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2002 Ballot Measures

The following ballot measures have been certified for the primary election held August 6, 2002.

Official Ballot Title
Proposition A

Proposed by the 89th General Assembly (Second Regular Session)
Resubmitted by the Governor
Section 190.440, RSMo 2000
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Shall the Missouri Office of Administration be authorized to establish a fee of up to fifty cents per month to be charged every wireless telephone (cell phone) number for the purpose of funding wireless enhanced 911 service?


Official Ballot Title
Proposition B

Proposed by the 91st General Assembly (Second Regular Session)
CCS HS SCS SB Nos. 915, 710 & 907
Section 116.180, RSMo
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Shall Missouri statutes be amended to impose additional sales and use taxes of one-half cent on the dollar and an additional motor fuel tax of four cents per gallon, for highway and transportation purposes until July, 2013, unless extended by a vote of the people, and establish an inspector general within the department of transportation?

An additional one-half cent sales/use tax on tangible personal property and four cent per gallon motor fuel tax for highways, roads, bridges and public transportation generated total annual tax revenues of approximately:

State:   $431,000,000
Local:     $52,000,000


The following ballot measures have been certified for the general election to be held November 5, 2002.

Constitutional Amendment #1

House Joint Resolution No. 11

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(Proposed by 91st General Assembly)

Official Ballot Title

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that the citizens of the City of St. Louis may amend or revise their present charter to provide for and reorganize their county functions and offices, as provided in the constitution and laws of the state?

The estimated fiscal impact of this proposed measure to state and local governments is $0.



Constitutional Amendment #2

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(Proposed by Initiative Petition)

Official Ballot Title

Shall Article XIII of the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit specified firefighters and ambulance personnel, and dispatchers of fire departments, fire districts, ambulance districts and ambulance departments and fire and emergency medical services dispatchers of dispatch agencies, to organize and bargain collectively in good faith with their employers through representatives of their own choosing and to enter into enforceable collective bargaining contracts with their employers concerning wages, hours, binding arbitration and all other terms and conditions of employment, except that nothing in this amendment shall grant to the aforementioned employees the right to strike?

The annual costs to paid fire departments and districts, ambulance departments and districts, and dispatch agencies to enter into collective bargaining contracts are approximately $251,600 to $3,145,000, depending upon the number of entities entering into such contracts.



Constitutional Amendment #3

Senate Joint Resolution No. 24
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(Proposed by 91st General Assembly)

Official Ballot Title

Shall Article III, Section 8 of the Missouri Constitution be amended to exclude, from the calculations of term limits for members of the General Assembly, service of less than one-half of a legislative term resulting from a special election held after December 5, 2002?

The estimated fiscal impact of this proposed measure to state and local governments is $0.



Constitutional Amendment #4

House Joint Resolution No. 47
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(Proposed by 91st General Assembly)

Official Ballot Title

Shall joint boards or commissions, established by contract between political subdivisions, be authorized to own joint projects, to issue bonds in compliance with then applicable requirements of law, the bonds not being indebtedness of the state or political subdivisions, and such activities not to be regulated by the Public Service Commission?

This measure provides potential savings of state revenue and imposes no new costs.



Proposition A

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(Proposed by Initiative Petition)

Official Ballot Title

Shall Missouri law be amended to impose an additional tax of 2.75 cents per cigarette (fifty-five cents per pack) and 20 percent on other tobacco products, with the new revenues placed into a Healthy Families Trust Fund to be used for the following purposes: hospital trauma care and emergency preparedness; health care treatment and access, including prescription drug assistance for seniors and health care initiatives for low income citizens, women, minorities and children; life sciences research, including medical research and the proper administration of funds for such research; smoking prevention; and grants for early childhood care and education?

An additional tax of two and three-quarters cents per cigarette and an additional tax of twenty percent of the manufacturer's invoice price for tobacco products other than cigarettes would generate net annual state revenues of approximately $342,636,000; local fiscal impact, if any, is unknown.



Constitutional Convention

Submitted by Matt Blunt
Secretary of State, State of Missouri
In compliance with the Constitution of Missouri, Article XII, Section 3(a)
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Official Ballot Title

Shall there be a convention to revise and amend the Constitution?