1946 ballot measures

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1947
1945

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Terms Establishes a term length of four years for state officers Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Terms Establishes a term length of four years for county officers Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Exempts federal, state, county and municipal property from taxation
CICA Proposition 4 Labor Forbids any labor organization membership requirement for employment purposes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Gov't Salaries Increases the salaries of legislators to $15 per day for a period not to exceed 60 days in any regular session and 20 days in any special session Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 6 Taxes Defined the distribution of motor fuel tax revenues between the state, counties, towns and cities Approveda

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 37 State Exec Proposes an amendment about state officer salaries Approveda
LRCA Amendment 38 Taxes Proposes an amendment about a county road tax Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 39 Taxes Proposes an amendment about a county library tax Approveda
CISS Act 1 Education Proposes an initiative about school district reorganization Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1946 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $100 million in bonds for veterans Approveda
CISS Proposition 2 Gambling Greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering allowed in counties with a population exceeding 175,000 Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 3 Education Establish a minimum salary for public school teachers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Veterans Allow state to provide business loans to veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Judiciary Creation of Court for Tax Appeals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Legislature Legislature to meet annually; state budget to be for a one-year rather than a two-year period Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Elections Members of a county board of education by county charter may be elected rather than appointed Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Education Qualifications and salary of county superintendents of schools to be fixed by state legislature Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Education Create offices of deputy and associate Superintendents of Public Instruction Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Salaries Salary of the Governor of California Approveda
CISS Proposition 11 Labor Illegal for employers to discriminate because of race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 12 Direct democracy Legislature authorized to propose amendments to or repeal of laws enacted by initiative Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Education Allocation of Public School Funds Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 14 Executives Who is to assume the powers and duties of the governor in the event of gubernatorial disability Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Immigration Validation of the 1923 and 1943 state legislative changes to the Alien Land Law of 1920 Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 16 Education Repeal of the educational poll tax Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Admin of gov't Change name of the Railroad Commission to the Public Utilities Commission Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Elections Provides for secret ballots Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Pension Requires any balance in the old age pension fund to be used to fund administrative costs and future pensions Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Relates to changing certain county offices and taxation methods in Orange County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Relates to the assessment and collection of all taxes in Hillsborough County Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Relates to the assessment and collection of all taxes in Bay County Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 State executive Provide for the legislative appointment a director of the budget Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Gov't Finances Relates to legislative appropriations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Judiciary Relates to the election of the judge of the court of record and the county solicitor in and for Escambia County Defeatedd

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Admin of Gov't Gives the legislature the power to prescribe methods of disbursement of moneys Approveda
LRCA HJR 8 Gov't Salaries Sets compensation for state legislators Approveda
LRCA SJR 3 Admin of Gov't Allows legislature to create a pardoning board Approveda
LRCA SJR 4 Bonds Prescribes which bonds are used to loan endowment funds Approveda
CISS INIT 1 Gambling Makes officers who neglect to enforce anti-gambling statutes subject to removal from office Defeatedd
CISS INIT 2 Alcohol Gives counties the option to decide whether or not liquor can be sold Defeatedd
CISS INIT 3 Alcohol Limits liquor advertising, sets maximum purchase amounts, and prohibits sale of liquor at bars Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1946 ballot measures

September 9
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum Question Veterans Raises taxes on cigarettes and alcohol to fund the bonus for veterans of World War II Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment Veterans Issues bonds to fund $150 bonus for veterans of World War II Defeatedd

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Eminent domain Relates to the powers of the Baltimore Redevelopment Commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Relates to the duty of State's Attorneys to file a bond Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't salaries Relates to the compensation of Sherrifs Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Relates to vacancies in the office of Chief Judge Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Pensions Requires the payment of pensions to state citizens over sixty-five years old and in need of relief or support Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 Labor Mandates that labor unions file with the Commissioner of Labor and Industries Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Salaries Fixes supreme court salaries and provides for two more judges Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS R-50 Bonds Issues a bond for a hospital for the insane Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Legislative Pay Referendum Gov't Salaries Relates to the compensation of state legislators Defeatedd
LRSS Liquor Sales Referendum Alcohol Relates to restrictions upon the sale of liquor Approveda
CISS Gas Tax Refund Initiative Taxes Reverts back to refunding procedure for taxes paid on gasoline used for non-highway purposes Approveda

June 25

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA County Government Referendum Local Gov't Relates to constitutional provision for optional forms of county governments Defeatedd
LRSS Tax Valuation Basis Referendum Taxes Relates to the valuing process used to compute taxes Defeatedd
LRSS Rehabilitation Tax Referendum Taxes Relates to levying a tax to fund post war recovery efforts Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1946 ballot measures

July 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 319 Taxes Provides for an ad valorem tax rate increase of up to one mill Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 314 Taxes Allows an ad valorem property tax increase of up to 15 mills for the support of school districts Approveda
CICA State Question 315 Education Allows the state legislature to raise money for the state's public education system by an additional $42 per student Approveda
CICA State Question 316 Taxes Allows an ad valorem tax of 1 mill, the proceeds of which would be used to ensure that every district had separate schools for whites and blacks Approveda
CICA State Question 318 Education Provides state funding for all common schools to aid in buying textbooks Approveda

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Provides for a line of succession to the officer of the governor Approveda
LRSS Measure 2 Taxes Levies an annual tax of .45 of a mill on all taxable property for a period of ten years to construct and equip armories as military requirements dictate Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 3 Education Creates rural school districts and school boards Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Civil Rights Grants people of Chinese ethnicity the ability to hold real estate and mining claims Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Legislature Requires that the legislature read every bill by title only unless in case of emergency or by a two-thirds vote Approveda
LRCA Measure 6 Legislature Increases the number of members in the Oregon Senate from 30 to 31 Defeatedd
VR Measure 7 Hunt & Fish Prohibits commercial fishing in the Nestucca Bay watershed and various coastal rivers, requires state fish and game commissions to conduct surveys of coastal streams and submit findings and recommendations to the legislative assembly Approveda
CISS Measure 8 Welfare Authorizes a 3% tax on all gross incomes to create a fund for every qualified citizen over 60 and every permanently disabled citizen over 18 Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Taxes Levies an annual tax sufficient to produce $50 for each child within the state between ages four and twenty Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Employee Salaries Gov't salaries Allows legislature to fix state employee salaries Approveda
LRCA Right to Work Labor Includes Right to Work in the Bill of Rights Approveda
LRCA Readings to Pass Legislation Legislature Requires only two readings to pass legislation Approveda
VR Regulate Hospitals Business reg Regulates hospitals and related institutions Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1946 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 166 Utilities Mandates voter approval on property acquisitions and on bonds or indebtedness related to public utility districts Defeatedd
VR Referendum 26 Admin of Gov't Empowers the governor to appoint and remove members of the State Game Commission Defeatedd
VR Referendum 27 Natural Resources Creates a State Timber Resource Board Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 9 Taxes Permits the state to tax federal property within the state Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1946 ballot measures

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Term limits Removes term limit for successive terms of sheriffs Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Auditing Repeals provision which makes the Secretary of State the State Auditor, and provides for the legislation of state auditing Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Education Authorizes legislation to have the state provide transportation to children attending religious and private schools Defeatedd