Ballot Measures

Judicial Branch

State
Year
Issue Category

Judicial Branch

Date State Title Outcome
11/04 AL Statewide Amendment 2: Alabama Shelby County Judicial Commission Amendment 2 Passed 3/01 AL Statewide Amendment 1: Alabama Judicial Retirement Measure Passed 11/08 AL SB225: Statewide Amendment 9 Failed 11/06 AZ Proposition 115: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to the Judicial Department Failed 11/08 CA Proposition 57: The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 Passed 11/08 CA Proposition 62: The Justice That Works Act of 2016 Failed 11/06 FL Ballot (5): State Courts Failed 11/04 FL Amendment 3: Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Failed 11/08 GA Amendment 3: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution so as to Abolish the Existing Judicial Qualifications Commission Passed 11/06 HI Constitutional Amendment: Relating to Retired Judges Passed 11/04 HI HB 420: Relating to Disclosure of Judicial Nominees Passed 11/04 HI SB 886: Relating to State Justices and Judges Failed 11/04 LA Act No. 875: Proposed Amendment No. 5 Failed 11/02 MD Question 3: Qualifications for Baltimore City Orphans' Court Judges 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 MO Constitutional Amendment 3: Relating to the Selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Judges Failed 11/06 NH Question 2: Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Failed 11/04 NJ Public Question 2: Provides that Method of Selection and Appointment of Certain Municipal Court Judges Be Set by Statute Rather Than by the Constitution Failed 11/06 NJ Public Questions No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Allowing Contributions to Be Taken Fom Justices' and Judges' Salaries for Their Employee Benefits Passed 11/06 NM Constitutional Amendment 1: Increasing the Membership of the Judicial Standards Commission from 11 to 13 Passed 11/02 NV Question No. 2: Appellate Court Amendment Failed 11/02 NV Question No. 1: Judicial Appointment Amendment Failed 11/05 NY Proposal 6: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve Failed 11/08 OH Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Raise the Maximum Age an Individual Can Occupy Judicial Office from 70 to 76 Failed 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 OK State Question No. 752: Modifying the Composition of the Judicial Nominating Commission Passed 5/20 OR Measure 53: Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related To Crimes; Permits Use Of Proceeds By Law Enforcement Passed 11/04 OR Ballot Measure Number 87: Amends Constitution: Permits Employment of State Judges by National Guard (Military Service) and State Public Universities (Teaching) Passed 11/08 OR Measure Number 94: Oregon Judicial Retirement Measure Failed 4/26 PA Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Abolition of the Philadelphia Traffic Court Passed 11/08 PA Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: The Mandatory Judicial Retirement Age Passed 11/04 TN Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Judicial Selection Passed 11/01 TX Proposition 14: Limit on Service by State Justices and Judges Passed 11/05 TX Proposition 9: Expanded Judicial Sanctions Amendment Passed 11/07 TX SJR 6: Proposition 4 Pending 4/07 WI Question 1: Referendum on Election of Chief Justice Passed 11/06 WY Constitutional Amendment C: District Court Commissioners-Authority Failed

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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