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TECHNOLOGY PARKS, 2006-01

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Submitted by: Steven L. Reed

Contact Information: Steven L. Reed
2010 E. Page D22
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 866-4453
e-Mail: technologypark2006@yahoo.com

Petition sample form approved for circulation on March 7, 2005. Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 28, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to impose for a period of one year a state sales/use tax of one tenth of one percent to provide additional money for the State Economic Development Department to be used solely for the promotion and development of one or more "Technology Parks" in southwest Missouri, subject to the provisions of and to be collected as provided in the "Sales Tax Law" and the "Compensating Use Tax Law" and subject to the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith?

This proposed constitutional amendment will impose an additional sales tax of one-tenth of one percent for one year. The additional revenues of approximately $79 million will be used for the promotion and development of one or more Technology Parks in southwest Missouri.

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TOBACCO TAX, 2006-05

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Submitted by: Husch and Eppenberger

Contact Information: Robert L. Hess II
235 East High Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
(573) 761-1113
e-Mail: robert.hess@husch.com

Petition sample form approved for circulation on September 30, 2005. Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 25, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a Healthy Future Trust Fund which will:

  1. be used to reduce and prevent tobacco use, to treat chronic disease and increase funding for health care access and treatment for eligible low-income uninsured Missourians and Medicaid recipients, and to cover administrative costs;

  2. be funded by a tax of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent on other tobacco products; and

  3. be kept separate from general revenue and annually audited?

Additional taxes of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent of the manufacturer's invoice price on other tobacco products generates an estimated $351 - $499 million annually for tobacco use prevention and cessation programs, treatment of chronic diseases and medical conditions, health care access, and administrative costs. Local governmental fiscal impact is unknown.

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FILING FOR OFFICE UNDER MULTIPLE POLITICAL PARTIES, 2006-06

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Submitted by: Jerald A. Hochsztein

Contact Information: Jerald A. Hochsztein, LLC
230 South Bemiston, Suite 1200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(314) 862-3333

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 14, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow a candidate for elective office to receive the nomination of multiple political parties, provided that a candidate may receive no more than one vote per ballot for each office sought and that for the purpose of determining a political party's eligibility to be automatically listed on future ballots, each vote for a party's candidates shall be tallied separately?

The proposed constitutional amendment would have an estimated zero fiscal impact on state government. Fiscal impact on local government is unknown.

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FILING FOR OFFICE UNDER MULTIPLE POLITICAL PARTIES WITH EXCEPTIONS, 2006-07

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Submitted by: Jerald A. Hochsztein

Contact Information: Jerald A. Hochsztein, LLC
230 South Bemiston, Suite 1200
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
(314) 862-3333

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 14, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow a candidate for elective office to receive the nomination of multiple political parties, provided that:

  • a candidate may receive no more than one vote per ballot for each office sought;

  • for the purpose of determining a party's eligibility to be automatically listed on future ballots, each vote for a party's candidates shall be tallied separately; and

  • candidates of a political party other than the two major parties shall be nominated by that party's nominating committee?

The proposed constitutional amendment would have an estimated zero fiscal impact on state government. Fiscal impact on local government is unknown.

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STEM CELL RESEARCH, 2006-08

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Submitted by: Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures

Contact Information: Donn Rubin
P.O. Box 221300
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122
(314) 968-2600

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 14, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow and set limitations on stem cell research, therapies, and cures which will:

  • ensure Missouri patients have access to any therapies and cures, and allow Missouri researchers to conduct any research, permitted under federal law;

  • ban human cloning or attempted cloning;

  • require expert medical and public oversight and annual reports on the nature and purpose of stem cell research;

  • impose criminal and civil penalties for any violations; and

  • prohibit state or local governments from preventing or discouraging lawful stem cell research, therapies and cures?

The proposed constitutional amendment would have an estimated annual fiscal impact on state and local governments of $0-$68,916.

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FUNDING EDUCATION, 2006-17

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Submitted by: Herman L. Kriegshauser

Contact Information: Herman L. Kriegshauser
19 Jennycliffe Lane
Chesterfield, Missouri 63005-7108
(636) 391-1216

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 14, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri constitution be amended to fund elementary and secondary education and two years of college by:

  • Allowing the use of public money for religious purposes and institutions;

  • Changing the dedicated minimum amount of the state revenue from 25% to 33%;

  • Funding school vouchers at 100% for public and 75% for non-public students and allowing tax credits for school donations;

  • Prohibiting districts from imposing additional testing standards or raising funds through taxation;

  • Reducing the amount of lottery and gaming revenues available for public education by dividing those funds equally among public and non-public students?

Funding for all public & non-public K-14 schools shall be the sole responsibility of the state legislature. The estimated state impact exceeds $3.5 billion annually. Because public K-14 schools shall no longer assess local taxes, the impact on local government is unknown, as they are subject to funding from the state legislature.

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MEDICAID REFORM, 2006-18

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Submitted by: Grass Roots Organizing

Contact Information: Robin Acree
304 South Calhoun Street
Mexico, Missouri 65265
(573) 581-9596

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 15, 2005.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri statutes be amended to:

  • reinstate state Medicaid healthcare programs and services for eligible low income Missouri families, children, elderly, and disabled;

  • modify the income eligibility limit for Missourians who receive permanent and total disability benefits or aid to the blind benefits;

  • include healthcare coverage for custodial parents of children who are eligible to receive Medicaid benefits; and

  • continue the state Medicaid program beyond the current deadline of June 30, 2008?

The estimated annual fiscal impact on state government is approximately $368 million. The estimated fiscal impact on local government, if any, is unknown.

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PUBLIC AID FOR RELIGIOUS PURPOSES, 2006-19

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Submitted by: Herman L. Kriegshauser

Contact Information: Herman L. Kriegshauser
19 Jennycliffe Lane
Chesterfield , Missouri 63005-7108
(636) 391-1216

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 11, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri constitution be amended to allow the use of public funds to aid any church, denomination or religious sect?

The fiscal impact to state and local government is unknown.

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Tobacco Tax, 2006-23 White Paper

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Submitted by:  Husch and Eppenberger

Contact Information: Robert L. Hess II
235 East High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 761 -1113
e-Mail: robert.hess@husch.com

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 15, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a Healthy Future Trust Fund which will:

  1. be used to reduce and prevent tobacco use, to increase funding for healthcare access and treatment for eligible low-income individuals and Medicaid recipients, and to cover administrative costs;
  2. be funded by a tax of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent on other tobacco products; and
  3. be kept separate from general revenue and annually audited?

Additional taxes of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent of the manufacturer’s invoice price on other tobacco products generates an estimated $351 - $499 million annually for tobacco control programs, healthcare for low income Missourians, and payments for services provided to Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured Missourians. Local governmental fiscal impact is unknown.

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Tobacco Tax, 2006-24 Blue Paper

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Submitted by:  Husch and Eppenberger

Contact Information: Robert L. Hess II
235 East High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 761 -1113
e-Mail: robert.hess@husch.com

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 15, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a Healthy Future Trust Fund which will:

  1. be used to reduce and prevent tobacco use, to increase funding for healthcare access and treatment for eligible low-income individuals and Medicaid recipients, and to cover administrative costs;
  2. be funded by a tax of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent on other tobacco products; and
  3. be kept separate from general revenue and annually audited?

Additional taxes of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent of the manufacturer’s invoice price on other tobacco products generates an estimated $351 - $499 million annually for tobacco control programs, healthcare for low income Missourians, and payments for services provided to Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured Missourians. Local governmental fiscal impact is unknown.

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Tobacco Tax, 2006-25 Cream Paper

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Submitted by:  Husch and Eppenberger

Contact Information: Robert L. Hess II
235 East High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 761 -1113
e-Mail: robert.hess@husch.com

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 15, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a Healthy Future Trust Fund which will:

  1. be used to reduce and prevent tobacco use, to increase funding for healthcare access and treatment for eligible low-income individuals and Medicaid recipients, and to cover administrative costs;
  2. be funded by a tax of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent on other tobacco products; and
  3. be kept separate from general revenue and annually audited?

Additional taxes of four cents per cigarette and twenty percent of the manufacturer’s invoice price on other tobacco products generates an estimated $351 - $499 million annually for tobacco control programs, healthcare for low income Missourians, and payments for services provided to Missouri Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured Missourians. Local governmental fiscal impact is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VI - Eminent Domain, 2006-33

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Submitted by:  Missouri Citizens for Property Rights

Contact Information: Mr. Ron Calzone
33867 Hwy E
Dixon, MO 65459
(573) 368-1344

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 14, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the power of any constitutionally chartered city or county to:

  • Prohibit their use of eminent domain to acquire and resell property found to be blighted, substandard or unsanitary for the purpose of clearance, redevelopment or rehabilitation; and
  • Allow them to require owners of property which is found to be a public nuisance to abate or clean up the nuisance and, if the property owner fails to do so in a reasonable time, allow the local government to pay for the abatement and impose a lien to recover the cost?

The fiscal impact to state and local government is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I - Eminent Domain, 2006-34

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Submitted by:  Missourians in Charge

Contact Information: Mr. Patrick Tuohey
PO Box 5343
Kansas City, MO 64131
(816) 268-8806

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 14, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • Prohibit a public entity from taking private property through eminent domain for the purpose of conveying the property to another private landowner, unless the property is condemned or is needed for transportation, telecommunications or utility or transmission systems; and
  • Prohibit a public entity from limiting a private landowner's right to use, sell or posses private property without just compensation?

The total fiscal impact to state government is unknown, but estimated to exceed $100,000. The fiscal impact to local government is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I - Eminent Domain (version 2), 2006-36

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Submitted by:  Missouri Citizens for Property Rights

Contact Information: Mr. Ron Calzone
33867 Hwy E
Dixon, MO 65459
573-368-1344

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 16, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to restrict the use of eminent domain by:

  • Allowing only government entities to use eminent domain;
  • Prohibiting its use for private purposes, with certain exceptions for utilities;
  • Requiring that any taking of property be necessary for a public use and that landowners receive just compensation;
  • Requiring that the intended public use be declared at the time of the taking and permitting the original owners to repurchase the property if it is not so used within five years or if the property is offered for sale within 20 years?

The total fiscal impact to state government is unknown, but estimated to exceed $100,000. The fiscal impact to local government is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VI, section 21(a) - Development in Floodplains, Wetlands and Agricultural Lands, 2006-37

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Contact Information: Adolphus Busch
1600 Highway 79
O'Fallon, MO 63366
314-680-4910

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 16, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that local governments are:

  • Prohibited from using eminent domain (except to construct streets and sanitary sewers) or economic incentives to develop private property located within any 100-year floodplain, wetland, or property which has been used for agricultural purposes within the preceding five years; and
  • Prohibited from constructing any levee or other flood control structure within the 100-year floodplain unless seventy-five percent or more of the surface area of the land to be protected contains structures or streets?

The fiscal impact to state and local government is unknown.

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Statutory Amendment to RSMo 290 - Raising Minimum Wage, 2006-38

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Submitted by:  Give Missourians a Raise

Contact Information: Mr. Jim Kottmeyer
P.O. Box 133
Chesterfield, MO 63006

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 14, 2006.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri Statutes be amended to increase the state minimum wage rate to $6.50 per hour, or to the level of the federal minimum wage if that is higher, and thereafter adjust the state minimum wage annually based on changes in the Consumer Price Index?

The proposed revisions to Missouri's wage rate laws generates an estimated $3.3 million to $4.3 million annually in state revenue. The impact on local government is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment Adding a New Article Pertaining to the Regulation of Cloning and Human Engineering, 2006-40

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Submitted by: David Reardon and the Elliot Institute

Contact Information: Elliot Institute
Ms Paula Talley
373 Fury Drive
Fenton, Missouri 63026
(314) 401-2425

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 30, 2006

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to reserve to the people regulation of human engineering, including alteration of cell structure, except:

  • Therapeutic procedures performed onnascent human life to correct genetic abnormalities;
  • Therapeutic or experimental treatments that have been successfully demonstrated on at least three animal species and are performed to benefit an individual using nondestructively obtained embryonic stem cells;
  • In vitro fertilization only if unaltered human gamete is implanted in a female human;

And to impose criminal penalties not less than those for aggravated homicide and allow civil lawsuits including actions on behalf of unidentified humans?

The proposed constitutional amendment would have an estimated annual fiscal impact on state and local government of $0 - $100,000.

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Constitutional Amendment to Add a New Article XIV – Pertaining to Finance and Spending

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Submitted by: Missourians in Charge

Contact Information: Mr. Patrick Tuohey
P.O. Box 5343
Kansas City, MO 64131
816-268-4716

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 31, 2006

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to only allow an increase in the total amount of legislative appropriations (excluding federal funds and certain other funds) to be expended in a fiscal year based on a change in inflation and population, unless a legislatively predetermined higher level is approved by a two-thirds vote of the legislature and the change is passed in a statewide election; and to require any revenues in excess of appropriations to fully fund two additional legislatively controlled special funds before any such excess revenues will be refunded to individual taxpayers?

The estimated fiscal impact on state government is approximately $280 million for fiscal year 2008.  The impact on state government for future years is unknown.  The impact on local government is unknown.

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