FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Contact: Liz Abram-Oldham, 573-522-1009
Two Initiative Petitions Approved for Circulation for 2014 Ballot
Jefferson City, Mo. —Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced that two initiative petitions met state standards for circulation.
The official ballot title for the initiative petition relating to campaign contribution limits reads:
- establish limits on campaign contributions by individuals or entities to political parties, political committees, or committees to elect candidates for state or judicial office;
- prohibit individuals and entities from intentionally concealing the source of such contributions;
- require corporations or labor organizations to meet certain requirements in order to make such contributions; and
- provide a complaint process and penalties for any violations of this amendment?
The petition, which would amend Article VIII of the Missouri Constitution, was submitted by Mr. Todd Jones, Missouri Roundtable for Life, 231 South Bemiston Ave., Suite 800, St. Louis, MO, 63105.
The official ballot title for the initiative petition relating to repealing the current prohibition on using state or local government funding for religious purposes reads:
- repeal the current prohibition on using state or local government funding for religious purposes;
- repeal the current prohibition on using state or local government funding to aid religious schools, academies, seminaries, colleges, universities, or any other school controlled by a religious organization; and
- repeal the current prohibition on the government granting or donating personal property or real estate for religious purposes?
Before any constitutional changes can be brought before Missouri voters in the November2014 election, signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to eight (8) percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts.
Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2014 ballot are due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 4, 2014.
Before circulating petitions, state law requires that groups must first have the form of their petition approved by the secretary of state and attorney general. The secretary of state then prepares a summary statement of no more than 100 words and the state auditor prepares a fiscal impact statement, both of which are subject to the approval of the attorney general. When both statements are approved, they become the official ballot title.
« view more News Releases