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1985 ballot measures

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1986
1984

Alabama

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Maine

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November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Issue 1A: Initiated Bill Nuclear Requires citizen vote on any plan for the storage or disposal of low-level radioactive waste Approveda
Issue 1B: Legislative Bill Nuclear Requires vote on any site for disposal of low-level radioactive waste if not disposed of outside of Maine or at the Yankee site Defeatedd
Issue 1C: Against Bills Nuclear Denies both legislative and initiated bills Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 2 Utilities Issues $15 million for construction of sewage and water facilities and for the cleanup and restoration of oil contaminated water Approveda
BI Bond Issue 3 Development Issues $4.3 million in bonds to build and equip centers for advanced technology Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 4 Transportation Issues $20 million in bonds for improvements to highways, bridges and airports Approveda
BI Bond Issue 5 Transportation Issues $850,000 in bonds for the acquisition of rail lines Approveda
BI Bond Issue 6 Culture Issues $2 million in bonds for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings Approveda
BI Bond Issue 7 Education Issues $2.2 million in bonds for the purchase of equipment and land for vocational-technical institutes Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 8 Legislatures Allows legislators to be appointed to civil office as long as they resign from the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 9 Term Limits Extendes the tenure for sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years Approveda

New Jersey

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Type Title Subject Description Result
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Ohio

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November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds to finance coal research Approveda

Oregon

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September 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Instates a five percent sales tax to fund educational institutions, reduces income, property and timber taxes and prohibits local sales taxes Defeatedd

South Dakota

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November 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Nuclear issues Asks for voter approval of a radioactive waste management compact Defeatedd

Texas

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds Funds for water projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds Aricultural water conservation bonds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Spending Relocation or replacement of water laterals on private property Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Spending Use of proceeds from the sale of land dedicated to the permanent school fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Healthcare Regulate the provision of health care by hospital districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Law enforcement Permit state prisoners to be placed in penal facilities of another state Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Gov't accountability Divide Chambers County into precincts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Bonds // Veterans $500 million in bonds for the veterans' housing program Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Spending Prior approval of expenditure or emergency transfer of state appropriations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Bonds Bonds for the purchase of farm and ranch land. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Judiciary The manner in which a person is charged with a criminal offense. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Supreme Court of Texas has jurisdiction to answer questions of state law from a federal court Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary Reapportionment of the state's judicial districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Admin of gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in two counties and county surveyor in six counties Approveda

Washington

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November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 12 Gov't Finances Permits public workers compensation funds to be invested in any manner authorized by law Approveda
LRCA HJR 22 Elections Eliminates voter turnout requirements on voter approval of public school excess property tax levies Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 23 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 42 Agriculture Allows agricultural trade commissions to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade Approveda