Ballot Measures

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State
Year
Issue Category

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Date State Title Outcome
8/26 AK Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed 6/01 AL Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Alabama Propane Gas Promotion Programs Amendment Failed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 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 11/04 AZ Proposition 201: Homeowners' Bill of Rights Failed 11/04 AZ Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act Failed 11/06 AZ Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed 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 11/06 CA Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/04 CO Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding 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 11/06 MA Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Passed 11/04 MO Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed 8/03 MO Proposition C: Participation in a Federal Health Care System Passed 11/06 MO Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed 11/02 MT Initiative No. 164: Interest Rate Limit Passed 11/06 MT Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed 11/06 MT Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed 11/04 ND Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed 11/06 ND Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed 11/06 NM Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed 11/04 OH Issue 5: Referendum on Legislation Making Changes to Check Cashing, Lending, Sometimes Known as "Pay Lending," Fees, Interest rates, and Practices 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 11/08 OH Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment Passed 11/01 OR Measure 49: Modifies Measure 37; Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater 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 11/04 SD Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. 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 11/06 SD Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed 11/01 WA Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed

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Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AZ Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending 11/02 AZ Proposition 106: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Health Care Services Passed 11/04 CA Initiative 1541: Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes. Initiative Statute. Pending 11/06 FL Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (1): Health Care Services Failed 11/06 LA CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed 11/04 LA HB 532: Louisiana Hospital Stabilization Fund Amendment Pending 11/04 LA HB 533: Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund Amendment Pending 11/04 ME Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed 11/04 MO Proposition B: Home Care Passed 8/03 MO Proposition C: Participation in a Federal Health Care System Passed 11/06 MO Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed 11/04 MT Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed 11/06 MT Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed 11/08 OH Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed 11/04 SC Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed 11/06 SD Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 17: An Act to Ensure Patient Choice in the Selection of Health Care Providers Pending 11/01 WA Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed

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Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AR Amendment 3: A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the General Assembly to Establish, Operate and Regulate State Lotteries to Fund Scholarships and Grants for Arkansas Citizens Enrolled in Certified Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges and Universities in Arkansas 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 2/05 CA Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed 5/19 CA Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed 11/04 CO Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed 11/01 CO Proposition 103: Temporary Tax Increase for Public Education Failed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (12): Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System Failed 11/04 GA HB 788: Ad Valorem Tax; Property Owned by University System of Georgia Operated by Third Party; Provide Exemption Pending 11/02 ID S.J.R. 101: University of Idaho Tuition Passed 11/04 LA Amendment 1: Term Limits for Members of Certain Boards and Commissions Passed 10/22 LA Act 423: Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program Amendment Passed 11/04 MD HB 4: Video Lottery Passed 11/06 MD Question 4: Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates - Exemption Passed 11/01 ME Question 3 - Bond Issue: Education Facility Bonds Passed 6/08 ME Question 2: Bond Issue - Wind Energy Passed 11/06 ME Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed 11/05 ME Question 2: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Nursing Education To Enhance Economic Development Passed 11/05 ME Question 5: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Invest in the Maine Community College System Passed 11/06 MO Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed 11/04 MT Referendum 118: 6-Mill Levy for Support of the Montana University System Passed 6/12 ND Referendum Measure No. 4: Relates to the University of North Dakota Athletic Nickname and Logo Passed 11/04 ND HCR 3047: Constitutional Measure No. 3 Pending 11/06 NJ Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed 11/04 NM Bond Question 4: Higher Education and Special School Bonds Passed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Allow the Establishment of a College Scholarship Program for New Mexico Military War Veterans Passed 11/02 NM Bond Question D: Issuance and Sale of Higher Educational and Special Schools Capital Improvement and Acquisition Bonds Failed 11/06 NM Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed 11/04 NM SJR 7: A Joint Resolution Proposing to Amend Article 12, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Change the Board of Regents of Northern New Mexico State School by Filling One Regent Position with a Student Pending 11/04 NY S06356D: Smart Schools Bond Act Pending 5/18 OR Measure 69: Amends Constitution: Continues And Modernizes Authority For Lowest Cost Borrowing For Community Colleges And Public Universities. Passed 11/04 OR SJR 1: Oregon Funding for Post-Secondary Education Pending 11/04 OR SJR 34: Oregon Hiring of State Judges by National Guard and State Universities Pending 11/02 RI State Question 2: Higher Education Facilities Bonds $78,000,000 Passed 11/06 RI Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed 11/01 TX Proposition 1: Angelo State University Passed 11/01 TX Proposition 2: Educational Loans to College and University Students Passed 11/03 TX Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed 11/08 TX Proposition 3 (SJR 50): Providing for the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the State of Texas to Finance Educational Loans to Students Passed 11/01 WA HJR 4215: Investment of Higher Education Permanent Funds Passed 11/02 WA Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed 11/06 WA Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed

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Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AL Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 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 2/05 CA Proposition 92: Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed 5/19 CA Proposition 1B: Education Funding. Payment Plan. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/04 CO Amendment 59: Education Funding and TABOR Rebates Failed 11/04 CO Amendment 50: Limited Gaming in Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek Passed 11/01 CO Proposition 103: Temporary Tax Increase for Public Education Failed 11/05 CO Proposition AA: Colorado Marijuana Excise Tax and Sales Tax Passed 11/05 CO Amendment 66: Funding for Public Schools Failed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 8: Revision of the Class Size Requirements For Public Schools Failed 11/04 GA Amendment 2: To authorize local school districts to use tax funds for community redevelopment purposes. Passed 11/06 GA Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed 11/06 ID Proposition 1: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Limiting Negotiated Agreements Between Teachers and Local School Boards and Ending the Practice of Issuing Renewable Contracts Failed 11/06 ID Proposition 3: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Amending School District Funding, Requiring Provision of Computing Devices and Online Courses for High School Graduation Failed 11/06 ID Proposition 2: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Providing Teacher Performance Pay Based on State-Mandated Test Scores, Student Performance, Hard-to-Fill Positions and Leadership Failed 11/04 MD HB 4: Video Lottery Passed 11/03 ME Question 3: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws Failed 11/04 MO Proposition A: Casinos and Gambling Passed 8/07 MO Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed 11/06 MO Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes 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 11/06 NM Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed 11/04 NV Ballot Question No. 3: The Education Initiative Pending 11/04 NY S06356D: Smart Schools Bond Act Pending 11/02 OK State Question No. 744: Amount of Money the State Provides to Support Common Schools Failed 11/04 OR Measure 58: Prohibits Teaching Public School Student In Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years Failed 5/18 OR Measure 68: Revises Constitution: Allows State to Issue Bonds to Match Voter Approved School District Bonds for School Capital Costs. Passed 11/06 OR Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed 11/06 SD Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure Failed 11/06 SD Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed 11/08 TX Proposition 6 (SJR 26): Amending the Constitution to Increase the Amount of Principal that is Available for Withdrawal from the Permanent School Fund Each Year Passed 11/01 UT Citizens' Referendum 1: Education Vouchers Failed 11/01 WA HJR 4204: School District Tax Levies Passed 11/06 WA Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed

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Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AK Ballot Measure No. 2 - 13PSUM: An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana Pending 11/06 AR Issue No. 5: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 203: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to the Medical Use of Marijuana Passed 11/02 CA Proposition 19: Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law, Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. Initiative Statue. Failed 11/06 CO Amendment 64: Use and Regulation of Marijuana Passed 11/05 CO Proposition AA: Colorado Marijuana Excise Tax and Sales Tax Passed 11/04 FL Ballot Number 2: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions Pending 11/04 MA Question 2: Establishing a Sensible Marijuana Policy for the Commonwealth Passed 11/06 MA Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana Passed 11/03 ME Question 5: Citizen Initiative: An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act Passed 11/04 MI Question 1: A Legislative Initiative to Permit the Use and Cultivation of Marijuana for Specified Medical Conditions Passed 11/06 MT Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed 11/02 OR Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed 11/06 OR Measure 80: Allows Personal Marijuana, Hemp Cultivation/Use Without License; Commission to Regulate Commercial Marijuana Cultivation/Sale Failed 11/02 SD Initiated Measure 13: An Initiated Measure to Authorize the Possession, Use and Cultivation of Marijuana by and for Persons with Specified Debilitating Medical Conditions Registered with the Department of Health Failed 11/06 WA Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed

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