2020 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 I, Relating to Collective Bargaining, version 1

2020-012

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Submitted by:  Michael Louis

Michael Louis
227 Jefferson St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 18, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit any law or ordinance that would restrict or impair an agreement requiring employees to support a labor union and apply strict scrutiny review to any such restrictions or impairments? 

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Collective Bargaining, version 2

2020-013

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Submitted by:  Michael Louis

Michael Louis
227 Jefferson St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 18, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • prohibit any law or ordinance that would impair, restrict or limit the negotiation and enforcement of any collectively bargained agreement with an employer respecting financial support by employees of their labor union according to the terms of the agreement; and
  • protect the right of employers to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing?

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Collective Bargaining, version 3

2020-014

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Submitted by:  Michael Louis

Michael Louis
227 Jefferson St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 18, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit any law or ordinance that would impair, restrict or limit the ability of employees to negotiate, enter into and enforce any collectively bargained agreement with an employer providing financial support of the labor union? 

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Collective Bargaining, version 4

2020-015

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Submitted by:  Michael Louis

Michael Louis
227 Jefferson St
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 18, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit any law or ordinance that would impair, restrict or limit the negotiation and enforcement of any collectively bargained agreement with an employer respecting financial support by employees of their labor union according to the terms of the agreement? 

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Worker Freedom

2020-019

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Submitted by:  Shane Bartee

Shane Bartee
421 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that every employee shall have the freedom to work without being forced to join or pay any fees to a union (labor organization) in order to gain or keep a job?

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VI, Relating to Immigration Enforcement

2020-020

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Submitted by:  Shane Bartee

Shane Bartee
421 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that municipalities and their officials shall cooperate and comply with requests from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to detain, maintain custody of, or transfer any alien to ICE?

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Section 1, Relating to Removal of Historic Memorials

2020-021

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Submitted by:  Shane Bartee

Shane Bartee
421 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to require that certain historic memorials of any age on public property, such as statues, names of schools, streets, bridges and buildings named or dedicated in honor of any historic conflict, entity, event, or figure, may not be removed, renamed, or otherwise changed in certain ways unless provided by law?

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Sections 1-5, Relating to Worker Freedom

2020-022

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Submitted by:  Shane Bartee

Shane Bartee
421 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that:

  • employees shall have the freedom to get and keep their jobs without being forced to join or pay any fees to a union (labor organization);
  • laws and ordinances cannot require certain wage rates (a prevailing wage) for maintenance or construction of public facilities; and
  • it is a crime to purposely violate the provisions of this amendment?

State and local government entities estimate no additional revenues, and estimate cost savings of an unknown amount.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article V, Relating to the Election of Judges, Version 1

2020-023

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Submitted by:  Shane Bartee

Shane Bartee
421 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that:

  • appellate court (supreme court and court of appeals) judges shall be elected in partisan elections;
  • the term of an appellate court judge shall be reduced from 12 years to 6 years;
  • no appellate court judge can be elected to a particular judicial seat for more than two consecutive terms;
  • the governor fills appellate court vacancies without recommendations from the appellate judicial commission; and
  • all judicial candidates can receive and make campaign contributions?

State court officials estimate cost savings of approximately $8,000 annually, increased training costs ranging from approximately $29,000 to $55,000 annually, and unknown annual costs related to judicial vacancies. Local governments estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article V, Relating to the Election of Judges, Version 2

2020-024

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Submitted by:  Shane Bartee

Shane Bartee
421 Main Street
Weston, MO 64098

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to provide that:

  • appellate court (supreme court and court of appeals) judges shall be elected in nonpartisan elections, but can declare their support for a political party and be endorsed by a political party;
  • the term of an appellate court judge shall be reduced from 12 years to 6 years;
  • no appellate court judge can be elected to a particular judicial seat for more than two consecutive terms;
  • the governor fills appellate court vacancies without recommendations from the appellate judicial commission; and
  • all judicial candidates can receive and make campaign contributions?

State court officials estimate cost savings of approximately $8,000 annually, increased training costs ranging from approximately $29,000 to $55,000 annually, and unknown annual costs related to judicial vacancies. Local governments estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Election Laws and Initiative Petition Procedures

2020-025

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Submitted by:  Damien Johnson

Damien Johnson
4033 Pennsylvania
St. Louis, MO 63118

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • prohibit any changes to election laws without voter approval;
  • prohibit a filing fee for proposed initiative petitions;
  • prohibit requiring an initiative petition circulator (signature gatherer) from being a Missouri resident or a registered voter;
  • allow signature gatherers to be paid per signature, by the hour or any way agreed to; and
  • require the secretary of state’s office to establish and operate a web-based application that allows people to sign initiative petitions electronically?

State governmental entities estimate one-time costs of $239,000 and increased annual costs of $38,000. State and local governmental entities estimate unknown costs during each 2-year election cycle of up to $740,000.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 147, Relating to a Corporate Franchise Tax

2020-026

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Submitted by:  Gerald Peterson

Gerald Peterson
5300 Ralston Ave.
Raytown, MO 64133

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • reinstate the corporate franchise tax for corporations which have outstanding shares and surplus exceeding $10 million at 1% of that value;
  • use 40% of the revenues for constructing and maintaining state highways;
  • use 50% of the revenues for early childhood, elementary and secondary schools with at least a 12% poverty level, with certain funding penalties; and
  • use 10% of revenues for scholarships to Missouri public colleges and universities for students with an income below 12% poverty level and for certain other scholarships or student loan aid?

State governmental entities expect no additional costs and estimate additional annual revenues ranging from $2.9 billion to $4.5 billion. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 208, Relating to Medicaid Expansion

2020-027

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Submitted by:  Gerald Peterson

Gerald Peterson
5300 Ralston Ave.
Raytown, MO 64133

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • adopt Medicaid Expansion for certain people 19 to 64 years old as set forth in the Affordable Care Act;
  • require the state to pay for all birth control and family planning services (including the morning-after pill) for all state residents at least 13 years old;
  • require the state to fund Planned Parenthood if federal funding is discontinued; and
  • impose a tax on hospitals to pay for Medicaid Expansion and free birth control and family planning services if the state does not fund Medicaid Expansion?

State government entities estimate one-time costs in excess of $21 million and additional costs in excess of $2.5 billion annually. Revenues from the federal government to offset these costs are estimated to be $1.8 billion annually, subject to changes in federal law. Local governments expect unknown changes in revenues.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Election Laws and Initiative Petition Procedures

2020-030

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Submitted by:  Damien Johnson

Damien Johnson
4033 Pennsylvania
St. Louis, MO 63118

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • prohibit any changes to election laws without voter approval;
  • prohibit a filing fee for proposed initiative petitions;
  • prohibit requiring an initiative petition circulator (signature gatherer) from being a Missouri resident or a registered voter;
  • allow signature gatherers to be paid per signature, by the hour or any way agreed to; and
  • require the secretary of state’s office to establish and operate a web-based application that allows people to sign initiative petitions electronically?

State governmental entities estimate one-time costs of $239,000 and increased annual costs of $38,000. State and local governmental entities estimate unknown costs during each 2-year election cycle of up to $740,000.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Election Laws and Initiative Petition Procedures

2020-032

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Submitted by:  Damien Johnson

Damien Johnson
4033 Pennsylvania
St. Louis, MO 63118

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 19, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • prohibit any changes to election laws without voter approval;
  • prohibit a filing fee for proposed initiative petitions;
  • prohibit requiring an initiative petition circulator (signature gatherer) from being a Missouri resident or a registered voter;
  • allow signature gatherers to be paid per signature, by the hour or any way agreed to; and
  • require the secretary of state’s office to establish and operate a web-based application that allows people to sign initiative petitions electronically?

State governmental entities estimate one-time costs of $239,000 and increased annual costs of $38,000. State and local governmental entities estimate unknown costs during each 2-year election cycle of up to $740,000.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Personal Property Taxes

2020-038

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Submitted by: Rik Combs

Rik Combs
PO Box 75
Lohman, MO 65053

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 4, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit the state, counties, and all other political subdivisions from imposing or collecting any tax on personal property other than sales tax, which may be collected each time the property is purchased?

State and local governmental entities estimate reduced tax revenues ranging from $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion annually.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly Composition and Elections, version 2

2020-046

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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 April 8, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri's Constitution regarding state legislators as follows:

  • reduce the number of state representatives from 163 to 80 (10 representing each of the eight congressional districts);
  • instead of a district, state senators will represent the entire state;
  • primary elections result in an ordered list of candidates for each office;
  • at the general election, a voter casts a vote for one political party's ordered list of candidates;
  • the proportion of votes received per political party determines the candidates elected from each party's list, in the order on the list; and
  • fill vacancies with the highest-ranking unelected candidate?

State government legislative operating costs are estimated to decrease by approximately $7 million annually. State and local governments could incur unknown additional election-related costs that could be significant.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 143 & 268, Relating to a Capital Gains Tax for Renewable Energy

2020-049

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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 April 30, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • impose a state tax on long-term capital gains and qualified dividends (gains and dividends) in an amount equal to the difference between the federal taxes paid on gains and dividends and the rate that would have been paid had the gains or dividends been taxed as marginal ordinary income; and
  • use these tax revenues to increase the percentage of electricity generated by clean, renewable sources in Missouri until 90% or more of the state's electricity is from clean, renewable sources?

State governmental entities estimate unknown annual revenue increases to fund the proposed program, one-time costs of approximately $800,000, and annual operating costs of at least $3 million. Local governmental entities expect no fiscal impact.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 208, Relating to Medicaid Expansion

2020-053

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Submitted by: Heidi Miller

Heidi Miller
425 Oakley Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on May 2, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law 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.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Eliminating Daylight Saving Time

2020-055

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Submitted by: Steven Reed

Steven Reed
2010 S. Ingram Mill Road, F-6
Springfield, MO 65804

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on May 13, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to eliminate daylight saving time in Missouri?

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

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 558, Relating to Prison Terms and Parole

2020-056

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Submitted by: Shetova Hayes

Shetova Hayes
321 Ameristar Blvd #211
St. Charles, MO 63301

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on May 13, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law regarding minimum prison terms for offenders found guilty of dangerous felonies (includes arson, assault, rape, child molestation, murder and robbery) as follows:

  • for the first conviction, the offender must serve 50% of the court sentence (current law is 85%);
  • for second and subsequent convictions, the offender must serve 85% of the court sentence (no change to current law);
  • this amendment will be effective for all dangerous felonies occurring on or after August 28, 1994; and
  • require parole to be granted to offenders with the best possible institutional score?

State governmental entities estimate no additional costs, and possible savings of an unknown amount. Local governmental entities expect no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article IV, Relating to Medicaid Expansion

2020-063

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Submitted by: Heidi Miller

Heidi Miller
425 Oakley Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 13, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

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.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article IV, Relating to Marijuana Use and Expunging Cannabis-Related Criminal Records

2020-070

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Submitted by: Mark Pedersen

Mark Pedersen
2929 Pinnacle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 24, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • repeal all current medical marijuana (cannabis) provisions; 
  • remove state prohibitions on possession, consumption, cultivation, and sale of marijuana for personal or medical use, regardless of age;
  • legally allow driving under the influence of marijuana;
  • release all individuals from incarceration, parole and probation if convicted only of nonviolent marijuana-related crimes;
  • remove state prohibitions on commercial cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of marijuana;
  • destroy all state civil and criminal records of nonviolent marijuana-related crimes;
  • prohibit Missouri assisting enforcement of federal marijuana offenses; and
  • prohibit the taxation of physician-recommended medical marijuana?

State governmental entities expect increased revenues of at least $10.7 million annually and savings of at least $6.8 million annually by 2027. Local governmental entities are expected to have revenue increases of at least $26.6 million annually by 2027 and are expected to have cost increases of an unknown amount.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 1

2020-072

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $84,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 2

2020-073

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $84,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 3

2020-074

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 4

2020-075

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 5

2020-076

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 6

2020-077

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 7

2020-078

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 8

2020-079

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Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 9

2020-080

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $84,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 10

2020-081

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services, corrections and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $84,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 11

2020-082

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $84,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 12

2020-083

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $84,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 1

2020-088

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 2

2020-089

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of adults from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $745,000 in one-time costs, $49,000 in annual costs, and $181,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Prison Terms and Parole

2020-092

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Submitted by: Shetova Hayes

Shetova Hayes
321 Ameristar Blvd #321
St. Charles, MO 63301

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 31, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law regarding minimum prison terms for offenders found guilty of dangerous felonies (includes arson, assault, murder and robbery) as follows:

  • for the first conviction, the offender must serve 50% of the court sentence (current law is 85%);
  • for second and subsequent convictions, the offender must serve 85% of the court sentence (no change to current law);
  • this amendment will be effective for all dangerous felonies occurring on or after August 28, 1994; and
  • require parole to be granted to offenders with the best possible institutional score?

State governmental entities estimate no additional costs, and possible savings of an unknown amount. Local governmental entities expect no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Section 39, Relating to Local Minimum Wage

2020-093

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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 August 5, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to give any county, city, town, or village the right to require employers to pay a minimum wage or employment benefit that exceeds federal or state law, rules, or regulations, regardless of any action of the Missouri General Assembly?

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

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 192, Relating to a State-Run Health Insurance Cooperative

2020-096

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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 August 5, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to create a state-run health insurance cooperative provided through the Department of Health and Senior Services, allowing Missouri citizens the choice to participate in the state-run health cooperative that only provides coverage for treatment and procedures deemed medically necessary by the Department of Health and Senior Services; and with membership dues (premiums) and out-of-pocket maximums to be adjusted annually based on a participant's income?

State governmental entities expect no costs from this proposal and may have savings of an unknown amount if some state employees switch health care coverage to this new health insurance plan. Local governmental entities expect no costs from this proposal and expect savings of an unknown amount.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 1

2020-097

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on August 5, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $82,000 in costs per election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Voter Registration and Voting Methods, version 2

2020-098

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by: Mary Anne Sedey

Mary Anne Sedey
2711 Clifton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on August 5, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • establish automatic voter registration of individuals at least 16 years old from state agency lists (including the departments of revenue, social services and conservation);
  • allow voters on election day to appear at the wrong polling place, vote on a wrong ballot, and have election judges later transfer the votes to the right ballot;
  • allow voters to sign up to permanently vote by mail, with voting by mail allowed during the six weeks before each election; and
  • make voters' method of voting a public record (mail, in person or military)?

State governmental entities expect one-time costs of at least $1 million and possible ongoing costs. Local governments are expected to have costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $756,000 in one-time costs, $61,000 in annual costs, and $82,000 in costs per election.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 130 & 143, Relating to a Missouri Elections Trust Fund

2020-099

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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 August 12, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • create the Missouri Elections Trust Fund to be administered by the Department of Revenue;
  • create a $5 state income tax return checkoff to finance the Fund; and
  • use the money to provide matching public funding, based on campaign filings with the Missouri Ethics Commission, for candidates for elected office who agree (1) to not accept contributions from corporations or political action committees that accept corporate contributions; and (2) that at least one-half of all money raised by the candidate will come from individuals contributing $200 or less per election cycle?

State governmental entities anticipate decreased revenues in the General Revenue Fund of up to $16.1 million annually by 2022 and anticipate corresponding increased annual revenues in the Missouri Elections Trust Fund. Local governmental entities expect no costs or savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Ranked-Choice Voting

2020-101

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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 September 3, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • change voting in general elections for the offices of United States Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and State Auditor to allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference for each office;
  • eliminate the lowest ranked candidates and redistribute their votes based on number of votes and voters' rankings until a candidate receives at least 50% plus one vote to win; and
  • resolve ties with a random mathematical process?

Local governmental entities are estimated to have total one-time costs to upgrade or replace voting machines ranging from $0 to $37.8 million, and costs per election of an unknown amount totaling at least $25,000. State governmental entities estimate no savings and costs of an unknown amount.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly Composition and Elections

2020-102

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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 September 3, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri's Constitution regarding state legislators as follows:

  • reduce the number of state representatives from 163 to 160 (20 representing each of the eight congressional districts);
  • instead of a district, state senators will represent the entire state;
  • primary elections result in an ordered list of candidates for each office;
  • at the general election, a voter casts a vote for one political party's ordered list of candidates;
  • the proportion of votes received per political party determines the candidates elected from each party's list, in the order on the list; and
  • fill vacancies with the highest-ranking unelected candidate?

State government legislative operating costs are estimated to decrease by approximately $250,000 annually. State and local governments could incur additional election-related costs that could be significant, including at least $30,000 in one-time costs and ongoing costs of an unknown amount.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to Citizen Initiatives

2020-103

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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 September 3, 2019.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit the General Assembly from altering, amending, or repealing a statute that was approved by the voters through the initiative process unless the General Assembly submits the proposed changes to the voters and the changes are approved by a majority of the voters?

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

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