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1970 ballot measures

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1971
1969

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1970 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1970 ballot measures

August 25:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Shall 18 be the age of eligibility for voting? Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Shall speaking English be eliminated as a voting requirement? Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Shall the position of Secretary of State be re-named Lt. Governor.? Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Judicial reform Shall the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court be elected by his/her peers? Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Judicial reform Administrator of the Alaskan court system serve at the pleasure of the Alaska Supreme Court. Approveda


November 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Constitutional Convention ConCon Shall Alaska hold a constitutional convention? Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $20.3 million for schools Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $3 million for remote housing Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $2.3 million for recreational facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $29.2 million for highway construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 5 Bonds $8.6 million for health and welfare and correctional facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 6 Bonds $5.6 million for health and medical facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 7 Bonds $11 million for water and sewage facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 8 Bonds $5.5 million for highway maintenance Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 9 Bonds $10 million for airport construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 10 Bonds $21 million for Alaska ferry Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 11 Bonds $29.7 million for University of Alaska Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1970 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Law Enforcement Allows for denial of bail on felony charges when defendant is already on bail for a separate felony charge Approveda


LRCA Proposition 101 Eminent Domain Provides for eminent domain of private property upon just compensation Approveda


LRCA Proposition 102 Gov't Salaries Creates the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers Approveda


LRCA Proposition 103 Judiciary Creates the Arizona Commission on Judicial Qualifications Approveda


LRCA Proposition 104 Taxes Provides for the use and distribution of vehicle, user, gas, and diesel tax Approveda


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Act 341 Admin of Gov't Creates State Library Building Commission Defeatedd


ConConRef Proposed Constitution Constitutions Instates a revised version of the state constitution Defeatedd


CISS Initiated Act 1 Labor Repeals "Full-Crew" laws Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1970 ballot propositions

June 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $246.3 million in bonds for University of California Health Sciences facilities Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 2 Constitution Repeal, amend, revise and renumber various provisions of state constitution related to local government Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Constitution Revisions of public utility, corporation and water use provisions in the state constitution Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 4 Constitution Delete state constitutional provisions relating to state institutions, public buildings, land, and homestead exemption Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 5 Constitution Allow state legislature to revise the constitutional amendments it proposes before submission to electorate Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 6 Education Appointment or election of State Board of Education and county boards of education Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Interest rates on state-issued bonds Approveda


CICA Proposition 8 Education Require state to provide at least 50% of public school costs from sources other than property taxes Defeatedd


November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $250 million in bonds for water pollution control projects Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Executives Procedures governing vacancies in most statewide executive offices Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 3 Budget Governor to submit budget to legislature in first ten days of regular session; budget must be passed by June 15 Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Education Legislature may make appropriations for public schools prior to passage of budget bill, if it is delayed Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 5 Education Meetings of the Board of Regents must be public, with some exceptions Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Education Investment rules for the Teachers' Retirement Fund Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Education Speaker of the Assembly an ex officio member of agencies that administer the state college system Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Executives An additional Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction exempt from civil service Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 9 Education Appointment of county superintendents of schools Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 10 Regulation Loans over $100,000 may be made to corporations or partnerships Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 11 Healthcare Variety of changes to the Chiropractic Act Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Admin of gov't A county's governing body, not the state legislature, to set the compensation of its members Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Veterans Tax exemptions for blind and disabled veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 14 Admin of gov't Variety of changes to the civil service system Approveda


LRCA Proposition 15 Constitution Variety of miscellaneous revisions to the state constitution, including what it says about duels Approveda


LRCA Proposition 16 Constitution Allow legislature to amend or withdraw a constitutional amendment it had proposed, prior to statewide vote Approveda


LRCA Proposition 17 Constitution Repeal obsolete state constitutional provisions relating to social welfare Approveda


LRCA Proposition 18 Taxes Motor vehicle fuel tax and license fees can be used for control of environmental pollution Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 19 Regulations Changes to the Usury Law Initiative Act approved by voters on November 5, 1918 Approveda


LBM Proposition 20 Bonds $60 million in bonds for recreation and wildlife enhancement Approveda


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Civil Service Exempts the heads of principal departments from classified civil servants Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Labor Provides for a merit system in the employment and retention of state personnel Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Local Gov't Provides for home rule and service authorities for local governments Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Suffrage Reduces the minimum age and residency requirements for voting Defeatedd


LRCA Question 5 Suffrage Provides that no person shall be denied the right to vote in an election due to living on land under the jurisdiction of the United States Approveda


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State Exec Makes election of Attorney General a constitutional requirement Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Legislature Makes a 21 year minimum age requirement for state office Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Suffrage Lowers the voting age to 18 years Defeatedd


LRCA Question 4 Legislature Requires the General Assembly to meet each year Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Suffrage Provides the right to vote to those of the age of 18 and over Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Civil rights States that 18 is the age of legal adulthood Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Restructures the state judicial system Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 4 Environment Allows for bonds to finance pollution control Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Environment Restricts state sales of submerged lands to only when in the public interest Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Term limits Extends the terms of the state House of Representatives from two years to four years Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 7 Education Allows for a pay-as-you-go finance system for school construction through temporary tax increases approved by voters Defeatedd


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Term limits Makes County Assessor term limits four years Approveda


LRCA SJR 121 Term limits Makes County Treasurer term limits four years Approveda


LRCA SJR 122 Constitutions Adopts a revised Constitution Defeatedd


CISS INIT 1 Legislature Repeals a bill to increase legislative pay Approveda


Illinois

See also: Illinois 1970 ballot measures

November 3:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Ad Valorem Tax Prohibition Amendment Taxes Prohibits taxation of personal property by valuation Approveda


LRCA Anti-Pollution Amendment Environment Allows the Anti-Pollution Bond Act to go into effect Approveda


LRCA Banking Act Amendment Banking Passes proposed amendments to the Illinois Banking Act Approveda


December 15:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitution Ratification Constitutional language Adopts the fourth version of the Illinois Constitution Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1970 ballot measures

March 16
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question Transportation Issues $19.5 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda


June 15

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Education Removes interest rate limitation of five percent from unissued bonds for a regional vocational center in York County Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Education Issues $3,825,000 in bonds for construction at the State Vocational-Technical Institutes and Boys Training Center Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 3 Education Issues $14,985,000 in bonds for classroom expansions and improvements at University of Maine campuses Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum Question No. 4 Education Allows moneys originally appropriated for addition to Gould Academic Building to be used for classroom construction Approveda


November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $30 million in bonds for the reconstruction of State Route 6 Defeatedd


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Education Issues $50 million in bonds for the construction of elementary and secondary school buildings Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 3 Environment Issues $4 million in bonds for oil pollution clean up efforts when the Governor declares an Oil Pollution Disaster Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 4 Environment Repeals interest limit on unissued bonds for water pollution abatement Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Suffrage Lowers age requirement for voting to 20 years old Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Property Allows Legislature to provide for the assessment of real estate taxes of three types of real estate Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Legislatures Empowers the Legislature to call for Special Sessions Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Classifies real property for taxes according to use Defeatedd


LRCA Question 2 Elections Reducing residency requirement for voting to six months Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Suffrage Reducing the voting age to 19 Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Redistricting Redivides representative and senatorial districts Approveda


AQ Question 5 War & Peace Provides a position for the state government to take regarding the Vietnam War Approveda


Michigan

See also: Michigan 1970 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposal A Bonds Bonds for urban redevelopment Defeatedd


LRCA Proposal B Elections Lower voting age to 18 Defeatedd


CICA Proposal C Education Prohibit public aid to nonpublic schools and students Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1970 ballot measures

September 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Bonds Authorizes sale of bonds to pay for the adjusted compensation to veterans of the Vietnam conflict Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 ConCon Calls for a constitutional convention Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't Finance Places property and money that come to the state for the support of the common schools to be placed in a perpetual trust fund Approveda


LRSS Measure 1 Gov't Finance Authorizes and appropriates money for construction of a multipurpose building in the capitol for the use of the Bank of North Dakota Defeatedd


November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Salaries Creates Legislative Compensation Commission to set salaries and expense allowances for legislative assembly Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Term Limits Removes term limits for the office of North Dakota Treasurer Defeatedd


CISS Measure 1 Law Enforcement Repeals law relating to the Combined Law Enforcement Council Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Permits laws that reduce homestead taxes for senior citizens Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Elections Reduces voter residency requirement from one year to six months Approveda


LRCA Issue 3 Elections Allows notices for municipal charters to be published in newspapers instead of requiring them to be mailed Approveda


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1970 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 464 Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1970 ballot measures

May 26

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds for state capital construction projects Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Constitutions Removes references regarding “white foreigners” from the state constitution Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Constitutions Authorizes the revision of the state constitution Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Bonds Authorizes of bonds for pollution control projects Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Suffrage Lowers the voting age to 19 in Oregon Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 6 Taxes Regards local school property tax equalizations Defeatedd


November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislature Permits the legislature to convene for special session upon concurrence of a majority of members of both the House of Representatives and Senate Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Provides that when the U.S. Congress changes method of computation for the federal income tax, the changes are automatically adopted into state law and requires the legislature to review such changes Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Exempts contracts for services with state government and contracts to purchase or lease property from county indebtedness limitations Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Permits the state to invest donations for public higher education in the stock of any firm Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Gov't Finances Increases bonding limits for the Oregon War Veterans’ Fund from 3% to 4% of the true cash value of all property within the state Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Elections Disallows a defeated incumbent for holding office beyond their elected term and provides for appointment of a temporary successor if an election is being contested in courts Approveda


LRCA Measure 7 Bonds Authorizes bonds up to one percent of true cash value of taxable property within the state for school districts Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 8 Prisons Permits the establishment and operation of correctional institutions outside of Marion County without voter approval Approveda


CISS Measure 9 Environment Designates a number of rivers as “scenic waterways" and regulates how such waterways are utilized Approveda


CICA Measure 10 Taxes Sets new tax bases for schools based on current expenditures plus 6% annual increase Defeatedd


CICA Measure 11 Property Restricts the state and county governments from altering the zoning, subdivision or building code outside city limits Defeatedd


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1970 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Fluoridation Measure Health/Medical Require Fluoridation Defeatedd


CI Income Tax Measure Taxes Income tax Defeatedd


Texas

See also: Texas 1970 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Relating to the removal, retirement, or censure of Justices, Judges, and Justices of the Peace under prescribed circumstances. Approveda


LRCA Prop 2 Business regulation Repealing the prohibition against open saloons Approveda


LRCA Prop 3 Business regulation Establishing of a uniform method of assessment of ranch, farm and forest lands Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't reconstituting the State Building Commission as a three-member appointive commission. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 5 Bonds Authorizing any county to issue road bonds in an amount not to exceed one-fourth of the assessed valuation of the real property in the county. Approveda


LRCA Prop 6 Property rights Increasing the value of the homestead which is exempt from forced sale. Approveda


LRCA Prop 7 Admin of gov't Consolidating governmental offices and functions and allowing political subdivisions to contract for performance of governmental functions in any county. Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 251 Taxes Mandates no new taxes nor any tax increases by the state Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 256 Business Prohibits the sale of soft drinks and alcohol in containers not having a recycling deposit value of at least five cents Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 20 Abortion Legalizes abortion in the early months of pregnancy Approveda


LRSS Referendum 21 Bonds Extends previous authorization of $40 million in bonds for outdoor recreation areas and facilities Approveda


LRSS Referendum 22 Bonds Extends previous authorization of $63,059,000 in bonds for various public building projects Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 23 Bonds Extends the previous authorization of $25 million in bonds for water pollution control facilities Approveda


LRCA HJR 6 Elections Lowers the voting age from 21 to 19 Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 42 Taxes Fixes the maximum rate of property taxation at 1% and imposes a flat tax on individual income and on corporate income Defeatedd