2016 Initiative Petitions
Approved for Circulation in Missouri

 

Note that the text of these petitions may not constitute the full and correct text as required under Section 116.050, RSMo

 



Constitutional Amendment to Article III,
Relating to the General Assembly, version 3

2016-005

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Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 30, 2014.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit any law that disqualifies the counting of valid signatures on petitions based on how voters sign the petition?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $62,000.  Local governmental entities estimate no impact to operating costs.  Any potential impact to state and local governmental revenues is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Campaign Contribution Limits 

2016-007 

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Submitted by:  Todd Jones

Todd Jones
231 S. Bemiston Ave., Ste. 800

St. Louis, MO 63105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 13, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to: 

  • establish limits on campaign contributions by individuals or entities to political parties, political committees, or committees to elect candidates for state or judicial office;
  • prohibit individuals and entities from intentionally concealing the source of such contributions;
  • require corporations or labor organizations to meet certain requirements in order to make such contributions; and
  • provide a complaint process and penalties for any violations of this amendment?

It is estimated this proposal will increase state government costs by at least $118,000 annually and have an unknown change in costs for local governmental entities.  Any potential impact to revenues for state and local governmental entities is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to the Production, Sale, Distribution, and Consumption of Marijuana and Hemp Products

2016-009

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Submitted by:  Dan Viets 

Dan Viets
15 N. 10th St.

Columbia, MO 65201

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 16, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;
  • permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;
  • change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses and allow individuals who have certain marijuana-related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged; and
  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.9 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system.  Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue.  The annual revenue increase is unknown but could exceed $75 million.  The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article IV, Relating to Legalizing Marijuana

2016-013

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Submitted by:  Nicholas Raines 

Nicholas Raines
4 West Meyer Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64113

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • legalize marijuana for personal, medical, and commercial purposes;
  • release all persons who have non-violent, marijuana-related offenses from incarceration, probation, and parole, and expunge the records of their offense; and
  • prohibit state funds and law enforcement from being used to enforce federal marijuana laws?

State government expects annual operating costs starting at $900,000 and an unknown increase in public health costs, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Possible increased sales tax revenue is unknown. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Laws Concerning Parents' Decisions Regarding Children, version 1

2016-021

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Submitted by:  Jill Carter 

Jill Carter
15475 Reindeer Dr.

Granby, MO 64844

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • prohibit any law that interferes with parents’ decisions regarding their children, including custody, upbringing, education, religious instruction, discipline, physical and mental health care, and place of habitation; and
  • prohibit all government entities from pursuing any action that does not allow parents to make those decisions, unless the decision threatens clear, immediate, and substantial physical injury to the child?

Any potential costs or savings from this proposal to state and local governmental entities is unknown.  However, the proposal’s passage will likely lead to increased litigation-related costs and impact the ability of state and local governments to provide certain health and welfare services.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Laws Concerning Parents' Decisions Regarding Children, version 2

2016-022

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Submitted by:  Jill Carter 

Jill Carter
15475 Reindeer Dr.

Granby, MO 64844

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • prohibit any law that interferes with parents’ decisions regarding their children, including custody, upbringing, education, religious instruction, discipline, physical and mental health care, and place of habitation; and
  • prohibit all government entities from pursuing any action that does not allow parents to make those decisions, unless the decision threatens clear, immediate, and substantial physical injury to the child?

Any potential costs or savings from this proposal to state and local governmental entities is unknown.  However, the proposal’s passage will likely lead to increased litigation-related costs and impact the ability of state and local governments to provide certain health and welfare services.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article IX, Relating to Limiting the Duties of the State Board of Education, version 1

2016-026

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Submitted by:  Stacy Shore 

Stacy Shore
1170 Big Island Dr.

Roach, MO 65787

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • limit the duties of the state board of education, placing certain duties with local public school districts;
  • prohibit the state board from requiring schools or school districts to take any action, administer any test, or implement any policy; and
  • grant each school district the authority to determine teacher and administrator qualifications, student curriculum, and requirements for students to advance from one grade to the next?

The proposal could risk the state’s eligibility to receive federal education funds of approximately $800 million annually.  Increased annual costs for schools operated by a state agency are estimated at approximately $6 million.  Local schools would be impacted by any lost federal funding.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 195, Relating to Nonviolent Felony Drug Offenders

2016-030

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Submitted by:  Aundrea Riffle 

Aundrea Riffle
7559 Georgetown

Hazelwood, MO 63042

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 31, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • change prison terms for nonviolent felony drug offenders serving a sentence without probation or parole by allowing such offenders to serve a minimum percentage of their prison term, depending on the number of previous convictions;
  • allow courts to lower a sentence if an individual with these offenses is serving a sentence without probation or parole; and
  • permit courts to order alternative sentences for these offenses, including restitution, treatment programs, community service, and work release programs?

Any potential costs or savings to state and local government entities is unknown.

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 Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voting Eligibility of Individuals Convicted of a Felony

2016-033

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Submitted by:  Angela Daniels 

Angela Daniels
934A North Newstead Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63108

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on April 21, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow individuals who have been convicted of a felony or are in prison to be eligible to vote, unless such individual has been convicted of treason or a voting-related felony?

It is estimated this proposal will increase state government costs up to $285,000 annually or $57,000 per election, and have an unknown increase in costs for local governmental entities.

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 Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Repealing Term Limits for Members of the Missouri General Assembly

2016-039

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple 

Winston Apple
15517 E. 40th Street South

Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on May 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to repeal term limits for members of the General Assembly?

It is estimated this proposal will result in no costs or savings for state and local governmental entities. 

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 1

2016-045

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich 

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 2, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2023, when the minimum wage would be $15.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2024;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages from 50% to 60% of the state minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal may be up to $397 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by an estimated $489 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 2

2016-046

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich 

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 2, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2020, when the minimum wage would be $12.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2021;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages from 50% to 60% of the state minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal may be up to $125 million annually if funding is appropriated. State and local government tax revenue could increase by an estimated $249 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 3

2016-047

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich 

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 2, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2019, when the minimum wage would be $11.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2020;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages from 50% to 60% of the state minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal may be up to $73 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by an estimated $189 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Prohibiting New State Sales/Use Taxes, version A

2016-054

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Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
230 West McCarty Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state sales/use tax on any service or activity that was not subject to a sales/use tax as of January 1, 2015?

Potential costs to state and local governmental entities are unknown, but could be significant.  The proposal's passage would impact governmental entity's ability to revise their tax structures.  State and local governments expect no savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Prohibiting New State Taxes, version B

2016-055

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Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
230 West McCarty Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state tax on any service or activity that was not subject to a tax as of January 1, 2015?

Potential costs to state and local governmental entities are unknown, but could be significant.  The proposal's passage would impact governmental entity's ability to revise their tax structures.  State and local governments expect no savings from this proposal.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 208, Relating to In-Home Service Providers and Vendors, version 1

2016-056

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Submitted by:  Jeffrey Mazur 

Jeffrey Mazur
2419B Hyde Park Rd
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to require in-home service providers and vendors to pay an employee at least 85 percent of the state funds they received for the service provided by the employee to eligible individuals?

State universities and governmental entities estimate one-time costs exceeding $100,000 with the total costs being unknown and increased annual costs of at least $115,000.  Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the Age Requirement for Members of the General Assembly

2016-057

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Submitted by:  Justin Wilson 

Justin Wilson
1064 Hatchery Rd.
Stover, MO 65078

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 24, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the age eligibility requirement from 24 to 21 years old for members of the Missouri House of Representatives and from 30 to 27 years old for members of the Missouri Senate?

State and local governmental entities expect no costs or savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Prohibiting New State or Local Sales/Use Taxes, version C

2016-058

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Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
230 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 30, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state or local sales/use tax on any service or activity that was not subject to a sales/use tax as of January 1, 2015?

Potential costs to state and local governmental entities are unknown, but could be significant.  The proposal’s passage would impact governmental entity’s ability to revise their tax structures.  State and local governments expect no savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Prohibiting New State or Local Taxes, version D

2016-059

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Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
230 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 30, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state or local tax on any service or activity that was not subject to a tax as of January 1, 2015?

Potential costs to state and local governmental entities are unknown, but could be significant.  The proposal’s passage would impact governmental entity’s ability to revise their tax structures.  State and local governments expect no savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Prohibiting New State, Local, or Other Similar Sales/Use Taxes, version E

2016-060

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Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street, LLP
230 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 30, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit a new state or local sales/use or other similar tax on any service or transaction that was not subject to a sales/use or similar tax as of January 1, 2015?

Potential costs to state and local governmental entities are unknown, but could be significant.  The proposal’s passage would impact governmental entity’s ability to revise their tax structures.  State and local governments expect no savings from this proposal.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 130 & 143, Relating to Public Financing for Political Candidates

2016-061

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple 

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street S.
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 30, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to create a voluntary, taxpayer-funded program that provides public financing to political candidates, in the form of matching funds, if the candidate agrees to limit campaign contributions they accept from individuals and entities?

State government entities expect one-time costs of about $159,000 and annual costs exceeding $100,000.  Also, an unknown amount of revenue will not be available for state General Revenue Fund spending.  Local governmental entities expect no costs or savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Laws Requiring Voter Identification

2016-064

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Submitted by:  John Ashcroft 

John Ashcroft
12138 Mirror Lake Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 7, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow a law that would require voters to identify themselves and verify their qualifications to vote by providing identification, which may include a valid government-issued photo identification?

The proposal will result in no direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities.  If the state legislature passes a general law as allowed by this proposal the potential costs or savings would be based on the legislation established, which is unknown at this time.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Reducing the Number of Members of the Missouri House of Representatives

2016-065

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street South
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 21, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the process for electing members of the Missouri House of Representatives by:

  • reducing the number to 50 members and electing each member statewide rather than by legislative district;
  • allowing political parties to select their nominees by a statewide primary election, caucuses, party nominating convention, or a combination of caucuses and a convention; 
  • permitting independent candidates to qualify for the general election by submitting a certain number of signatures; and
  • awarding House seats based on the total statewide percentage received in the general election by each political party and independent candidates?

Reduced legislative operating costs would result in annual estimated savings to state government of at least $9.3 million. An unknown change in election related costs is expected for state and local governments.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 4

2016-066

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2022, when the minimum wage would be $14.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2023;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages from 50% to 60% of the state minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $305 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by more than $249 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 5

2016-067

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2021, when the minimum wage would be $13.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2022;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages from 50% to 60% of the state minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $216 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by more than $249 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 6

2016-068

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2023, when the minimum wage would be $15.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2024;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages (each year until 2019) from 50% of state minimum wage to full minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $420 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by an estimated $489 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 7

2016-069

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2022, when the minimum wage would be $14.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2023;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages (each year until 2019) from 50% of state minimum wage to full minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $305 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by more than $249 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 8

2016-070

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2021, when the minimum wage would be $13.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2022;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages (each year until 2019) from 50% of state minimum wage to full minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $216 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by more than $249 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 9

2016-071

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2020, when the minimum wage would be $12.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2021;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages (each year until 2019) from 50% of state minimum wage to full minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $140 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by an estimated $249 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Minimum Wage, version 10

2016-072

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Submitted by:  Lara Granich  

Lara Granich
2725 Clifton

St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 9, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour increase each year until 2019, when the minimum wage would be $11.00 per hour;
  • adjust the state minimum wage based on changes in the Consumer Price Index each January beginning in 2020;
  • mandate that the state minimum wage at least equal the federal minimum wage;
  • increase the employer portion of tipped employee wages (each year until 2019) from 50% of state minimum wage to full minimum wage; and
  • increase the penalty for paying employees less than the minimum wage?

Increased state and local government expenses resulting from this proposal could exceed $86 million annually if funding is appropriated.  State and local government tax revenue could increase by an estimated $188 million annually; however, employment decisions made by businesses could impact this estimate.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 149, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products, version 1

2016-079

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Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
230 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 29, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019, and 2021, at which point this additional tax will total 23 cents per pack of 20;
  • increase the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price;
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into the state’s general revenue fund; and
  • repeal these taxes if a measure to increase any tax or fee on cigarettes or other tobacco products is certified to appear on any local or statewide ballot?

State government revenue will increase by approximately $95 million to $103 million annually when cigarette and tobacco tax increases are fully implemented.  Local government revenues could decrease approximately $3 million annually due to decreased cigarette and tobacco sales.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 149, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products, version 2

2016-080

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Chuck Hatfield 

Chuck Hatfield
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
230 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 29, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019, and 2021, at which point this additional tax will total 23 cents per pack of 20;
  • increase the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price;
  • use funds generated by these taxes exclusively to fund transportation infrastructure projects; and
  • repeal these taxes if a measure to increase any tax or fee on cigarettes or other tobacco products is certified to appear on any local or statewide ballot?

State government revenue will increase by approximately $95 million to $103 million annually when cigarette and tobacco tax increases are fully implemented, with the new revenue earmarked for transportation infrastructure.  Local government revenues could decrease approximately $3 million annually due to decreased cigarette and tobacco sales.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 210 & 149, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products, version 1

2016-081

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Edward Greim 

Edward Greim
1100 Main Street, Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 6, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019, and 2021, at which point this additional tax will total 50 cents per pack of 20;
  • increase the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price; and
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund?

When cigarette and tobacco tax increases are fully implemented, estimated additional revenue to state government is $200 million to $214 million annually, with limited estimated implementation costs.  The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal.  The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 210 & 149, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products, version 3

2016-083

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Edward Greim 

Edward Greim
1100 Main Street, Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 6, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, at which point the additional tax will total 50 cents per pack of 20;
  • increase the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price; and
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund?

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $200 million to $222 million annually, with limited estimated implementation costs.  The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal.  The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 210 & 149, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products, version 5

2016-085

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Edward Greim 

Edward Greim
1100 Main Street, Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 6, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019, and 2021, at which point this additional tax will total 50 cents per pack of 20;
  • increase the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price;
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund; and
  • suspend these taxes by the amount of any additional tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products if those taxes are imposed by statewide ballot measure in the same time period?

When cigarette and tobacco tax increases are fully implemented, estimated additional revenue to state government is $200 million to $214 million annually, with limited estimated implementation costs.  The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal.  The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 192, Relating to State Health Insurance Program for Missouri Residents

2016-091

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Winston Apple 

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street S.
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 20, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • require the state to offer health insurance to individuals to cover medically necessary treatments and procedures;
  • charge premiums and set out-of-pocket maximums to individuals who sign up for this state-issued insurance; and
  • allow the state to issue bonds to pay start-up costs and budget shortfalls?

The program is required to be revenue neutral.  Therefore no costs or savings are expected for state and local governmental entities.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 286 & 143, Relating to a Public Sector Job Program and Capital Gains Taxes

2016-092

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple 

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street South
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to impose a 10 percent capital gains tax on Missouri residents to create a state program that provides public sector jobs related to energy efficiency, wind and solar energy, and related jobs?

State governmental entities estimate annual revenue increases of $351 million to $617 million to fund the proposed program.  State governmental entities estimate startup costs of $360,000 and annual operating costs of $169,000.  The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 1

2016-093

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State and local governmental entities reported no fiscal impact except for minimal state incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 2

2016-094

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State and local governmental entities reported no fiscal impact except for minimal state incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 3

2016-095

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities indicate annual operating costs may increase an estimated $125,000 and result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 4

2016-096

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 5

2016-097

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 6

2016-098

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 7

2016-099

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 8

2016-100

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact. 

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to the General Assembly, version 9

2016-101

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 10

2016-102

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 11

2016-103

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 12

2016-104

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 27, 2015.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 210 & 149, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products, version 15

2016-113

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Edward Greim

Edward Greim
1100 Main Street, Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 3, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, 2019, and 2021, at which point this additional tax will total 50 cents per pack of 20;
  • increase the tax paid by sellers on other tobacco products by 5 percent of manufacturer’s invoice price; and
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund?

When cigarette and tobacco tax increases are fully implemented, estimated additional revenue to state government is $200 million to $250 million annually, with limited estimated implementation costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 13

2016-116

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Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 3, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 14

2016-117

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 3, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 15

2016-118

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Bradley Ketcher 

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 3, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Petitioning at Missouri Career Centers, version 1

2016-119

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Submitted by:  Steven L. Reed 

Steven L. Reed
1441 S. Estate Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
mrstevenlreed@yahoo.com

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 10, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow Missourians to petition at the public entrances of Missouri Career Centers?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $980,000 to provide security at applicable career centers.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Petitioning at Missouri Career Centers, version 2

2016-120

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Submitted by:  Steven L. Reed 

Steven L. Reed
1441 S. Estate Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
mrstevenlreed@yahoo.com

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 10, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to allow Missourians to petition at the public entrances of Missouri Career Centers?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $980,000 to provide security at applicable career centers.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Reducing the Number of Members of the Missouri House of Representatives

2016-126

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Submitted by:  John Lamping 

John Lamping
PO Box 50413
Clayton, MO 63105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 24, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to reduce the number of members serving in the Missouri House of Representatives from 163 to 123 beginning in 2023?

Reduced legislative operating costs would result in annual estimated savings to state governmental entities of at least $3.3 million.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Reducing the Number of Members of the Missouri House of Representatives

2016-127

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by:  Jane Dueker 

Jane Dueker
1 North Brentwood Blvd., Suite 1000
Clayton, MO 63105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on November 24, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to reduce the number of members serving in the Missouri House of Representatives from 163 to 123 beginning in 2023?

Reduced legislative operating costs would result in annual estimated savings to state governmental entities of at least $3.3 million.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XV, Relating to Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes

2016-128

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Submitted by:  Brad Bradshaw 

Brad Bradshaw
1736 E. Sunshine, Suite 600
Springfield, MO 65804

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 8, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 75 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a 10 percent tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana to licensed facilities; and
  • use funds from these taxes to establish and fund a state research institute to conduct research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases or medical conditions?

This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $45 million to $58 million for medical research with state and local government implementation costs.  Medical research job creation and other economic activity is likely to result in significant additional tax revenues to state and local governmental entities.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes, version 5

2016-134

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Submitted by:  Shelia Dundon

Sheila Dundon
15 North Tenth St.
Columbia, MO 65201

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and
  • use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities?

This proposal is estimated to generate additional annual taxes and fees of $17 million to $21 million for state operating costs and veterans programs, $8 million for other state programs, and $7 million for local governments. State operating costs will be significant. Additional local government costs are likely.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XVI, Relating to Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes, version 6

2016-135

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Submitted by:  Shelia Dundon

Sheila Dundon
15 North Tenth St.
Columbia, MO 65201

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and
  • use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities?

This proposal is estimated to generate additional annual taxes and fees of $17 million to $21 million for state operating costs and veterans programs, $8 million for other state programs, and $7 million for local governments. State operating costs will be significant. Additional local government costs are likely.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 19

2016-136

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Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 20

2016-137

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 21

2016-138

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition.  Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 22

2016-139

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 23

2016-140

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 24

2016-141

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 25

2016-142

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 26

2016-143

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 27

2016-144

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 28

2016-145

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 29

2016-146

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 30

2016-147

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VII, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 31

2016-148

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 32

2016-149

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on December 22, 2015. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time or being paid for campaign work; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of at least $61,000 and indicate there may be minimal incarceration costs if people are convicted under the provisions of this petition. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article IV, Relating to Taxes and Fees on Cigarettes

2016-152

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Edward Greim

Edward Greim
1100 Main St., Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 18, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes each year through 2020, at which point this additional tax will total 60 cents per pack of 20;
  • create a fee paid by cigarette wholesalers of 67 cents per pack of 20 on certain cigarettes, which fee shall increase annually; and
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes and fees into a newly established Early Childhood Health and Education Trust Fund?

When cigarette tax increases are fully implemented, estimated additional revenue to state government is $263 million to $374 million annually, with limited estimated implementation costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 128, Relating to Electing Members of the United States House of Representatives

2016-154

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street South
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to change the process for electing members of the United States House of Representatives by:

  • electing each member statewide rather than by congressional district;
  • allowing political parties to select their nominees by a statewide primary election, caucuses, party nominating convention, or a combination of caucuses and a convention;
  • permitting independent candidates to qualify for the general election by submitting a certain number of signatures; and
  • awarding House seats based on the total statewide percentage received in the general election by each political party and independent candidates?

State and local governments are likely to incur unknown additional election related costs.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 33

2016-155

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs. Local governmental entities report no fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 34

2016-156

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs. Local governmental entities report no fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 35

2016-157

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs. Local governmental entities report no fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly, version 36

2016-158

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • change process and criteria for redrawing state legislative districts during reapportionment;
  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state legislature can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that state legislators, and their employees, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time;
  • prohibit political fundraising on general assembly property;
  • require legislative records and proceedings to be open to the public; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by state legislators and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate annual operating costs will increase at least $61,000, may increase an additional $125,000, and may result in minimal incarceration costs. Local governmental entities report no fiscal impact.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 128, Relating to Electing Members of the United States House of Representatives

2016-159

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street South
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to change the process for electing members of the United States House of Representatives by:

  • electing each member statewide rather than by congressional district;
  • allowing political parties to select their nominees by a statewide primary election, caucuses, party nominating convention, or a combination of caucuses and a convention;
  • permitting independent candidates to qualify for the general election by submitting a certain number of signatures; and
  • awarding House seats based on the total of votes received in the general election by each candidate?

State and local governments are likely to incur unknown additional election related costs.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 37

2016-160

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 26, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $90,000. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 38

2016-161

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 26, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $90,000. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 39

2016-162

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 26, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $90,000. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Elected Officials in Missouri, version 40

2016-163

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 26, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • establish limits on campaign contributions that candidates for statewide, state legislative, and local office can accept from individuals or entities;
  • establish a limit on gifts that statewide elected officials, state legislators, their immediate families and certain government employees, and locally elected government officials, can accept from lobbyists;
  • prohibit statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees, from serving as paid lobbyists for a period of time; and
  • prohibit sexual harassment by statewide elected officials, state legislators, and their employees?

State governmental entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $90,000. Local governmental entities report no expected fiscal impact.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 196 & 210, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes, version 2

2016-191

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 9, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, at which point the additional tax will total 5 cents per pack of 20 or less;
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Childhood Cancer Treatment and Prevention Fund; and
  • change the statutory requirements regarding the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement between Missouri and certain tobacco product manufacturers?

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $21 million to $25 million annually with up to $100,000 in additional costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. Local government revenues could decrease $800,000 annually due to decreased cigarette sales.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 196 & 210, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes, version 3

2016-192

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 9, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, at which point the additional tax will total 10 cents per pack of 20 or less;
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Childhood Cancer Treatment and Prevention Fund; and
  • change the statutory requirements regarding the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement between Missouri and certain tobacco product manufacturers?

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $42 million to $50 million annually with up to $100,000 in additional costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. Local government revenues could decrease $1.5 million annually due to decreased cigarette sales.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 196 & 210, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes

2016-211

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 23, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, at which point the additional tax will total 5 cents per pack of 20 or less; and
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Childhood Cancer Treatment and Prevention Fund?

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $21 million to $25 million annually with up to $100,000 in additional annual costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. Local government revenues could decrease $800,000 annually due to decreased cigarette sales.  

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 196 & 210, Relating to Taxes on Cigarettes

2016-212

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Bradley Ketcher

Bradley Ketcher
28 Plant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 23, 2016. 

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • increase taxes on cigarettes in 2017, at which point the additional tax will total 10 cents per pack of 20 or less; and
  • deposit funds generated by these taxes into a newly established Childhood Cancer Treatment and Prevention Fund?

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $42 million to $50 million annually with up to $100,000 in additional annual costs. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. Local government revenues could decrease $1.5 million annually due to decreased cigarette sales.  

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 286 & 143, Relating to a Public Sector Job Program and Capital Gains Taxes

2016-220

[full textPDF Document

Submitted by: Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 East 40th Street South
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on April 12, 2016.  

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Shall Missouri law be amended to impose a 10 percent capital gains tax on Missouri residents to create a state program that provides public sector jobs related to energy efficiency, wind and solar energy, and related jobs?

State governmental entities estimate annual revenue increases of $228.4 million to $617.5 million to fund the proposed program. State governmental entities estimate startup costs of approximately $465,000 and annual operating costs of approximately $180,000. Local governmental entities indicate no fiscal impact.

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