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1973 ballot measures

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1974
1972

Alabama

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Alaska

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March 6:
Type Title Subject Description Result
Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $11.5 million for civic convention and community recreation centers Defeatedd


California

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Taxes Constitutional limitations on tax rates and spending increases Defeatedd


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1973 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of Gov't Establishes a seven member State Board of Education, allows sheriffs to succeed themselves and abolishes the Railroad Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Legislatures Limits legislative sessions to 45 legislative days annually Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1973 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Direct Initiative Question Utilities Creates the Power Authority of Maine Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum Question No. 1 Lottery Creates a state lottery Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Forests & Parks Issues up to $3 million in bonds for the acquisition of real property for state parks Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Gov't Finance Removes municipal debt limits from constitution, shifts to legislative issue Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Admin of Gov't Regulates implementation bills that come before Governor after end of a legislative session Approveda


North Dakota

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Redistricting Provides for 37 legislative districts with 50 Senators and 2 Representatives per Senator Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 1 Redistricting State legislative redistricting to be performed by an appointed nine-member commission Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1973 ballot measures

May 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Lottery Authorizes the state to conduct lotteries Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Eminent domain Permits state agencies to take property before payment for water and sewage purposes Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 3 Elections Repeals certain qualifications for holding public office Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 4 Judiciary Repeals the appointment of a Supreme Court Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 5 Judiciary Allows the General Assembly to amend court practices and procedures set by the state Supreme Court Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 5A Gov't Salaries Allows compensation of judges to be set by law and to not be decreased Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 6 Legislatures Modifies rules regarding administration, organization, and procedures of the General Assembly Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Ensures agricultural land is evaluated for its agricultural productivity when assessed for tax purposes Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Establishes a new income tax exemption level Approveda


LRCA Issue 3 Judiciary Amends the organization and administration of the state court Approveda


LRCA Issue 4 Veterans Authorizes the issuance of bonds to provide a veterans bonus for military service during the Vietnam war Approveda


Oregon

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May 1

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Taxes Revises how educational institutions receive tax revenues Defeatedd


Texas

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Providing for annual regular sessions of the legislature and an annual salary and per diem for members of the legislature. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 2 Property rights Including within the scope of homestead protection the real property of a single adult person which meets the other requirements of homestead property, and to provide that a family homestead may not be abandoned except with the consent of both spouses. Approveda


LRCA Prop 3 Taxes Extending the $3,000 ad valorem tax exemption to the homesteads of unmarried adults. Approveda


LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Establishing requirements relative to the enactment of laws creating certain conservation and reclamation districts. Approveda


LRCA Prop 5 Business regulation Authorizing counties and cities bordering on the Gulf of Mexico to issue bonds for the construction of sea walls and breakwaters upon a vote by residents. Approveda


LRCA Prop 6 Admin of gov't Relating to jurisdiction of district courts. Approveda


LRCA Prop 7 Bonds// Veterans Providing for an additional $100 million in bonds or obligations of the State of Texas for the Veterans' Land Fund Approveda


LRCA Prop 8 Taxes Authorizing cities, towns and villages to levy such ad valorem taxes as are sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on their general obligations. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 9 Taxes Exempting from property taxes certain property used by a nonprofit water supply corporation or a nonprofit water supply cooperative. Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1973 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 282 Gov't Salaries Limits the salaries of elected officials and judges Approveda


VR Referendum 36 Alcohol Lowers the drinking age from 21 to 19 Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 32 Elections Requires county auditors to appoint precinct committee-people of major political parties to assist in registering voters Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 33 Transportation Adds extra fees to personalized vehicle license plates to be used for wildlife conservation Approveda


LRCA HJR 22 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through TIFs and resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 37 Taxes Instates a graduated net income tax, prohibits excess levies for schools, and limits excise taxes Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 40 Taxes Applies the excess levy validation formula to bonds payable from such levies Defeatedd


Wisconsin

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April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Allows legislature to legalize bingo games operated by certain charitable organizations Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Affirmative action Prohibits the denial or abridgement of rights and protections under the law on the basis of sex Defeatedd