Ballot Measures

State
Year
Issue Category

Abortion

Abortion and Reproductive

Animals and Wildlife

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Business and Consumers

Date State Title Outcome
6/01 AL Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Alabama Propane Gas Promotion Programs Amendment Failed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3: To Amend Amendment 82 of the Arkansas Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Establish Criteria Before Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds for Prospective Employers Planning an Economic Development Project Passed 6/08 CA Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed 6/08 CA Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 1: Allows Competitive Contracts to Be Enforced in Georgia Courts Passed 11/02 GA State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 5: Act No. 1050 - Homestead Tax Exemption for Disaster Damage Passed 11/02 MA Question 3: Sales and Use Tax Rates Failed 8/03 MO Proposition C: Participation in a Federal Health Care System Passed 11/02 MT Initiative No. 164: Interest Rate Limit Passed 5/04 OH Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Extend The Ohio Third Frontier Program By Authorizing The Issuance Of Additional General Obligation Bonds To Promote Economic Growth Passed 1/26 OR Measure 67: Raises $10 Corporate Minimum Tax, Business Minimum Tax, Corporate Profits Tax. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted For Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed 11/02 OR Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed 11/02 SD Referred Law 12: An Act to Prohibit Smoking Tobacco or Carrying Lighted Tobacco Products in Certain Places and to Require Certain Persons to Inform Violators of the Prohibition Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed

Campaign Finance and Elections

Date State Title Outcome
8/24 AK Ballot Measure No. 1 - 07ANCO: Initiative Prohibiting the Use of Public Funds to Lobby or Campaign; and Prohibiting Holders of Government Contracts and Family Members from Making Political Contributions Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 112: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Initiative Petitions Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 111: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Executive Department Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 113: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Right to Vote a Secret Ballot Regarding Employee Representation Passed 6/08 CA Proposition 15: California Fair Elections Act Failed 6/08 CA Proposition 14: Elections. Increases Right To Participate In Primary Elections. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 5: Standards For Legislature to Follow in Legislative Redistricting Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 1: Repeal of Public Campaign Finance Requirement Failed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 6: Standards for Legislature to Follow in Congressional Redistricting Passed 11/02 IL Constitutional Amendment on Recall: Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Passed 11/02 KS Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2: A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters Passed 11/02 MI Proposal 10-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Prohibit Certain Felons from Holding Elective Office and Specified Types of Public Employment Positions Passed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 1: Election of County Assessors Passed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Modernize Language Regarding Qualified Electors Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 750: Initiative and Referendum Designation of Signature Percentage Base Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 746: Voter Identification, Proof of Identity Passed 11/02 SD Constitutional Amendment K: An Amendment to Article VI of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Right of Individuals to Vote by Secret Ballot Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution Regarding Secret Ballot Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Eligibility for Legislative Office Passed 11/02 VT State Constitutional Amendment: Voter's Qualifications and Oath Passed

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Constitution

Date State Title Outcome
11/02 AK Ballot Measure #1: Increase Number of Legislators and Districts Failed 6/01 AL Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Alabama Propane Gas Promotion Programs Amendment Failed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 1: Ad Valorem Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 4: Blount County Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 2: Special County Educational Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 3: Ten Year Road Bridge Construction Program Failed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3: To Amend Amendment 82 of the Arkansas Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Establish Criteria Before Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds for Prospective Employers Planning an Economic Development Project Passed 5/18 AZ Proposition 100: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article IX, Constitution of Arizona, by Adding Section 12.1; Relating to Temporary Transaction Privilege and Use Taxes. Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 106: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Health Care Services Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 109: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Hunting and Fishing Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 112: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Initiative Petitions Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 107: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Preferential Treatment or Discrimination Prohibition Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 110: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 111: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Executive Department Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 113: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Right to Vote a Secret Ballot Regarding Employee Representation Passed 6/08 CA Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed 6/08 CA Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 26: Requires that Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those that Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CO Amendment 63: Health Care Choice Failed 11/02 CO Amendment R: Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property Failed 11/02 CO Amendment 62: Application of the Term Person Failed 11/02 CO Amendment 61: Limits on State and Local Government Borrowing Failed 11/02 CO Amendment P: Regulation of Games of Chance Failed 11/02 FL Advisory Referendum 1: Balancing the Federal Budget. - A Nonbinding Referendum Calling for an Amendment to the United States Constitution. Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 2: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Passed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 2: Adds $10 Tag Fee on Private Passenger Vehicles to Fund Statewide Trauma Care Expansion Failed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 1: Allows Competitive Contracts to Be Enforced in Georgia Courts Passed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 5: Allows Owners of Industrial-Zoned Property to Choose to Remove the Industrial Designation from Their Property Passed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 3: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Long-Term Transportation Projects Failed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed 11/02 HI Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Board of Education Passed 11/02 HI Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Tax Rebate Requirement Passed 11/02 IA Measure 2: Constitutional Convention Failed 11/02 IA Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed 11/02 ID H.J.R. 5: Airport Debt Passed 11/02 ID H.J.R. 4: Hospital Debt Passed 11/02 ID H.J.R. 7: Municipal Electric Debt Passed 11/02 ID S.J.R. 101: University of Idaho Tuition Passed 11/02 IL Constitutional Amendment on Recall: Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Passed 10/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 538 - Employees of Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Passed 10/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 537 - Move Convening Dates of Legislature Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 6: Act No. 1048 - Public Retirement System Legislative Regulations Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 3: Act No. 1049 - Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans with Service-Connected Disability Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 5: Act No. 1050 - Homestead Tax Exemption for Disaster Damage Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 9: Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 8: Act No. 1052 - Sale of Expropriated Property Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 4: Act No. 542 - Limitation on Property Tax Increases Failed 11/02 MD Question 1: Maryland Constitutional Convention Passed 11/02 MD Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court Judges Passed 11/02 MD Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed 11/02 MI Proposal 10-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Prohibit Certain Felons from Holding Elective Office and Specified Types of Public Employment Positions Passed 11/02 MI Proposal 10-1: A Proposal to Convene a Constitutional Convention for the Purpose of Drafting a General Revision of the State Constitution Failed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 1: Election of County Assessors Passed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 2: Former Prisoners of War Property Tax Exemption Passed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 3: Real Estate Taxes Passed 11/02 MT Constitutional Convention Call No. 2: Call for a Montana Constitutional Convention Failed 11/02 MT Constitutional Initiative No. 105: New Property Tax Elimination Passed 11/02 NC Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed 11/02 NJ Public Question 1: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Assessment on Wages by the State to the Payment of Employee Benefits Passed 11/02 NV Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed 11/02 NV Question No. 4: Eminent Domain Amendment Failed 5/04 OH Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Change The Location Of The Columbus Casino Facility Authorized By Previous Statewide Vote Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 744: Amount of Money the State Provides to Support Common Schools Failed 11/02 OK State Question No. 748: Apportionment Commission Changing to Bipartisan Commission on Legislative Apportionment Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 757: Constitutional Reserve Fund Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 755: Courts to Rely on Federal and State Laws When Deciding Cases Forbidding Courts from Looking at International Law or Sharia Law Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 750: Initiative and Referendum Designation of Signature Percentage Base Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 747: Limiting Terms of Office of Certain Elected Officials Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 752: Modifying the Composition of the Judicial Nominating Commission Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 751: Providing that the English Language is the Common and Unifying Language of Oklahoma Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 754: Providing the Legislature Shall not Be Required to Make Expenditures for Any Function of Government Using a Predetermined Formula of Any Kind or By Reference to the Expenditure Levels of Any Other State Government or Any Other Entity Failed 5/18 OR Measure 69: Amends Constitution: Continues And Modernizes Authority For Lowest Cost Borrowing For Community Colleges And Public Universities. Passed 5/18 OR Measure 68: Revises Constitution: Allows State to Issue Bonds to Match Voter Approved School District Bonds for School Capital Costs. Passed 11/02 OR Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Exception to $50,000 State Borrowing Limit for State's Real and Personal Property Projects Passed 11/02 OR Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed 11/02 OR Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands Availability of Home Ownership Loans for Oregon Veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund Passed 11/02 OR Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions Passed 11/02 RI State Question 1: Amendment to the Constitution of the State (Changing the Official Name of the State) Failed 11/02 SC Amendment 4: Capital Reserve Fund Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 3: General Reserve Fund Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 2: Secret Union Voting Passed 11/02 SD Constitutional Amendment K: An Amendment to Article VI of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Right of Individuals to Vote by Secret Ballot Passed 11/02 SD Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed 11/02 TN Constitutional Amendment #1: Hunting and Fishing Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution Regarding Secret Ballot Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment D: Resolution on Legislative Ethics Commission Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Eligibility for Legislative Office Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 2: Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 1: Property Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 3: Revenue Stabilization Fund Passed 11/02 VT State Constitutional Amendment: Voter's Qualifications and Oath Passed 11/02 WA Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed 11/02 WA Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed

Crime

Defense

Economy and Fiscal

Education

Employment and Affirmative Action

Energy

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Environment

Date State Title Outcome
11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 4: Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans Failed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed 11/02 IA Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed 11/02 ME Question 3: Bond Issue - Land Conservation, Working Waterfront Preservation and State Park Preservation Passed 11/02 OR Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed

Executive Branch

Federal, State and Local Relations

Finance and Banking

Food Processing and Sales

Gambling and Gaming

Government Budget and Spending

Date State Title Outcome
11/02 AK Bonding Proposition B: State General Obligation Library, Education, and Educational Research Facility Bonds, $397,200,000 Passed 11/02 AK Bonding Proposition A: State Guaranteed Veterans Residential Mortgage Bonds, $600,000,000 Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 302: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to Early Childhood Development and Health Programs Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CO Amendment 61: Limits on State and Local Government Borrowing Failed 11/02 FL Advisory Referendum 1: Balancing the Federal Budget. - A Nonbinding Referendum Calling for an Amendment to the United States Constitution. Passed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed 11/02 HI Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Tax Rebate Requirement Passed 11/02 IA Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed 11/02 ID H.J.R. 4: Hospital Debt Passed 11/02 ID H.J.R. 7: Municipal Electric Debt Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase Passed 6/08 ME Question 4: Bond Issue - Communities for Maine's Future Program Passed 6/08 ME Question 2: Bond Issue - Wind Energy Passed 11/02 ME Question 2: Bond Issue - Dental Care Access Passed 11/02 ME Question 3: Bond Issue - Land Conservation, Working Waterfront Preservation and State Park Preservation Passed 11/02 MO Proposition A: Earnings Taxes in Certain Cities Passed 11/02 MT Initiative No. 161: Hunter Access Program Funding Passed 11/02 ND Constitutional Measure No. 1: North Dakota Legacy Fund Passed 5/11 NE Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to authorize the use of revenue bonds to develop and lease property for use by nonprofit enterprises as determined by law. Passed 11/02 NE Proposed Amendment No. 1: Municipality Fund Sources for Economic or Industrial Development Passed 11/02 NM Bond Question D: Issuance and Sale of Higher Educational and Special Schools Capital Improvement and Acquisition Bonds Failed 11/02 NM Bond Question C: Issuance and Sale of Public School Facility Improvement, Bus Acquisition and Public School Books and Instructional Materials Acquisition Bonds Passed 11/02 NM Bond Question A: Senior Citizen Facility Improvements, Construction and Equipment Acquisition Projects Passed 11/02 NV Question No. 3: Sales and Use Tax Amendment Failed 5/04 OH Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Extend The Ohio Third Frontier Program By Authorizing The Issuance Of Additional General Obligation Bonds To Promote Economic Growth Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 744: Amount of Money the State Provides to Support Common Schools Failed 11/02 OK State Question No. 757: Constitutional Reserve Fund Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 754: Providing the Legislature Shall not Be Required to Make Expenditures for Any Function of Government Using a Predetermined Formula of Any Kind or By Reference to the Expenditure Levels of Any Other State Government or Any Other Entity Failed 5/18 OR Measure 69: Amends Constitution: Continues And Modernizes Authority For Lowest Cost Borrowing For Community Colleges And Public Universities. Passed 5/18 OR Measure 68: Revises Constitution: Allows State to Issue Bonds to Match Voter Approved School District Bonds for School Capital Costs. Passed 11/02 OR Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Exception to $50,000 State Borrowing Limit for State's Real and Personal Property Projects Passed 11/02 OR Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed 11/02 RI State Question 2: Higher Education Facilities Bonds $78,000,000 Passed 11/02 RI State Question 4: Open Space and Recreation Bonds $14,700,000 Passed 11/02 RI State Question 3: Transportation Bonds $84,700,000 Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 4: Capital Reserve Fund Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 3: General Reserve Fund Passed 11/02 SD Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 3: Revenue Stabilization Fund Passed 11/02 WA Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed 11/02 WA Senate Joint Resolution 8225: Concerns the Limitation on State Debt Passed

Government Operations

Date State Title Outcome
8/24 AK Ballot Measure No. 1 - 07ANCO: Initiative Prohibiting the Use of Public Funds to Lobby or Campaign; and Prohibiting Holders of Government Contracts and Family Members from Making Political Contributions Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 110: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Failed 11/02 CO Amendment Q: Temporary Location for the State Seat of Government Passed 11/02 HI Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Board of Education Passed 10/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 538 - Employees of Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase Passed 11/02 MI Proposal 10-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Prohibit Certain Felons from Holding Elective Office and Specified Types of Public Employment Positions Passed 11/02 MT Constitutional Convention Call No. 2: Call for a Montana Constitutional Convention Failed 11/02 NC Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed 11/02 NE Proposed Amendment No. 2: Abolish the Office of the State Treasurer in 2015 Failed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Allow County Officials to Serve Three Consecutive Terms Instead of Two Failed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 5: Allow for the Appointment of Certain Former Members of the Legislature to Certain Civil Offices Failed 11/02 NV Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed 11/02 NV Question No. 1: Judicial Appointment Amendment Failed 11/02 OK State Question No. 750: Initiative and Referendum Designation of Signature Percentage Base Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 747: Limiting Terms of Office of Certain Elected Officials Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 752: Modifying the Composition of the Judicial Nominating Commission Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 751: Providing that the English Language is the Common and Unifying Language of Oklahoma Passed 11/02 OR Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions Passed 11/02 RI State Question 1: Amendment to the Constitution of the State (Changing the Official Name of the State) Failed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment D: Resolution on Legislative Ethics Commission Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Eligibility for Legislative Office Passed

Guns

Health and Health Care

Health Insurance

Higher Education

Housing and Property

Date State Title Outcome
11/02 AK Bonding Proposition A: State Guaranteed Veterans Residential Mortgage Bonds, $600,000,000 Passed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 1: Ad Valorem Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 110: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed 6/08 CA Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CO Amendment R: Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property Failed 11/02 CO Amendment 60: Property Taxes Failed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 2: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 4: Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans Failed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 5: Allows Owners of Industrial-Zoned Property to Choose to Remove the Industrial Designation from Their Property Passed 11/02 GA State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed 11/02 IN Public Question No. 1: Property Tax Cap Amendment Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 3: Act No. 1049 - Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans with Service-Connected Disability Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 5: Act No. 1050 - Homestead Tax Exemption for Disaster Damage Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 8: Act No. 1052 - Sale of Expropriated Property Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 7: Act No. 540 - Bidding Process of Ad Valorem Property Tax Sales Failed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 4: Act No. 542 - Limitation on Property Tax Increases Failed 11/02 MA Question 2: Comprehensive Permits for Low- or Moderate- Income Housing Failed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 2: Former Prisoners of War Property Tax Exemption Passed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 3: Real Estate Taxes Passed 11/02 MT Constitutional Initiative No. 105: New Property Tax Elimination Passed 5/11 NE Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to authorize the use of revenue bonds to develop and lease property for use by nonprofit enterprises as determined by law. Passed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Provide Property Tax Exemption for Property of a Veterans' Organization Passed 11/02 NM Bond Question D: Issuance and Sale of Higher Educational and Special Schools Capital Improvement and Acquisition Bonds Failed 11/02 NM Bond Question A: Senior Citizen Facility Improvements, Construction and Equipment Acquisition Projects Passed 11/02 NV Question No. 4: Eminent Domain Amendment Failed 1/26 OR Measure 66: Raises Tax on Household Income At and Above $250,000 (and $125,000 for Individual Filers). Reduces Income Taxes on Unemployment Benefits in 2009. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted for Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed 11/02 OR Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Exception to $50,000 State Borrowing Limit for State's Real and Personal Property Projects Passed 11/02 OR Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands Availability of Home Ownership Loans for Oregon Veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment C: Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 2: Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 1: Property Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed

Infrastructure

Judicial Branch

K-12 Education

Labor Unions

Legal

Legislative Branch

Date State Title Outcome
11/02 AK Ballot Measure #1: Increase Number of Legislators and Districts Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 26: Requires that Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those that Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CO Amendment Q: Temporary Location for the State Seat of Government Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 5: Standards For Legislature to Follow in Legislative Redistricting Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 6: Standards for Legislature to Follow in Congressional Redistricting Passed 10/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 537 - Move Convening Dates of Legislature Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase Passed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 5: Allow for the Appointment of Certain Former Members of the Legislature to Certain Civil Offices Failed 11/02 OK State Question No. 748: Apportionment Commission Changing to Bipartisan Commission on Legislative Apportionment Passed 11/02 OR Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment D: Resolution on Legislative Ethics Commission Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed

Marijuana Legalization

Marriage, Family, and Children

Military Personnel

Minors and Children

Natural Resources and Energy

Oil and Gas

Senior Citizens

Taxes

Date State Title Outcome
11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 1: Ad Valorem Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 4: Blount County Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AL Statewide Amendment 2: Special County Educational Tax Amendment Failed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed 5/18 AZ Proposition 100: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article IX, Constitution of Arizona, by Adding Section 12.1; Relating to Temporary Transaction Privilege and Use Taxes. Passed 6/08 CA Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed 11/02 CO Amendment R: Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property Failed 11/02 CO Amendment 60: Property Taxes Failed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 2: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Passed 11/02 GA State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed 11/02 HI Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Tax Rebate Requirement Passed 11/02 IN Public Question No. 1: Property Tax Cap Amendment Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 3: Act No. 1049 - Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans with Service-Connected Disability Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 7: Act No. 540 - Bidding Process of Ad Valorem Property Tax Sales Failed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 4: Act No. 542 - Limitation on Property Tax Increases Failed 11/02 MA Question 3: Sales and Use Tax Rates Failed 11/02 MA Question 1: Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages Passed 6/08 ME Question 1: People's Veto of P.L. 2009, c. 382 "An Act To Implement Tax Relief and Tax Reform" Passed 11/02 MO Proposition A: Earnings Taxes in Certain Cities Passed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 2: Former Prisoners of War Property Tax Exemption Passed 11/02 MO Constitutional Amendment 3: Real Estate Taxes Passed 11/02 MT Constitutional Initiative No. 105: New Property Tax Elimination Passed 11/02 ND Constitutional Measure No. 1: North Dakota Legacy Fund Passed 5/11 NE Proposed Amendment No. 1: A constitutional amendment to authorize the use of revenue bonds to develop and lease property for use by nonprofit enterprises as determined by law. Passed 11/02 NE Proposed Amendment No. 1: Municipality Fund Sources for Economic or Industrial Development Passed 11/02 NM Bond Question B: Academic, Public School, Tribal and Public Library Acquisitions Passed 11/02 NM Bond Question D: Issuance and Sale of Higher Educational and Special Schools Capital Improvement and Acquisition Bonds Failed 11/02 NM Bond Question C: Issuance and Sale of Public School Facility Improvement, Bus Acquisition and Public School Books and Instructional Materials Acquisition Bonds Passed 11/02 NV Question No. 3: Sales and Use Tax Amendment Failed 1/26 OR Measure 67: Raises $10 Corporate Minimum Tax, Business Minimum Tax, Corporate Profits Tax. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted For Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed 1/26 OR Measure 66: Raises Tax on Household Income At and Above $250,000 (and $125,000 for Individual Filers). Reduces Income Taxes on Unemployment Benefits in 2009. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted for Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed 11/02 UT Constitutional Amendment C: Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 2: Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans Passed 11/02 VA Ballot Question 3: Revenue Stabilization Fund Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1105: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1100: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1107: Concerns Reversing Certain 2010 Amendments to State Tax Laws Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1053: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed

Technology and Communication

Transportation

Unemployed and Low-Income

Veterans