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Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Alabama Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arkansas Issue No. 3 - HJR 1009: To Amend the Arkansas Constitution Concerning Elected State Officials; Prohibiting Members of the General Assembly and Elected Constitutional Officers of the Executive Department From Accepting Gifts from Lobbyists , and Defining Key Terms Relating to that Prohibition; Prohibiting Members of the Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California SB 254: An Act to Submit to the Voters a Voter Instruction Relating to Campaign Finance, Calling an Election, to Take Effect Immediately Pending
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Proposition 102: Criteria for Release to Pretrial Services Programs Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Hawaii SB 143: Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Change the Threshold Value in Controversy Requirement for Jury Trials in Civil Cases at Common Law from $5,000 to $10,000 Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois HJRCA 1: Proposed Amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 9: Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court Judges Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Missouri HJR 16: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Mississippi : Alternative Measure 42A Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana CI-116: A Constitutional Amendment Proposed by Initiative Petition Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 North Carolina SB 399: An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide that a Person Accused of Any Criminal Offense in Superior Court for Which the State is Not Seeking a Sentence of Death May Waive the Right to Trial by Jury and Instead be Tried by a Judge Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 North Dakota : Initiated Constitutional Measure Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 New Jersey Public Question No. 1: Constitutional Amendment to Allow a Court to Order Pretrial Detention of a Person in a Criminal Case Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 3: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Allow the Legislature to Set the Date for Filing Declarations of Candidacy for Judicial Retension Elections Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 New Mexico SJR1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 2 , Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Protect Community Safety by Granting Courts New Authority to Deny Release on Bail Pending Trial for Dangerous Defendants in Felony Cases While Retaining the Right to Pretrial Release for Non-Dang Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada SJR 14: Ballot Question No. 1 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Ohio Issue 2: Anti-Monopoly Amendment; Protects the Initiative Process from being Used for Personal Economic Benefit Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma 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
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence Passed
April 26, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment S: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Expand Rights for Crime Victims Pending
Nov. 4, 2014 Utah HJR 12: Constitutional Amendment C Failed
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