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1962 ballot measures

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1963
1961

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Initiative 1 Admin of Gov't Relocate state capitol to western Alaska, but not within 30 miles of Anchorage Defeatedd
Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $5.95 million for University of Alaska Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $5 million for school construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $4.175 million for trunk airport construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $2.2 million for vocational school construction Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1962 ballot measures

November 6:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Administration of government Details legislative powers in the event of an enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Proposition 101 Elections and campaigns Allows for primary and general Congressional elections in the event of a vacancy Approveda
LRCA Proposition 102 Suffrage Details the parameters regarding who is eligible to vote Approveda
CICA Proposition 103 Business regulation Allows those working in real estate to draft and fill out certain documents Approveda
CISS Measure No. 200 Taxes Creates two new offices in order to streamline the process of property appraisals Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Arkansas Referred Act 199, Motor Vehicle Commission (1962) Admin. of gov't. Dealt with the motor vehicle commission. Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1962 ballot propositions

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $200 million in bonds for construction or improvement of public schools Approveda
LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $250 million in bonds for farm and home aid for California veterans Approveda
LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $270 million in bonds for the "building construction, equipment and site acquisition needs of the state government" Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 4 Bonds $100 million in bonds for low-rent housing for low-income people Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 5 Bonds $150 million in bonds to acquire and develop land for recreational purposes Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 6 DST Extend period of Daylight Saving Time from last Sunday in September to last Sunday in October Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A Bonds $270 million in bonds for construction of higher education facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 1 Salaries State legislators can't earn more than one-half of the annual salary of a member of the U.S. Congress Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Real estate subject to veterans' tax exemption can include a single-family dwelling owned by a nonprofit co-op Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Details of residency requirement to qualify for veterans' tax exemption Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Rules governing tax assessment of agricultural land Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Labor In the event of the death of an employee without dependents, worker's compensation payment can go to state Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Bonds Bond issues are to be submitted to people as a bond act or statute rather than constitutional amendment Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Constitution Allow the state legislature to propose a wholesale constitutional revision to the electorate Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Legislature State legislative committees can hear bills 20 (rather than 30) days after introduction Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 9 Bonds "General Obligation Bond Proceeds Fund" into which proceeds of all general obligation bond issues are placed Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes Tax exemptions for religious, hospital or charitable purposes to property leased for 99 years Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Tax assessments of real estate in historical landmark areas Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 12 Veterans State funds can be used to aid widows of veterans who served during time of war to buy farms/homes Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Nonprofit college tax exemption extended to all grounds within which buildings are located Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Land Rules governing the sale of tidelands Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Taxes Counties with a population exceeding 400,000 can create tax appeals boards by ordinance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Constitution Repeal and amend provisions of the California Constitution to eliminate obsolete and superseded provisions Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Salaries Members of California State Legislature shall receive a salary not to exceed $834/month Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 18 Admin of gov't Staggered four-year appointments of members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 19 Salaries County commissioners or city council members can receive salary increase when any member of the group does Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Regulations Allow state legislature to amend the Boxing and Wrestling Initiative Act of 1924 Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Judiciary Rules governing the election of superior court judges in counties with more than 5 million residents Approveda
CISS Proposition 22 Healthcare Board of Osteopathic Examiners Approveda
CICA Proposition 23 Legislature Establish 50 (instead of existing 40) California State Senate districts Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 24 War and peace Declaration of the "existence, purposes, and objectives of world communist movement" Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Reorganizes the State Judicial Department Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Local Gov't Affects officers of the City of Denver and the County of Denver Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Defines “income” based on federal law for the purposes of taxation Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Elections Establishes voter qualifications, including the right to vote for President by non-residents Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Taxes Modifies how taxable property is assessed Approveda
LRCA Measure 6 Local Gov't Changes the term lengths of county and local officers Defeatedd
CICA Measure 7 Redistricting Provides for senatorial and representative districts and reapportions the General Assembly Approveda
CICA Measure 8 Redistricting Creates a Commission on Legislative Reapportionment Defeatedd

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Elections Concerns absentee voting on constitutional amendments Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Elections Concerns the qualifications of electors Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Elections, State Exec Concerns the election of the governor and lieutenant governor Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Elections Concerns privileges of electors in towns throughout the state Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Elections Concerns admission as electors in absentia of servicemen and related groups Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Redistricting Provides for apportionment of the Florida Legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 County gov't Provides for the superintendent of Public Instruction to be appointed by the County Board of Public Instruction in certain counties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't accountability Relates to the legislature's power to impeach officers Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Trials Authorizes Pasco County to hold civil jury trials in any branch court house within the county Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 State judiciary Provides for the State Attorney of the 4th Judicial Circuit to be the prosecuting attorney of the Duval County Criminal Court of Record Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 State judiciary Relates to the number of circuit judges provided by legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Constitutional language Revises the preamble of the constitution of the state of Florida Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Constitutional language Authorizes the revision to the state's coastal boundaries to match federal or international standards Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Constitutional language Revises wording regarding division of powers withing the state Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 10 Judiciary Eliminates probate courts as constitutional courts Approveda
LRCA SJR 1 Civil rights Permits citizens of Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian descent full rights Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Elections Requires residency to vote for President Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1962 ballot measures

June 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question Education Issues up to $1.5 million in bonds for development of educational television network Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Pension Limits uses of funds in State Retirement System to retirement purposes Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Bonds Allows voters to issue municipal bonds for construction and industrial purposes Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Eminent domain Changes the procedure for taking of property in Baltimore Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Direct democracy Changes the number of signatures required on a petition to refer an act to a referendum Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Eminent domain Changes the procedure for taking of property in Montgomery County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Legislature Increases compensation for members and officers of the General Assembly Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Divorce & custody Amends the provision for imprisonment for debt to exempt child support from debt Approveda
VR Amendment 6 Redistricting Creates a new congressional district in Maryland Defeatedd
VR Amendment 7 Labor Amends unemployment insurance laws with respect to eligibility for benefits Approveda
VR Amendment 8 Business Regulates and supervises the savings and loan business Approveda
VR Amendment 9 Judiciary Provides for guidelines on the organization and operation of the Municipal Court of Baltimore Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Implements a graduated state income tax Defeatedd
VR Question 2 Gov't Salaries Increases the compensation and allowances of state legislators Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Consolidates the swamp land and permanent school funds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Allows the state to cntract debts for public improvements Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Legislature Removes restrictions on legislative session length Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1962 ballot measures

March 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Allocates state motor fuel tax Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Increases minimum tax rates for St. Louis school districts Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of Gov't Provides the executive department regulations shall be reviewed by legislative committee Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Local Gov't Enlarges charter county powers Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 4 Local Gov't Merges St. Louis city and county Defeatedd
ABR Constitutional Convention ConCon Calls for a Constitutional Convention to revise the Constitution Defeatedd

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
I&R Measure Direct democracy Makes alterations to the states referendum and initiative laws Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1962 ballot measures

June 26
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Legislature Gives North Dakota Legislative Assembly unlimited power in cases of defense emergencies Approveda
LRCA Referendum 2 Gov't Finances Allows for separate budgets and appropriations for some agricultural issues Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum 3 Gov't Salaries Repeals section limiting legislators future elections and appointments Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 4 Taxes Reduces the amount of tax levy limiting counties with no limitation on tax levy for county poor relief purposes Defeatedd

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 Bonds Allows state bonds to make loans to companies to establish power generating facilities Approveda
CICA Initiative 2 Term limits Changes terms of office for county officials from two to four years Approveda
CISS Initiative 3 Elections Provides for a secret primary election ballot instead of requiring voters to declare party preference at the polls Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Sunday Makes it unconstitutional to prohibit the operation of certain businesses on Sundays Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 408 Redistricting Reapportionment of the Oklahoma State Legislature Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1962 ballot measures

May 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Affects the state's six percent tax increase limitation Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Salaries Increases the annual salaries of state legislators Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 War & Peace Authorizes the legislature to reorganize the state militia and empowers the Governor and Adjutant General to appoint all officers Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finances Bases the debt limit regarding forest rehabilitation on 3/16 of 1% of trust cash value of all taxable property within the state Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Bases the debt limit regarding permanent roads on 1% of trust cash value of all taxable property within the state Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Bases the debt limit regarding power development on 1.5% of trust cash value of all taxable property within the state Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Judiciary Authorizes the legislature to create lower state courts and regulate their jurisdiction Approveda
LRSS Measure 6 Time Establishes daylight savings time throughout the state Approveda
LRCA Measure 7 Taxes Permits an existing taxing unit to preserve its tax base without making at least one levy in every three consecutive years Approveda
LRCA Measure 8 Redistricting Increases the number of members in the Senate to 35 and in the House of Representatives to 65 and provides for both geographically permanent districts and districts based on population Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Education Repeals the school district reorganization law which established unified administrative districts Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Providing Workman's Compensation Insurance for all employees of all political subdivisions. Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Spending Raising the limit on use of state funds to assist needy aged, needy blind and needy children. Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Healthcare Creating hospital districts in Ochiltree, Castro, Hansford and Hopkins Counties. Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Providing for a State program of acquiring conservation storage facilities in reservoirs. Approveda
LRCA Prop 5 Healthcare Creating hospital districts and prescribing limitations upon the powers of such districts. Approveda
LRCA Prop 6 Admin of gov't Authorizing retirement, disability, and death benefits for elected and appointive officers and employees of counties and political subdivisions who have served for twelve years or more. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 7 Admin of gov't Insuring continuity of state and local governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack. Approveda
LRCA Prop 8 Spending Establish a ceiling per year on the amount that may be paid out of state funds for assistance payments to the totally and permanently disabled. Approveda
LRCA Prop 9 Healthcare Authorizing the financing of a home for the aged in Titus County, and for permitting the Legislature to authorize the creation of two hospital districts in Brazoria County. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 11 Veterans Authorizing the resale of lands of the Veterans Land Fund remaining unsold after having been first offered to sale to veterans. Approveda
LRCA Prop 12 Admin of gov't For the Constitutional Amendment permitting state employees to serve as a consultant or on an advisory committee. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 12 Admin of gov't Delegating limited zoning powers to any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof. Approveda
LRCA Prop 13 Bonds Taxes or bonds previously voted in any independent school district shall not be invalidated by any change in boundaries and authorizing the continuance of the levy of taxes after such change. Approveda
LRCA Prop 14 Admin of gov't| Providing for trials de novo on all appeals from actions, rulings, or decisions of administrative or executive agencies of government. Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 211 Redistricting Reapportions and redistricts the state legislature Defeatedd
VR Referendum 32 Food & Agri Enables the Department of Agriculture to supervise and regulate the production, distribution and marketing of milk products Defeatedd
VR Referendum 33 Gov't Finances Authorizes cities and towns to conduct financial audits through private accountants Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 9 Direct Democracy Requires the sending of one voters' pamphlet to each place of residence Approveda
LRCA SJR 25 Direct Democracy Requires the publication in weekly newspapers of all constitutional amendments on the ballot for three months prior to the election Approveda
LRCA HJR 6 Judiciary Empowers the supreme court to appoint judges or retired judges to temporarily serve in the supreme court and authorizes any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court Approveda
LRCA HJR 9 Admin of Gov't Empowers the legislature to provide a method of temporary succession to elected and appointed offices resulting from an emergency that incapacitates those serving in those offices Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Redistricting Removes exclusion for "Indians not tax" from redistricting calculations Approveda
LRCA Question 2 County Gov't Allows for County Executives to hold 4-year terms of office in counties with 500,000 people Approveda
LRCA Question 2a County Gov't Provides County Executives with veto power in counties with 500,000 people Approveda
LRSS Question 3 Suffrage Gives former Wisconsin residents the right to vote by absentee ballot in presidential elections Approveda