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1972 ballot measures

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1973
1971

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1972 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1972 ballot measures

August 22:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Rules about length of residency for voter eligibility Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Civil rights Discrimination on basis of sex prohibited Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Civil rights "The right of the people to privacy is recognized and shall not be infringed." Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Borough councils no longer required to have reps from cities in borough Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Hunting State can limit entry to fisheries under certain circumstances Approveda


November 7:

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Constitutional Convention Constitution Shall there be a constitutional convention? Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $3.5 million for health and medical facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $10 million for highway construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $11.5 million for civic, convention and community rec centers and all-weather sports facility Defeatedd


Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $18 million for University of Alaska Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 5 Bonds $24 million for airport construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 6 Bonds $16 million for state-operated schools Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 7 Bonds $20 million for flood control and small boat harbor Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 8 Bonds $33 million for supply and sewage system construction Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1972 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CR Prop 100 Salaries of elected officials Increases legislative salaries Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 101 Administration of Gov't Establishes procedures for bills in the legislature Approveda


LRCA Prop 102 Elections Repeals a voter qualification law regarding appointed officials Approveda


LRCA Prop 103 Child labor Outlaws employment of children under the age of 14 Approveda


LRCA Prop 104 Judiciary Establishes number of jurors by law Approveda


LRCA Prop 105 Corporation Commission Abolishes the Corporation Commission; Provides for Utilities Commission; Defines public service corporation and other terms Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 106 Local debt limits Authorizes debt for cities and towns for certain purposes Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 107 Judiciary jurisdiction Establishes the jurisdiction of Superior Court in civil cases with demands of $1,000 or more Approveda


LRCA Prop 108 Motor Vehicle Registration Amends the constitution with regard to vehicle license tax Approveda


LRCA Prop 109 Legislature Amends the constitution with regard to the composition of the state legislature Approveda


CISS Prop 200 Taxes Creates and urban revenue sharing fund and other tax related laws Approveda


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1972 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiated Act 1 Labor An Act to repeal railroad crew laws and to protect present employees. Approveda


California

See also: California 1972 ballot propositions

June 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $250 million for provide farm and home aid for California veterans Approveda


LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $350 million for construction or improvement of public schools Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Judiciary Defendant has the right to have the assistance of counsel in any criminal prosecution Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Elections Open presidential primary Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Appointments to the Regents of the University of California must be approved by the state senate Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Elections Eliminate rule that naturalized citizens have to naturalized for 90 days before they can vote Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Rules governing the valuation of single-family dwellings for property tax purposes Approveda


CISS Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Members of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners must be citizens of the United States Approveda


CISS Proposition 9 Regulation Regulation of the composition and qualities of internal combustion engine fuels Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 10 Constitution Amendment of "several miscellaneous provisions of the Constitution" Approveda


November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $160 million in bonds for community college facilities Approveda


LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $155.9 million in bonds for health science facilities Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Allow legislature to provide for issuance of bonds for environmental pollution control facilities Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Constitution Amendment of various state constitutional provisions governing state legislative sessions Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Education School districts allowed to conduct programs that are not in conflict with purposes of public education Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Constitution Miscellaneous constitutional revisions Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Elections Open presidential primary Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Property tax exemption for facilities which remove, eliminate, reduce or control air, water or noise pollution Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 9 Bonds Bonds to fix unsafe schools can be passed by simple majority, rather than supermajority Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Veterans Tax exemption for blind veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 11 Civil rights The right of privacy is an inalienable right Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Veterans Tax exemption for disabled veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Labor Worker's compensation payment for death can go to state government, if deceased worker had no dependents Approveda


CICA Proposition 14 Taxes Property tax rate limits for all purposes except payment of designated types of debts and liabilities Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 15 Admin of gov't Setting forth a process to determine and fix state employee salaries Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 16 Admin of gov't California Highway Patrol salaries Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 17 Death penalty "All state statutes requiring, authorizing, imposing, or relating to death penalty are in full force and effect" Approveda


CISS Proposition 18 Obscenity Several changes in Penal Code statutes relating to obscenity Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 19 Marijuana "No person 18 years of age or older shall be punished in any way" for personal use or growth of marijuana Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 20 Water Creation of the California Coastal Commission Approveda


CISS Proposition 21 Education No public school student, because of his race, creed, or color, shall be required to attend a particular school Approveda


CISS Proposition 22 Labor Permissible and prohibited labor relation activities of agricultural employers, employees, and unions Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1972 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Gambling Authorizes the conduct of sweepstakes races Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Education Creates a state student loan program Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Civil Rights States that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Education Changes the size and election laws relating to the Colorado University of Colorado Board of Regents Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Gov't Salaries Removes the prohibition against changing the salary of certain state and county officers during their terms of office Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Gambling Allows for a privately operated lottery Defeatedd


CICA Measure 7 Taxes Creates a maximum annual tax limit of 1 1/2% of the actual value of property Defeatedd


CICA Measure 8 Taxes Prohibits the state from levying taxes and appropriating or loaning funds for 1976 Winter Olympic Games Approveda


CISS Measure 9 Gov't Acc Requires public officials to disclose their private interests and lobbyists to register and provide periodic informational statement and creates open meeting laws Approveda


CISS Measure 10 Utilities Defines "just and reasonable" rates for public utilities, creates state regulation agency and requires financial disclosure Defeatedd


CISS Measure 11 Insurance Establishes a system of compulsory insurance and compensation for victims of motor vehicle accidents. Defeatedd


CICA Measure 12 Taxes Limits property taxes to fund schools and sales and service taxes Defeatedd


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1972 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Trials Concerns challenges and number of jurors Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1972 ballot measures

March 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Reorganizes trial courts into a uniform court system, provides standards for selection of judges, and establishes a court administration system Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Education Allows for the establishment of a fund to make loans to students Approveda


AQ Straw Poll 1 Education States favor in a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to prohibit forced busing Approveda


AQ Straw Poll 2 Education States favor in providing equal opportunity in education for all children Approveda


AQ Straw Poll 3 Education States favor in a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to allow prayer in public schools Approveda


November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 1 Environment Allows for $200 million in bonds to buy environmentally endangered lands and $40 million in bonds for outdoor recreation projects Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Forests & Parks Allows for bonds to acquire and maintain land for conservation and outdoor recreation use Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Direct Democracy Provides for single subject constitutional amendments via citizen initiative Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Education Continues provision to allow motor vehicle license fees to be used for the building of educational facilities Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Property Clarifies language allowing for the willing of property to a spouse if there is no minor child Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1972 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 35 Transportation Permits public funds to be used to transport children to sectarian schools Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 52 State Exec Requires the Governor and Lt. Governor to be of the same political party Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 63 Business Allows shareholders of common stock to vote for directors Approveda


LRCA HJR 73 Bonds Reduces vote needed to approve revenue bonds from two-thirds to a majority Approveda


LRCA SJR 101 State Exec Eliminate the Land Board Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 112 Legislature Allows legislative compensation to be set by a citizen committee Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 113 Legislature Sets legislative compensation as an annual salary Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 124 Education Requires all children to attend public school Approveda


LRCA SJR 132 State Exec Limits the number of executive departments Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1972 ballot measures

June 19
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Direct Initiative Question Elections Removes straight party square box on general election ballots, establishes alphabetically listing of candidates by office Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 1 Education Issues $3,850,000 in bonds for vocational technical institutes and reservation schools Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Prisons Issues $2,985,000 in bonds for enlargement and improvement of mental and correctional institutes Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 3 Transportation Issues $4 million in bonds for a toll bridge across the Kennebec River between Waterville and Winslow Defeatedd


BI Referendum Question No. 4 Bonds Issues $3.09 million in bonds for state park facilities, various airports and a maintenance building at Augusta Approveda


November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $10.3 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Education Issues $8.36 million in bonds for classroom facilities at seven campuses of the University of Maine Approveda


LRSS Referendum Question No. 3 Transportation Reallocates moneys appropriated for Auburn-Lewiston Airport and construction at Rumford Defeatedd


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Housing Provides government credit for loans for housing for Native Americans Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Housing Provides government credit for loans for housing for Veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Legislatures Reduces the age of eligibility to serve in the House of Representatives to 20 years of age Defeatedd


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1972 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Regards the taxation of agricultural and horticultural lands Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Suffrage Reduces the voting age to 18 Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Suffrage Removes the prohibition against paupers voting Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Eduction Establishes state-based student college loans Approveda


LRCA Question 5 Environment Provides the right of the people to a clean environment Approveda


LRCA Question 6 Taxes Creates a graduated state income tax based on the graduated federal income tax Defeatedd


LRCA Question 7 Judiciary Mandates the retirement of judges at the age of 70 Approveda


AQ Question 8 Alcohol Lowers the drinking age for alcoholic beverages Approveda


AQ Question 9 Religion Regards school prayer Approveda



Michigan

See also: Michigan 1972 ballot measures

May
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Gambling Allow legislature to authorize lotteries and the sale of lottery tickets Approveda


LRCA Proposal B Admin of gov't Permit members of legislature to resign and accept another office Defeatedd


August

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Judicial Reform Allow trial by jury of less than 12 jurors Approveda


November

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Proposal A DST Whether to establish of daylight savings time in Michigan Approveda


IndISS Proposal B Abortion Allow licensed physicians to perform abortions Defeatedd


CICA Proposal C Taxes Limit property tax for school, county, and township purposes Defeatedd


CICA Proposal D Taxes Permit state to impose graduated income tax Defeatedd


LRSS Proposal E Veteran Affairs Bonds for bonus payments and educational benefits to veterans Defeatedd


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1972 ballot measures

April 28
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Main Proposition Constitutions Approves a new state constitution created at a constitutional convention Defeatedd


ABR Alternate Proposition 1A Legislatures Chooses bicameral state legislature Approveda


ABR Alternate Proposition 1B Legislatures Chooses unicameral state legislature Defeatedd


ABR Alternate Proposition 2A Direct Democracy Chooses referendum and initiative signature requirements by percentage of population Approveda


ABR Alternate Proposition 2B Direct Democracy Chooses referendum and initiative signature requirements that are set numbers Defeatedd


ABR Alternate Proposition 3 Civil Rights Declares persons 18 years old or older adults for all purposes Defeatedd


ABR Alternate Proposition 4 Gambling Prohibits the legislative assembly from having power to authorize lotteries or gift enterprises Defeatedd


September 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Limits political subdivisions from having debt exceeding eight percent of assessed value of taxable property in political subdivision Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Education Ends constitutional requirement that an educational or charitable institution be located in Ellendale Approveda


November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Measure 1 Abortion Allows physicians to terminate pregnancies if certain preconditions are present Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1972 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 ConCon Calls for a convention to revise, alter, or amend the constitution Defeatedd


CICA Issue 2 Taxes Requires any taxes passed by the Ohio State Legislature to be approved by a majority of voters before being implemented. Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1972 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 480 Alcohol Allows liquor to be sold by the drink Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1972 ballot measures

January 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measure 1 Taxes Increases the tax on cigarettes from four cents to nine cents per package Defeatedd


May 23

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Removes the literacy requirement for voting and lowers the voting age in Oregon Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Admin of Gov't Repeals the state’s decennial census Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Legislature Allows the legislature to call for a special legislative session Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Bonds Authorizes bonds for state capital construction projects Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 5 Bonds Authorizes bonds for irrigation and water development projects Defeatedd


VR Measure 6 Taxes Institutes a vehicle registration tax Defeatedd


November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Repeals the geographic requirements for state institutions Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Law Enforcement Permits the qualifications for the office of county sheriff to be defined by the legislature Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances County purchase and lease limitations Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Religion Disallows the legislature to establish or prohibit any religion and removes a provision prohibiting public money for religious institutions Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 5 Trials Permits juries to be composed of less than twelve jurors, but not less than six Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Veterans Liberalizes requirements for veterans’ loans for those who served in the military during certain years and provides eligibility to spouses whose partners were killed, missing in action or prisoners of war Approveda


CISS Measure 7 Pension Repeals the retirement fund for the office of Governor Approveda


CICA Measure 8 State Exec Modifies the gubernatorial line of succession Approveda


CICA Measure 9 Taxes Prohibits the levy of property taxes to pay for the operating expenses of educational institutions Defeatedd


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1972 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Prohibit Dove Hunting Hunting Prohibit mourning dove hunting Approveda


Texas

See also: Texas 1972 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Providing annual salaries of $8,400 for members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 2 Admin of gov't Abolishing the Lamar County Hospital District. Approveda


LRCA Prop 3 Admin of gov't Requiring the commissioners court in all counties of the state to compensate all justices of the peace on a salary basis. Approveda


LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Providing for a constitutional revision commission which precedes the convening of the members of the 63rd Legislature as a constitutional convention in January, 1974, for the purpose of submitting to the voters a new constitution or revisions Approveda


LRCA Prop 5 Admin of gov't allowing certain tax exemptions to disabled veterans, their surviving spouses and surviving minor children and to those killed on active duty. Approveda


LRCA Prop 6 Taxes Political subdivisions of the State may exempt not less than $3,000 of the value of residence homesteads of all persons 65 and older from ad valorem taxes under certain conditions. Approveda


LRCA Prop 7 Property rights Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin. Approveda


LRCA Prop 8 Admin of gov't Provide a four-year term of office for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Treasurer, Commissioner of the General Land Office, Secretary of State, and certain statutory State officers. Approveda


LRCA Prop 9 Admin of gov't Provide that directors of soil and water conservation districts are not disqualified from holding or being compensated for more than one office. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 10 Admin of gov't Revising provisions on the time and method of proposing amendments to the state constitution Approveda


LRCA Prop 11 Admin of gov't Provide a salary of $22,500 for the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 12 Admin of gov't Permitting State employees, who are not State officers, to serve as members of the governing bodies of school districts, cities, towns or other local governmental districts. Approveda


LRCA Prop 13 Bonds Setting a six percent weighted average annual interest rate for bonds Approveda


LRCA Prop 14 Education Allowing a county to reduce its county permanent school fund and distribute the money to indepedent and common school districts on a per scholastic basis. Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1972 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 258 Animals Allows a greyhound race track in any city with a population over 150,000 Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 261 Alcohol Privatizes state-owned liquor stores and prohibits the state from engaging in the distribution and sale of alcohol Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 276 Elections Requires periodic reports from groups or individuals who try to influence elections and limits how much money may be expended in a campaign Approveda


LRSS Referendum 24 Legislature Regulates legislative lobbying Approveda


LRSS Referendum 25 Elections Regulates certain campaign contributions and expenditures Approveda


LRSS Referendum 26 Bond Issues Authorizes $225 million in bonds for public waste disposal facilities Approveda


LRSS Referendum 27 Bond Issues Authorizes $75 million in bonds for water supply facilities Approveda


LRSS Referendum 28 Bond Issues Authorizes $40 million in bonds for recreation areas and facilities Approveda


LRSS Referendum 29 Bond Issues Authorizes $25 million in bonds for health and social service facilities Approveda


LRSS Referendum 30 Bond Issues Authorizes $50 million in bonds for public transportation systems Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 31 Bond Issues Authorizes $50 million in bonds for community college facilities Approveda


ITL Initiatives 40 and 40B Environment Establishes anti-litter regulations and rules Approveda

(40B)

ITL Initiatives 43 and 43B Environment Regulates the use and development of the shoreline Approveda

(43B)

ITL Initiative 44 Taxes Limits property tax levies to twenty mills without a vote of the people Approveda


LRCA SJR 1 Taxes Replaces a forty mill property tax limit with a maximum allowable rate of one percent of the value of all taxable property Approveda


LRCA SJR 5 Lottery Repeals the prohibition against lotteries and institutes a requirement of a supermajority vote via the legislature or a ballot measure to conduct one Approveda


LRCA SJR 38 Gov't Salaries Allows county commissioners to set their own salaries and those of all other county officers Approveda


LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Requires the legislature to review all tax exemptions, deductions, exclusions or credits at least once every ten years Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 21 Local Gov't Permits the people of any county to create a combined "city-county" government by majority vote Approveda


LRCA HJR 47 Taxes Redesigns the approval formula governing certain excess property tax levies Approveda


LRCA HJR 52 Gov't Finances Allows the legislature to authorize debts by a three-fifths majority vote in both houses and only debts that would not require debt service payment to exceed nine percent Approveda


LRCA HJR 61 Civil Rights Provides that equality of rights and responsibilities shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1972 ballot measures

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Administration of Government Allows legislature to create more than one type of county government Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Administration of Government Allows counties with 500,000 or less to choose whether to have an elected coroner or use a medical examiner Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Property Allows legislature to permit use of public school buildings by civic, religious or charitable organizations after hours Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Religion Allows legislature to authorize the release of children from public schools during school hours for religious instruction Approveda