1926 ballot measures

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1927
1925

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Terms Prohibits officials from serving more than two consecutive terms in a state office Approveda
VR Proposition 2 Food & Agri Modifies livestock and meat inspection codes Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 3 Hunt & Fish Repeals a law regulating hunting and fishing and establishes a fish and game code Approveda
CISS Proposition 4 Taxes Provides for a state road tax, passenger seating capacity tax, truck tonnage tax and motor vehicle fuel license tax to fund the state highway department Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 5 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Motor Vehicle Department to regulate the use of highways by motor vehicles Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1926 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Elections Consolidates state and national elections Approveda
CICA Amendment 1 Bonds Allows municipalities to issue improvement bonds Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Legislature Prohibits local acts by the legislature Approveda

California

See also: California 1926 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $20 million in bonds to assist veterans in purchasing homes and farms Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Taxes on companies that provide highway transportation as common carriers Approveda
VR Proposition 3 Regulations Laws governing oleomargarine Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 4 Taxes Imposition of a gasoline tax, with revenues to go to highway construction Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Salaries Salaries of state executive officers Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 6 Gambling Regulation and licensing of horse racing and pari-mutuel betting on horse racing Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Taxation of short line steam railroads Approveda
CICA Proposition 8 Transportation Appropriation of $5 million annually for 12 years for highway construction Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 9 Alcohol Repeal the Wright Act (1922) (that is, repeal of alcohol prohibition) Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Bonds $8.5 million in bonds for state buildings and university buildings Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Tax exemption for non-profit educational institutions of secondary grade, accredited to the University of California Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Tax exemption for veterans disabled in time of peace; others Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Elections "No alien ineligible to citizenship shall ever exercise the privileges of an elector in this state" Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Regulations An increase of stock or bonded indebtedness of a corporation must be assented to by two-thirds of holders Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Education Incorporation and organization of public school districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Salaries Salaries of judges Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 17 Education Copies of the Bible must be in every public school Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 18 Utilities Creation of a Water and Power Board authorized to "develop and distribute water and electric energy" Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 19 Judiciary Pensions for state judges who have served at least twenty-four years Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 20 Redistricting Redistricting commission composed of the Secretary of State, Attorney General and Surveyor General Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 21 Bonds For a political subdivision to take on debt, the voters must approve by a 2/3rds supermajority vote Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Taxes Immature forest trees exempted from taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 23 Elections Candidates for nonpartisan office who receive majority at the primary are to be declared elected Approveda
LRCA Proposition 24 Water Irrigation districts may acquire stock of corporations owning water rights Approveda
LRCA Proposition 25 Taxes Tax exemption for non-profit funeral homes and cemeteries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 26 Judiciary Trial court powers for appellate courts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 27 Judiciary Creation of a Judicial Council to regulate court practices and procedures Approveda
CICA Proposition 28 Redistricting A state legislative redistricting commission with power to act if legislature fails to redistrict Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Empowers the General Assembly to fix the salaries of the Governor, Secretary to the Governor, Justices of the Supreme Court, and district court judges Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Salaries Empowers the General Assembly to fix the salaries of county and precinct officers Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to enact laws for motor vehicle registration taxes and fees in lieu of ad valorem taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Alcohol Empowers the General Assembly to provide for the production and sale of intoxicating liquors for intrastate use Defeatedd
CISS Measure 6 Health Care Permits dentists licensed in other states to practice in Colorado without examination Defeatedd
CICA Measure 7 Utilities Creates a Public Utilities Commission Defeatedd
CISS Measure 8 Taxes Implements taxes on petroleum and motor vehicles and provides that all revenues from such taxes be used for roads Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Defines the revenue sources for the County School Fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Provides that the state Supreme Court Chief Justice shall be selected by the court justices every two years Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Property Relates to the rights of foreigners to own and use property Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 7 Gov't salaries Sets compensation for state legislators Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1926 ballot measures

September 13
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Fund Uses Gov't Finance Prohibits use of public funds for other than public institutions or public purposes Defeatedd

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Authorizes the mayor of Baltimore to pay additional salaries to judges Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local Gov't Establishes town governments which provide town meetings Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Veterans Modifies the veterans' preference law Defeatedd


Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Fixes the number of justices on the Supreme Court Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Environment Authorizes laws promoting forestation and reforestation of lands Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Business Limits the liability of stockholders in corporations Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1926 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Labor Creates a system of worker's compensation Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Pension Allows cities to create pensions for police officers Defeatedd
CISS Issue 3 Labor Creates a system of and governing commission for workmen's compensation Approveda
CISS Issue 4 Alcohol Repeals state prohibition laws Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Insurance Enacts a levy for hail insurance Defeatedd
LRSS R-29 Taxes Enacts a levy for public school maintenance Defeatedd
CISS I-30 Alcohol Repeals state's intoxicating liquor laws Approveda
CISS I-31 Taxes Enacts a gasoline tax for road maintenance Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1926 ballot measures

June 30
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Taxes Increases the state gasoline tax from one to two cents per gallon for state highway purposes Approveda
LRCA Referendum Gov't Salaries Changes the compensation of state legislators Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum Term Limits Lengthens the Board of Railroad Commissioners terms to four-years Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1926 ballot measures

August 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Authorizes municipalities to levy taxes to pay for public improvements from properties benefiting from those improvements Defeatedd

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Elections Eliminates the compulsory primary election Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1926 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 135 Business regulation Repeals an act relating to the labeling of products made by convicts Defeatedd
VR Question 137 Education Repeals an act relating to textbooks used in public schools Defeatedd
CISS Question 138 Taxes Adjusts taxes on the production of oil and other natural resources so they would be equivalent to the average ad valorem tax throughout the state in the preceding fiscal year Defeatedd
CISS Question 139 Bond issues Restricts the authority of municipal governments from issuing bonds, and reform the process for doing so Defeatedd
CISS Question 141 Taxes Restricts the creation and levying of new taxes by the legislature ApprovedaOverturnedot

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1926 ballot measures

November
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bonds Authorizes Klamath County to issue bonds in an amount equal to the amount of warrants the county owes Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Permits the Board of Directors of the Portland School District to levy a tax not to exceed $900,000 in excess of the six percent limitation Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Civil Rights Removes a section from the state constitution forbidding “free negroes and mulattoes” from “coming into, residing or being” in the State of Oregon Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Taxes Prohibits levying any state tax upon inheritances or incomes of citizens of the State of Oregon Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 5 Education Establishes a normal school in Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon, known as “The Western Oregon Normal School and College” Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 6 Education Establishes a state normal school somewhere in one of the state’s eastern counties, known as “The Eastern Oregon State Normal School” Approveda
LRCA Measure 7 Recall Provides that if an official is recalled, the vacancy shall be filled immediately in the manner provided by law Approveda
LRCA Measure 8 Local Gov't Authorizes Curry County to issue bonds or levy taxes to pay the county’s warrants Approveda
LRCA Measure 9 Elections Authorizes the governor to make appointments to fill official vacancies until the next general election Approveda
LRCA Measure 10 Bonds Permits Klamath County and Clackamas County to issue bonds to pay the counties’ warrants Approveda
LRSS Measure 11 Health Care Provides for the establishment, construction, maintenance and operation of a tuberculosis hospital somewhere east of the Cascade Mountains Approveda
VR Measure 12 Taxes Requires retailers to pay an excise tax upon the sale of tobacco smoking products Defeatedd
VR Measure 13 Taxes Levies a license tax upon motor vehicles that use public highways to transport persons or property for business purposes and appropriates revenues from such tax for the construction, maintenance and repair of highways Approveda
VR Measure 14 Taxes Appropriates 10% of the receipts of state boards and commissions that collect fees, licenses and taxes to the state general fund Defeatedd
CISS Measure 15 Taxes Levies an annual progressive or graduated income tax and allows for paid property taxes to be deducted from the income tax Defeatedd
CISS Measure 16 Taxes Requires payment of a license fee on the operation of busses and trucks on public highways for business purposes and appropriates such revenue to the construction, maintenance and repair of public highways Defeatedd
CISS Measure 17 Hunt & Fish Bans the use of fish wheels, traps, seines and gills nets of more than 250 fathoms for catching fish in the Columbia River Approveda
CISS Measure 18 Taxes Levies an annual progressive state income tax upon every individual and corporation in the state Defeatedd
CICA Measure 19 Admin of Gov't Creates the Oregon Water and Power Board with the power to conserve, develop, store and distribute electric energy and water for irrigation and domestic purposes Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to II.23 Gov't Salaries Compensates each legislator three hundred dollars per year and ten cents per mile of travel Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to XXVIII Resources Reassess and alters the taxation of reforested land and the timber products of such lands to encourage reforestation Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1926 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Recall measures Allows for the recall of elected officials Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Salaries of elected officials Allows the legislature to set the salary of the governor by law Approveda
AQ Question 3 Alcohol Advises congress to amend federal prohibition enforcement to allow for the manufacturing and sale of beer with less than 2.75% alcohol content Approveda