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2017 Ballot Measures

 
 

Business and Consumers

Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
June 1, 2010 Alabama Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Alabama Propane Gas Promotion Programs Amendment Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 9: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 9 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Arkansas Concerning The Interest Rate Limits. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 3: To Amend Amendment 82 of the Arkansas Constitution to Authorize the General Assembly to Establish Criteria Before Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds for Prospective Employers Planning an Economic Development Project 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 201: Homeowners' Bill of Rights Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 200: Payday Loan Reform Act Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Arizona Proposition 116: Proposed Amendment to the Constitution by the Legislature Relating to Property Tax Exemptions Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 17: Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
June 8, 2010 California Proposition 16: Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 24: Repeals Recent Legislation that Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statue. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute. Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 California Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based On Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 67: Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 53: Criminal Accountability of Business Executives Pending
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 51: State Sales Tax Increase for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 8: Local Option Community College Funding Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 1: Allows Competitive Contracts to Be Enforced in Georgia Courts Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia State-Wide Referendum Question A: Provides for Inventory of Businesses to Be Exempt from State Property Tax Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 5: Act No. 1050 - Homestead Tax Exemption for Disaster Damage Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Massachusetts Question 3: Sales and Use Tax Rates Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Massachusetts Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 596: Question 3: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 592: Question 7: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Maine Question 3: An Act To Require Background Checks for Gun Sales Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Proposition C: Renewable Energy Passed
Aug. 3, 2010 Missouri Proposition C: Participation in a Federal Health Care System Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Missouri Proposition E: Relating to State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Montana Initiative No. 164: Interest Rate Limit Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Legislative Referendum No.122: Referendum to Prohibit Health Insurance Purchase Requirement Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Montana Initiative Referendum No. 124: Montana Marijuana Act Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 North Dakota Statutory Measure 2: Initiated Statutory Measure Relating to Individual and Corporate Income Tax Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 North Dakota Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4: Relating to Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places and Worksites Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Statutory Measure 7 Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 New Mexico Constitutional Amendment 4: Removing the Duty to Regulate Insurance Companies and Others Engaged in Risk Assumption from the Public Regulation Commission Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Nevada SRJ 16: Ballot Question No. 3 Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Nevada Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 5: Referendum on Legislation Making Changes to Check Cashing, Lending, Sometimes Known as "Pay Lending," Fees, Interest rates, and Practices Passed
May 4, 2010 Ohio Issue 1: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: To Extend The Ohio Third Frontier Program By Authorizing The Issuance Of Additional General Obligation Bonds To Promote Economic Growth Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Ohio Issue 3: Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Ohio Health Care Amendment Passed
Nov. 3, 2015 Ohio Issue 3: Grants a Monopoly for the Commercial Production and Sale of Marijuana for Recreational and Medicinal Purposes Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Referendum Number 370: State Question 792 Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Oregon Measure 49: Modifies Measure 37; Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater Passed
Jan. 26, 2010 Oregon Measure 67: Raises $10 Corporate Minimum Tax, Business Minimum Tax, Corporate Profits Tax. Provides Funds Currently Budgeted For Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Other Services Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 74: Establishes Medical Marijuana Supply System and Assistance and Research Programs; Allows Limited Selling of Marijuana Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 Oregon Measure Number 97: Oregon Business Tax Increase Initiative Petition Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment H: Repeal certain provisions of the State Constitution relating to corporations. Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 South Dakota Initiated Measure 9: South Dakota Small Investors Protection Act. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Dakota 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
Nov. 6, 2012 South Dakota Constitutional Amendment M: An Amendment to the South Dakota Constitution Regarding Certain Provisions Relating to Corporations Failed
Nov. 8, 2016 South Dakota Initiated Measure 23: An Initiated Measure to Give Certain Organizations the Right to Charge Fees Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Washington Referendum Measure 67: Health Insurance Referendum Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Washington Initiative Measure 1082: Concerning Industrial Insurance Failed
Nov. 3, 2015 Washington : Advisory Vote No. 13 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 735: An Act Relating to the Influence of Corporations and Money in Our Political System Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 568: Question 5: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Texas Proposition 4: Establishing the National Research University Fund Passed
 
 

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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