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1979 ballot measures

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1980
1978

California

See also: California 1979 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Education Procedures for assigning students to school, and transporting them to school Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Business regulation Cap on allowable interest rates charged on loans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Veterans For veterans, the same proportionate value is maintained when property tax assessment ratios are changed Approveda


CICA Proposition 4 Public finance Cap on the extent to which state and local government spending can increase every year Approveda


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislatures Allows four constitutional amendments to be voted upon at one time Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Changes election of Kentucky General Assembly members from odd to even years Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1979 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Maine Bottle Bill Act (1979) Environment Repeal a law that placed a mandatory deposit on bottles Defeatedd


LRCA Maine Literacy Test Amendment (1979) Elections To "remove the literacy requirement for eligibility to vote" from the state's constitution Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Environment Creates a deposit system on all purchased plastic bottles and banned metal cans with pull tabs Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1979 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS State Question 539 Taxes Cap on state income tax Defeatedd


Texas

See also: Texas 1979 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Admin of gov't Appoint notaries public for the state and limit their terms Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Housing Review of the process of rulemaking by agencies in the executive department Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Guarantee of loans for purchase of farm and ranch real estate by the sale of bonds Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 37 Bonds Authorizes $25 million in state general obligation bonds for facilities aiding mentally and physically disabled people Approveda


ITL Initiative 61 Environment Establishes a minimum five cent recycling deposit on soft drinks and alcohol containers Defeatedd


ITL Initiative 62 Taxes Limits the growth of state tax revenues to that of the growth rate of personal income Approveda


LRCA SJR 110 Legislature Requires a regular session of the legislature to be convened each year and allows for special sessions to be called upon by the governor Approveda


LRCA SJR 112 Legislature Allows legislators to assume any civil office, but without receiving any increases in compensation for that office passed during their legislative term Approveda


LRCA SJR 120 Energy Permits municipal utilities to assist homeowners in financing energy conservation measures until 1990 Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1979 ballot measures

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Executive offices Provides that the Lt. Governor will succeed the governor in the event of a permanent vacancy, followed by the Secretary of State Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Executive offices Provides that the state legislature must approve Governor-appointed successors to vacancies in the Lt. Governor. Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Executive offices Eliminates Lt. Governor's role as presiding officer of Wisconsin State Senate Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Executive offices Improves the constitutional wording regarding 4-year terms of office for constitutional officers Approveda