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Ballot Measures

2012 Ballot Measures

Budget, Spending and Taxes

 
 

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
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 Florida Ballot (8): Religious Freedom Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Illinois : Proposed Amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution Relating to Pension or Retirement Benefit Increase for Public Employees and Officials Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 3 (Act 872 - SB 21): Public Pension Bill Filing Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.121: Referendum to Require Proof of Citizenship to Receive State Service Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
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 2: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 31: State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 34: Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 1: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Georgia Amendment 2: Authorizing Certain State Agencies to Enter into Multiyear Rental Agreements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 3: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Amending School District Funding, Requiring Provision of Computing Devices and Online Courses for High School Graduation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Higher Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Government Prohibited from Burdening the Exercise of Religious Liberty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 4: Constitutional Amendment to Change Annual Legislative Salaries to Twenty-Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Question 1: Building Our Future Bond Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Jersey Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question B: General Obligation Bond B Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question A: General Obligation Bond A Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds 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 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 3: Higher Education Facilities Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment O: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Changing the Method for Distributions from the Cement Plant Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 14: An Act to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment P: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Adding Balanced Budget Requirements Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1240: Concerning the Creation of a Public Charter School System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Joint Resolution 8221: Concerning Implementing the Commission on State Debt Recommendations Regarding Washington's Debt Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Senate Joint Resolution 8223: Concerning Investments by the University of Washington and Washington State University Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 1: An Act Increasing the Maximum Residential Property Exemption and Providing for Annual Adjustments Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 2: An Amendment Concerning Municipal and County Financing of Sales Tax Anticipated Revenue Bond Projects, Unfunded Liabilities, of Closed Local Police and Fire Pension Plans, and Real and Tangible Personal Property Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 1: An Amendment to Provide Additional Funding for State Highways, County Roads, City Streets, Bridges, and Other Surface Transportation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 117: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Assessed Valuation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 204: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (4): Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Increases; Delay of Scheduled Repeal Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (9): Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (11): Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (2): Veteran's Property Tax Discount Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Atlanta Regional District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Central Savannah River Area District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Coastal Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Georgia Mountains District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Heart of Georgia Altamaha District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Middle Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northeast Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Northwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - River Valley District Passed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southern Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Southwest Georgia District Failed
July 31, 2012 Georgia Referendum 1: Transportation - Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax - Three Rivers District Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 6 (Act 869 - HB 497): Government Authority of New Iberia - Property Annexed By the City Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 4 (Act 875 - SB 337): Property Tax Exemption for Spouses of Deceased Veterans Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 8 (Act 871 - HB 674): Property Tax Exemption by the Board of Commerce and Industry Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-5: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Limit the Enactment of New Taxes By State Government Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Hampshire Question 1: Relating to Income Taxes Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Bond Question C: General Obligation Bond C Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 758: Amends Section 8B, Article 10 of State Constitution - Ad Valorem Taxation Limitation on Valuation Increases Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 79: Amends Constitution: Prohibits Real Estate Transfer Taxes, Fees, Other Assessments, Except those Operative on December 31, 2009 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 85: Amends Constitution: Allocates Corporate Income/Excise Tax "Kicker" Refund to Additionally Fund K Through 12 Public Education Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Joint Resolution on Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Engrossed Senate Bill 6635: Advisory Vote No. 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Substitute House Bill 2590: Advisory Vote No. 2 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 502: Concerning the Legalization of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Initiative 1185: Concerning Tax and Fee Increases Imposed by State Government Passed
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