Approved by Board of State Canvassers
518204: Michigan One Fair Wage – APPROVED
Gradually increase the hourly minimum wage to $10.00 in 2019 and then to $12.00 in 2022. The law would also apply to restaurant workers and other employees who work for tips.
518010: Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol – APPROVED
To allow under state law the personal possession and use of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older. The proposal would also enact a 10 percent state excise tax on all marijuana sold by retailers. The new revenue would be used for municipalities, counties, public schools, and roads.
Awaiting Approval from Board of State Canvassers
516183: Protecting Michigan Taxpayers
To end the state’s prevailing wage law, which applies union-level wages to job sites for public projects like schools and government buildings. Under this new legislation, less taxpayer money will be needed to fund these public projects.
To enact the Great Lakes Pipeline Safety Regulation Act. This act would prohibit the transmission of crude oil through the line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac and require that all crude oil be moved “over, through, under or upon the bottomlands of the Great Lakes.”
A proposal to amend the state constitution of 1963 by amending Article IV, section 12, and Article IV, section 13, to require a part-time legislature that must complete its regular session each year by April 15. The proposed amendment would also lower legislators’ salaries and eliminate their pensions and health care in retirement.
Provide workers with the right to earn sick time for personal or family health needs, as well as purposes related to domestic violence and sexual assault and school meetings needed as a result of a child’s disability, health, or issues due to domestic violence. This proposal would allow workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours of work, with a maximum of 72 hours.
Provide workers with the right to earn sick time for personal or family health needs. This proposal would allow workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours of work, with a maximum of 72 hours.
518049: Voters Not Politicians
Amend Michigan’s constitution to create an independent citizens redistricting commission, comprised of four registered voters from each party and five independent voters, which would redraw the boundaries of the state and congressional districts in order to avoid gerrymandering.
517306: Abrogate Prohibition MI
Make the use of the cannabis plant lawful in Michigan for virtually all purposes. Under this legislation, the government could not place any ban on pot use, nor could it impose any fees, fines, taxes or regulations that would “diminish the use of cannabis.” This initiative also does not include any age restrictions, allowing parents to monitor or prohibit pot use amongst their own children.