1975 ballot measures

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1976
1974

Alabama

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Alaska

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Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Gov't Salaries Changes compensation and retirement regulations for various public officials Defeatedd

Kentucky

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May 27
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Creates a unified state judicial and courts system Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Extends property tax exemptions for the elderly Approveda

Maine

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November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Housing Issues $900,000 in bonds for renovation of student housing at University of Maine Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $13.6 million in bonds for highway and bridge improvements Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Redistricting Establishes single-member districts and an apportionment commission Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Direct Democracy Clarifies the state's initiative and referendum petition procedures Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 State Exec Establishes standards to determine if governor is incapable of holding office Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 State Exec Abolishes the state's executive council and notary public Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 5 Legislatures Provides for annual sessions of the state legislature Approveda

Ohio

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November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows for special tax assessment of land devoted exclusively to outdoor recreation Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Taxes Provides tax incentives to industrial plants Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Bonds Authorizes transportation infrastructure bonds funded by a gas tax increase Defeatedd
CICA Issue 4 Welfare Allow the state, counties, and municipalities to provide housing and nursing assistance Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Bonds Authorizes capital improvements bonds funded by a sales and use tax increase Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 6 Elections Provides for the equal treatment of candidate names on ballots Approveda
LRCA Issue 7 Elections Requires delegates to national conventions to be chosen by voters in a manner provided by law Approveda
LRCA Issue 8 Transportation Allows state and local governments to finance the reorganization of the state's rail systems Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 9 Gambling Allows for the operation of bingo by charitable organizations for charitable purposes Approveda

Oklahoma

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July 22
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 506 Gov't Finances Requires the Board of Equalization to make an estimate of revenues Approveda
LRCA State Question 508 Admin of gov't Changes the membership of the Board of Equalization Approveda
LRCA State Question 509 Admin of gov't Abolishes the Commissioner of Charities and Corrections Approveda
LRCA State Question 510 Admin of gov't Consolidates the offices of auditor, examiner and inspector Approveda
LRCA State Question 511 State exec Provides for gubernatorial appointment of the secretary of state Approveda
LRCA State Question 512 State exec Provides for gubernatorial appointment of the labor commissioner Approveda
LRCA State Question 513 State exec Provides for gubernatorial appointment of the chief mine inspector Approveda
LRCA State Question 514 Admin of gov't Removes secretary of state from land office Approveda

Texas

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April 22:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Spending State and local retirement systems Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Admin of gov't Compensation for members of the legislature. Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Constitutional language Revise the separation of powers, legislative, and executive provisions of the Texas Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Constitutional language Revise judiciary provisions of the Texas Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Constitutional language Revise the voter qualifications and elections provisions of the Texas Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Constitutional language Revise the education provisions of the Texas Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Constitutional language Revise the finance provisions of the Texas Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Constitutional language Revise the local government provisions of the Texas Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Constitutional language Revise the general provisions of the Texas constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Constitutional language Revise the mode of amending provisions of the Texas Constitution. Defeatedd

Washington

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November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 314 Taxes Reduces special school tax levies and replaces them with a 12% excise tax on corporations Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 316 Death Penalty Mandates the death penalty in cases of first degree aggravated murder Approveda
LRSS Referendum 35 Elections Mandates that the governor fill U.S. Senate vacancies with individuals of the same political party as the incumbent Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 101 Judiciary Redefines the authorities of the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court and the District Courts; Establishes a judicial review committee and provides for certain case review rights Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 127 Legislature Creates a commission to determine legislative salaries and legislators' electoral eligibility for other offices Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 22 Education Provides governmental assistance for students of all educational institutions, rather than just public institutions Defeatedd

Wisconsin

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April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Spending Allows for certain debt to be excluded from municipal debt limits Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Spending Broadens the authority under which state funds may be appropriated to improving transportation facilities ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Question 3 Veterans Allows state to use funds from general obligation bonds for veteran housing loans Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Act of dueling Repeals provision that people who guilty of engaging in dueling are barred from voting or holding public office. Approveda