Ballot Measures

Health and Health Care

State
Year
Issue Category

Abortion and Reproductive

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 11/01 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

Environment

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 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Passed 11/04 CA Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed 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 Pending 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 11/02 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

Food Processing and Sales

Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AR Issue No. 4: A Proposed Amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to Provide That, Effective July 1, 2015, the Manufacture, Sale, Distribution and Transportation of Intoxicating Liquors is Lawful Within the Entire Geographic Area of Each and Every County of this State; That "intoxicating Liquors" is Defined for Pur Failed 11/06 CA Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/04 CO Proposition 105: A Change to the Colorado Revised Statutes Concerning Labeling of Genetically Modified Food; and, in Connection Therewith, Requiring Food that Has Been Genetically Modified or Treated with Genetically Modified Material to be Labeled, "Produced With Genetic Engineering" Starting on July 1, 2016; Exemp Failed 11/02 MA Question 1: Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages Passed 11/04 MA Question 2: Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Failed 11/04 ME Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed 11/04 OK State Question 743: Wine Sales Passed 11/08 OK Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed 11/04 OR Ballot Measure Number 92: Requires Food Manufacturers, Retailers to Label "Genetically Engineered" Foods as Such; State, Citizens May Enforce Failed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1105: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1100: Concerning Liquor (Beer, Wine and Spirits) Failed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1107: Concerns Reversing Certain 2010 Amendments to State Tax Laws Passed 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 1183: Concerning Liquor: Beer, Wine, and Spirits (Hard Liquor) Passed 11/05 WA Washington Initiative 522: Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Measure Failed

Health and Health Care

Date State Title Outcome
6/01 AL Amendment 2: Funds for Health Care Costs Passed 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 6: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 6 Passed 11/06 AR Issue No. 5: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act Failed 11/04 AZ Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending 5/18 AZ Proposition 100: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; Amending Article IX, Constitution of Arizona, by Adding Section 12.1; Relating to Temporary Transaction Privilege and Use Taxes. Passed 11/02 AZ Proposition 203: Proposed by Initiative Petition Relating to the Medical Use of Marijuana Passed 11/04 AZ Proposition 303: A Concurrent Resolution Enacting and Ordering the Submission to the People of A Measure Relating to the Use of Investigational Drugs, Biological Products and Devices Passed 11/04 CA Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Statute. Passed 5/19 CA Proposition 1E: Mental Health Services Funding. Temporary Reallocation. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed 5/19 CA Proposition 1D: Protects Children's Services Funding. Helps Balance State Budget. Failed 6/05 CA Proposition 29: HOPE 2010 : The California Cancer Research Act Failed 11/04 CA Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/08 CA Proposition 56: The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 61: The California Drug Price Relief Act Failed 11/04 CO Amendment 56: Employer Responsibility for Health Insurance Pending 11/04 CO Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed 11/02 CO Amendment 63: Health Care Choice Failed 11/08 CO Proposed Initiative 106: Medical Aid in Dying Passed 11/02 GA Constitutional Amendment 2: Adds $10 Tag Fee on Private Passenger Vehicles to Fund Statewide Trauma Care Expansion Failed 11/04 GA HR 1183: Constitutional Amendment 2 Passed 11/02 ID H.J.R. 4: Hospital Debt Passed 11/04 LA Amendment 6: Remove Restrictions on Disposition of Blighted Property Passed 11/02 LA Proposed Amendment No. 8: Act No. 1052 - Sale of Expropriated Property Passed 10/22 LA Act 423: Louisiana TOPS Scholarship Program Amendment Passed 11/06 MA Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life Failed 11/06 MA Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana Passed 6/08 ME Question 5: Bond Issue - Water Passed 11/02 ME Question 2: Bond Issue - Dental Care Access Passed 11/07 ME Question 2: An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care Pending 11/04 MI Question 2: A Proposal to Amend the State Constitution to Permit Human Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Michigan Passed 11/06 MT Legislative Referendum No.120: Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 2011 Passed 11/06 MT Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed 11/04 ND Statutory Measure 3: Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program Passed 11/04 ND : Initiated Statutory Measure 7 Failed 11/04 NM Bond Question 3: Health Facility Improvement Bonds Passed 11/08 NV Question 4: Medical Patient Tax Relief Act 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 11/02 OK State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed 11/06 OK State Question No. 765: It Abolishes the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the Oklahoma Commission of Human Services and the Position of Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Passed 11/08 OK Initiative Petition 405: State Question 781 Passed 11/02 OR Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 11: Reinstate Prohibition Against Abortion 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 11/02 SD Initiated Measure 13: An Initiated Measure to Authorize the Possession, Use and Cultivation of Marijuana by and for Persons with Specified Debilitating Medical Conditions Registered with the Department of Health Failed 11/01 TX Proposition 15: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Passed 11/03 TX Proposition 8: Authorizing the State to Contribute Resources to Veterans' Hospitals Passed 11/05 TX Proposition 2: State Medical Education Board and State Medical Education Fund Elimination Amendment Passed 11/05 TX Proposition 8: Repeal of Hidalgo County Hospital District Amendment Passed 11/04 WA Initiative 1000: Initiative Measure No. 1000 concerns allowing certain terminally ill competent adults to obtain lethal prescriptions. Passed 11/04 WA Initiative 1029: Initiative Measure No. 1029 concerns long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Passed 11/08 WA Initiative Measure 1163: Concerning Long-Term Care Workers and Services for Elderly and Disabled People Passed 11/05 WA Advisory Vote No. 5: Concerns the Insurance Premium Tax to Some Insurance for Pediatric Oral Services Passed 11/08 WA Advisory Vote 14: An Act Relating to Taxes and Service Charges on Certain Qualified Stand-Alone Dental Plans Offered in the Individual or Small Group Markets Passed 11/06 WY Constitutional Amendment A: Right of Health Care Access Passed

Health Insurance

Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AZ Proposition 101: Freedom of Choice in Health Care Pending 11/02 AZ Proposition 106: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Health Care Services Passed 11/04 CA Proposition 45: Health Insurance. Rate Changes. Initiative Statute. Failed 11/08 CA Proposition 52: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment. Passed 11/08 CO Proposed Initiative 20: State Health Care System Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (6): Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions/Construction of Rights Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (1): Health Care Services Failed 11/04 IL Public Act 098-0696: Woman's Health Referendum Act Passed 11/06 LA CA NO. 1 (Act 873 - SB 82): Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Passed 11/04 LA Act No. 439: Proposed Amendment No. 1 Passed 11/04 LA Act No. 438: Proposed Amendment No. 2 Passed 11/04 ME Question 1: People's Veto - Beverage Tax Passed 11/04 MO Proposition B: Home Care 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 11/04 MT Initiative 155: Healthy Montana Kids Plan Act Passed 11/06 MT Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed 11/08 OH Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment Passed 11/02 OK State Question No. 756: Health Care System Passed 11/04 SC Constitutional Amendment 2a: Public Employee Pension Plans Failed 11/06 SD Initiative Measure 15: An Initiated Measure to Increase State General Sales and Use Taxes for Additional K-12 Public Education and Medicaid Funding Failed 11/04 SD Initiated Measure 17: An Initiated Measure to Require Health Insurers to Include All Willing and Qualified Health Care Providers on Their Provider Lists Passed 11/01 WA Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed 11/02 WA Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed 11/05 WA Advisory Vote No. 5: Concerns the Insurance Premium Tax to Some Insurance for Pediatric Oral Services Passed

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