Ballot Measures


Issue Category


Date State Title Outcome
8/26 AK Ballot Measure 2: An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft Failed 8/26 AK Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed 8/28 AK Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed 11/06 AL Statewide Amendment 1: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 1 Passed 11/08 AL SB260: Statewide Amendment 2 Passed 11/04 AR Question 1: Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal, and Pollution Abatement Facilities Financing Act of 2007 Passed 11/02 AR Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed 11/02 CA 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 11/02 CA 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 11/04 CA Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed 11/04 CA Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 65: Environmental Fee Protection Act Failed 11/04 CO Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed 11/04 FL Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed 11/02 FL Constitutional Amendment 4: Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans Failed 11/04 FL Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands Passed 11/04 GA Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed 11/02 IA Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed 11/06 ID 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 11/04 LA Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed 11/04 LA Act No. 434: Proposed Amendment No. 8 Passed 11/04 MA Question 2: Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Failed 11/01 ME Question 4 - Bond Issue: Land Conservation Bonds Passed 11/02 ME Question 3: Bond Issue - Land Conservation, Working Waterfront Preservation and State Park Preservation Passed 11/06 ME Question 5: Bond Issue - Drinking Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Passed 11/06 ME Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed 11/04 ME Public Law 589: Question 6: Bond Issue Passed 11/04 MN HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed 11/04 MO Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed 11/08 MO SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed 11/04 ND : Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 5 Failed 5/13 NE Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed 11/06 NE 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 11/01 NJ Public Question 3: Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 Passed 11/03 NJ Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed 11/04 NJ 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 11/07 NJ Public Question No.2: Constitutional Amendment Dedicating Moneys from State Environmental Contamination Cases Passed 11/03 NY Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed 11/04 OH Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed 11/04 OH Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed 11/02 OR Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed 11/06 OR Measure 81: Prohibits Commercial Non-tribal Fishing with Gillnets in Oregon "Inland Waters," Allows use of Seine Nets Failed 11/04 PA Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed 11/04 RI Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed 11/06 RI Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed 11/06 RI Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed 11/04 RI Question 7: Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities Bonds Passed 11/08 RI Question 6: Green Economy Bonds - $35,000,000 Passed 11/02 SC Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed 11/01 TX Proposition 16: Sewer and Water Supply Bonds Passed 11/08 TX Proposition Number 7 (SJR 28): Permit Conservation and Reclamation Districts in El Paso County to Issue Bonds Failed 11/08 TX 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 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed

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