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

[full text] PDF Document

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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