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Agriculture and Food

Election Date State Title Outcome
July 15, 2014 Alabama : Proposed Statewide Amendment One Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii HB 748: Relating to Agricultural Enterprises Passed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 423: Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program Amendment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 3: An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 572 and Public Law 608: Question 2: Bond Issue Passed
Aug. 5, 2014 Missouri HJR Nos. 11 & 7: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3: Relating to Practices of Farming and Ranching Passed
June 14, 2016 North Dakota Referred Measure Number 1: Referred Measure relating to the Ownership or Leasing of a Dairy Farm or Swine Production Facility by Corporations and Limited Liability Companies Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 368: State Question 777 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 80: Allows Personal Marijuana, Hemp Cultivation/Use Without License; Commission to Regulate Commercial Marijuana Cultivation/Sale Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
 
 

Animals and Wildlife

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
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alaska Ballot Measure No. 4 - 12BBAY: An Act Providing for Protection of Bristol Bay Wild Salmon and Waters Within or Flowing into the Existing 1972 Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alabama : Statewide Amendment 5 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 109: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Hunting and Fishing Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Iowa Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed
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. 8, 2016 Indiana Public Question 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 1 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana Concerning Natural and Cultural Resources. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Kansas Constitutional Amendment Question No. 1: A Proposition to Amend Section 4 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to the Right to Bear Arms Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Kansas HCR 5008: Right of Public to Hunt, Fish and Trap 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. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 437: Proposed Amendment No. 12 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Massachusetts Question 3: Act to Protect Greyhounds Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Massachusetts Question 3: An Act to Prevent Cruelty to Farm Animals Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 4 - Bond Issue: Land Conservation Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine IB 1/LD 1745: Question 1: Citizen Initiative Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 592: Question 7: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Michigan Referendum of Public Act 520 of 2012: State Proposal 14-1 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Michigan Referendum of Public Act 21 of 2013: Proposal 14-2 Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Missouri Proposition B: Dog Breeding Regulations Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Mississippi HCR 30: Statewide Initiative Measure No. 1 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Initiative No. 161: Hunter Access Program Funding Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Montana Initiative Number 177: Prohibit the Use of Traps and Snares for Animals by the Public on Any Public Lands within Montana Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 2: Fee Killing of Certain Captive Game Animals Prohibited - Penalty - Exception Failed
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. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 5 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. 3, 2009 Ohio Issue 2: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Oklahoma State Question 742: Right to Hunt, Trap, Fish and Take Game and Fish Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process 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. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 100: Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 7: Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Tennessee Constitutional Amendment #1: Hunting and Fishing Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 10: Office of Inspector of Hides and Animals Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Texas SJR 22: Proposition 6 Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Wyoming Constitutional Amendment B: Right to Hunt, Fish and Trap Passed
 
 

Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 10: Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 7: Renewable Energy. Statute. Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 3: Changes and Improvements Not Affecting the Assessed Value of Residential Real Property Passed
Aug. 30, 2016 Florida Amendment 4: Solar or Renewable Energy Source Devices/Exemption from Certain Taxation and Assessment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Florida Amendment 1: Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Hawaii SB 2876: Relating to Dams and Reservoirs Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Idaho H.J.R. 7: Municipal Electric Debt Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 1: Eliminating Gas Tax Indexing Passed
June 8, 2010 Maine Question 2: Bond Issue - Wind Energy Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Michigan Proposal 12-3: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Establish a Standard for Renewable Energy Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Referendum Bill 52: Concerning Authorizing and Funding Bonds for Energy Efficiency Projects in Schools Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

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
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB260: Statewide Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Question 1: Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal, and Pollution Abatement Facilities Financing Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 65: Environmental Fee Protection Act Failed
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. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands 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. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Iowa Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed
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. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 434: Proposed Amendment No. 8 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 2: Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 4 - Bond Issue: Land Conservation Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land Conservation, Working Waterfront Preservation and State Park Preservation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 5: Bond Issue - Drinking Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 589: Question 6: Bond Issue Passed
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
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 5 Failed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
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. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 3: Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Jersey Public Question No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Dedicating State Funds for Open Space, Farmland, and Historic Preservation, and Changing Existing Dedication for Water Programs, Underground Storage Tanks, and Hazardous Site Cleanups Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 New Jersey SCR39: Constitutional Amendment Dedicating Moneys From State Environmental Contamination Cases Pending
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line 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. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process 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. 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
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. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 7: Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 16: Sewer and Water Supply Bonds Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 7 (SJR 28): Permit Conservation and Reclamation Districts in El Paso County to Issue Bonds Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 8 (SJR 16): Providing for the Appraisal of Open-Space Land Devoted to Water-Stewardship Purposes on the Basis of its Productive Capacity Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
 
 

Natural Resources and Energy

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Alaska Ballot Measure No. 4 - 12BBAY: An Act Providing for Protection of Bristol Bay Wild Salmon and Waters Within or Flowing into the Existing 1972 Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 120: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to State Sovereignty Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 52: Use of Severance Tax Revenue for Highways Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 424: Louisiana Budget Stabilization Fund Amendment Failed
Oct. 24, 2015 Louisiana Act No. 473: Proposed Amendment No. 1 Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada SJR 15: Ballot Question No. 2 Failed
Nov. 5, 2013 New York Proposal 5: In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 764: Would Allow the Oklahoma Water Resources Board to Issue Bonds Passed
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