Elections and Government Services Administrative Rules of Montana Business Services Notary and Certification Records and Information Management

2010 Ballot Issues

The following proposals appeared on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot:

CC-2 (Status current as of 7/27/2014)
Subject: Call for a Montana constitutional convention
Type: Periodic submission of question of holding an unlimited constitutional convention, pursuant to Article XIV, Section 3 of the Montana Constitution and 13-1-121 and 13-1-122, Montana Code Annotated.
Status: REJECTED BY VOTERS.

I-161 (Status current as of 7/27/2014)
Subject: Change how hunter access programs are funded
Sponsor: Kurt Kephart
Type: Statutory amendment by initiative
Received by SOS: September 17, 2009
Status: APPROVED BY VOTERS.
Total signatures received and tallied by SOS: 27,976 signatures, 40 of 34 qualified house districts.

I-164 (Status current as of 7/27/2014)
Subject: Limit the annual interest, fees, and charges payday, title and retail installment lenders and consumer loan licensees may charge on loans to 36 percent.
Sponsor: Jim Reynolds
Type: Statutory amendment by initiative, revised by Order of the Supreme Court of the State of Montana.
Received by SOS: February 23, 2010
Status: APPROVED BY VOTERS.
Total signatures received and tallied by SOS: 27,421 signatures, 54 of 34 qualified house districts.

CI-105 (Status current as of 7/27/2014)
Subject: Prohibit any new tax on the sale or transfer of real property
Sponsor: Montana Association of REALTORS ®
Type: Constitutional amendment by initiative
Received by SOS: December 15, 2009
Status: APPROVED BY VOTERS.
Total signatures received and tallied by SOS: 51,736 signatures, 53 of 40 qualified house districts.

A citizen proposed ballot issue can only appear on the 2010 general election ballot once the proposed language has fulfilled three requirements. First, the language must meet the requirements of the Montana’s Legislative Services Division. Second, the Montana Attorney General must conduct a legal review. Finally, after the review process is complete, and the sponsor has been notified by the Secretary of State of the approval or rejection of the ballot issue, the sponsor must collect signatures from qualified voters in Montana.

Initiative or referendum for the ballot - Signatures must be obtained from 5 percent of the total number of qualified voters in Montana, including 5 percent of the voters in each of 34 legislative house districts (a total of 24,337 signatures for the 2010 ballot).

Constitutional amendment by initiative - Signatures must be obtained from 10 percent of the total number of qualified voters in Montana, including 10 percent of the voters in each of 40 legislative house districts (a total of 48,674 signatures for the 2010 ballot).

View 2010 Ballot Issue Proposals that did not qualify for the November 2, 2010 ballot.

The deadline for final submission by the counties of verified petition signatures was July 16, 2010.