1932 ballot measures

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1933
1931

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Gov't Finances Provides a maximum amount of appropriation which the state may utilize from the public funds Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Gov't Finances Provides a maximum amount of appropriation which a county may utilize for county operation and maintenance Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 3 Alcohol Repeals the state's ban on alcoholic beverages Approveda
CICA Proposition 4 Taxes Exempts public corporations from gasoline or motor fuel taxes Approveda
CICA Proposition 5 Legislatures Reduces the number of members in the state legislature Approveda
VR Proposition 6 Admin of Gov't Provides for an economic and fiscal survey of state resources and properties within the state Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 7 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the Arizona Industrial Commission Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 8 Admin of Gov't Abolishes eighteen different state boards and commissions and creates the Taxpayers Welfare Board Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 9 Health Care Authorizes and regulates chiropractics Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1932 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Gov't Finances Sets up a budget system Defeatedd
CISS Act 2 Taxes Provides a supplement to a proposed amendment for a sales tax Defeatedd
CISS Act 3 Admin of Gov't Allows the minority party to name its representatives to boards and commissions Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Reduces the state property tax to 1/2 a mill Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Education Requires the legislature to appropriate $6 per capita of the school population for public schools Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Exempts homestead from all taxes, regardless of value Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 4 Admin of Gov't Provides for a split legislative session and four year terms for state officials Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 5 Bond issues Prohibits the issuance of highway or bridge bonds until proposal is ratified Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1932 ballot propositions

May 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Resources Regulations governing crude oil Defeatedd
VR Proposition 2 Resources No leases of state-owned tide or beach lands for oil production Approveda

November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Alcohol Repeal of act that provided for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution Approveda
CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol State has exclusive authority to regulate liquor Approveda
CISS Proposition 3 Regulations Rules governing foreclosures of mortgages and trust deeds Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Eliminate requirement that state spend its half of highway transportation taxes on public highways Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 5 Gambling Establish a California Racing Board to regulate and license racing and wagering Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Property tax exemption for war-time veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Legislature Increase limit on legislature's total daily expenses for its officers, employees and attaches Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 I&R Process Initiatives must be submitted to attorney general for a title and summary prior to petition circulation Approveda
CICA Proposition 9 Taxes Levy a state income tax and sales tax; appropriate state funds for public school districts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Water City of Escondido allowed to hold stock in a mutual water company Approveda
CICA Proposition 11 Property Grant to City of Huntington Beach the tide and submerged lands situated within its boundaries Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 12 Water Water main replacements in the City of Glendale Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Regulations State supervision of wrestling and boxing Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Seafaring vessels "of more than fifty tons burden" exempt from taxation until January 1955 Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Admin of gov't Rules governing deposit of public moneys Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Taxes Tax liens on properties to expire after 30 years Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Local governance Procedures for proposing and adopting city charters Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Local governance Procedures for proposing and adopting county charters Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 19 Local governance City charters may "provide any mode for the nomination and/or election of officers" Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 20 Local governance County charters may adopt any mode for the nomination and/or election of officers Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Terms Provides for four-year long terms for certain county officials Defeatedd
VR Measure 2 Taxes Increases tax on oleomargarine from 10 to 15 cents per pound Defeatedd
CISS Measure 3 Redistricting Reapportions senators and representative of the General Assembly Approveda
CICA Measure 4 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to provide for a graduated state income tax, abolish the state property tax and allocate any excess tax revenues to public schools Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to provide for a limited income tax and a classified personal property tax to be used for public schools Defeatedd
CICA Measure 6 Taxes Limits the taxation of motor fuels and ad valorem taxation for county roads Defeatedd
CICA Measure 7 Alcohol Repeals the statewide prohibition on alcohol Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Relates to creating county commissioner districts Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Relates to the composition and power of the state Supreme Court Defeatedd

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Limits tax exemptions for state and municipal properties Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 2 Direct Democracy Requires property ownership in order to vote in irrigation districts Approveda
LRCA HJR 3 Taxes Provides for imposition of income taxes Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 3 Property Provides a method for consolidating counties Approveda
LRCA SJR 8 Taxes Creates the State Tax Commission Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1932 ballot measures

September 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum Question Taxes Increases gasoline tax to six cents per gallon Defeatedd

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Eliminates the provision allowing judges to continue in office after the age of 70 Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Healthcare Legalizes chiropractics Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 Elections Regulates candidate nominating procedures Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Elections Fixes the commencement of terms for the President and Vice-President Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Authorizes taxation of railroad companies and banking associations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Authorizes taxation of motor vehicles of companies Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Property Authorizes the legislature to exchange state public lands for federal lands Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Authorizes taxation of lands acquired through the rural credit system Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1932 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Pension Provides pensions for those over 70. Approveda
CICA Issue 2 Legislature Limits number and powers of legislative employees. Approveda
CICA Issue 3 State Execs Provides for an itemized executive budget to be submitted to the General Assembly within 15 days after it convenes Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Amends voter qualifications Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Provides method for filling legislative vacancies Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1932 ballot measures

March 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Admin of Gov't Moves the state capitol from Bismarck to Jamestown Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum Direct Democracy Increases the number of signatures required to initiate a constitutional amendment from 20,000 to 40,000 Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum Direct Democracy Increases the signature requirements to 30,000 signatures for initiatives and 25,000 signatures for referendums Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum Taxes Increases gas taxation Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Civil Rights Extends use of the absentee ballot Defeatedd

June 29

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Taxes Reduces taxable assessed valuation of property from 75 percent to 50 percent Approveda
CISS Initiative Business Prohibits farming by corporations Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Reduces reimbursement for travel expenses for county officials Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces salaries of county officials and bases them on county population Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Creates five year partial moratorium on debts Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Food & Agri Prohibits crop mortgages Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Reduces travel expenses reimbursements for state officials Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Alcohol Repeals prohibition of alcohol Approveda
CISS Initiative Admin of Gov't Abolishes the office of District Tax Supervisor Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces salaries of elected and appointed state officials Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces the salaries of Supreme Court judges from $5,500 to $5,000 Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces the salaries of District Judges from $4,000 to $3,500 per year Approveda
CISS Initiative Admin of Gov't Changes requirements for public notice of sale of real estate for delinquent taxes Approveda
CISS Initiative Admin of Gov't Reduces fees paid to newspapers for publication of legal notices Approveda
CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Creates three year partial moratorium on debts Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Food & Agri Allows crop mortgages Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Question 1 ConCon Calls for a convention to revise, alter, or amend the Ohio Constitution Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1932 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 164 Food and agriculture Sale of Oleomargarine Veto Vote Defeatedd
CICA Question 168 Education Increases the ad valorem property tax for the purpose of funding school districts Defeatedd
CISS Question 170 Environment Assigns resources to soil conservation Defeatedd
CISS Question 171 Economic development authorize the construction of various public works to give work to unemployed residents Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Requires that to vote on issues of bonds and taxes, the constituent must be a taxpayer Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Trials Allows most accused persons with consent of the trial judge may relinquish their right to trial by jury and consent to be tried by the judge alone Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Limits the amount of tax that may be levied in any year to not more than the total amount levied in any one year of the three preceding years plus six percent Approveda
VR Measure 4 Taxes Levies a tax of ten cents per pound on all oleomargarine and requires an annual license of five dollars by anyone who sells or distributes oleomargarine Defeatedd
VR Measure 5 Hunting Prohibits commercial fishing on the Rogue River, its tributaries and around its mouth Defeatedd
VR Measure 6 Gov't Finance Appropriates $681,173 to be expended on the Oregon State Agricultural College, the University of Oregon and three normal schools Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Alcohol Repeals the state’s alcohol prohibition law Approveda
CISS Measure 8 Transportation Allows the State Highway Commission to investigate and determine the cost per unit of traffic, the construction and maintenance of highways and the classification of motor vehicles for purposes of adjusting license fees Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Education Consolidates and relocates the state's public higher education institutions Defeatedd
CICA Measure 10 Taxes Empowers the state, counties, municipalities and districts to levy taxes and incur indebtedness as limited and controlled by law Defeatedd
CISS Measure 11 Admin of Gov't Creates a non-salaried Tax Supervising and Conservation Board for each county to review budgets and regulate tax levies Defeatedd
CISS Measure 12 Taxes Reduces property taxes by increasing taxes on net personal incomes in excess of $5,000 from 5% to 8% and decreased exemptions Defeatedd
CICA Measure 13 Energy Requires that hydroelectric development be administered by the state and distribute and sell the energy produced within the state, with other states or with the United States Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Terms of Superintendents of Schools Term limits Increases terms of superintendents of schools Defeatedd
LRCA State Salaries Gov't salaries Allows legislature to fix state salaries Defeatedd
VR Teachers' Colleges Education Changes normal schools to teachers' colleges Defeatedd
VR Butter Tax Taxes Imposes a ten cent tax on butter substitutes Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 58 Elections Provides for the permanent registration of voters and defines the duties of officers in connection with such registration Approveda
ITP Initiative 61 Alcohol Removes regulations on the importation, manufacturing, and possession of liquors, but continues felony status for the selling of alcohol to minors or in saloons Approveda
ITP Initiative 62 Admin of Gov't Creates the Washington Department of Game and defines the roles and duties of the department Approveda
ITP Initiative 64 Taxes Limits the annual rate of tax levy on property for state, county, municipal and school districts to 40 mills Approveda
ITP Initiative 69 Taxes Establishes a graduated income tax on incomes of persons and businesses to finance the state school fund and other state funds Approveda
LRCA SJR 11 Judiciary Empowers the legislature to temporarily increase the money amount or property value involved in a controversy to give the Supreme Court jurisdiction in that case Approveda
LRCA SJR 16 Gov't Salaries Compensates state legislators $500 per year Defeatedd
LRCA HB 195 Transportation Authorizes the relocation of harbor lines and increases the maximum width of harbor areas from 600 to 2,000 feet. Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1932 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Rules about Sunday Approve repeal of the "Sunday Blue Law" Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Repeals section of the constitution so that the salary of the governor is established by law Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Salaries of elected officials Repeals section of the constitution so that the salary of the Lieutenant governor is established by law Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Fixes a verbal error relating to impeachments Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Utilities Allows municipalities to finance public utilities by mortgage or debt Approveda