Ballot Measures

Crime

State
Year
Issue Category

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Date State Title Outcome
11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 4: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 4 Failed 11/04 AR Amendment 1: An Amendment Concerning Voting, Qualifications of Voters and Election Officers, and the Time of Holding General Elections Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 107: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Preferential Treatment or Discrimination Prohibition Passed 11/04 AZ Proposition 122: A Concurrent Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article II, Section 3, Constitution of Arizona; Relating to the Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal Actions Passed 11/04 CO Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Failed 11/08 CO Amendment T: No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition Failed 11/04 CT HJ 21: Voting Age Passed 11/04 IA Constitutional Amendment Question: Qualifications of Electors Passed 11/02 KS Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2: A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed 11/02 MD Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed 11/06 MN Proposed Amendment 2: Photo Identification Required for Voting Failed 8/05 MO SJR 36: Constitutional Amendment 5 Passed 11/08 MS Initiative #27: Voter Identification Passed 5/08 NC Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed 11/06 ND Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed 11/01 NJ Public Question 4: Constitutional Amendment Concerning the Right to Vote for Certain Persons Passed 11/02 NM Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Modernize Language Regarding Qualified Electors Passed 11/04 NV Question 1: Amend Nevada Constitution (Voter Eligibility) Failed 11/07 OH Issue 1: Rights for Crime Victims Pending 11/02 OK State Question No. 746: Voter Identification, Proof of Identity Passed 11/06 OK State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed 5/20 OR Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed 11/04 OR Measure 54: Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility For School Board Elections With Other State And Local Elections Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 2: Secret Union Voting Passed 11/02 VT State Constitutional Amendment: Voter's Qualifications and Oath Passed 11/04 WA Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed 11/03 WA Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed 11/06 WA Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed

Crime

Date State Title Outcome
9/18 AL 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 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 11: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 11 Passed 11/08 AL HB459: Statewide Amendment 7 Passed 11/06 AZ Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed 6/03 CA Proposition 99: Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/04 CA Proposition 9: Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Passed 11/04 CA Proposition 6: Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute. Failed 11/04 CA Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 35: Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed 11/04 CA Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status. Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 62: The Justice That Works Act of 2016 Failed 11/08 CA Proposition 66: Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 Passed 11/04 CO Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Failed 11/02 CO Proposition 102: Criteria for Release to Pretrial Services Programs Failed 11/08 GA Amendment 2: Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund; Provide that General Assembly by Law May Impose Additional Penalties or Fees for the Offenses Passed 11/06 ID 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 11/04 IL HJRCA 1: Proposed Amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution Passed 11/02 KS Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2: A Proposition to Amend Section 2 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Relating to Qualification of Voters Passed 10/01 LA Ballot Measure 2: Supplement Police Officer Pay Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed 11/06 LA CA NO. 9 (Act 876 - SB 410): Providing Notice for Laws Creating Special Security Districts Passed 11/06 LA CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed 11/04 LA Act No. 870: Proposed Amendment No. 6 Passed 11/02 MD Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed 11/06 MD Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed 11/02 MI Proposal 10-2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Prohibit Certain Felons from Holding Elective Office and Specified Types of Public Employment Positions Passed 11/02 MO Proposition B: Dog Breeding Regulations Passed 11/06 MO Proposition A: Relating to Control of Law Enforcement Passed 11/04 MO HJR 16: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed 11/08 MT Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed 11/02 NC Constitutional Amendment: Constitutional Amendment Providing that No Person Convicted of a Felony May Serve as Sheriff Passed 11/04 NC SB 399: An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide that a Person Accused of Any Criminal Offense in Superior Court for Which the State is Not Seeking a Sentence of Death May Waive the Right to Trial by Jury and Instead be Tried by a Judge Passed 11/06 ND Initiated Statutory Measure No. 5: Relating to the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Failed 11/08 ND Initiated Constitutional Measure Number 3: Initiated Constitutional Measure to Preserve and Protect the Right of Crime Victims to Justice Passed 11/08 NM Constitutional Amendment 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Protect Community Safety by Granting Courts New Authority to Deny Release on Bail Pending Trial for Dangerous Defendants in Felony Cases While Retaining the Right to Pretrial Release for Non-Dang Passed 11/03 NY Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed 11/07 OH Issue 1: Rights for Crime Victims Pending 11/06 OK 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 11/08 OK Initiative Petition 404: State Question 780 Passed 11/08 OK Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 Passed 5/20 OR Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed 5/20 OR Measure 52: Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosections, Delinquency Proceedings Passed 11/04 OR Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed 11/04 OR Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed 11/02 OR Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence Passed 11/04 SC Constitutional Amendment 1: Age of Consent Passed 11/08 SD Constitutional Amendment S: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Expand Rights for Crime Victims Passed 11/01 TX Proposition 13: Denial of Bail in Felony and Family Violence Cases Passed 11/08 TX Proposition Number 9 (SJR 9): Authorizing the Governor to Grant a Pardon to a Person Who Successfully Completes a Term of Deferred Adjudication Community Supervision Passed 11/07 TX SJR 1: Proposition 6 Pending 11/01 WA SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed 11/02 WA Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220: Concerning Denying Bail for Persons Charged with Certain Criminal Offenses Passed 11/03 WA : Initiative Measure No. 1401 Passed 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 1501: Seniors and Vulnerable Individuals' Safety and Financial Crimes Prevention Act Passed 11/06 WV No. 1: Repeal The Two Consecutive Term Limitation for Sheriffs Amendment Failed

Death Penalty

Drugs

Date State Title Outcome
11/04 CA Proposition 5: Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute. Failed 11/04 CA Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/04 CA Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Status. Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 61: The California Drug Price Relief Act Failed 11/04 CO Referendum N: Elimination of Obsolete Constitutional Provisions Regarding Intoxicating Liquor Passed 11/06 MO Proposition B: Relating to Cigarette Taxes Failed 11/04 ND Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed 11/03 OH Issue 2: Anti-Monopoly Amendment; Protects the Initiative Process from being Used for Personal Economic Benefit Passed 11/07 OH Issue 2: To require state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law Pending 11/08 OK Initiative Petition 404: State Question 780 Passed 11/08 OK Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 Passed 11/01 OR Measure 50: Amends Constitution: Dedicates Funds to Provide Health Care for Children, Fund Tobacco Prevention, through Increased Tobacco Tax Failed 11/04 OR Measure 61: Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes Passed 11/04 OR Measure 57: Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders Passed

Guns

Legal

Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AL Statewide Amendment 5: Alabama Russell County Court Costs Amendment 5 Passed 11/04 AR Issue No. 3 - HJR 1009: To Amend the Arkansas Constitution Concerning Elected State Officials; Prohibiting Members of the General Assembly and Elected Constitutional Officers of the Executive Department From Accepting Gifts from Lobbyists , and Defining Key Terms Relating to that Prohibition; Prohibiting Members of the Passed 11/06 AZ Proposition 114: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Crime Victim Protection from Liability for Damages Passed 11/06 CA Proposition 36: Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute. Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed 11/02 CO Proposition 102: Criteria for Release to Pretrial Services Programs Failed 11/08 HI SB 143: Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Change the Threshold Value in Controversy Requirement for Jury Trials in Civil Cases at Common Law from $5,000 to $10,000 Failed 11/04 IL HJRCA 1: Proposed Amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 9: Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 10: Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver Passed 11/02 MD Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court Judges Passed 11/02 MD Question 2: Trial by Jury Passed 11/06 MD Question 1: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed 11/06 MD Question 2: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Passed 11/06 MD Question 3: Suspension and Removal of Elected Officials Passed 11/04 MO HJR 16: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed 11/03 MS : Alternative Measure 42A Failed 11/08 MT Initiative Number 116: Ensure that Crime Victims' Right and Interests are Respected and Protected by Law Passed 11/04 NC SB 399: An Act to Amend the Constitution to Provide that a Person Accused of Any Criminal Offense in Superior Court for Which the State is Not Seeking a Sentence of Death May Waive the Right to Trial by Jury and Instead be Tried by a Judge Passed 11/08 ND Initiated Constitutional Measure Number 3: Initiated Constitutional Measure to Preserve and Protect the Right of Crime Victims to Justice Passed 11/04 NJ Public Question No. 1: Constitutional Amendment to Allow a Court to Order Pretrial Detention of a Person in a Criminal Case Passed 11/04 NM Constitutional Amendment 3: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 6 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Allow the Legislature to Set the Date for Filing Declarations of Candidacy for Judicial Retension Elections Passed 11/08 NM Constitutional Amendment 1: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Article 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to Protect Community Safety by Granting Courts New Authority to Deny Release on Bail Pending Trial for Dangerous Defendants in Felony Cases While Retaining the Right to Pretrial Release for Non-Dang Passed 11/04 NV SJR 14: Ballot Question No. 1 Passed 11/03 OH Issue 2: Anti-Monopoly Amendment; Protects the Initiative Process from being Used for Personal Economic Benefit Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 755: Courts to Rely on Federal and State Laws When Deciding Cases Forbidding Courts from Looking at International Law or Sharia Law Passed 11/02 OR Measure 73: Requires Increased Minimum Sentences for Certain Repeated Sex Crimes, Incarceration for Repeated Driving Under Influence Passed 4/26 PA Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed 11/08 SD Constitutional Amendment S: An Initiated Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution to Expand Rights for Crime Victims Passed 11/04 UT HJR 12: Constitutional Amendment C Failed

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