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2010 Ballot Measures

 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Proposition 102: Criteria for Release to Pretrial Services Programs Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Kansas Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2: A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maryland Question 2: Trial by Jury 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. 2, 2010 Missouri Proposition B: Dog Breeding Regulations Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 North Carolina Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed
 
 

Economy and Fiscal

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 4, 2010 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Extend The Ohio Third Frontier Program By Authorizing The Issuance Of Additional General Obligation Bonds To Promote Economic Growth Passed
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Alaska Bonding Proposition B: State General Obligation Library, Education, and Educational Research Facility Bonds, $397,200,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 2: Special County Educational Tax Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 302: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to Early Childhood Development and Health Programs Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Board of Education Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question B: Academic, Public School, Tribal and Public Library Acquisitions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
 
 

Government Operations

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
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 110: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment Q: Temporary Location for the State Seat of Government Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Hawaii Constitutional Amendment: Relating to the Board of Education 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. 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. 2, 2010 Montana Constitutional Convention Call No. 2: Call for a Montana Constitutional Convention Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 North Carolina Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nebraska Proposed Amendment No. 2: Abolish the Office of the State Treasurer in 2015 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. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 1: Judicial Appointment Amendment 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. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 71: Amends Constitution: Requires Legislature to Meet Annually; Limits Length of Legislative Sessions; Provides Exceptions 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. 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
 
 

Health and Health Care

Election Date State Title Outcome
May 18, 2010 Arizona Proposition 100: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article IX, Constitution of Arizona, by Adding Section 12.1; Relating to Temporary Transaction Privilege and Use Taxes. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 203: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to the Medical Use of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment 63: Health Care Choice Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 2: Adds $10 Tag Fee on Private Passenger Vehicles to Fund Statewide Trauma Care Expansion Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Idaho H.J.R. 4: Hospital Debt Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 8: Act No. 1052 - Sale of Expropriated Property Passed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 5: Bond Issue - Water Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Dental Care Access Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Referred Law 12: An Act to Prohibit Smoking Tobacco or Carrying Lighted Tobacco Products in Certain Places and to Require Certain Persons to Inform Violators of the Prohibition Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Initiated Measure 13: An Initiated Measure to Authorize the Possession, Use and Cultivation of Marijuana by and for Persons with Specified Debilitating Medical Conditions Registered with the Department of Health Failed
 
 

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
Nov. 2, 2010 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Ad Valorem Tax Amendment Failed
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
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 13: Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment R: Exempt Possessory Interests in Real Property Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Colorado Amendment 60: Property Taxes 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. 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
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
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. 2, 2010 Montana Constitutional Initiative No. 105: New Property Tax Elimination Passed
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. 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. 2, 2010 Nevada Question No. 4: Eminent Domain Amendment 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. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities 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. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1098: Concerning Establishing a State Income Tax and Reducing Other Taxes Failed
 
 

Infrastructure

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 4: Act No. 542 - Limitation on Property Tax Increases Failed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Transportation Passed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 5: Bond Issue - Water Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question B: Academic, Public School, Tribal and Public Library Acquisitions Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Mexico Bond Question C: Issuance and Sale of Public School Facility Improvement, Bus Acquisition and Public School Books and Instructional Materials Acquisition Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 2: Higher Education Facilities Bonds $78,000,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 4: Open Space and Recreation Bonds $14,700,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Rhode Island State Question 3: Transportation Bonds $84,700,000 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment L: An Amendment to Article XIII of the South Dakota Constitution Relating to the Trust Fund Created from the Proceeds of the State Cement Enterprise Sales Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Utah Constitutional Amendment C: Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Water Facilities Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
 
 

Natural Resources and Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed
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