Initiative and Referendum Legislation Database

Initiative and Referendum Legislation Database | 1993-2013


This database contains bills from 1993 to 2013 ONLY. To see bills from 2014 and beyond, visit NCSL’s 2014 - Present Initiative and Referendum Legislation Database.

This database contains state legislation related to the initiative and referendum processes. Bills found here deal with timelines, signature requirements, filing fees, title, content requirements and other process-related issues. Recall provisions are included as well.

To view a database of statewide ballot measures, visit NCSL’s State Ballot Measures Database. For databases covering elections legislation, campaign finance, and term limits legislation, visit the NCSL Election Legislation Databases Home Page.

To select multiple items (e.g., state or topic) in the database lists, click in the check boxes next to your desired selections. To select all items click on the "All Topics" or "All States" box. To view bills of a certain type that do not fall under an existing category, try the keyword search (for example, search for the keyword “signature” to find bills related to signature requirements).

Contact NCSL's Elections Staff, at, with questions about the database. For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If nothing is picked, the default search is to include all topics and states in current session year.

Initiative & Referendum Database

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