1977 ballot measures

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1978
1976

Alabama

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Kentucky

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November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Convention Question ConCon Calls for a constitutional convention Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1977 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Uniform State Property Tax Question Taxes Repeals uniform property tax and changed portions of the school funding law Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 1 Environment Issues $30 million in bonds for pollution abatement facilities Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Education Issues $300,000 in bonds for Leavitt Hall at Maine Maritime Academy Defeatedd


BI Referendum Question No. 3 Education Issues $5,965,000 in bonds for several projects at the University of Maine Defeatedd


BI Referendum Question No. 4 Education Issues $3,748,000 in bonds for several construction projects at state technical-vocational institutes Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 5 Energy Issues $10 million in bonds for energy conservation improvements to state owned buildings and public school buildings Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 6 Transportation Issues $1.8 million in bonds for improvements to multiple airports Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 7 Transportation Issues $11.5 million in bonds for the Highway and Bridge Improvement Program Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 8 Veterans Issues $2.1 million in bonds to fund the construction of a Maine Veterans Home Approveda


New York

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Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Question 1 Constitution Shall New York hold a constitutional convention? Defeatedd


Ohio

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November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Suffrage Allows residents to vote if they have been registered for thirty days Approveda


CICA Issue 2 Hunting Bans hunting with leghold traps and other devices that cause "prolonged suffering" Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 3 Housing Authorizes state and local governments to issue bonds for the construction of low-income housing Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 4 Budgets Revise limitations on state indebtedness Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1977 ballot measures

May 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Elections Limits school districts to two elections per year for authorizing a tax levy outside their tax base Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Veterans Authorizes the Oregon War Veterans’ Fund to be used to aid veterans’ organizations and services Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finance Increases indebtedness for the bonds for veterans’ loans from six percent to eight percent of the value of property within the state Approveda


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finance Permits state bonded indebtedness to create the Water Development Fund Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Energy Provides for the development of nonnuclear natural energy resources through public and private utilities Defeatedd


Texas

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Judiciary Increase size of the court of criminal appeals to nine judges Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $200 million in bonds for the Veterans' Land Fund Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Judiciary Bail can be denied to a person charged with a felony who has previously been twice convicted of a felony Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Tax exemptions for cultural, historical or natural history resources Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Regulation Agricultural or marine associations and their power to mandate the collection of refundable assessments Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 6 Regulation State and national banks authorized to conduct electronic banking Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 7 Judiciary Change name and powers of State Commission on Judicial Conduct Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1977 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 335 Obscenity Adds "obscenity" to the criminal offense of "moral nuisances" Approveda


ITP Initiative 345 Taxes Exempts food products from the state and local sales tax Approveda


ITP Initiative 348 Taxes Repeals the 1977 variable motor vehicle fuel tax Defeatedd


VR Referendum 39 Elections Allows for voter registration by mail and absentee voting on one day's registration Defeatedd


VR Referendum 40 Admin of Gov't Establishes the Washington State Women's Commission Defeatedd


ITL Initiative 59 Water Limits the issuing of public water withdrawal permits for agricultural irrigation to farms of 2,000 acres or less Approveda


LRCA SJR 113 Judiciary Grants district courts jurisdiction over cases involving more than $1,000 Approveda


LRCA HJR 55 Transportation Authorizes the legislature to establish passenger and freight transportation rates rather than just a maximum rate Approveda


LRCA HJR 56 Transportation Authorizes the legislature to establish passenger and freight transportation rates based on more than mileage alone Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 57 Business Permits railroad companies to share earnings within boundaries established by the legislature or the WUTC Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1977 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Allows legislature to authorize charitable raffle games Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State judiciary Created a unified state court system under the administrative authority of the state Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State judiciary Creates a state Court of Appeals Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State judiciary Creates a disciplinary system for judges and justices in Wisconsin under the authority of the state Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA Question 5 State judiciary Allows legislature to sets a mandatory retirement age for judges and justices to any age 70 or above Approveda