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Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Alaska Bonding Proposition A: State Guaranteed Veterans Residential Mortgage Bonds, $600,000,000 Passed
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Alabama Blount County Annexation Amendment 4 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Alabama Madison School Taxes Amendment 3 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Ad Valorem Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 3: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 3 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 201: Homeowners' Bill of Rights Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 100: Prohibition of Any New Property Sale or Transfer Tax Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 110: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 119: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 99: Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 3, 2008 California Proposition 98: Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 12: Veterans' Bond Act of 2008 Passed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
June 3, 2014 California Proposition 41: Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum M: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Land Value Increase Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment R: Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment 60: Property Taxes Failed
Jan. 29, 2008 Florida Amendment 1: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations on Property Tax Assessments Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 1: Relating to Property Rights/Ineligible Aliens Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2: Homestead Ad Valorem Tax Credit for Deployed Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 5: Allows Owners of Industrial-Zoned Property to Choose to Remove the Industrial Designation from Their Property Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Indiana Public Question No. 1: Property Tax Cap Amendment Passed
Oct. 1, 2007 Louisiana Ballot Measure 4: Exempt Jewelry from Property Taxes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 5: Transfer of the Special Assessment Level to New Property Purchased to Replace Expropriated Property Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 3: Act No. 1049 - Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans with Service-Connected Disability Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 5: Act No. 1050 - Homestead Tax Exemption for Disaster Damage Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 8: Act No. 1052 - Sale of Expropriated Property Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 7: Act No. 540 - Bidding Process of Ad Valorem Property Tax Sales Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 4: Act No. 542 - Limitation on Property Tax Increases Failed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 43: Louisiana Property Tax Sales Amendment Failed
Nov. 19, 2011 Louisiana Act 425: Louisiana Immovable Property Tax Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 872: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 13 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 432: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 9 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act 436: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 10 Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Massachusetts Question 2: Comprehensive Permits for Low- or Moderate- Income Housing Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Former Prisoners of War Property Tax Exemption Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3: Real Estate Taxes Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Mississippi Initiative #31: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Constitutional Initiative No. 105: New Property Tax Elimination Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota HCR 3006: Constitutional Measure No. 2 Pending
May 11, 2010 Nebraska 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
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 1: Dedicates Annual Revenue of an Amount Equal to a Tax Rate of 1% Under the State Sales Tax for Property Tax Reform Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 3: Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 1: Senior Citizen Facility Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Provide Property Tax Exemption for Property of a Veterans' Organization Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question D: Issuance and Sale of Higher Educational and Special Schools Capital Improvement and Acquisition Bonds Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question A: Senior Citizen Facility Improvements, Construction and Equipment Acquisition Projects Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 2: Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nevada Question 3: Requirements for Property and Sales Tax Exemptions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 4: Eminent Domain Amendment Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 4: Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 5: In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 741: Property Tax Exemption Application Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 735: Property Tax Exemption for Injured Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 758: Amends Section 8B, Article 10 of State Constitution - Ad Valorem Taxation Limitation on Valuation Increases Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Oklahoma SQ 770- LR 365: Amending Homestead Exemption Disabled Veterans Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Oklahoma SQ 771 - LR 366: Homestead Exemption Surviving Spouse of Veteran Pending
Nov. 1, 2007 Oregon Measure 49: Modifies Measure 37; Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 56: Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 63: Exempts Specified Property Owners from Building Permit Failed
Jan. 26, 2010 Oregon 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
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 72: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Exception to $50,000 State Borrowing Limit for State's Real and Personal Property Projects Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands Availability of Home Ownership Loans for Oregon Veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 8: Home Equity Loan Procedures Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 3: Homestead Taxes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 5: Local Property Taxes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 6: Motor Vehicle Taxes Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 9: Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 7: Re-Sale of Property Acquired through Eminent Domain Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 5: Allowing Consolidated Boards of Equalization for Appraisal Districts Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 3: Allowing State Enforcement of Uniform Property Appraisal Standards and Procedures Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 9: Establishing a Right to Use and Access Public Beaches Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 6: Renewing Veterans' Land Board Bond Authority for Land and Mortgage Loans Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 2: Requiring Appraisal of Residence Homesteads Based Solely on their Homestead Value Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 11: Restricting Use of Eminent Domain to Taking Property for Public Purposes Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Propostion 1 (SJR 14): Authorizing Exemption from Ad Valorem Taxation of All or Part of the Market Value of the Residence Homestead of the Surviving Spouse of a 100 Percent or Totally Disabled Veteran Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 5: Authorizing the Legislature to Allow Cities or Counties to Enter into Interlocal Contracts with Other Cities or Counties Without the Imposition of a Tax or the Provision of a Sinking Fund Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition 4 (HJR 63): Authorizing the Legislature to Permit a County to Issue Bonds or Notes to Finance the Development or Redevelopment of an Unproductive, Underdeveloped, or Blighted Area Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Texas Proposition 5: Reverse Mortgage Loan Amendment Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 2: Property Tax Exemption for Certain Veterans Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Virginia Ballot Question 1: Property Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 1: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Taking or Damaging of Private Property for Public Use (Second Reference) Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 Washington Advisory Vote No. 7: Concerns Estate Tax on Certain Property Transfers and Increased Rates for Estates Over $4,000,000 Passed
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