1964 ballot measures

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1963

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1964 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $2 million for Pioneer's Home construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $5 million for health and welfare facilities Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1964 ballot measures

November 3:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Taxes Replaces property taxes with a license tax on aircraft Approveda
LRCA Proposition 101 Education Changes composition of the Board of Education Approveda
CICA Proposition 102 Taxes Exempts inventory from taxation Approveda
CICA Amendment 103 Education Provides for a state school fund Approveda
CICA Measure 104 Term limits Extends term limits of county officers from two to four years Approveda
CISS Measure 200 Business regulation Prohibits railroads from hiring more workers than is necessary Approveda

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1964 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 51 Admin. of gov't. Establish Executive Department Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 52 Admin. of gov't. Establish Industrial and Hospital Districts Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 53 Transportation County, Municipal - Road Construction Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 54 Elections Voter Registration without Poll Tax Approveda
CICA Amendment 55 Gambling Allow wagering in Garland County Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 56 Salaries of gov't officials Establish salaries for County Officials Defeatedd
CISS Amendment 57 Education Establish Community College and Technical School Districts Approveda

California

See also: California 1964 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $150 million in bonds to acquire and develop land for recreational purposes Approveda
LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $380 million in bonds for state colleges Approveda
LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $260 million for construction or improvement of public schools Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Veterans Establish a residency requirement for entitlement of veterans to veterans' tax exemption Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Veterans Increase property tax exemption for widows of veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Provisions governing retaliatory taxation on out-of-state insurers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Public finance Moneys of public pension or retirement funds may be invested in stocks or shares Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Judiciary Procedures for electing superior court judges when only the incumbent is running Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 County governance All counties are subject to laws governing supervisorial district boundary adjustments Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Public finance Use of proceeds from sale of land grant lands Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 County governance Rules governing situations where municipal functions are transferred to counties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Local agencies may give relief from property taxes in cases where property was destroyed by a disaster Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Regulation Prohibition on state constitutional amendments that place mandates on private corporations Approveda
CICA Proposition 14 Property No abridgements on right to decline to sell, lease, or rent residential real property to any person ApprovedaOverturnedot
CISS Proposition 15 Regulation "No charge shall be made to public for television programs transmitted to home television sets" ApprovedaOverturnedot
CICA Proposition 16 Gambling Start a statewide lottery governed by a State Lottery Commission Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 17 Labor "The Railroad Anti-Featherbedding Law of 1964" Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Provides for a State Auditor under the Legislative Department to replace the Auditor of State under the Executive Department Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Elections Empowers voters to abolish their respective Office of County Superintendent of Schools Approveda

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutions Concerns voting requirements in the General Assembly for constitutional amendments Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Elections Concerns the residence requirements of electors Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Elections Provides for voting of absentee ballots on religious holidays Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Redistricting Provides for apportionment of the Florida legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Term Limits Limits the length of the term of boards for Colleges and Universities to nine years Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Bonds Relates to the use of revenue from motor vehicles licensing for capital outlay, debt service and other school purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Budget Authorizes principal of state school funds to be expended for capital outlay for higher learning and public schools Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Local Gov't Allows for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction in several counties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Local Gov't Allows for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction in Taylor County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 War & Peace Provides for continuity of governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 State Exec Eliminates supervision of Commissioner of Agriculture over matters relating to public lands and the Bureau of Immigration Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Trials Authorizes civil trials in branch courthouses in Dade county Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Judiciary Increases the number of judicial circuits Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Constitution Provides an additional legislative method of revising or amending the constitution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Taxes Extends funding for the "State Road Distribution Trust Fund" through 2018 Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 13 Taxes Relates to homestead exemptions in Sarasota County Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 5 Gov't Finances Increases the maximum payment time allowed for counties and municipalities Approveda
LRCA SJR 1 Water Creates a state water resources agency Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Term limits Extends the term limit for county sheriffs Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 State Exec Repeals requirement Governor communicate pardons to the Maine State Legislature Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Legislature Provides for state legislators to take oaths of office in absence of the Governor Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Legislature Provides method for filling of State Senate vacancies Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 Gov't Finances Eliminates requirement that money drawn from state treasury require warrants from the Governor and Council Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 5 Judiciary Repeals and replaces judicial article in Maine Constitution Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 State Exec Allows Governor to march citizens out of the state without consent of citizens or Legislature Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 7 Elections Provides for determining gubernatorial election results and how to break a tie Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 8 State Exec Provides a line of succession given a vacancy in office of Governor Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 9 Gov't Finances Increases state-guaranteed loans for industrial purposes by $20 million Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 10 Elections Changes deadline for submission of municipal election results to Secretary of State Approveda
BI Referendum Question Environment Issues $25 million in bonds for pollution abatement facilities Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local gov't Extends the amount of time a charter board has to prepare a charter Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Provides that Circuit Court judges will sit rotate as judges in Orphans' Court Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Declares that the office of Notary Public shall not be considered an office of profit Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Makes changes to the operation of the executive and legislative branches of government Approveda
VR Amendment 5 Civil rights Amends laws concerning discrimination in forms of public accommodations Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Terms Mandates four year terms for constitutional officers Approveda
LRCA Question 2 War & Peace Provides procedures for filling a vacant office in the event of an enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Legislature Authorizes the disbursement of state credit upon a two-thirds vote in each branch of the legislature Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State Exec Requires the governor to seek opinions of justices of the Supreme Judicial Court on questions of law Approveda
IndISS Question 5 State Exec eliminated the statutory authority of the governor’s executive council Approveda
VR Question 6 Gov't Salaries Increases the compensation and allowances of state legislators Defeatedd

Michigan

See also: Michigan 1964 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposal C Elections and campaigns Institute use of Massachusetts ballot in Michigan to prevent straight party ticket voting Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Provides regulation for the taxation on taconite, copper and nickel Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Constitutions Removes obsolete language from the Constitution Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't salaries Removes obsolete provisions related to salaries of justices Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1964 ballot measures

June 30
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Gov't Finances Allows separate budgets and appropriation measures for some agricultural projects Approveda
LRCA Referendum 2 Gov't Salaries Allows members of the legislature to be appointed or elected to civil offices created during their terms Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum 3 Law Enforcement Renames the office of Police Magistrate to Municipal Judge Approveda
CICA Initiative 4 Gambling Authorizes betting on horse and dog races Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 5 Term Limits Lengthens terms from two years to four for some state and county offices Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Elections Abolishes voter pamphlet publication requirement Approveda
CICA Initiative 2 Taxes Revises the definition of personal property and exempts it from taxation Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 3 Transportation Repeals state statutes requiring certain number of crew members on freight trains and self-propelled equipment Approveda
CISS Initiative 4 Transportation Requires five man crew on trains over one half mile long and to conduct switching operations in municipalities Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 5 Transportation Requires railroad corporations to have daily passenger-local freight train runs Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 6 Alcohol Allows alcohol sales in some food serving establishment and restricts age of entrance for in such places Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1964 ballot measures

May 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds for highway improvements Approveda

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1964 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 420 State executive officials Defeatedd
Question 424

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1964 ballot measures

May 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds for an education building program Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty for first degree murder and instead makes the penalty life imprisonment Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Property Allows the state to lease public property for a period not to exceed twenty years Approveda
CISS Measure 3 Labor Requires employers to provide employees with workers’ compensation from a compulsory state system Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Hunt & Fish Prohibits commercial fishing for salmon and steelhead from all state inland waters Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment Notification Admin of gov't Relates to amendment notification Defeatedd
LRCA County Offices Local gov't Relates to county offices Approveda
LRCA Property Classification Property Relates to property classification Defeatedd
VR Indian Jurisdiction American Indians Relates to Indian jurisdiction Defeatedd
VR Unemployment Compensation Labor Relates to unemployment compensation Defeatedd
VR Voter Registration Elections Relates to voter registration Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 1964 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Education Removing the authorization to transfer not exceeding one per cent annually of the total value of the permanent school fund to the available school fund. Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Admin of gov't Establishing certain requirements relative to the enactment of laws affecting particular conservation and reclamation districts. Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Admin of gov't Authorizing vendor payments for medical care on behalf of needy individuals sixty-five years of age and over who are not recipients of Old Age Assistance, and who are unable to pay for needed medical services. Approveda

Vermont

See also: Vermont 1964 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment Education Provides for general assembly to permit maintenance of schools in each town or to make other arrangements Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1964 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 215 Forests & Parks Assigns taxes on boat fuel to the acquisition and improvement of marine recreation lands Approveda
LRSS Referendum 11 Bonds Authorizes $10 million in bonds for the acquisition of land for public outdoor recreational use Approveda
LRSS Referendum 12 Bonds Authorizes up to $59 million in bonds for the construction of schools Approveda
LRSS Referendum 13 Bonds Authorizes $4,600,000 in bonds for the construction of a juvenile correctional institution Approveda
VR Referendum 34 Gambling Relaxes laws against mechanical gambling games and devices, sales boards and trades, gambling cardrooms and bingo Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 1 Local Gov't Permits any city with 10,000 or more inhabitants to frame a charter for its own government Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1964 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Allows for an increase on property tax to fund forestry projects Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Local budgets Adjusts the basis for valuation of property in local debt limit calculations Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Elections Allows for multiple amendments on a single ballot measure when reasonably related Defeatedd
AQ Question 4 Taxes Advisory question to increase tax on gas to help pay for highway construction projects Defeatedd