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Ballot Measures

2012 Ballot Measures

 
 

Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 80: Allows Personal Marijuana, Hemp Cultivation/Use Without License; Commission to Regulate Commercial Marijuana Cultivation/Sale Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 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
 
 

Education

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (3): State Revenue Limitation Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 7: Gaming Expansion Referendum Passed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-3: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish a Standard for Renewable Energy Failed
 
 

Finance and Banking

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 10: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 10 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations 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
 
 

Health and Health Care

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 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arkansas Issue No. 5: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act Failed
June 5, 2012 California Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 765: It Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the Position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment A: Right of Health Care Access Passed
 
 

Housing and Property

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
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 3: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 3 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 119: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Trust Lands 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 118: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Establishment of Permanent Funds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Florida Ballot (10): Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption 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
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
June 12, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2: Elimination of Property Taxes and Replacement of Lost Revenue Failed
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 Oklahoma State Question No. 766: This Measure Would Exempt all Intangible Personal Property from Ad Valorem Property Taxation 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 84: Phases Out Existing Inheritance Taxes on Large Estates, and All Taxes on Intra-Family Property Transfers Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 4: Veterans' Home Bond Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 7: Affordable Housing Bonds $25,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Utah Constitutional Amendment B: Joint Resolution on Property Tax Exemption for Military Personnel Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Virginia Question 1: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Taking or Damaging of Private Property for Public Use (Second Reference) Passed
 
 

Transportation

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 6, 2012 Alaska Bonding Proposition A: State General Obligation Transportation Project Bonds Passed
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 California Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
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 Massachusetts Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 4: Bond Issue - Transportation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-6: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution Regarding Construction of International Bridges and Tunnels Failed
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