Ballot Measures

Business and Consumers

State
Year
Issue Category

Business and Consumers

Date State Title Outcome
8/26 AK Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed 6/01 AL Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Alabama Propane Gas Promotion Programs Amendment Failed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3: To Amend Amendment 82 of the Arkansas Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Establish Criteria Before Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds for Prospective Employers Planning an Economic Development Project Passed 11/04 AR Issue No. 5: An Act to Amend the Arkansas Code Concerning the State Minimum Wage; The Act Would Raise the Current State Minimum Wage From Six Dollars and Twenty-Five Cents ($6.25) Per Hour to Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents ($7.50) Per Hour on January 1, 2015, to Eight Dollars ($8.00) Per Hour on January 1, 2016, Passed 11/04 AZ Proposition 201: Homeowners' Bill of Rights Failed 11/04 AZ Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act Failed 11/06 AZ Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed 6/08 CA Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed 6/08 CA Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed 11/02 CA Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/08 CA Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 67: Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Passed 11/04 CO Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 1: Allows Competitive Contracts to Be Enforced in Georgia Courts Passed 11/02 GA State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 5: Act No. 1050 - Homestead Tax Exemption for Disaster Damage Passed 11/02 MA Question 3: Sales and Use Tax Rates Failed 11/06 MA Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Passed 11/04 ME Public Law 596: Question 3: Bond Issue Passed 11/04 ME Public Law 592: Question 7: Bond Issue Passed 11/08 ME Question 3: An Act To Require Background Checks for Gun Sales Failed 11/04 MO Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed 8/03 MO Proposition C: Participation in a Federal Health Care System Passed 11/06 MO Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed 11/02 MT Initiative No. 164: Interest Rate Limit Passed 11/06 MT Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed 11/06 MT Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed 11/04 ND Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed 11/06 ND Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed 11/04 ND : Initiated Statutory Measure 7 Failed 11/06 NM Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed 11/04 NV SRJ 16: Ballot Question No. 3 Failed 11/08 NV Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative Passed 11/04 OH Issue 5: Referendum on Legislation Making Changes to Check Cashing, Lending, Sometimes Known as "Pay Lending," Fees, Interest rates, and Practices Passed 5/04 OH 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 11/08 OH Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment Passed 11/03 OH Issue 3: Grants a Monopoly for the Commercial Production and Sale of Marijuana for Recreational and Medicinal Purposes Failed 11/08 OK Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed 11/01 OR Measure 49: Modifies Measure 37; Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater Passed 1/26 OR Measure 67: Raises $10 Corporate Minimum Tax, Business Minimum Tax, Corporate Profits Tax. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted For Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed 11/02 OR Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed 11/08 OR Measure Number 97: Oregon Business Tax Increase Initiative Petition Failed 11/04 SD Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed 11/02 SD 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 11/06 SD Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed 11/08 SD Initiated Measure 23: An Initiated Measure to Give Certain Organizations the Right to Charge Fees Failed 11/01 WA Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed 11/03 WA : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed

Business and Consumers

Finance and Banking

Date State Title Outcome
11/08 AK Ballot Measure Number 1: An Act Allowing Qualified Individuals to Register to Vote When Applying for a Permanent Fund Dividend Passed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 10: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 10 Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3: To Amend Amendment 82 of the Arkansas Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Establish Criteria Before Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds for Prospective Employers Planning an Economic Development Project Passed 11/04 AZ Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act Failed 5/17 AZ Proposition 123: Proposed Amendment to the Arizona Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Education Finance Passed 6/08 CA Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/04 LA Act No. 873: Proposed Amendment No. 4 Failed 11/06 MI Proposal 12-1: A Referendum On Public Act 4 of 2011 - The Emergency Manager Law Failed 11/02 MT Initiative No. 164: Interest Rate Limit Passed 11/04 OH Issue 5: Referendum on Legislation Making Changes to Check Cashing, Lending, Sometimes Known as "Pay Lending," Fees, Interest rates, and Practices Passed 11/02 OR Measure 70: Amends Constitution: Expands Availability of Home Ownership Loans for Oregon Veterans through Oregon War Veterans' Fund Passed 11/08 OR Measure Number 95: Oregon Public University Diversification of Investments Passed 4/26 PA Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed 11/06 SD Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed 11/08 SD Constitutional Amendment U: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Limiting the Ability to Set Statutory Interest Rates for Loans Failed 11/08 SD Initiated Measure 21: An Initiated Measure to Set a Maximum Finance Charge for Certain Licensed Money Lenders Passed 11/01 TX Proposition 8: Home Equity Loan Procedures Passed 11/03 TX SJR 52: Proposition 3 Passed 11/08 WY Joint Resolution Number SJ0002: Constitutional Amendment A Passed

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