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2012 Ballot Measures

 
 

Animals and Wildlife

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho House Joint Resolution 2: Proposing a New Section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to Provide That the Rights to Hunt, Fish and Trap, Including by the Use of Traditional Methods, Are a Valued Part of the Heritage of the State of Idaho and Shall Forever be Preserved for the People and Managed Through the Laws, Rules Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment: An Act Proposing to Amend the Constitution of Kentucky Relating to Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 2: Constitutional Amendment to Establish the Right to Hunt, to Fish, and to Harvest Wildlife and That Public Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting of Wildlife is a Preferred Means of Managing and Controlling Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 81: Prohibits Commercial Non-tribal Fishing with Gillnets in Oregon "Inland Waters," Allows use of Seine Nets Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Election Date State Title Outcome
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Referendum Measure No. 4: Relates to the University of North Dakota Athletic Nickname and Logo Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 2: Photo Identification Required for Voting Failed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
 
 

Crime

Election Date State Title Outcome
Sept. 18, 2012 Alabama Act No. 2012-490: To Propose an Amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to Provide a New Procedure for Distributions Made from the Alabama Trust Fund Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year; to Provide Further for Distributions Made from the County and Municipal Government Capital Improvement Trust Fund... Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 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. 6, 2012 California Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Senate Joint Resolution 102: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho, Relating to the Control Over State Prisons; to Provide that the State Board of Correction Shall Have the Control, Direction and Management of Adult Felony Probation and Parole Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410): Providing Notice for Laws Creating Special Security Districts Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition A: Relating to Control of Law Enforcement Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 762: Measure Amends Section 10 of Article 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution. It Changes Current Law, Decreasing the Power and Authority of the Governor by Removing the Governor from the Parole Process for Persons Convicted of Certain Offenses Defined as Nonviolent Offenses Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 West Virginia No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed
 
 

Drugs

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
 
 

Gambling and Gaming

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 82: Amends Constitution: Authorizes Establishment of Privately-Owned Casinos; Mandates Percentage of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 83: Authorizes Privately-Owned Wood Village Casino; Mandates Percentage Of Revenues Payable to Dedicated State Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 1: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Twin River in the Town of Lincoln Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 2: Approval of an Act Authorizing State-Operated Casino Gaming at Newport Grand in the City of Newport Passed
 
 

Guns

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Kentucky Constitutional Amendment: An Act Proposing to Amend the Constitution of Kentucky Relating to Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting Wildlife Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 2 (Act 874 - SB 303): Right of Each Citizen to Keep and Bear Arms Passed
 
 

Immigration

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 4: Public Institutions of Higher Education – Tuition Rates - Exemption Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.121: Referendum to Require Proof of Citizenship to Receive State Service Passed
 
 

Marriage, Family, and Children

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder 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 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
 
 

Religion

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (8): Religious Freedom Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Aug. 7, 2012 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Religious Freedom in Public Places Passed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty Failed
 
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 1: Citizen Initiative - Same Sex Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 1: Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman Failed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed
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