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Employment and Affirmative Action


Employment and Affirmative Action

Election Date State Title Outcome
April 1, 2007 Alaska Advisory Vote: Prohibit Employment Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Public Employees Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama HB37: Statewide Amendment 8 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Arkansas 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
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 202: Prohibiting Employers from Intentionally or Knowingly Employing an Unauthorized Alien Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 106: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Health Care Services Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 107: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Preferential Treatment or Discrimination Prohibition Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Arizona Proposition 206: The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 57: Additional Remedies for Injured Employees Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 55: Allowable Reasons for Employee Discharge or Suspension Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 1: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Limiting Negotiated Agreements Between Teachers and Local School Boards and Ending the Practice of Issuing Renewable Contracts Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho Proposition 2: Referendum to Approve or Reject Legislation Providing Teacher Performance Pay Based on State-Mandated Test Scores, Student Performance, Hard-to-Fill Positions and Leadership Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Illinois Public Act 098-0657: Minimum Wage Increase Referendum Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 7: Retirement Fund Investment Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 9: Act No. 1051 - Workers' Compensation Judgments Passed
Oct. 22, 2011 Louisiana Act 422: Louisiana Public Retirement System Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Louisiana CA NO. 5 (Act 868 - HB 9): Forfeiture Retirement Benefit Pubic Officials/Convicted Felon Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 4: Earned Sick Time for Employees Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 4: An Act To Raise the Minimum Wage Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 4: Workforce Safety and Insurance Agency Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Nebraska Initiative Measure 424: Affirmative Action Ban Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nebraska Initiative Measure 425: Minimum Wage Increase Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 New Jersey Public Question 1: Constitutional Amendment to Dedicate Assessment on Wages by the State to the Payment of Employee Benefits Passed
Nov. 5, 2013 New Jersey Public Question 2: Constitutional Amendment to Set a State Minimum Wage with Annual Cost of Living Increases Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 New York Proposal 1: Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 2 - Constitutional Amendment: Allowing Prisoners to Voluntarily Perform Work for Nonprofit Organizations Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 2: Referendum: Ohio Collective Bargaining Limit Repeal Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oklahoma State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oklahoma State Question No. 759: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Race or Sex in Public Employment, Education or Contracts Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 75: Authorizes Multnomah County Casino; Casino to Contribute Monthly Revenue Percentage to State for Specified Purposes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Pennsylvania Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: The Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2b: Independent Trusts for Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Referred Law 16: An Education Reform Act to Establish a Teacher Scholarship Program; Create a Program for Math and Science Teacher Bonuses; Create a Program for Teacher Merit Bonuses; Mandate a Uniform Teacher and Principal Evaluation System; and Eliminate State Requirements for Teacher Tenure Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 South Dakota Initiated Measure 18: An Initiated Measure to Increase the State Minimum Wage Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Referred Law 20: An Act Lowering the State Minimum Wage for Non- tipped employees under age 18 Failed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 7: Allowing Members of the Texas State Guard to Hold Civil Office Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Virginia HJR 490: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by Adding in Article I a Section Numbered 11-A, Relating to the Right to Work Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington SJR 8212: Inmate Labor Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Washington Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 1433: An Act Relating to Fair Labor Standards Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Wyoming Joint Resolution Number SJ0002: Constitutional Amendment A Passed
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