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Laws governing ballot measures

Details: Laws governing ballot measures include a variety of different laws: . Laws about how to qualify an initiative or veto referendum for the ballot.; Laws about the campaign finance regulations that must be followed when conducting a ballot measure/ballot initiative campaign.

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Ballot harvesting laws by state

Details: Most states have laws permitting someone besides a voter to return the voter's mail ballot. These laws vary by state. Mail ballots take the form of absentee ballots and ballots cast in vote-by-mail states. Absentee voting, or voting that is done by mail before Election Day, is available in some form in all states.As of June 30, 2020, in 29 states and Washington, D.C, any citizen could cast an

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Changes in 2021 to laws governing ballot measures

Details: Changes in 2021 to laws governing ballot measures. As of May 30, 2021, Ballotpedia had tracked 198 legislative proposals concerning ballot initiatives, veto referendums, referrals, local ballot measures, and recall in 40 states in 2021 legislative sessions. At least 28 …

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Marijuana laws in the United States

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Federal campaign finance laws and regulations

Details: Federal campaign finance laws regulate the use of money in federal elections. According to the Congressional Research Service, federal campaign finance laws regulate the sources, recipients, amounts, and frequency of contributions to political campaigns, as well as the purposes for which donated money may be used.

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Firearm registration requirements by state

Details: Firearm registration requirements. Alaska. State laws neither require nor prohibit firearms registries. Arizona. State laws neither require nor prohibit firearms registries. Arkansas. State laws neither require nor prohibit firearms registries. California. All assault weapons and .50 caliber rifles must be registered.

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Laws governing the initiative process

Details: 1 Laws by state. 1.1 Initiative states. 1.2 Referendum only. 2 Changes over time. 3 See also. Laws governing the initiative process articles explain the process for placing an initiative on the ballot in each state that allows initiative and referendum.

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Laws governing the initiative process in Florida

Details: See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Florida Florida Senate Bill 1794 was designed to make the following changes: . increase the signature requirement threshold to trigger a review of the initiative petition by the Florida Supreme Court from 10% to 25% of the total requirement to qualify a measure in half of congressional districts instead of one-fourth of them;

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Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska

Details: See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Alaska Alaska House Joint Resolution 1 was designed to amend the state constitution to prohibit "the imposition of a broad-based individual income tax or statewide general sales tax without the approval of the voters of the state.". Alaska Senate Joint Resolution 4 was designed to amend the state constitution to require voter approval of any

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Laws governing the initiative process in Washington

Details: See also: Laws governing ballot measures in Washington Washington House Bill 1453 was designed to add content-based restrictions to candidate statements and arguments for and against ballot measures in statewide and local voters' pamphlets, restrict who can write arguments for and against ballot measures in local voters' pamphlets, and increase the maximum fine for publishing or distributing

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Federal financial regulation in the United States

Details: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal government agency responsible for the regulation of the nation's securities industry. The agency enforces securities laws and proposes rules. The agency was established in 1934 with the passage of the Securities Exchange Act.

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Arguments for and against laws permitting noncitizens to

Details: Local laws and policies affect noncitizens every day. Efforts to give legal noncitizens voting rights are significant because they help provide a voice to those with a vested stake in their communities, as well as a sense of belonging. Allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections could actually increase the likelihood that they seek full

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Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota

Details: See also: Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota Legislature. North Dakota Senate Concurrent Resolution 4001 was designed to amend the state constitution to require that if voters approve an initiated constitutional amendment, the measure must go back before the state legislature and be approved by a simple majority in each chamber to be enacted; otherwise, the measure would

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State laws in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19

Details: State laws in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020. This page was created to track state legislation proposed and enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic and no longer receives regular updates. It is preserved here for archival purposes.

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Laws governing the initiative process in California

Details: See also: Laws governing ballot measures in California. California Assembly Bill 700: Was designed to reform election campaign advertisement disclosure laws. California Senate Bill 283: Was designed to require the state's legislative analyst to prepare the ballot title and summary for any ballot measure instead of the state's attorney general.

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History of healthcare policy in the United States

Details: It removed existing state laws that prohibited HMOs. It offered federal subsidies to establish new "federally qualified" HMOs. It created standards for the federally qualified HMOs, such as requiring them to be nonprofit organizations, to cover a certain level of care, and to …

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Laws governing the initiative process in Utah

Details: See also: Laws governing ballot measures in Utah Utah House Bill 136 was designed to amend provisions of the Election Code relating to statewide and local initiatives and referendums to do the following: . ban pay-per-signature and requires payment of petition circulators by the hour;; require initiative or referendum petition sponsors to send an email to every petition signer that adds an

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Federal and state affirmative action and anti

Details: State laws. According to Business and Legal Resources, 28 states have passed their own laws requiring the development of affirmative action plans by state employers or apprenticeship programs. Affirmative action plans are management tools that outline efforts made to increase the proportions of minorities at a company or institution.

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Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado

Details: Laws governing the initiative process in Colorado. Citizens of Colorado may initiate legislation as either a state statute or a constitutional amendment. In Colorado, citizens also have the power to repeal legislation via veto referendum. The Colorado General Assembly may also place measures on the ballot as legislatively referred

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Laws governing the initiative process in Arizona

Details: The following laws have been proposed that modify ballot measure law in Arizona. If a box is empty for any given year, it means Ballotpedia did not track any ballot measure or recall-related laws in that year. Proposed changes by year 2021 See also: Changes in 2021 to laws governing ballot measures

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Laws governing the initiative process in Mississippi

Details: Laws governing the initiative process in Mississippi. On May 14, 2021, the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned Initiative 65, the 2020 medical marijuana initiative. The ruling stated that the initiative petition did not comply with the signature distribution requirements in the Mississippi Constitution and that it is impossible for any

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