057 "Stop Corporate Exploitation of Charter Schools" July 7, 2014
CISS #13-0054 Non-Profit Donor Disclosure July 10, 2014
CICA/SS #13-0055 "Death Penalty Reform and Savings" July 10, 2014
CISS #13-0059 Regulation of Charter Schools July 14, 2014
CISS #13-0060 Reduced Penalities for Some Crimes July 14, 2014
CICA/SS #13-0063 "Six Californias" July 18, 2014
CISS #13-0064 "Seniors Home Cost Accountability" July 21, 2014
CISS #13-0065 "Jobs and Development" July 21, 2014
CISS #14-0001 "Transportation Innovation" July 24, 2014
CISS #14-0004 “Stop High Speed Rail Investment and Reinvest in Education” July 31, 2014
CICA #14-0003 Tobacco Tax for Brain Research August 4, 2014
CICA #14-0005 Tobacco Tax for Brain Research August 7, 2014
CISS #14-0006 "Online Privacy" August 8, 2014
CISS #14-0007 "Online Privacy" August 8, 2014
CISS #14-0008 Cannabis Hemp August 18, 2014

Colorado

See also: Colorado 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Public Health Insurance Amendment Healthcare Establishes a universal statewide public health insurance program
CICA Right to Healthcare Amendment Healthcare Establishes health care as a constitutional right
CICA Ammunition Restrictions Law Amendment Firearms Declares that laws regarding firearm magazines can only be effected by referendum
CICA Establishment of a State-Owned Bank Amendment Banking Creates a state-owned bank and provides for the election of its managers
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Declares that same-sex unions be recognized by the state
CICA 2013 Gun Legislation Repeal Firearms Repeals all gun laws passed by the state legislature in 2013
CISS Fracking Ban Initiative Fracking Grants cities power to ban fracking
CISS Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative Business regulation Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms
CISS Marriage Education Act Marriage Mandates pre-wedding classes for couples wishing to get married
CISS Animal Euthanasia Initiative Treatment of animals Enacts stricter laws regarding when shelter animals can be euthanized
CISS Campus Gun Ban Firearms Bans concealed weapons on college campuses

Idaho

See also: Idaho 2014 ballot measures

Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 by 2017
CISS Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Establishes a medical marijuana program for qualified patients and caregivers and protects them from criminal prosecution

Illinois

See also: Illinois 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment Marriage and family Amends the state constitution to forbid same-sex marriage
LRCA Elimination of Lieutenant Governor Amendment State executives Eliminates the position of lieutenant governor form the state constitution
CICA Independent Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Creates nonpartisan commission to redraw district lines for General Assembly
CICA Term Limits for Legislators Amendment Term Limits Establishes eight-year term limits for legislators, adjusts size of Senate & House, requires two-thirds majority vote for legislature to override governor’s veto

Indiana

See also: Indiana 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description

Iowa

See also: Iowa 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Judicial Nominating Process Amendment Judicial reform Would revise the judicial nominating process
LRCA "Right to Bear Arms" Amendment Firearms Would provide the "right to bear arms" in the state constitution
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Ban Amendment Marriage Would ban same-sex marriage in the state

Kansas

See also: Kansas 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Addresses term limits of state legislators

Kentucky

Kentucky 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Casino Amendment Gambling Allows casino gambling in the state
LRCA Dissolution of Treasurer's Office Amendment Administration of Gov't Dissolves office of treasurer, transfers duties to state Finance Department


Maine

See also: Maine 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description

Abortion || Requires parental consent for minors seeking to have an abortion

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Nurses to Parents Ratio Initiative Healthcare Limits how many patients can be assigned to a registered nurse in hospitals and certain other facilities
CISS Paid Sick Days Initiative Labor Entitles certain employees to earn and utilize paid sick days
CISS Minimum Wage Increase Initiative Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage from $8 to $10.50 over two years
CISS Casino Repeal Initiative Gambling Repeals a 2011 law allowing resort casinos
CISS Expansion of Bottle Deposits Initiative Environment Expands the state’s beverage container recycling law to include all non-alcoholic containers
CISS Automatic Gas Tax Increase Repeal Initiative Gas taxes Repeals 2013 law that automatically increases gas taxes according to inflation
CISS Regulation of Hospital Operating Margins and CEO Compensation Initiative Business Regulates the annual operating margins, CEO compensation and finical asset disclosures of certain health-care facilities that accept state funds

Michigan

See also: Michigan 2014 ballot measures

Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over three years
IndISS Natural Resource Commission Initiative Hunting Empowers Natural Resources Commission to be sole designator of games species
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
CICA Part-Time Legislature Initiative State legislatures Designates the state legislature as part-time
CICA "Fair Use of Ballot Referendum" Amendment Direct democracy Allows for the repeal by referendum of laws containing appropriations
CICA 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
VR Natural Resources Commission Referendum Hunting Overturns law allowing Natural Resources Commission to directly designate game species

Legislative referrals

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Gender Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment Constitutional Language Alters the state constitution’s language to be gender neutral
LRCA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between two people, thus legalizing same-sex marriages
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Provides for a constitutional right to hunt, trap, fish and harvest game species
LRCA For-Profit Public Schools Ban Amendment Education Prohibits public schools from being operated on a for-profit basis or by a for-profit entity
LRCA Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment Labor Provides for a constitutional right to unionize and collectively bargain
LRCA Part-Time Legislature Amendment Legislature Designates the state legislature as part-time
LRCA Transportation Funding Amendment Taxes Raises sales tax and eliminates state fuel taxes
LRCA 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
LRCA 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
LRCA 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
LRCA Tax Revenue Cut Sunset Provision Amendment Taxes Requires a four-year sunset provision for all new tax exemptions and credits that reduce tax revenue
LRCA Natural Resources Trust Fund Allocation Amendment Gov't Finance Modifies the allowable expenditure amount from the state's natural resources trust fund
LRCA Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates an independent redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts
LRCA Citizens Redistricting Commission Amendment Redistricting Creates a citizens redistricting commission to apportion legislative and congressional districts


Missouri

See also: Missouri 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Eminent Domain Restriction Measure Eminent domain Limits use of eminent domain
CICA Supreme Court Justices Elections Amendment State judiciary Requires justices to declare partisanship and run for position
CICA State Income Tax Credit Amendment Taxes Creates tax credit based on amount donated to non-profit schools
CICA Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment Elections and campaigns Caps contributions to those running for office in state
CICA Religious Funding Amendment Religion Repeals ban on using funds for religious causes
CICA Local Taxes on Tobacco Products Amendment Tobacco Allows residents to amend local taxes on tobacco products
CICA Transportation Sales and Use Tax Taxes Implements sales and use tax with revenue going to Missouri Department of Transportation
CICA Teacher Performance Evaluation Amendment Education Implements performance evaluation for teachers, tied to pay, raises, etc.
CISS Commission on Human Rights Initiative LGBT issues Outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation
CISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases state's minimum wage, provides for adjustments
CISS Lending Charges Limits Initiative Business regulation Sets limits on certain lending charges
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes the production, sale, possession and consumption of marijuana
CISS Loan Interest Rate Limit Initiative Business regulation Limits interest rate on certain types of loans
LRCA Voter I.D. Amendment Elections Requires voters show identification at the polls
LRCA Budget Cuts School Exemption Amendment State budgets Exempts education funding from budget cuts made by the governor


Nevada

See also: Nevada 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Healthcare Exchange Initiative Healthcare Prohibits state and local governments from creating, operating or maintaining a health insurance exchange
CICA Voter ID Initiative Elections Requires voters to present an ID prior to voting

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Marriage Amendment Marriage Defines marriage as between one man and one woman, thus effectively terminating same-sex marriage
LRCA Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Hunt & Fish Establishes the right to hunt, fish, trap and harvest game animals
LRCA State Tax Bill Supermajorities Amendment Legislature Requires a three-fifths majority vote in the state legislature for all tax bills
LRCA Elected Official Indictment Amendment Administration of Gov't Suspends any indicted elected official, provides for their temporary replacement, return to office upon acquittal and vacancy upon conviction
LRCA Privacy from Government Intrusion Amendment Civil Rights Establishes the right to privacy from government intrusion without due process
LRCA Shore Protection Fund Amendment Environment Dedicates $25 million annually from realty transfer fee revenues for shore protection
LRCA Veterans’ Property Tax Deduction Amendment Veterans Increases the veterans’ property tax deduction by $500

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description

North Carolina

See also: North Carolina 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Literacy Test Repeal Amendment Suffrage Repeals the amendment requiring that every person be able to read and write English in order to register to vote
LRCA Independent Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Establishes an independent redistricting commission for all future state legislative and congressional redistricting
LRCA Supermajority Vote to Levy Taxes Amendment Taxes Requires a three-fifths vote in the legislature to levy state taxes
LRCA Board of Education Membership Amendment Education Makes the Superintendent of Public Instruction the chair of the Board of Education and authorizes the governor to appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction
LRCA "Mentally Incompetent" Cannot Vote Amendment Suffrage Disqualifies the “adjudicated mentally incompetent” from voting
LRCA Judicial Nominating Committee Amendment Judiciary Creates a judicial nominating commission to pick two candidates for each court election for constituents to vote upon
LRCA Private Property Amendment Eminent domain Prevents property from being condemned solely for private economic development
LRCA "Sunshine" Amendment Gov't accountability Provides that all state and local government records are open to inspection and copying and that all normal meetings are open to the public
LRCA "Gun Rights" Amendment Firearms Restricts limitations that may be placed on a person who holds a concealed carry permit
LRCA Municipal Annexation Amendment Local gov't Restricts the ability of municipalities to annex other municipalities
LRCA "Right to Work" Amendment Labor Makes bargaining contracts between public entities and unions illegal
LRCA Secret Ballot Amendment Labor Preserves an individual’s right to a secret ballot for employee representation by a union

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Parental Rights Initiative Family Creates a legal presumption that each parent is a fit parent and entitled to be awarded equal parental rights by a court
CICA Direct Democracy Protection Initiative Direct democracy Prevents the legislature from amending Article III of the state constitution
CICA Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment Taxes Redirects some of the state's oil tax revenues to conservation efforts
CICA Property Tax Abolishment Initiative Taxes Requires the legislature to replace local governments' property tax income with state tax revenue
CISS School Year Begins After Labor Day Initiative Education Mandates that school classes begin after Labor Day

Ohio

See also: Ohio 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CISS Medicaid Expansion Initiative Healthcare Extends the federally-subsidized insurance program to more low-income Ohioans
CICA Bonds for Clean Energy Initiative Bonds Directs the General Assembly to issue $1.3 billion in bonds every year for ten years for clean energy infrastructure, research and development
CICA Voter Bill of Rights Amendment Suffrage Extends early voting times on the weekends
CICA "Right-to-Work" Amendment Labor and unions Keeps workers covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage Repeals 2004 ballot measure, thereby legalizing same-sex marriage in state
CICA Medical Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Legalizes medical marijuana
CICA Personhood Initiative Abortion Defines a person as human at any stage of development

Oregon

See also: Oregon 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
CICA Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Marriage and family Allows same-sex marriage within the state
CICA No Dues Collection by Government Amendment Labor and unions Prohibits all payroll deductions from public employees to/on behalf of any public employee union
CISS Affordable Renewable Energy Act Energy Removes conditional limitations on use of hydroelectric power to comply with utilities' renewable portfolio standards
CISS Right to Vote on All New Taxes Initiative Taxes Requires a majority of "electors interested" to approve laws imposing or increasing taxes/fees over specified amounts
CISS Trapping Ban Initiative Treatment of animals Bans trapping, poisoning animals; trading in fur/body parts of trapped animals; body-gripping traps
CICA Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions Amendment Abortion Prohibits using public funds to pay for abortion procedures
CISS Mandatory Labeling of GMOs Initiative Business regulation Mandates labeling of certain foodstuffs that contain genetically modified organisms
CISS Privatization of Liquor Sales Initiative Alcohol Privatizes liquor sales and allows 10,000 square foot stores to stock liquor on shelves
CISS Legalized Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Legalizes marijuana in the state
CISS Protect Religious Freedom Initiative Religion Protects people whose religious beliefs oppose same-sex marriage from participating in such ceremonies
CICA Equal Rights for Women Initiative Civil rights Guarantees political equality for women

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
ConCon Constitutional Convention Question Constitutional Convention Calls for a state constitutional convention
AQ State Education Funding Tax Question Taxes Raises additional $1 billion annually for education via increase to state sales tax, personal income tax, business tax or a severance tax on revenue from fracking


Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Initiative and Referendum Amendment Direct democracy Creates an initiative and referendum process
LRCA Healthcare Premiums for State Officials Amendment Healthcare Requires state officials to contribute 20% towards the premium for health care coverage paid for by the state
LRCA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Implements three-term limit on state assembly members, lengthens terms from two to four years


South Carolina

See also: South Carolina 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Separation Time for Divorce Amendment Marriage Reduces the separation time required for a no-fault divorce from 1 year to 150 days

Utah

See also: Utah 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Process of Recall Amendment Recall measures Allows voters to recall certain statewide officials

Washington

See also: Washington 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description
ITP Initiative 1351 Education Reduces class size

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 2014 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description