1990 ballot measures

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1991
1989

Alabama

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Alaska

See also: Alaska 1990 ballot measures

August 28:
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Railroad Initiative Business regulation Amendments to Alaska Railroad Act Defeatedd


IndISS Gambling Board Initiative Gaming Create an Alaska Gambling Board Defeatedd


November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Marijuana Criminalization Marijuana Criminalize possession of marijuana Approveda


LRCA Budget Reserve State budgets Create a budget reserve fund Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Proposition 100 State and Private Property Authorizes the state to exchange state trust land for public or private land Defeatedd


LR Proposition 101 Public Debt Prescribes purposes for which a city or town may incur additional voter-approved debt Defeatedd


LR Proposition 102 Jurisdiction Increases the jurisdiction of justice of the peace courts and other courts inferior to the superior court Approveda


CICA Proposition 103 Education Establishing a classroom improvement program to improve the quality of public schools Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 104 Criminal Justice Recognizing victims' rights to justice and due process Approveda


CICA Proposition 105 Accident Damages Relating to compensation for motor vehicle accidents Defeatedd


ISS Proposition 200 Gaming Revenue Lottery revenues for the two state funds. Approveda


ISS Proposition 201 Business Regulation Establishing an Insurance Consumer Office Defeatedd


ISS Proposition 202 Recycling Establishing waste reduction, recycling and management plan Defeatedd


ISS Proposition 203 Business Regulation "No Fault" Auto Insurance Defeatedd


CR Proposition 300 Legislature Salary Increase the salaries of legislators Defeatedd


VR Proposition 301 Public Holidays Providing that the third Monday in January is a legal holiday known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Defeatedd


VR Proposition 302 Public Holidays Providing that the third Monday in January is a legal holiday known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 1 Government Establishes the Arkansas Compensation Legislature Commission and prescribes a method for determining compensation of executive, legislative and judicial officers of the state Defeatedd


LRCA Proposed Amendment 2 Business To control interest rates and set the penalty for violations thereof Defeatedd


LRCA Proposed Amendment 3 Education Repealed Amendment 44 of the Arkansas Constitution Approveda


CISS Proposed Initiated Act 1 Elections Standards of conduct and disclosure act Initiative for candidates and political campaigns Approveda


LRSS Proposed Question Act 683 Education Act authorizing the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to issue college savings bonds Approveda


LRSS Proposed Question Act 945 Business Act authorizes the issuance by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority of Economic Development Credit Enhancement General Obligation Bonds Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1990 ballot propositions

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 107 Bonds $150 million to provide funds for housing programs Approveda


LBM Proposition 108 Bonds $1 billion for light-rail expenditures Approveda


LRCA Proposition 109 Admin of gov't Governor has 29 days (up from 12) to review bills after adjournment in first year of legislative session Approveda


LRCA Proposition 110 Taxes Property tax exemption for severely disabled persons. Approveda


LRCA Proposition 111 Taxes 55% increase in truck weight fees, 5-cent increase in fuel tax starting in 1990, more later Approveda


LRCA Proposition 112 State legislature Elected officials can't accept compensation for representing another before a state agency. Approveda


LRSS Proposition 113 Regulation Renewal of chiropractor licenses during month of birth rather than on January 1 of each year Approveda


LRSS Proposition 114 Judiciary Increase the numbers & types of peace officers covered by the Briggs Death Penalty Act Approveda


CICA Proposition 115 Judiciary Those accused of crimes to have no greater constitutional rights than afforded under federal constitution Approveda


CISS Proposition 116 Bonds $1.99 billion for passenger and commuter rail Approveda


CISS Proposition 117 Animals Habitat and wildlife protection Approveda


CICA Proposition 118 Legislature Redistricting plan requires 2/3 vote of each house, approval by voters Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 119 Legislature 12-person commission to re-draw legislative district boundaries after each census Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 120 Bonds $450 million for prisons Approveda


LBM Proposition 121 Bonds $450 million for higher education Approveda


LBM Proposition 122 Bonds $300 million for earthquake safety Approveda


LBM Proposition 123 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 124 Regulation Local hospital districts allowed to own stock of corporations engaging in any health-related business Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 125 Budget Revenues raised from taxes on motor vehicle fuels can be used for various rail transit expenditures Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 126 Taxes Increase tax on alcohol Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 127 Taxes Property value increases due to installing earthquake safety improvements not subject to property tax Approveda


CISS Proposition 128 Bonds $340 million for acquiring ancient redwoods and pesticide research Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 129 Bonds $1.9 billion for drug enforcement programs Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 130 Bonds $742 million for forest acquisition Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 131 Elections Term limits, campaign finance changes. Repeal of Prop 68 and Prop 78 passed in 1988. Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 132 Taxes Additional fees and licensing for sport-fishing and for using gill and trammel nets Approveda


CISS Proposition 133 Law enforcement Tax increase for drug crime enforcement and education Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 134 Taxes Surtax on alcohol Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 135 Environment Pesticide regulations Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 136 Elections Establishes right to vote on certain tax increases Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 137 Direct democracy Voter approval of statutes that establish procedures for statewide or local initiatives or referendums Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 138 Bonds $300 million in bonds for forests and timberland Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 139 Law enforcement Prison and jail officials allowed to contract with outside agencies for inmate labor Approveda


CICA Proposition 140 Term limits California senators limited to 2 terms (8 years), assemblymen to 3 terms (6 years) Approveda


LRSS Proposition 141 Regulation Businesses prohibited from releasing carcinogenic chemicals into water Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 142 Bonds $400 million for bonds for veteran housing Approveda


LBM Proposition 143 Bonds $450 million in bonds for higher education Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 144 Bonds $450 million for construction of jails and prisons Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 145 Bonds $200 million for bonds/first-time homebuyers Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 146 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda


LBM Proposition 147 Bonds $225 million for county jails Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 148 Bonds $380 million for water projects Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 149 Bonds $437 million for parks, recreation Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 150 Bonds $200 million for county courthouses Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 151 Bonds $30 million for child care facilities Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 Taxes Requires voter approval for certain state and local revenue increases Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 2 Elections Conforms presidential primary elections with political party rules Approveda


LRCA Referendum 3 Constitutions Repeals of certain obsolete provisions from the Colorado Constitution Approveda


CICA Initiative 4 Gambling Legalizes limited gaming in Black Hawk, Central, and Cripple Creek Approveda


CICA Initiative 5 Term limits Creates term limits for elected officials Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Sets timing of when state legislature meets Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Firearms Creates a mandatory period of three days between retail purchase and delivery of any handgun Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't Finances Excuses municipalities from general laws requiring them to spend funds under certain circumstances Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Acc Enhances open government requirements in the Legislature Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 14 Legislature Authorizes the legislature to impose a fee on fish and game land Approveda


Illinois

See also: Illinois 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Changes redemption periods for property sold for non-payment of taxes Approveda


Iowa

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Type Title Subject Description Result
Constitutional Convention Question Admin of gov't Constitutional Convention Defeatedd


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Allowing the General Assembly to call itself into special legislative session upon petition by two-thirds of the membership of the General Assembly Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't General Assembly having the authority to establish a process which allows it, or an agency or a committee it designates, to review, approve, or reject any administrative regulation of an officer or agency of the executive department during or between regular sessions of the General Assembly Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Removing from the Kentucky Constitution various detailed limitations related to the General Assembly authority to classify and regulate cities; grant cities "home rule" powers; set limits on local government tax rates and debt capacity; regulate city elections and the terms in office of city council and commission members; and regulate local government taxing powers; including the power to grant limited tax exemptions to businesses and industries Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Providing a tax exemption for the real property owned and occupied by, and personal property, both tangible and intangible, owned by, institutions of religion Approveda


Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 1990 ballot measures

October 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Changes Date of Legislative Session to 3rd Monday in March Act 1095 Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Natural Resources Provides Revenue Est. Conference, Mineral Rev Trust Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 State Spending Tightens 8G Admin. Cost & Elem/Sec Spending Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Gambling Creates a state lottery Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Permits COA to review admin. decisions in WC Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't Creates Civil Ser comm for state police Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Admin of gov't Remove Leg Auth Supp Pay Civil Service Emp Approveda


LRCA Amendment 8 Education colleges to acquire stock in exchange for intelligence payments Approveda


LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Prohibits local inheritance tax Approveda


LRCA Amendment 10 Taxes Allows locally granted inven. tax exemptions Approveda


LRCA Amendment 11 Taxes Allow added 5 yr tax break for improve downtown history Approveda


LRCA Amendment 12 Taxes Provide tax exemption leased non profit homeless Approveda


LRCA Amendment 13 Taxes New Orleans Council to levy up to 10 Mills P/FD w/o exam Approveda


LRCA Amendment 14 Taxes local governments to donate, loan or pledge taxes Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 15 Taxes Allocates Portion of Lignite Tax to Parish of Property Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Maine Stores Opening on Sundays Act, Question 1 (1990) Business regulation Regarding stores open on Sundays/holidays. Approveda


LRCA Maine Housing Loan Repayment Guarantee, Question 2 (1990) State budgets Guarantee repayment by the state government of housing loans. Approveda


Maryland

See also: Maryland 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Constitutional Convention Admin of gov't Constitutional Convention Defeatedd


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Census Question Administration of Government Repeal the state census Approveda


CISS Consultant Use Administration of government Limit state use of consultants Defeatedd


CISS Income Tax Income Tax Change the income tax law; regulate state agency fees Defeatedd


CISS Party Nominations Campaigns Regarding the establishment of political parties/nominations Approveda


CISS Local Aid Fund Administration of Government Regulate the local aid fund Approveda


Advisory Candidate Air Time Business Regulation Regarding free and equal radio and television time for candidates Approveda


Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Dedicate 40% of the state lottery proceeds to the environment and natural resources trust fund until the year 2001. Approveda


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1990 ballot measures

August 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Remove various regulations on bingo operations Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Bond issues Create neighborhood improvement districts and the ability to take on debt by vote for funding the improvements Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Would have required a 4/7ths majority of those voting to approve certain operating levies Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of Gov't Create Department of Insurance and Office of Consumer Affairs Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition A Environment Would enact statute to create Natural Streams Commission to adopt management plans and regulations Defeatedd


Montana

See also: Montana 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Constitutional Convention CC-1 Admin of gov't Question whether there should be a Constitutional Convention Defeatedd


LRCA C-21 Elections Requires a valid election to be held on qualified ballot issues Approveda


CICA CI-55 Taxes Repeal existing taxes and require state funding through trade charge Defeatedd


CISS I-115 Tobacco Increase sales tax on cigarettes and tobacco Defeatedd


Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 404 Gambling Establish a state lottery system operated by nonprofit organizations Defeatedd


CICA Measure 405 Gambling Limit the annual increase of state and local taxes and spending to 2% Defeatedd


VR Measure 406 Taxes A referendum on where to retain an increase sales and income taxes to support schools Approveda


LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Define agricultural and horticultural land as distinct property class for tax purposes Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Judicial reform Provide right to appeal and appellate court Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of Gov't Allow municipalities to use local revenue sources for economic and industrial development with voter approval Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Education Create Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education Approveda


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Establish a family court as a division of the district court Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Gambling Allow for the operation of charitable lotteries Approveda


LRSS Question 3 Taxes Create an exemption to the 1955 Sales and Use Tax Act for textbooks sold throughout the University of Nevada System Approveda


LRSS Question 4 Taxes Create an exemption to the 1955 Sales and Use Tax Act for gold, silver, and platinum bars and medallions bearing the state seal Defeatedd


Bond Question 5 Bonds Issues bonds of up to $47.2 million for projects and improvements relating to state parks, wetlands, and wildlife resources Approveda


CISS Question 6 Taxes Adopt a corporate tax to help fund education Defeatedd


VR Question 7 Abortion Approval of statute NRS 442.250, "Conditions under which abortion permitted" Approveda


CICA Question 9 Taxes Prohibit a state personal income tax Approveda


New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Public Question 1
Public Question 2

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1990 ballot measures

June 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislatures Removes the lieutenant governor as the presiding officer of the state senate Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finances Provides that resources trust fund is a constitutional trust fund and for transfer of funds to resources trust fund Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Allows up to 50 percent of coal severance tax moneys to be used for lignite research, development and marketing Approveda


CISS Measure 4 Education Provides for an increase in several taxes to support elementary, secondary, adult and vocational education Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislatures Provides that bills passed by the Legislative Assembly become effective on August 1 after passage Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Judiciary Provides term limits for appointed Supreme Court justices or district court judges Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Admin of Gov't Defines "graduate" relating to membership requirements of the State Board of Higher Education Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 State Exec Moves the State Auditor from the executive to the legislative branch after 1992 Defeatedd


CICA Measure 5 Gambling Allows private citizens and for-profit organizations to conduct games of chance in Roland Township Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Gambling Authorizes electronic video gaming by private citizens, for-profit entities, and non-profit organizations Defeatedd


CISS Measure 7 Business Allows an insurance agent to offer a rebate of all or any portion of the insurance agents commission to the insured party Defeatedd


CISS Measure 8 Gambling Regulates private games of chance conducted by use of video gaming devices Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Housing Allows the state to provide housing and housing assistance Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Allows surviving spouses to receive a homestead tax reduction Approveda


CICA Issue 3 Gambling Authorizes the licensing of a casino in Lorain Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 627 Admin of Gov't Create an Ethics Commission Approveda


CICA Question 632 Term limits Sets term limits for state legislature Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1990 ballot measures

May 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Authorizes the allocation of local vehicle taxes for transit upon majority approval from voters Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Bonds Allows the Pollution Control Board to issue bonds for pollution control and related activities Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Legislature Requires annual legislative sessions of limited duration Defeatedd


LRSS Measure 4 Transportation Amends laws on the organization of the International Port of Coos Bay Defeatedd


AQ Measure 5A Gov't Finance Modifies the school financial system in the state Approveda


AQ Measure 5B Taxes Increases the income tax to reduce homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd


AQ Measure 5C Taxes Increases the income tax to eliminate homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd


AQ Measure 5D Taxes Increases the sales tax to decrease homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd


AQ Measure 5E Taxes Increases the sales tax to eliminate homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Local Gov't Grants metropolitan service districts the right to self-governance over metropolitan matters by forming home rule district charters Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Authorizes merged school districts to merge their tax bases Approveda


VR Measure 3 Pension Removes the income tax exemption from benefits paid to the Public Employes Retirement System (PERS) and grants additional benefit payments to retirees Defeatedd


CISS Measure 4 Nuclear Prohibits the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant from operating until certain conditions were met Defeatedd


CICA Measure 5 Taxes Sets a limitation on the allocation of property taxes for schools and other government operations Approveda


CISS Measure 6 Business Requires recycling goals for shipment packaging by 1993 Defeatedd


CISS Measure 7 Public Works Establishes a public work program for public assistance recipients for government funded wages in lieu of welfare benefits Approveda


CICA Measure 8 Abortion Prohibits abortion except to prevent death of the pregnant woman and in cases of rape or incest Defeatedd


CISS Measure 9 Transportation Requires seatbelts for motor vehicle drivers and passengers Approveda


CISS Measure 10 Abortion Requires doctors to give a two day notice to the guardian of a minor seeking an abortion Defeatedd


CICA Measure 11 School Choice Provides an open enrollment plan for public schools and provides tax credits to supplement the expense of educating students outside of public schools Defeatedd


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Waste Facilities Measure Utility Regulation Legislative approval of large scale waste facilities Approveda


CICA Permit Large Scale Mining Measure Environmental Reform Permitting large scale gold/silver mining Defeatedd


LR Keep Seized Property w/State Property Private property for public use Defeatedd


LR Allow Legislators Contract Interest Legislature Legislative eligibility Defeatedd


LR Prohibit Income Tax Amendment Taxes Income tax Defeatedd


LR Convene Special Session Amendment Legislature Legislative sessions Approveda


LR Limit Property Tax Amendment Taxes Property tax Defeatedd


Texas

See also: Texas 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Relating to the procedures for filling vacancies in certain state and district offices. Approveda

Utah

See also: Utah 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A Taxes Removal of state and local taxes from food Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 1 Healthcare Allow special districts for the provision of health care Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Administration of government Allow legislature to ensure continuity of government operations in the event of a disaster Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 547 Admin of Gov't Requires land use planning by all counties and creates regional management councils to develop rules and grant approval for local land use plans Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 4203 Local Gov't Modifies the rules governing the creation of new counties Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 4231 Taxes Authorizes voters to approve excess tax levies for six or fewer years Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 8212 Taxes Permits basing the tax value of low-income housing upon the property's current use Defeatedd


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1990 ballot measures

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State executive official measures Prevents the governor from using the partial veto power to create new words in a bill Approveda


Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Amendment 1 Judicial Reform Provides that sheriffs cannot keep fees collected for services in civil cases; such fees are credited to county general fund
VR Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Deletes constitutional requirement -- governor appoints state examiner, state geologist and state inspector of mines, but still permits legislature to otherwise provide for performance of duties currently performed by these officers
VR Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Deletes constitutional requirement for board of charities and reform, but still requires legislature to provide for performance and duties currently performed by board.
VR Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Restricts use of public employee retirement funds to purposes benefitting members, retirees and beneficiaries of retirement systems

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