2022 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 Worker Freedom

2022-004

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Submitted by:  Chris Vas

Chris Vas
PO Box 26777
Kansas City, MO 64196

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 22, 2021.

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 V, Relating to Appellate Judge Selection, version 1

2022-005

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Submitted by:  Chris Vas

Chris Vas
PO Box 26777
Kansas City, MO 64196

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 22, 2021.

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 appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate;
  • the governor shall appoint the chief justice of the supreme court; and
  • the governor’s appointments to the appellate court are for life?

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article V, Relating to Appellate Judge Selection, version 2

2022-006

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Submitted by:  Chris Vas

Chris Vas
PO Box 26777
Kansas City, MO 64196

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on February 22, 2021.

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

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

2022-007

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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 February 22, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

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

  • reduce the number of representatives from 163 to 80 (10 from each congressional district);
  • reduce the number of senators from 34 to 24 (3 from each congressional district);
  • reduce the term for senators from 4 to 2 years;
  • eliminate the primary election for legislators;
  • at the general election, each voter casts up to 10 ranked votes for candidates for the General Assembly;
  • the 13 candidates with the highest vote totals per congressional district, the highest 3 are elected as senators; the remaining 10 are elected as representatives?

The General Assembly is estimated to have approximately $750,000 in one-time costs and $8.8 million in annual savings. State and local governments could incur significant election-related costs of $48,000 to $38 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $15,000 annually and at least $21,000 for each general election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Section 29, Relating to Collective Bargaining

2022-010

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Submitted by:  Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer
117 Chesterfield Business Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 3, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • make the right to collective bargaining absolute;
  • prohibit the legislature from passing any act or statute which would affect any collective bargaining agreement, contract or covenant;
  • allow the full collection of dues or other means of compensation directly from employers; and
  • allow the right to strike, and provide that the legislature may ensure continuity of service for electricity, water and heat?

Local governmental entities estimate no savings and possible costs of an unknown amount totaling at least $50,000. State governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Section 36, Relating to Civil Damages

2022-011

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Submitted by:  Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer
117 Chesterfield Business Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 3, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow judges and juries in a civil action or tort to award any amount (unlimited) they deem fair and just and have no limit to the factors to be considered in calculation of damages?

State and local governmental entities estimate no savings and possible costs of an unknown amount that could be significant.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XII, Relating to Citizen Initiatives

2022-012

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Submitted by:  Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer
117 Chesterfield Business Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on March 3, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to require any amendment adopted or section added and adopted to the Constitution by voters of the State of Missouri through a voter petition amendment process to only be amended or repealed in the same manner in which it was originally adopted?

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

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 407, Relating to Electronics Repair Resources

2022-015

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Submitted by:  Matthew Vitale

Matthew Vitale
4719 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on April 5, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require that manufacturers of digital electronic equipment make available to owners of such equipment, or independent repair providers, documents, parts and tools for any embedded software that does not divulge a trade secret; and
  • allow owners and independent repair providers to file a complaint in court against manufacturers who fail to do so; and
  • require the Attorney General to enforce these requirements on equipment sold or in use on or after January 1, 2023?

State governmental entities estimate no savings and additional costs of approximately $200,000 per year. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article V, Relating to Appellate Judge Selection

2022-016

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Submitted by:  Chris Vas

Chris Vas
PO Box 26777
Kansas City, MO 64196

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on April 13, 2021.

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 the same manner as the governor;
  • 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 the person appointed shall serve the remainder of the vacating judge's term; and
  • all judicial candidates can receive and make campaign contributions?

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

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Constitutional Amendment to Article I, Relating to Legislative Proxies

2022-017

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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 13, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

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

  • all eligible voters may submit a proxy form to one member of the house of representatives and one senator naming them as their designated representative;
  • allow each senator and representative to have weighted votes on all matters that come before the general assembly based on the number of proxies, with the exception to override a governor’s veto; and
  • voters may submit a new proxy form designating a different representative and/or senator as their representative(s) at any time but no more than once in any calendar year for each office?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs of an unknown amount, and ongoing costs of an unknown totaling at least $38,000 per year. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to General Assembly Composition and Elections, version 1

2022-018

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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 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

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

  • elect 20 representatives from each congressional district plus 3 at-large;
  • elect senators on a statewide basis;
  • eliminate the primary election for legislators;
  • allow each voter to cast up to 10 ranked votes for General Assembly candidates;
  • elect the candidates with the highest votes by ranking;
  • allow senators and representatives to cast weighted votes in the General Assembly based on the number of votes they received at the last election; and
  • allow representatives to serve to the end of their term even if they move from their district?

State and local governments could incur significant election-related costs of $18,000 to $38 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $15,000 annually and at least $21,000 for each general election.

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

2022-019

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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 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

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

  • elect 20 representatives from each congressional district plus 3 at-large;
  • eliminate state senators from General Assembly after 2026;
  • eliminate the primary election for legislators;
  • allow each voter to cast up to 10 ranked votes for General Assembly candidates;
  • elect the candidates with the highest votes by ranking;
  • allow representatives to cast weighted votes in the General Assembly based on the number of votes they received at the last election; and
  • allow representatives to serve to the end of their term even if they move from their district?

The General Assembly is estimated to have approximately $13.2 million in annual savings by 2027. State and local governments could incur significant election-related costs of $18,000 to $38 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $15,000 annually and at least $21,000 for each general election.

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

2022-023

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Submitted by:  Mark Pedersen

Mark Pedersen
3937 Scarlet Oak Drive
House Springs, MO 63051

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on May 5, 2021.

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 from any conviction for a nonviolent marijuana-related crime;
  • remove state prohibitions on 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 estimate savings of at least $2 million annually and an annual impact to revenues ranging from a $12 million decrease to a $22 million increase by 2028. Local governmental entities are estimated to have revenue increases ranging from $4 million to $26 million annually by 2028.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Earned Paid Sick Time, version 1

2022-027

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Submitted by:  Lisa D'Souza

Lisa D'Souza
2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require employers with fifteen or more employees provide one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked but limit using no more than forty hours annually;
  • require employers with fewer than fifteen employees provide the same paid sick leave but limit using no more than twenty-four hours annually;
  • allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide oversight and enforcement;
  • exempt employers who are governmental entities, political subdivisions, school districts and educational institutions; and
  • allow collective bargaining agreements to waive these requirements?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs ranging from $0 to at least $84,000, and ongoing costs ranging from $0 to $1.2 million per year by 2024. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Earned Paid Sick Time, version 2

2022-028

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Submitted by:  Lisa D'Souza

Lisa D'Souza
2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require employers with fifteen or more employees provide one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked but limit using no more than forty hours annually;
  • require employers with fewer than fifteen employees provide the same paid sick leave but limit using no more than twenty-four hours annually;
  • allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide oversight and enforcement; and
  • exempt employers who are governmental entities, political subdivisions, school districts and educational institutions?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs ranging from $0 to at least $84,000, and ongoing costs ranging from $0 to $1.2 million per year by 2024. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Earned Paid Sick Time, version 3

2022-029

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Submitted by:  Lisa D'Souza

Lisa D'Souza
2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require employers with fifteen or more employees provide one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked but limit using no more than forty hours annually;
  • require employers with fewer than fifteen employees provide the same paid sick leave but limit using no more than twenty-four hours annually;
  • allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide oversight and enforcement; and
  • exempt construction industry workers and employers who are governmental entities, political subdivisions, school districts and educational institutions?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs ranging from $0 to at least $84,000, and ongoing costs ranging from $0 to $1.2 million per year by 2024. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Earned Paid Sick Time, version 4

2022-030

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Submitted by:  Lisa D'Souza

Lisa D'Souza
2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require employers with fifteen or more employees provide one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked but limit using no more than fifty-six hours annually;
  • require employers with fewer than fifteen employees provide the same paid sick leave but limit using no more than forty hours annually;
  • allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide oversight and enforcement;
  • exempt employers who are governmental entities, political subdivisions, school districts and educational institutions; and
  • allow collective bargaining agreements to waive these requirements?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs ranging from $0 to at least $84,000, and ongoing costs ranging from $0 to $1.2 million per year by 2024. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Earned Paid Sick Time, version 5

2022-031

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Submitted by:  Lisa D'Souza

Lisa D'Souza
2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require employers with fifteen or more employees provide one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked but limit using no more than fifty-six hours annually;
  • require employers with fewer than fifteen employees provide the same paid sick leave but limit using no more than forty hours annually;
  • allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide oversight and enforcement; and
  • exempt employers who are governmental entities, political subdivisions, school districts and educational institutions?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs ranging from $0 to at least $84,000, and ongoing costs ranging from $0 to $1.2 million per year by 2024. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapter 290, Relating to Earned Paid Sick Time, version 6

2022-032

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Submitted by:  Lisa D'Souza

Lisa D'Souza
2725 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on June 21, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • require employers with fifteen or more employees provide one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty hours worked but limit using no more than fifty-six hours annually;
  • require employers with fewer than fifteen employees provide the same paid sick leave but limit using no more than forty hours annually;
  • allow the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to provide oversight and enforcement; and
  • exempt construction industry workers and employers who are governmental entities, political subdivisions, school districts and educational institutions?

State governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs ranging from $0 to at least $84,000, and ongoing costs ranging from $0 to $1.2 million per year by 2024. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XXVIII, Relating to a Missouri Bill of Rights

2022-036

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Submitted by:  Austin Shaffer

Austin Shaffer
PO Box 1160
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 20, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • include the Federal Bill of Rights as part of the Missouri Constitution and be known as the Missouri Bill of Rights;
  • specifically prohibit involuntary servitude; and
  • include the complete Federal Constitution without federal court decisions or precedents interpreting the constitution and become effective only if the United States collapses or Missouri lawfully ceases to be a part of the United States of America?

State governmental entities estimate no costs or savings, but indicated the proposal could result in unknown impacts. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XXX, Relating to Conduct of Elections

2022-038

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Submitted by:  Austin Shaffer

Austin Shaffer
PO Box 1160
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on July 20, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • eliminate using machines to count and calculate votes;
  • require votes to be counted by hand by the judgement of the human eye;
  • require a state-issued ID or driver license to vote;
  • permit early voting no more than fourteen days prior to election;
  • allow observers inside and outside polling stations to take pictures;
  • allow the state General Assembly to adjust or void any vote totals it determines appropriate in presidential elections; and
  • create the crime of treason against persons for voter fraud, failure to report results timely and certain poll worker actions?

State and local governments estimate ongoing election-related costs of at least $2,000 annually and at least $16 million per election, but the total cost is unknown. Local governments estimate savings of at least $180,000 annually and at least $28,000 for each general election.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Relating to States of Emergency

2022-041

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Submitted by:  Mitchell Hubbard

Mitchell Hubbard
9610 County Road 455
Mokane, MO 65059

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on August 20, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit state, county and local governments from:

  • declaring any non-governmental entities essential and others non-essential;
  • using data from electronic devices to track the movement of citizens, including license plate readers;
  • interfering with the right of individuals or churches to worship;
  • denying residents in a senior care or healthcare facility to visit friends and family even during a quarantine period;
  • contracting with businesses that require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19; and
  • punishing individuals for spreading COVID-19 unless they are a healthcare employee or government official?

State governmental entities expect an unknown fiscal impact with a potential lost funding of at least $70 million annually. Local governmental entities expect an unknown negative fiscal impact that could be significant.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Medical Marijuana

2022-048

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Submitted by:  Eric McSwain

Eric McSwain
3421 State Route H
Fayette, MO 65248

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on August 27, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow qualifying medical marijuana patients to:

  • cultivate no more than fifty square feet of marijuana for personal use and possess up to a one year supply;
  • acquire a patient identification card for twenty-five dollars instead of the previous fee of one-hundred dollars; and
  • have up to three primary caregivers (limiting primary caregivers to no more than ten patients and requiring a parent or legal guardian to be a primary caregiver if the patient is non-emancipated and under the age of eighteen)?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $800,000, ongoing costs of $16 million annually by 2024, and an unknown reduction in revenues that could be significant totaling at least $3 million annually by 2024. Local governments estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Elections for State and Federal Officials, version 1

2022-051

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Submitted by:  David Roland

David Roland
14779 Audrain Road 815
Mexico, MO 65265

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 7, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • make primary elections for statewide office, Missouri General Assembly and United States Congress open elections in which all candidates appear on a single ballot;
  • make general elections for statewide office, Missouri General Assembly and United States Congress a runoff between the top four candidates for each office from the open primary elections using ranked choice voting; and
  • fill vacancies for statewide office, Missouri General Assembly and United States Congress by special election?

State and local governmental entities estimate costs of $2.7 million to at least $5.2 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $27,000 annually, $170,000 each primary election, $152,000 each general election, and $117,000 for all other elections. State and local governmental entities estimate no savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Elections for State and Federal Officials, version 2

2022-052

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Submitted by:  David Roland

David Roland
14779 Audrain Road 815
Mexico, MO 65265

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on September 7, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to change the requirements for statewide office, Missouri General Assembly and United States Congress such that:

  • candidates run in non-partisan elections and are listed on a single ballot with only those receiving the four highest vote totals to be listed on the general election ballot;
  • candidates pay a one hundred dollar filing fee to the Secretary of State's Office and pay no filing fee to a political party; and
  • the winning candidate is determined by ranked choice voting?

State and local governmental entities estimate costs of $2.7 million to at least $5.2 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $27,000 annually, $170,000 each primary election, $152,000 each general election, and $117,000 for all other elections. State governmental entities estimate revenues of $50,000 every other year.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article IX, Relating to School Funding and Accreditation

2022-057

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Submitted by:  Sherri Talbott

Sherri Talbott
6113 Queens Court
House Springs, MO 63051

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 6, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • remove opportunities for disabled, special needs, and those students who are economically disadvantaged by eliminating public funding to non-public elementary and secondary schools through vouchers, tax credits, tuition subsidies and other funding for student attendance and staff employment;
  • limit the influence, power and authority of parents, community members and local school boards by requiring the state board of education to implement and supervise a uniform method of evaluation and accreditation for all public elementary and secondary schools who receive public funding including charter schools?

State governmental entities expect saving of $25 million to $50 million annually. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Elections for State and Federal Officials

2022-058

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Submitted by:  Andrew Brain

Andrew Brain
4220 Genessee St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 6, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • make primaries open elections and primary candidates appear on a single ballot for: statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, elective county government offices, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision;
  • make general elections a runoff between the top four candidates for each office from the open primary elections using ranked choice voting; and
  • fill vacancies by special elections for: statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision?

State and local governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs of at least $2.1 million, and ongoing costs of at least $90,000 each primary election, $95,000 each general election, and $60,000 for all other elections. There could also be additional costs for local government vacancy elections.

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

2022-059

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Submitted by:  Marc Ellinger

Marc Ellinger
308 E. High St., Ste. 300
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 6, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • remove state prohibitions on purchasing, possessing, consuming, using, delivering, manufacturing, and selling marijuana for personal use for adults over the age of twenty-one;
  • require a registration card for personal cultivation with prescribed limits;
  • allow persons with certain marijuana-related non-violent offenses to petition for release from incarceration or parole and probation and have records expunged;
  • establish a lottery selection process to award licenses and certificates;
  • issue equally distributed licenses to each congressional district; and
  • impose a six percent tax on the retail price of marijuana to benefit various programs?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $3.1 million, initial revenues of at least $7.9 million, annual costs of $5.5 million, and annual revenues of at least $40.8 million. Local governments are estimated to have annual costs of at least $35,000 and annual revenues of at least $13.8 million.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Elections for Local, State, and Federal Officials, version 1

2022-060

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Submitted by:  David Roland

David Roland
14779 Audrain Road 815
Mexico, MO 65265

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 13, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • make general elections beginning in 2024 for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, elective county government offices, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision runoff elections;
  • select the top four candidates for each office in the general election using ranked choice voting; and
  • fill vacancies with special elections beginning August 2024 for: statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision?

State and local governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs of $2.2 million to at least $4.6 million, and ongoing costs of at least $90,000 each primary election, $110,000 each general election, $75,000 each local government vacancy election, and $60,000 for all other elections.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Elections for Local, State, and Federal Officials, version 2

2022-061

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by:  David Roland

David Roland
14779 Audrain Road 815
Mexico, MO 65265

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 13, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • make primaries open elections with all candidates for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, elective county government offices, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision appearing on a single ballot;
  • make the general election a runoff between the top four candidates for each office from the open primary elections using ranked choice voting; and
  • fill vacancies for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision with special elections?

State and local governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs of $2.2 million to at least $4.6 million, and ongoing costs of at least $90,000 each primary election, $110,000 each general election, $75,000 each local government vacancy election, and $60,000 for all other elections.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article VIII, Relating to Elections for Local, State, and Federal Officials, version 3

2022-062

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by:  David Roland

David Roland
14779 Audrain Road 815
Mexico, MO 65265

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 13, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • make primaries open elections with all candidates for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, elective county government offices, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision appearing on a single ballot;
  • advance the top four candidates who receive the most votes from the primary election for each office who shall appear on the general election ballot; and
  • fill vacancies for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, United States Congress, partisan circuit and associate circuit judges, partisan public offices within any political subdivision with special elections?

State and local governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs of at least $140,000, and ongoing costs of at least $90,000 each primary election, $95,000 each general election, and $60,000 for all other elections. There could also be additional costs for local government vacancy elections.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Marijuana Use and Taxation, version 1

2022-063

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by:  Eric McSwain

Eric McSwain
3421 State Route H
Fayette, MO 65248

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 13, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • create cannabis (marijuana) hospitality facilities which permit consumption of cannabis along with the sale of food and beverages including alcohol;
  • legalize the use of cannabis by adults twenty-one and over with restrictions on the amount that may be possessed;
  • allow unlimited number of licenses or certifications to be issued;
  • impose a 7 and ½ percent tax on the retail price of recreational marijuana; and
  • use 1/3 of funds to provide free legal assistance to expunge drug related criminal records and 2/3 transferred to state general revenue?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $4 million, annual costs of $7 million, and annual revenues ranging from $26 million to $125 million by 2025. Local governments are estimated to have annual costs of at least $35,000 and annual revenues ranging from $13 million to $21 million by 2025.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article XIV, Relating to Marijuana Use and Taxation, version 2

2022-064

[full text] PDF Document

Submitted by:  Eric McSwain

Eric McSwain
3421 State Route H
Fayette, MO 65248

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on October 13, 2021.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • create cannabis (marijuana) hospitality facilities which permit consumption of cannabis along with the sale of food and beverages including alcohol;
  • legalize the use of cannabis by adults twenty-one and over with restrictions on the amount that may be possessed;
  • allow unlimited number of licenses or certifications to be issued;
  • impose a 7 and ½ percent tax on retail price of recreational marijuana; and
  • use funds for cannabis research and related health effects, free legal assistance to expunge drug related criminal records and infrastructure repairs and improvements?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $4 million, annual costs of $7 million, and annual revenues ranging from $26 million to $125 million by 2025. Local governments are estimated to have annual costs of at least $35,000 and annual revenues ranging from $13 million to $21 million by 2025.

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