2020 Ballot Measures

The following ballot measure has been certified for the August 4, 2020 primary election.

Official Ballot Title
Amendment 2

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Proposed by Initiative Petition 

Official Ballot Title:

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • adopt Medicaid Expansion for persons 19 to 64 years old with an income level at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, as set forth in the Affordable Care Act;
  • prohibit placing greater or additional burdens on eligibility or enrollment standards, methodologies or practices on persons covered under Medicaid Expansion than on any other population eligible for Medicaid; and
  • require state agencies to take all actions necessary to maximize federal financial participation in funding medical assistance under Medicaid Expansion?

State government entities are estimated to have one-time costs of approximately $6.4 million and an unknown annual net fiscal impact by 2026 ranging from increased costs of at least $200 million to savings of $1 billion. Local governments expect costs to decrease by an unknown amount.

 Fair Ballot Language: 

A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to adopt Medicaid Expansion for persons 19 to 64 years old with an income level at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, as set forth in the Affordable Care Act.  Currently, Medicaid eligibility is set forth in state statute, but this amendment adds Medicaid Expansion to our constitution.  This amendment prohibits placing greater or additional burdens on eligibility or enrollment standards, methodologies or practices on persons covered under Medicaid Expansion than on any other population eligible for Medicaid.  The amendment requires state agencies to take all actions necessary to maximize federal financial participation in funding medical assistance under Medicaid Expansion.  Federal law requires states to fund a portion of the program in order to receive federal funding (state match).  This amendment does not provide new state funding or specify existing funding sources for the required state match.

A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution to adopt Medicaid Expansion.

If passed, this measure has no direct impact on taxes.

 

The following ballot measure has been submitted by the 100th General Assembly, First Regular Session, for the November 3, 2020 general election.

Official Ballot Title
Amendment 1

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[Proposed by 100th General Assembly (First Regular Session) SS SCS SJR 14 & 9] PDF Document

Official Ballot Title:

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to extend the two term restriction that currently applies to the Governor and Treasurer to the Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor and the Attorney General?

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

 Fair Ballot Language: 

A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to impose a two term restriction on all statewide elected officials, which currently only applies to the Governor and Treasurer.

A “no” vote will leave the terms that statewide elected officials may serve unchanged.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

 

The following ballot measure has been submitted by the 100th General Assembly, Second Regular Session, for the November 3, 2020 general election.

Official Ballot Title
Amendment 3

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[Proposed by 100th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SS3 SJR 38] PDF Document

Official Ballot Title:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • Ban all lobbyist gifts to legislators and their employees;
  • Reduce legislative campaign contribution limits; and
  • Create citizen-led independent bipartisan commissions to draw state legislative districts based on one person, one vote, minority voter protection, compactness, competitiveness, fairness, and other criteria?

State governmental entities expect no cost or savings. Individual local governmental entities expect significant decreased revenues of a total unknown amount.

 Fair Ballot Language: 

A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to reduce the limits on campaign contributions that candidates for state senator can accept from individuals or entities by $100 per election.  There is no change for candidates for state representative.

The amendment prohibits state legislators and their employees from accepting a gift of any value (which is currently $5) from paid lobbyists or the lobbyists’ clients.   

The amendment modifies the criteria for redrawing legislative districts and changes the process for redrawing state legislative district boundaries during redistricting by giving redistricting responsibility to a bipartisan commission, renames them, and increases membership to 20 by adding four commissioners appointed by the Governor from nominations by the two major political party's state committees.

A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding campaign contributions, lobbyist gifts, and the process and criteria for redistricting.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.