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1986 ballot measures

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1987
1985

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1986 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Nuclear Weapons Freeze War and peace Nuclear weapons freeze Approveda


LRCA State Budget Appropriations State budgets Allow state budget appropriations increase Approveda


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


AQ Longevity Bonus State legislatures Annuity and longevity bonus options Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Business Establishes state definitions and policy on corporations to include certain telecommunication corporations Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 101 Education Provides for annual increases in the aggregate expenditure limitation for school districts Approveda


LRCA Proposition 102 Spending Provides for elections to permanently adjust political subdivision expenditure limitation bases limits at certain regularly scheduled elections Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 103 Law enforcement Establishes policy on monetary damages in cases of injury and death Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 200 Elections and campaigns Limits campaign contribution for candidates Approveda


LRSS Proposition 300 Elected official salaries Increases salaries of state legislators Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 64 Judiciary Increases civil jurisdiction of municipal courts to $3,000 Approveda


CICA Proposed Amendment 65 Abortion Bans public funding for abortions except for cases in which the mother's life is endangered Defeatedd


CICA Proposed Amendment 66 Admin. of Gov't Creates four-year terms for elected county officials and Justices of the Peace Defeatedd


CICA Proposed Amendment 67 Bonds Allows the government to issue revenue bonds without an election Approveda


California

See also: California 1986 ballot propositions

June 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 42 Bonds $850 million, veteran housing loans Approveda


LBM Proposition 43 Bonds $100 million for parks, beaches, recreational areas Approveda


LBM Proposition 44 Bonds $150 million for water projects Approveda


LRCA Proposition 45 Admin of gov't State funds can be deposited in a credit union Approveda


LRCA Proposition 46 Taxes With 2/3rds vote, property tax higher than allowed under Prop 13 if funds purchase real estate Approveda


LRCA Proposition 47 Taxes Vehicle license fees allocated to cities and counties Approveda


LRCA Proposition 48 Spending Retirement systems of legislators and judges Approveda


LRCA Proposition 49 Elections Parties not allowed to endorse candidates for nonpartisan offices Approveda


LRCA Proposition 50 Taxes How property built to replace property damaged by a disaster is valued Approveda


CISS Proposition 51 Judiciary Defendants in tort cases pay proportionally to their responsibility for non-economic damages Approveda


LBM Proposition 52 Bonds $495 million for county jails Approveda


November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 53 Bonds $800 million for public school construction Approveda


LBM Proposition 54 Bonds $500 million for correctional facilities Approveda


LBM Proposition 55 Bonds $100 million for water systems Approveda


LBM Proposition 56 Bonds $400 million for higher education Approveda


LRCA Proposition 57 Pensions Retirement system for elected constitutional officers Approveda


LRCA Proposition 58 Taxes Property transferred within family keeps its Prop 13 limits Approveda


LRCA Proposition 59 Elections Elected district attorney in all 58 counties Approveda


LRCA Proposition 60 Taxes Those over 55 allowed to take Prop 13 protections to new residence Approveda


CICA Proposition 61 Admin of gov't Caps on salaries of state gov't officials Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 62 Taxes New local taxes required 2/3rds voter approval Approveda


CICA Proposition 63 English English is the official language of California Approveda


CISS Proposition 64 Healthcare Declares AIDS as an infectious, contagious and communicable disease Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 65 Healthcare Individuals cannot be exposed chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without notification Approveda


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1986 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Admin of gov't Requires appointments to state offices to be made according to merit and fitness. Defeatedd


LRCA Referendum 2 Admin. of gov't. Empowers board of county commissioners in each county to fix compensation of county officers. Defeatedd


LRCA Referendum 3 Direct Democracy Makes any franchise granted by a home rule municipality subject to initiative and referendum Approveda


CICA Initiative 4 Taxes Requires voter approval for new or increased state or local taxes Defeatedd


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ConCon Question 1 ConCon Asks voters whether they want a state constitutional convention to take place Defeatedd


LRCA Question 2 Elections Eliminates the use of party levers in voting machines Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Establishes a commission to recommend judicial candidates to the governor for nomination Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State Exec Allows the Attorney General to appoint a statewide prosecutor to prosecute multicircuit violations of state criminal laws Approveda


CICA Amendment 2 Gambling Allows casino gambling in hotels of 500 rooms or more in counties where the county has approved casino gambling by initiative referendum Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Changes the homestead tax exemption to $5,000, plus one-half of the assessed value over $5,000, with total up to $25,000 Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 4 Direct Democracy Requires the Supreme Court upon the request of the Attorney General to issue advisory opinions of initiated constitutional amendments Approveda


CICA Amendment 5 Lottery Authorizes the state to operate lotteries Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1 Labor Approveda


Illinois

See also: Illinois 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Expands the class of people who may be denied bail Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Veterans Exempt veterans' organizations from property taxation Defeatedd


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Abolishes the office of superintendent of public instruction and establishes a state board of education Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Term Limits Allows mayors to serve two terms beyond their original term Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Maine Anti-Pornography Measure (1986) Adult entertainment Impose additional regulations on pornography in the state. Defeatedd


LRCA Maine Re-Districting Commission Amendment (1986) State legislatures A measure to ban mandatory local phone service. Approveda


BI Maine Telephone Service Act (1986) Utility regulation Extended the tenure for sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years. Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Abortion Allows the legislature to prohibit or regulate abortion Defeatedd


LRCA Question 2 Education Permits public aid for private students and education institutions Defeatedd


IndISS Question 3 Taxes Repeals state surtax Approveda


IndISS Question 4 Environment Requires the Department of Environmental Quality Engineering to identify hazardous waste sites Approveda


VR Question 5 Transportation Requires the use of seat belts in motor vehicles Defeatedd


IndISS Question 6 Elections Permits mail-in voter registration Defeatedd


AQ Question 7 Health Care Urges the U.S. Congress to enact a national health care program Approveda


AQ Question 8 Environment Urges the U.S. Congress and President to enact a national program to combat acid rain Approveda


Michigan

See also: Michigan 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Admin of gov't Establish the library of Michigan Defeatedd


LRCA Proposal B Admin of gov't Allow for approval or rejection of administrative rules Defeatedd


LRCA Proposal C Law enforcement Expand authority of state officers compensation commission Defeatedd


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1986 ballot measures

Primary election
Type Title Subject Description Result
Issue 1 Admin of gov't regarding bills not signed or vetoed by the Governor Approveda


Issue 2 State budgets state treasury operating reserve fund Approveda


General election

Type Title Subject Description Result
Issue 1 Bond issues regarding city and county bonds for public improvements Defeatedd


Issue 2 Bond issues approval of issuance bonds Approveda


Issue 3 Labor regarding county officials' compensation Approveda


Issue 4 State budgets state treasurer and state funds Approveda


Issue 5 Gambling clarifies the horse racing amendment Approveda


Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LB 496 Transportation Defeatedd


LB 662 Education Defeatedd


New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1986 ballot measures

June 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Resources Allows board of university and public lands to exchange state coal mineral interests for lands or coal mineral interests of the federal government Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Repeals and replaces executive branch article Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Admin of Gov't Replaces state auditor with state treasurer as a member of the board of university and school lands Approveda


CISS Measure 4 Sunday Reduces number of employees allowed to work on Sundays in grocery stores from six to three Defeatedd


November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Makes December 15 start of the term of office for governor and lieutenant governor Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Removes nonpartisan ballot requirement for state tax commissioner Approveda


CICA Measure 3 Gambling Establishes a state lottery Defeatedd


CISS Measure 4 Sunday Bans business behaviors between midnight and noon on Sundays Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1986 ballot measures

May 20
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Prohibits the taxation of social security benefits Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Regards the effect on the merging of tax units on a given tax base Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Direct Democracy Regards the verification of signatures on initiative and referendum petitions Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Elections Requires a special election for vacancies in the state delegation to the United States Senate Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Bonds Authorizes the issuance and sale of $96 million in bonds for state-county prison buildings Defeatedd


November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Removes the requirement that the Secretary of State live in the Salem Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Redistricting Revises the legislative district reapportionment procedures Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Gambling Permits charitable, fraternal and religious organizations to hold raffles Approveda


LRSS Measure 4 Admin of Gov't Replaces the Public Utility Commissioner with a three member Public Utility Commission Approveda


CISS Measure 5 Marijuana Legalizes the possession and growing of marijuana for private use Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Abortion Prohibits the use of state funds for abortions, except to prevent the death of the mother Defeatedd


CICA Measure 7 Taxes Institutes a five percent sales tax for school funding, property tax reductions and renter’s relief Defeatedd


CISS Measure 8 Utilities Prohibits the Public Utility Commissioner from requiring local measured telephone service payments from customers Approveda


CICA Measure 9 Taxes Sets maximum property tax rates, limits assessed property value increases and requires a majority popular vote for any new or increased property taxes Defeatedd


CISS Measure 10 Law Enforcement Expands crime victims’ rights and role in the criminal justice process Approveda


CICA Measure 11 Taxes Exempts part of an owner’s home value from property tax, requires renter’s relief and bars sales tax except by initiative Defeatedd


CISS Measure 12 Taxes Reduces most corporate income tax rates, but increases rates for higher bracket earners Defeatedd


CICA Measure 13 Elections Requires a voter to be registered at least twenty days before an election in order to vote Approveda


CISS Measure 14 Nuclear Prohibits all nuclear power plant operations until the federal government licenses a permanent radioactive waste disposal site Defeatedd


CISS Measure 15 Nuclear Redefines “radioactive waste” in existing laws due to newer legal definitions of the term Defeatedd


CISS Measure 16 Taxes Gives tax credits to nuclear weapons manufacturers transitioning to producing consumer commodities and penalizes those nuclear weapons firms who did not transition after 1990 Defeatedd


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Memorial Day Measure Administration of Government Memorial Day observed last Monday in May Approveda


Texas

See also: Texas 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Taxes Apportionment of the value of railroad rolling stock among counties for taxation. Approveda


LRCA Prop 2 Admin of gov't Requiring each bill to have a title expressing it's subject. Approveda


LRCA Prop 3 Admin of gov't Allowing political subdivisions the opportunity to engage in and transact business with authorized mutual insurance companies. Approveda


LRCA Prop 4 Business regulation Allowing a bank to offer services at more than one location within the city or county where its principal facility is located. Approveda

Vermont

See also: Vermont 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Equal Rights Amendment Civil rights Defeatedd


LRCA Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 40 Nuclear Authorizes state officials to continue challenging the federal selection of nuclear waste repository locations Approveda


ITL Initiative 90 Taxes Increases sales tax to fund wildlife conservation and recreation programs Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 136 Judiciary Expands the authority and membership of the commission reviewing judicial conduct Approveda


LRCA SJR 138 Elections Modifies the process of filling vacancies in state legislative and county offices Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 49 Gov't Salaries Establishes an independent commission to set salaries for elected officials Approveda


LRCA HJR 55 Education Permits voters to approve tax levies to finance school construction not exceeding six years Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1986 ballot measures

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutional language Updates the Constitution's definition of suffrage and gives the legislature the power to enact various laws regarding voting Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Constitutional language Modernizes the language in Article XIII, Section 1 of the state Constitution Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Repeals obsolete provision regarding voting if residing on "Indian lands" Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Rewords Article 1, Section 1 of the state Constitution to parallel the Declaration of Independence Approveda