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Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 24, 2010 Alaska 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
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Alabama Utilities in Tuskegee Amendment 6 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arkansas Issue No. 1 - SJR 7: An Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution Providing that Administrative Rules Promulgated by State Agencies Shall Not Become Effective Until Reviewed and Approved by a Legislative Committee of the General Assembly Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 110: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arizona : The Commission on Salaries For Elective State Officers Recommends the Salaries of Legislators to be Increased to $35,000 Failed
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 42: Public Records. Open Meetings. State Reimbursement to Local Agencies. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 49: Allowable Government Paycheck Deductions Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment Q: Temporary Location for the State Seat of Government Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment S: State Personnel System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (12): Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State University System Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Amendment Age Qualification for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Board of Education Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Idaho HJR 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Illinois Constitutional Convention: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 1: Term Limits for Members of Certain Boards and Commissions Passed
Oct. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 538 - Employees of Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 1: Act 539 - Louisiana Officials Salary Increase Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 3 (Act 872 - SB 21): Public Pension Bill Filing Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410): Providing Notice for Laws Creating Special Security Districts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Michigan 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
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 1: English as the Official Language Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Constitutional Convention Call No. 2: Call for a Montana Constitutional Convention Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Montana C-45: An Act Submitting to the Qualified Electors of Montana an Amendment to Article IV, Section 8, Article VI, Sections 1,2,3,4,6,7, and Article X, Section 4, of the Montana Constitution to Change the Name of the State Auditor to the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 North Carolina Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed
June 10, 2008 North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1: Appointment of Legislators to State Office Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 4: Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Constitutional Measure No. 1: Appointment of Legislator to a Full-Time Appointive State Office Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nebraska Proposed Amendment No. 2: Abolish the Office of the State Treasurer in 2015 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide That a Civil Officer is Liable to Impeachment for Misdemeanors in Pursuit of Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 3: Constitutional Convention Question Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 2: Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Jersey Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Confirmation of Heads of Cabinet Level Departments and Agencies Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Filling a Vacancy in the Lieutenant Governor's Office Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Midterm Salary Increases for County Officers Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Allow County Officials to Serve Three Consecutive Terms Instead of Two Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 5: Allow for the Appointment of Certain Former Members of the Legislature to Certain Civil Offices Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: Removing the Duties to Charter and Regulate Corporations from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 2: Allowing the Legislature to Establish Increased Qualifications and Continuing Education for Commissioners on the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 1: Increasing the Membership of the Judicial Standards Commission from 11 to 13 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 5: Establishing the Public Defender Department as an Independent State Agency Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 10, Section 10 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Allow Certain Counties to Become Urban Counties and to Clarify the Majority Vote Needed to Adopt a County Charter Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 2: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 1: Judicial Appointment Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nevada Question 1: Amendment to the Nevada Constitution Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New York Proposal Two: Permitting Electronic Distribution of State Legislative Bills Pending
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Allow for One Casino Each in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo and Distribute to All Ohio Counties a Tax on the Casinos Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Raise the Maximum Age an Individual Can Occupy Judicial Office from 70 to 76 Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 2: Referendum: Ohio Collective Bargaining Limit Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 1: Question Presented Pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Ohio Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Ohio State Issue 2: To Create a State-Funded Commission to Draw Legislative and Congressional Districts Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 750: Initiative and Referendum Designation of Signature Percentage Base Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 747: Limiting Terms of Office of Certain Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 752: Modifying the Composition of the Judicial Nominating Commission Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 751: Providing that the English Language is the Common and Unifying Language of Oklahoma Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 765: It Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the Position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 762: Measure Amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It Changes Current Law, Decreasing the Power and Authority of the Governor by Removing the Governor from the Parole Process for Persons Convicted of Certain Offenses Defined as Nonviolent Offenses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 55: Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date Of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators To Finish Term In Original District Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 64: Penalizes Person, Entity for Using Funds Collected with Public Resource for Political Purpose Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 77: Amends Constitution: Governor may Declare "Catastrophic Disaster" (define); Requires Legislative Session; Authorizes Suspending Specified Constitutional Spending Restrictions" Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 78: Amends Constitution: Changes Constitutional Language Describing Governmental System of Separation of Powers; Makes Grammatical and Spelling Changes Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 1: Amendment to the Constitution of the State (Changing the Official Name of the State) Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Carolina Amendment 1: Constitutional Amendment to Provide that the Lieutenant Governor Must Be Elected Jointly with the Governor Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Carolina : Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 10: South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment N: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Repealing Certain Reimbursement Restrictions for Travel by Legislators to and from a Legislative Session Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 14: Limit on Service by State Justices and Judges Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 10: Office of Inspector of Hides and Animals Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 7: Re-Sale of Property Acquired through Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 10: Allowing Board Members of Emergency Services Districts to Serve Four Years Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 11: Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Taking Property for Public Purposes Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 10 (SJR 37): Extending the Length of the Unexpired Term that Causes the Automatic Resignation of Certain Local Elected Officeholders Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 2: State Medical Education Board and State Medical Education Fund Elimination Amendment Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 3: Political Subdivision for Aircraft Tax Exemption Amendment Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 7: Home Rule Charter Provision Amendment Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Legislative Sessions (SJR 12) Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Resolution Revising Executive Officer Succession Provisions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment D: Resolution on Legislative Ethics Commission Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Resolution Regarding Eligibility for Legislative Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 2: Concerning Legislative Veto Sessions Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 1: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Taking or Damaging of Private Property for Public Use (Second Reference) Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 West Virginia No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Initiative Petition Signatures Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Oath of Office Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative No. 166: A Law Proposed By Initiative Petition Passed
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