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1950 ballot measures

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1951
1949

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1950 ballot measures

September 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Terms Establishes four year long terms for state legislators Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Legislature Empowers the governor to call for special legislative sessions Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Terms Establishes four year long terms for elected executive officials Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Terms Establishes four year long terms for county officials Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Nat Resources Permits the leasing of public lands for oil and gas exploration and exploitation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Prohibits taxation on commodities in inventory or in the manufacturing process as unfinished items Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Banking Removes the double liability assumed by owners of bank shares Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Education Shifts part of the local school district tax base to the tax base of the state government Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 3 Education Empowers the governor to appoint the members of the State Board of Education Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 4 Labor Mandates a merit system for the selection, retention, dismissal and compensation of administrative personnel Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 5 Labor Mandates a merit system for the selection, retention, dismissal and compensation of peace officers Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 6 Gambling Creates a Department of State Control of Gambling to regulate, license and authorize gambling operations Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 7 Taxes Provides for an excise tax for the maintenance of schools Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 8 Alcohol Allows for county or municipal elections to determine the legality of intoxicating alcoholic beverages within respective jurisdictions Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 9 Labor Limits workers' compensation for employees earning over $800 per month Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 10 Welfare Expands old-age assistance by abolishing certain requirements regarding extended family's income and employment Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 11 Welfare Increases weekly unemployment aid to $25 and extends the number of benefit-receiving weeks to 26 Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 12 Welfare Makes unemployed agricultural laborers eligible for unemployment benefits Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 13 Civil Rights Prohibits segregation of students in public schools based on race, creed, color or national origin Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1950 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 41 Education Proposes an amendment about public school finance Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 44 Term limits Sets four year term limits for state and county officers Defeatedd
CISS Act 1 Animals Makes it illegal for livestock to be at large Approveda
CISS Act 2 Alcohol Proposes an initiative about statewide prohibition Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1950 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Taxes Prohibit the collection of taxes on personal property Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Democracy Naming specific people to office by means of any amendment or law submitted to a popular vote is prohibited Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Judiciary Uniform system of municipal and justice courts (inferior court reorganization) Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Elections Rules governing eligibility to vote in the event of a pre-election move Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Legislature State legislators may be appointed to boards or commissions that allocate state funds Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 6 Gambling Legalize, regulate and tax bookmaking, wagering and gambling in licensed establishments Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 7 Healthcare Blind people cannot be denied the right to a chiropractic education or career Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Salaries Allow increases in the compensation of county, township, or municipal officers at any time Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 9 Labor State civil service exemptions Approveda
CICA Proposition 10 Housing A majority vote in an election is required to approve public housing projects Approveda
LRSS Proposition 11 Admin of gov't Changes to the Torrens Land Title Registration Law of 1914 Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Local Gov't Relating to the City and County of Denver and home rule cities Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Legislature Modifies numerous provisions concerning the General Assembly Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Civil Service Exempts the Governor’s staff, one secretary to elected officials and heads of departments from civil service Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Establishes juvenile courts Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Census Replaces the state census with the federal census Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of Gov't Requires laws to be single subject, laws to be expressed with a title and for law revisions to be published at length Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Creates the 16th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Monroe County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Judiciary Allows for additional county judges in counties with a population greater than 250,000 Approveda

Hawaii

See also: Hawaii 1950 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitution Ratification Constitution Hawaii Constitution Ratification Election Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 2 Civil rights Gives Indians the right to vote, serve as jurors, and hold civil office Approveda
LRCA HJR 9 Bonds Gives municipalities the ability to issue revenue bonds Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1950 ballot measures

September 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Constitutions Codifies the state constitution Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Direct Democracy Makes filing date for initiated bill petitions 45 days after the convening of the Legislature Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Bonds Empowers Legislature to override state bond limit by two-thirds vote in both houses Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 Bonds Issues up to $7 million in bonds to build bridge across Fore river Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 5 Legislature Apportions the members of the House of Representatives by county proportional to state population Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Relates to the signing of state bonds, certificates and other evidence of indebtedness Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Relates to the reconsideration of bills vetoed by the governor Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Divorce & custody Provides that child support and alimony do not constitute debt Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Legislature Provides for the number of delegates comprising the House of Delegates Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Trials Provides that the jury shall be the judges of law as well as of fact in criminal trials Approveda
ABR Amendment 6 ConCon Asks voters if a convention is needed to amend or re-write the Constitution Approveda
VR Amendment 7 Constitutions Adds a new article to the Annotated Code of Maryland about sedition and subversive activities Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1950 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State Exec Provides a gubernatorial line of succession prior to inauguration Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Direct Democracy Changes the number of voters’ signatures required for initiative petitions and changes legislative procedures related to such petitions Approveda
IndISS Question 3 Welfare Provides payments to blind persons who are 63 years of age and older Approveda
IndISS Question 4 Gambling Creates a commission to conduct a monthly state lottery Defeatedd
IndISS Question 5 Transportation Establishes classifications for risks related to motor vehicle liability policies and bonds Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Forests & parks Diverts proceeds form the public land trust fund to forestry management Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Veterans Diverts proceeds from the mining tax to the veterans' compensation fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Provides for apportionment of an excise tax on petroleum products Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows large cities to exceed constitutional limit for school taxes Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR R-53 Gambling Relates to slot machines Defeatedd
CISS I-54 Veterans Relates to a military honorarium Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1950 ballot measures

June 27
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Changes the constitutional language regarding the school for the blind Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Permits the enactment of a graduated land tax Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 1 Taxes Creates two-cent tax per gallon of motor vehicle fuels to fund highway construction funds Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 1 Taxes Increases personal exemption on state income tax and establishing the basis for computing tax on joint returns Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 2 Alcohol Permits municipal and County option on sale of liquor Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1950 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 325 Transportation Creates a state Highway Commission Defeatedd
CICA Question 326 Transportation Restrict nearly all vehicle-associated state revenue to use for road construction and maintenance, and other highway expenses Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1950 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Provides legislatures an annual salary of $600, an additional one-third compensation for presiding officers and some reimbursement for traveling expenses Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Authorizes the state to loan credit and incur indebtedness not exceeding three-fourths of one percent of the value of taxable property within the state for higher education buildings Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Authorizes the state to loan credit and incur indebtedness not four percent of the value of taxable property within the state to augment the state war veterans' fund Approveda
LRSS Measure 4 Taxes Levies an annual state property tax to produce $80 per child between four and twenty Approveda
VR Measure 5 Welfare Allocates public monetary assistance to elderly people defined as “needy” to be used for medical expenses Approveda
VR Measure 6 Time Establishes a uniform standard time throughout the State of Oregon Approveda
CICA Measure 7 Gov't Finances Pledges state credit and authorizes indebtedness to create a fund for veterans who served during World War II and compensates such veterans for domestic and foreign service Approveda
CICA Measure 8 Redistricting Requires the reapportionment of representation every ten years and increased the number of members in the Oregon Senate to 36 Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Alcohol Criminalizes alcohol advertisements through posters, circulars, newspapers, periodicals and radio broadcasts Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1950 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS No Liquor with Food Alcohol Prohibition on the sale of liquor where food is sold Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1950 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 172 Welfare Transfers the state's public assistance medical program to the Department of Health Approveda
ITP Initiative 176 Welfare Increases to $65.00 a month the minimum grant for certain categories of public assistance Defeatedd
VR Referendum 28 Health Care Establishes a system of disability compensation for certain types of employees Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 7 Bonds Authorizes $40 million in bonds for constructing public school buildings Approveda
LRSS Referendum 8 Bonds Authorizes $20 million in bonds for constructing charitable, educational and penal buildings Approveda
LRSS Referendum 9 Bonds Authorizes $20 million in bonds for constructing public college and university buildings Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 9 Property Permits ownership of land by Canadians who are citizens of provinces wherein citizens of Washington can own land Approveda
LRCA HJR 10 Gov't Finances Permits school districts to become indebted when authorized by popular vote Defeatedd