The political ads are really heating up, there are some ballot issues that you should know about as well.  Here are the 5 you will see on this years 2020 ballot.

ISSUES QUALIFIED FOR THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

C-46 (HB 244)

Subject: Constitutional amendment to change constitutional amendment signature requirements.
Type: Constitutional Amendment
Status: Legislature referred HB 244 to the 2020 General Election Ballot.
Fiscal Note:  No Fiscal Note

C-47 (HB 245)

Subject: Constitutional amendment to revise initiative signature requirements.
Type: Constitutional Amendment
Status: Legislature referred HB 245 to the 2020 General Election Ballot.
Fiscal Note:  No Fiscal Note

BALLOT ISSUE #11 – CI-118

Subject: Under the Montana Constitution, a person 18 years of age or older is an adult, except that the legislature or the people by initiative may establish the legal age of purchasing, consuming, or possessing alcoholic beverages. CI-118 amends the Montana Constitution to allow the legislature or the people by initiative to establish the legal age for purchasing, consuming, or possessing marijuana.
Type: Constitutional Initiative
Submission #1: 1/13/20
Status:  Petition has been certified to appear on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot.
Fiscal Note:  No Fiscal Note
Submitter:  Sherine Blackford, Treasurer New Approach Montana

LR-130 (HB 357)

Subject:  Revise concealed carry laws.
Type: Legislative Referendum
Status: Legislature referred HB 357 to the 2020 General Election Ballot.
Fiscal Note:  No Fiscal Note

BALLOT ISSUE #14 – I-190

Subject: I-190 legalizes the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. I-190 requires the Department of Revenue to license and regulate the cultivation, transportation, and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products and to inspect premises where marijuana is cultivated and sold. It requires licensed laboratories to test marijuana and marijuana-infused products for potency and contaminants. I-190 establishes a 20% tax on non-medical marijuana.  10.5% of the tax revenue goes to the state general fund, with the rest dedicated to accounts for conservation programs, substance abuse treatment, veterans’ services, healthcare costs, and localities where marijuana is sold. I-190 allows a person currently serving a sentence for an act permitted by I-190 to apply for resentencing or an expungement of the conviction. I-190 prohibits advertising of marijuana and related products.
Type: Initiative
Submission #1:  2/4/20
Status:  Petition has been certified to appear on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot.
Fiscal Note: I-190 Fiscal Note
Submitter:  Sherine Blackford, Treasurer New Approach Montana