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1984 ballot measures

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1985
1983

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1984 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Reduce Transportation Regulation Business regulation Repeal statutes establishing the Alaska Transportation Commission Approveda


LRCA Legislative Annulment of Regulations State legislatures Permit legislature to annul executive branch regulations Defeatedd


LRCA Length of Legislative Sessions State legislatures Allow extension of legislative sessions under some circumstances Approveda


Alaska BP Bonds $700 million for residential mortgages for veterans Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Direct democracy Provides that initiative petitions be filed six months preceding the election Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 101 Spending Provides the legislature authority to establish the approval of expenditures and appropriations of federal fund monies by a committee Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 102 Labor Prescribes policy for publicly employed workers; prohibits strikes by public employees Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 103 State judiciary Provides conditions under which jury be drawn and summoned from portions of county as designated by court rule Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 104 Business Prescribes appointment, composition and term of Corporation Commission members Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 105 Business Establishes the jurisdiction, regulation and authority of the Corporation Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 106 Business Establishes a five member corporation commission elected at large and provides for the term of the members Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 107 Business Repeals the provision relating to the method used by the Corporation Commission to determine the value of public service corporations Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 108 Admin of Gov't Establishes a state revenue commission and rules regarding its members Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 109 Healthcare Provides for legislative authority to impose revenue limits on hospitals Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 110 Healthcare Provides for regulation of health care institutions Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 200 Healthcare Authorizes the creation of the Arizona Health Care Authority, its divisions and the State Health Planning Council Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 300 Wages and pay Provides for removal and prohibition of limits on wages and hours for employees under public works contracts Approveda


LRSS Proposition 301 Healthcare Provides rules and regulations designed to control health care costs Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 302 Healthcare Prescribes methods for development and revision of health plans Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 62 Bonds Allows local governments to issue bonds Approveda


LRCA Proposed Amendment 63 Taxes Creates a State Tax Commission and exempts some personal property from ad valorem taxation Defeatedd


CICA Proposed Amendment 64 Term limits Creates four-year term limits for state constitutional officers Approveda


CICA Proposed Amendment 66 Gambling Legalizes and regulates gambling in Garland County Defeatedd


CICA Proposed Amendment 67 Taxes Instates a .00125% tax increase, funds from which are to be used by the State Game & Fish Commission Defeatedd


LRSS Referred Question Act 535 Bonds Authorizes the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission to issue bonds for waste disposal system development Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1984 ballot propositions

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 16 Bonds $250 million for county jails Approveda


LBM Proposition 17 Bonds $300 million for county correctional facilities Approveda


LBM Proposition 18 Bonds $370 million for parks, recreational facilities Approveda


LBM Proposition 19 Bonds $85 million for acquisition of coastal habitat Approveda


LRCA Proposition 20 Elections Candidate who libel their opponents are disqualified from that elective office Approveda


LRCA Proposition 21 Pensions Reduce limits on how public pension funds can be invested Approveda


LRCA Proposition 22 Labor Exempt more state officials from civil service Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 23 Taxes When unreinforced masonry bearing wall is improved, added value not taxable Approveda


CISS Proposition 24 Legislature Rules about membership on Senate and Assembly Rules Committees Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 25 Bonds $325 million for water projects Approveda


LBM Proposition 26 Bonds $450 million for public school improvements Approveda


LBM Proposition 27 Bonds $100 million for hazardous substance clean-up Approveda


LBM Proposition 28 Bonds $75 million to improve water Approveda


LBM Proposition 29 Bonds $650 million for veteran housing and farm loan program Approveda


LBM Proposition 30 Bonds $50 million for senior centers Approveda


LRCA Proposition 31 Taxes Costs of adding fire protection systems exempt from added value assessments Approveda


LRCA Proposition 32 Judiciary California Supreme Court can review parts of lower court decisions Approveda


LRCA Proposition 33 Taxes Disabled person can postpone payment of property taxes on primary residence Approveda


LRCA Proposition 34 Taxes Costs of improving historic structures exempt from added value assessments Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 35 Spending Call for U.S. Congress to balance the federal budget Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Proposition 36 Taxes Restrictions on ability of political class to raise taxes Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 37 Gambling Establish a state lottery with some proceeds going to education Approveda


CISS Proposition 38 English Governor required to write to U.S. President requesting that voting materials be in English only Approveda


CICA Proposition 39 Redistricting Establish a redistricting commission composed of eight former appellate court justices Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 40 Elections Limit on contributions to political campaigns Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 41 Admin of gov't Limit expenditures on public aid and medical assistance programs to national per capita average Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Admin of Gov't Creates the office and appointment of the Commissioner of Insurance Approveda


LRCA Referendum 2 Elections Requires voter registration for certain elections and petitions Approveda


CICA Initiative 3 Abortion Prohibits the use of public funds for abortion Approveda


CISS Initiative 4 Elections Provides for voter registration with driver's licenses and creates inactive voter registration list Approveda


CICA Initiative 5 Gambling Establishes casino gambling in Pueblo County Defeatedd


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Civil Rights Prohibits discrimination against a person because of his or her physical or mental disability Approveda


LRCA Question 2 State Exec Provides a procedure for the Lieutenant Governor to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the office of governor when the Governor is unable to do so Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Admin of Gov't, Judiciary Establishes a division of criminal justice and provides for the appointment of state's attorneys by a criminal justice commission Approveda


Delaware

See also: Delaware 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Referendum Delaware Allows lotteries organized by charities and other groups Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Property Extends exemption of homesteads and personal property from forced sale to any natural person Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't finances Allows state to disburse state funds by electronic means Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Empowers judicial nominating commissions to establish uniform rules of procedure Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Legislature Declares that legislators' speech relating to legislative duties is privileged Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 5 Elections Removes constitutional restrictions on the selection of county commissioners Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Judicial reform Requires county court judges to be members of the bar of Florida Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Bonds Alters rules regarding general obligation bonds issued by the state Approveda


LRCA Amendment 8 Taxes Provides for a levy on gross receipts to allow the continuation of funding of bonds for public education construction Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1984 ballot measures

November 6, 1984
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 Taxes Initiative to exempt all food for human consumption from sales tax. Defeatedd


Illinois

See also: Illinois 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Veterans Exempt veterans' organizations from property taxation Defeatedd


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Term limits Proposes to allow sheriffs to be re-elected or act as deputies for succeeding terms Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Maine Equal Rights Amendment (1984) Civil rights To provide for an equal rights amendment. Defeatedd


LRCA Maine Loan Guarantees to Veterans (1984) State budgets Allow the legislature to set the limit for guaranteed business loans to veterans. Approveda


LRCA Maine Un-Issued Bonds Amendment (1984) Animal rights Repeal a law in the state that provided for a hunting season on moose. Approveda


LRCA Maine Watercraft Excise Tax Amendment (1984) Taxes Allowed the state to create a property tax exemption for watercraft. Approveda


Michigan

See also: Michigan 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Admin of gov't Allow legislature to approve or disapprove state administrative rules Defeatedd


LRCA Proposal B Admin of gov't Establish a natural resources trust fund and a board Approveda


CICA Proposal C Taxes Amend constitution relating to taxes Defeatedd


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1984 ballot measures

Primary election
Type Title Subject Description Result
Issue 1 sales tax increase for parks, soil, and water conservation Approveda


Issue 2 bonds for Kansas City public improvement Defeatedd


Issue 3 the department of economic development Approveda


General election

Type Title Subject Description Result
Initiative 1 regarding electricity generation cost charges for consumers Approveda


Initiative 2 establishing the Horse Racing Commission and regulating wagering Approveda


Issue 1 a local government retirement system Approveda


Issue 2 providing medical benefits for dependents of state employees Approveda


Issue 3 regarding the state lottery Approveda


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1 Taxes Limits tax increases Defeatedd


New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
Question 6

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1984 ballot measures

June 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Local Gov't Changes public officers designated by law to constitute boards of appraisal Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Creates eight new sections providing for the legislative assembly Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Education Renames Minot State College to Dakota Northwestern University Minot Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Removes the state treasurer as an elected constitutional officer Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Creates five new sections establishing basic procedures for the operation of the legislative assembly Approveda


CICA Measure 3 Firearms Grants right to bear arms Approveda


CISS Measure 4 Education Requires the State Board of Higher Education to give up control of three junior colleges Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 563 Alcohol Allow liquor to be sold by the drink Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1984 ballot measures

May 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finance Authorizes the state to borrow and lend money for public works projects Defeatedd


LRSS Measure 2 Taxes Increases fees for licensing and registration of motor vehicles Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Recall Requires signatures from fifteen precent of the number of voters who voted in the preceding gubernatorial election to put a recall referendum on the ballot Approveda


CICA Measure 2 Taxes Limits real property taxes, requires a majority popular vote for new or increased taxes and specifies two tax-related election dates per year Defeatedd


CISS Measure 3 Utilities Creates the Citizens' Utility Board Approveda


CICA Measure 4 Gambling Establishes a state lottery and requires profits to be used for economic development Approveda


CISS Measure 5 Gambling Provides regulations and qualifications regarding a state lottery Approveda


CICA Measure 6 Death Penalty Allows the death penalty for aggravated murder convictions by unanimous jury Approveda


CISS Measure 7 Death Penalty Requires the death penalty by lethal injection or mandatory imprisonment for aggravated murder Approveda


CISS Measure 8 Law Enforcement Revises multiple law enforcement and criminal trial statutes Defeatedd


CISS Measure 9 Nuclear Requires for the Energy Facility Siting Council to find a site not subject to natural disasters or erosion before approving a site for the disposal of radioactive isotopes Approveda


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Regulate Nuclear Waste Disposal Nuclear issues Voter approval of nuclear waste disposal compacts Approveda


CI Labor Day Measure Education School will not start until after Labor Day Approveda


CI Nuclear Freeze Measure Nuclear issues Mandates a verifiable nuclear freeze Defeatedd


Texas

See also: Texas 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Business regulation Granting state banks the same rights as national banks. Approveda


LRCA Prop 2 Education Creating a special higher education assistance fund. Approveda


LRCA Prop 3 Spending Providing assistance to survivors of public servants killed on duty. Approveda


LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in Bexar and Collin counties. Approveda


LRCA Prop 5 Admin of gov't Authorizing senate to fill vacant lieutenant governor position. Approveda


LRCA Prop 6 Spending Payment of premiums on certain insurance contracts of mutual insurance companies. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 7 Judiciary//Gov't accountability Relating to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the discipline of Judges . Approveda


LRCA Prop 8 Admin of gov't Provide a per diem for members of the legislature equal to the maximum daily amount allowed by federal law as a deduction for expenses. Defeatedd


Utah

See also: Utah 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A State executive official measures Imposes restrictions on cable television programming Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 456 Hunting Declares that natural resources should be managed by the state alone and petitions Congress to decommercialize Steelhead Trout Approveda


ITP Initiative 464 Taxes Excludes the value of trade-ins of like kind property from the selling price sales tax Approveda


ITP Initiative 471 Abortion Bans the public funding of abortion Defeatedd