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2008 Ballot Measures

Health and Health Care

 
 

Abortion and Reproductive

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 48: An amendment to the Colorado constitution defining the term "person" to include any human being from the moment of fertilization as "person" is used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oregon Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed
 
 

Environment

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft Failed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Question 1: Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal, and Pollution Abatement Facilities Financing Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use 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 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities 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 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
 
 

Food Processing and Sales

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Permit Human Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New Mexico Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
 
 

Health Insurance

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Maine Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition B: Home Care Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Montana Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
 
 

Stem Cell Research

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 4, 2008 Michigan Question 2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Permit Human Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan Passed
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