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S 1159 - Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements - Idaho Key Vote

Bill Goesling voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (40-30) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the threshold for ballot initiative requirements.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires petitions to be entitled to final filling and consideration by the secretary of state, to be affixed thereto and signatures of legal voters equal in number to not less than 10 percent of the qualified electors at the time of the last general election in each of at least 32 legislative districts (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the total number of signatures to be equal to or greater than 10 percent of the qualified electors of the state at the time of the last general election (Sec. 4).

  • Requires an initiative petition to embrace one subject and matters properly connected with it (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the initiative to contain an effective date of, if passed, no sooner than July 1 of the following year the vote on the ballot initiative (Sec. 1).

  • Requires, that if no effective date is specified in the petition, the effective date of an initiative that has been approved by the electorate to be July 1 of the following year (Sec. 1).  

  • Requires the sponsor of an initiative to propose a funding source for the cost of implementing the measure (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the proposed funding source information, financial management to accompany a copy of the initiative when it is circulated for signatures and filed with the secretary of state (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the proposed funding source information will not be formally part of the initiative and will have not binding effect (Sec. 1).

  • Requires petitions for an initiative to be circulated and signatures obtained beginning upon the date that the petitioners receive the official ballot title from the secretary of state and extending 180 days from that date or April 30 of the year of the next general election (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a statement of fiscal impact to be prepared for each initiative that has qualified for the ballot (Sec. 5).

  • Requires the division of financial management, in consultation with any other appropriate state or local agency, to prepare an unbiased, good faith statement of fiscal impact of the law proposed by the initiative (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the threshold for ballot initiative requirements.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires petitions to be entitled to final filling and consideration by the secretary of state, to be affixed thereto and signatures of legal voters equal in number to not less than 10 percent of the qualified electors at the time of the last general election in each of at least 32 legislative districts (Sec. 4).

  • Requires the total number of signatures to be equal to or greater than 10 percent of the qualified electors of the state at the time of the last general election (Sec. 4).

  • Requires an initiative petition to embrace one subject and matters properly connected with it (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the initiative to contain an effective date of, if passed, no sooner than July 1 of the following year the vote on the ballot initiative (Sec. 1).

  • Requires, that if no effective date is specified in the petition, the effective date of an initiative that has been approved by the electorate to be July 1 of the following year (Sec. 1).  

  • Requires the sponsor of an initiative to propose a funding source for the cost of implementing the measure (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the proposed funding source information, financial management to accompany a copy of the initiative when it is circulated for signatures and filed with the secretary of state (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the proposed funding source information will not be formally part of the initiative and will have not binding effect (Sec. 1).

  • Requires petitions for an initiative to be circulated and signatures obtained beginning upon the date that the petitioners receive the official ballot title from the secretary of state and extending 180 days from that date or April 30 of the year of the next general election (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a statement of fiscal impact to be prepared for each initiative that has qualified for the ballot (Sec. 5).

  • Requires the division of financial management, in consultation with any other appropriate state or local agency, to prepare an unbiased, good faith statement of fiscal impact of the law proposed by the initiative (Sec. 5).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases Threshold for Ballot Initiative Requirements

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