This week the November ballot took shape. At least four intiatives are likely to meet the July 8 signature deadline for ballot measures.
Initiative 1130 would prohibit keeping egg-laying hens in stacked cages or in cages that prevent them from moving freely and fully extending their wings. The initiative would also bar the sale of eggs from businesses that did not comply with this law. The law would take effect January 1, 2018.
Initiative 1183 would close state liquor stores and sell their assets, including the liquor-distribution center. The initiative would allow private stores to sell liquor and create licensing fees for sale and distribution of liquor based on sales and revenues.
Initiative 1125 would require the Legislature, not the state Transportation Commission, to set tolls, and mandate that a toll on a particular road or bridge be used only for construction, operation or maintenance of that project.
Initiative 1163 would require background checks and training for long-term care workers and providers.
Initiative supporters must turn in valid signatures for at least 241,153 registered voters to the Secretary of State’s Office by July 8 to qualify for the November 2010 ballot.