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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

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State exec Creates executive official positions and qualifications Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Creates provisions for judicial appointments, powers and duties Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Provides for method of judge appointments Defeatedd
LRCA Question 4 Legislature Sets a maximum session length for the General Assembly Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Legislature Establishes membership of the General Assembly and legislative districts Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Elections Changes residency requirements for elections Approveda
LRCA Question 7 State exec Allows the governor to reorganize the executive branch Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Local gov't Provides counties with an alternate procedure to submit the question of adopting a charter form of government Approveda
LRCA Question 9 Religion Provides for religious freedom in governmental and public school institutions Approveda
ABR Question 10 ConCon Calls for a Constitutional convention Defeatedd
LRCA Question 11 Admin of gov't Creates a Community Development Administration to coordinate development efforts and resources Defeatedd

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

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Reduces voting age and provides age requirements to hold office Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Authorizes legislature to define categories of tax exempt property Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1970 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Taxes Increases the state income tax Defeatedd

August 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State exec Removes prohibition on state treasurer succeeding himself Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Authorizes the State Highway Commission to construct and operate toll roads Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Provides for a Court of Appeals consisting of districts Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Provides for annual legislative sessions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Local Gov't Allows citizens of charter counties to determine what services should be provided to them Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Increases maximum tax rates which can be levied Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Provides tax rate for school districts Approveda
VR Proposition 1 Pension Provides higher pensions for state employees Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1970 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR R-67 ConCon Asks whether or not a constitutional convention should be called 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