2024 Initiative Petitions
Approved for Circulation in Missouri

 

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

 


 

Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Section 50, Relating to Initiative Petition Signature Gathering

2024-001

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 3, 2023.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • allow initiative petitions to be signed electronically with statements of support by eligible voters;
  • require the governor to establish and maintain a system for electronically filing statements of support; and
  • require the Secretary of State to create a form for electronic statements of support and make such statements publicly available?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $500,000 and ongoing costs of $100,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimate ongoing cost of at least $95,000 every general election year.

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

2024-002

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 3, 2023.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • allow for members of the General Assembly to acquire proxies from each eligible Missouri voter to vote on all matters;
  • require the governor to establish, maintain, and ensure the security and privacy of an online system for voters to facilitate electronically assigning and reassigning of proxies;
  • require the secretary of state to create a proxy form by January 2, 2025; and
  • require the General Assembly to pass legislation providing penalties for proxy malfeasance?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $500,000 and ongoing costs of at least $100,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimate initial cost of at least $300,000.

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

2024-003

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 3, 2023.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • allow for members of the General Assembly to acquire proxies from each eligible Missouri voter to vote on all matters;
  • require the governor to establish, maintain, and ensure the security and privacy of an online system for voters to facilitate electronically assigning and reassigning of proxies;
  • require the secretary of state to create a proxy form to allow for the assigning of proxies;
  • require the General Assembly to pass legislation providing penalties for proxy malfeasance; and
  • allow a simple majority of votes instead of two-thirds to override a gubernatorial veto?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $500,000 and ongoing costs of at least $100,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimate initial cost of at least $300,000.

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

2024-004

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 3, 2023.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • allow members of the general assembly to acquire proxies from eligible Missouri voters to vote on all matters;
  • require the governor to establish, maintain, and ensure the security and privacy of an online system for voters to facilitate electronically assigning and reassigning of proxies;
  • allow a simple majority of votes instead of two-thirds to override a gubernatorial veto;
  • require the general assembly to pass legislation providing penalties for proxy malfeasance; and
  • elect members of the general assembly on November 3, 2026 based on assignment of the most proxies per district?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $500,000 and ongoing costs of at least $100,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimate initial cost of at least $570,000, ongoing costs of at least $240,000 annually, and ongoing savings of at least $500 annually and $5,000 every general election year.

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

2024-005

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 3, 2023.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • progressively reduce the members of the general assembly to one hundred by the year 2027 and be a unicameral legislature;
  • allow members of the general assembly to acquire proxies from eligible Missouri voters to vote on all matters;
  • require the governor to establish, maintain, and ensure the security and privacy of an online system for voters to facilitate electronically assigning and reassigning of proxies;
  • require the General Assembly to pass legislation providing penalties for proxy malfeasance; and
  • allow a simple majority of votes instead of two-thirds to override a gubernatorial veto?

State governmental entities estimate initial costs of $500,000 and ongoing costs of at least $100,000 annually, and savings of $13 million annually. Local governmental entities estimate initial cost of at least $570,000, ongoing costs of at least $240,000 annually, and ongoing savings of at least $5,000 every general election year.

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

2024-006

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2023.

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 governmental entities estimate costs of $0 to $50,000 annually from this proposal. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings from this proposal.

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Constitutional Amendment to Article III, Section 52, Relating to Citizen Initiatives

2024-007

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2023.

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

2024-008

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2023.

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 governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, state auditor and United States senator, if more than two candidates appear on the ballot at either a primary or general election, 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?

State and local governmental entities estimate no savings, one-time costs of at least $245,000 and ongoing costs of at least $225,000 every general election year.

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

2024-009

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2023.

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 estimate one-time costs of about $7,000. Also, an unknown amount of revenue will not be available for state General Revenue Fund spending. 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

2024-010

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2023.

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 provides coverage for treatment and procedures only covered by Medicare or Medicaid to take effect on January 1, 2026; with membership dues (premiums) based on a percentage of the member’s federal taxable income from the most recent tax return, paid monthly and adjusted annually based on income?

State governmental entities expect any costs to equal any savings. Local governmental entities expect no costs or savings from this proposal.

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Statutory Amendment to Chapters 286 & 143, Relating to a Capital Gains Tax for Renewable Energy

2024-011

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 20, 2023.

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 initial costs of $72,000, ongoing costs of at least $548,000 annually, and ongoing revenues of $839 million annually. Local governmental entities estimate no costs or savings.

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

2024-012

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Submitted by:  Winston Apple

Winston Apple
15517 E 40th St. S
Independence, MO 64055

Official ballot title certified by Secretary of State on January 25, 2023.

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE AS CERTIFIED BY
SECRETARY OF STATE

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • do away with party designations and primary elections for the office of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, state auditor, United States senator, United States representative, state senator, state representative, and circuit judge;
  • make the general election a runoff between a minimum of five candidates for each office using ranked choice voting; and
  • use a random selection algorithm prior to tabulation to resolve ties between candidates if one should occur?

State governmental entities estimate one-time costs of at least $245,000, ongoing cost of at least $332,000 every general election year, and possible savings of $7 million every general election year.

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

2024-013

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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 January 25, 2023.

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’ costs are estimated at $2.3 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $80,000 annually, $241,000 each primary election, $251,000 each general election, and $199,000 for all other elections. State and local governmental entities’ savings are estimated at an unknown amount.

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

2024-014

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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 January 25, 2023.

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, and the United States Congress, 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;
  • fill vacancies for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, and the United States Congress with special elections; and
  • disallow the general assembly from enacting laws hindering establishment of open primaries and instant runoffs?

State and local governmental entities’ costs are estimated at $2.3 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $80,000 annually, $241,000 each primary election, $251,000 each general election, and $199,000 for all other elections. State and local governmental entities’ savings are estimated at an unknown amount.

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

2024-015

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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 January 25, 2023.

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, county offices, and the United States Congress, 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;
  • fill vacancies for statewide offices, Missouri General Assembly, county offices, and the United States Congress with special elections; and
  • disallow the general assembly from enacting laws hindering establishment of open primaries and instant runoffs?

State and local governmental entities’ costs are estimated at $2.3 million in one-time costs, and ongoing costs of at least $80,000 annually, $341,000 each primary election, $351,000 each general election, and $299,000 for all other elections. State and local governmental entities’ savings are estimated at an unknown amount.

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