Ballot Measures

Employment and Affirmative Action

Issue Category

Employment and Affirmative Action

Date State Title Outcome
4/01 AK Advisory Vote: Prohibit Employment Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Public Employees Passed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed 11/08 AL HB37: Statewide Amendment 8 Pending 11/04 AR Issue No. 5: An Act to Amend the Arkansas Code Concerning the State Minimum Wage; The Act Would Raise the Current State Minimum Wage From Six Dollars and Twenty-Five Cents ($6.25) Per Hour to Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($7.50) Per Hour on January 1, 2015, to Eight Dollars ($8.00) Per Hour on January 1, 2016, Passed 11/04 AZ Proposition 202: Prohibiting Employers from Intentionally or Knowingly Employing an Unauthorized Alien Failed 11/02 AZ Proposition 106: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Health Care Services Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 107: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Preferential Treatment or Discrimination Prohibition Passed 11/08 AZ Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 57: Additional Remedies for Injured Employees Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 55: Allowable Reasons for Employee Discharge or Suspension Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending 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 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 IL Public Act 098-0657: Minimum Wage Increase Referendum Act Passed 11/04 LA Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 9: Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments Passed 10/22 LA Act 422: Louisiana Public Retirement System Amendment Passed 11/06 LA CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed 11/04 MA Question 4: Earned Sick Time for Employees Passed 11/08 ME Measure: An Act To Raise the Minimum Wage Pending 11/04 ND Statutory Measure 4: Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency Passed 11/04 NE Initiative Measure 424: Affirmative Action Ban Passed 11/04 NE Initiative Measure 425: Minimum Wage Increase Passed 11/02 NJ Public Question 1: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Assessment on Wages by the State to the Payment of Employee Benefits Passed 11/05 NJ Public Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to Set a State Minimum Wage with Annual Cost of Living Increases Passed 11/04 NY Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed 11/03 NY Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed 11/08 OH Issue 2: Referendum: Ohio Collective Bargaining Limit Repeal Failed 11/02 OK State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed 11/06 OK State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed 11/02 OR Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed 11/08 PA Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: The Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Pending 11/04 SC Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed 11/04 SC Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed 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 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 18: An Initiated Measure to Increase the State Minimum Wage Passed 11/08 SD Referred Law 20: An Act to Establish a Youth Minimum Wage Pending 11/03 TX Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed 11/08 VA HJR 490: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by Adding in Article I a Section Numbered 11-A, Relating to the Right to Work Pending 11/01 WA SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed 11/04 WA Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relation to Fair Labor Standards Pending 11/08 WY Joint Resolution Number SJ0002: Constitutional Amendment A Pending

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