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1994 ballot measures

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1995
1993

237 ballot questions were on statewide ballots in 1994.

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1994 ballot measures

June 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Act 93-343, considered on June 7, 1994
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Act 93-320, considered on June 7, 1994
LRCA Amendment 3 Education Act 93-320, considered on June 7, 1994
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Act 93-678, considered on June 7, 1994

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Constitutional Language Relating to the Mode of Adoption of Constitutional Amendments Affecting Only One County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Alabama State Docks Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Law enforcement Basic Rights for Crime Victims Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Education Recognize the Significant Contributions of Students, Teachers, Staff and Others to Public Education in Alabama Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Prohibit Establishment of Supernumerary Positions and Allow Those Affected Officials to Participate in the Employees' Retirement System Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 6 Pension County Officials' Participation in Employee's Retirement System Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 7 Judiciary Establishing the Judicial Inquiry Commission and the Court of the Judiciary Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 8 Judiciary Compensation of Judges of Probate in Autauga County Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Ratifying and Validating Ad Valorem Tax Levies in Baldwin County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 10 Judiciary Additional Fee on Civil and Criminal Cases in Barbour County for County Jail Approveda


LRCA Amendment 11 Admin of gov't Firefighting and Emergency Medical Service Districts in Blount County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 12 Taxes Sale of Lands in Calhoun County to Pay Delinquent Taxes Approveda


LRCA Amendment 13 Development Economic Development in Calhoun County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 14 Admin of gov't Fire Protection and Rescue Squad Services in Coyington County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 15 Gambling Bingo Games for Charitable or Educational Purposes in Coyington County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 16 Education Cullman City Board of Education Approveda


LRCA Amendment 17 Admin of gov't Fee for Fire Protection Services and Emergency Medical Care in Elmore County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 18 Transportation Incorporation of a Regional Airport by the City of Red Bay and Franklin County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 19 Gambling Bingo Games for Charitable or Educational Purposes in Houston County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 20 Local Gov't Limit Police Jurisdiction and the Planning and Zoning Authority of Municipalities Located Partially Within Lee County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 21 Taxes Real Estate License and Transaction Taxes in Shelby County Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 22 Gov't Finances Indebtedness by Shelby County Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 23 Judiciary Court Costs Approveda


LRCA Amendment 24 Judiciary Costs and Charges of Court in Tallapoosa County Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 25 Admin of gov't Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services Districts in Tallapoosa County Approveda


LRCA Amendment 26 Admin of gov't Fees and Charges in Winston County Defeatedd


Alaska

See also: Alaska 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Civil rights "The individual right to keep and bear arms shall not be denied or infringed by the state..." Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Judicial reform Rights for crime victims. Approveda


IndISS Measure 3 Administration Changing the capital to Wasilla Defeatedd


IndISS Measure 4 Term limits Prohibit listing names on ballot of candidates for federal office who been in office a certain length of time Approveda


IndISS Measure 5 Administration Relating to voters right to know the cost of moving the state capitol Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Gov't Salaries Creates the office of Lieutenant Governor for the term beginning in 1999 Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 101 Resources Allow exchange State Trust Land for public or private land for certain purposes Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 102 Taxes Personal Property Tax Exemptions for livestock, poultry, aquatic animals under some circumstances Approveda


CICA Proposition 103 Judiciary Eliminate provisions prohibiting legislature from restricting recovery of damages for personal injuries Defeatedd


ISS Proposition 200 Tobacco Increase in state tax on cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products Approveda


ISS Proposition 201 Resources Prohibit use of leg-hold traps, instant kill body gripping traps, poisons or snares on any public land Approveda


VR Proposition 300 Property Regarding provisions protecting private property rights Defeatedd


VR Proposition 301 Tort Enact certain sections of a legislative act imposing a time limit for filing certain lawsuits? Defeatedd


CR Proposition 302 Gov't Salaries Increase in state legislative salaries Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referred Act 1 Taxes Relating to soft drink taxes. Approveda


California

See also: California 1994 ballot propositions

June 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1A Bonds $2 billion for earthquake relief and seismic retrofitting Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 1B Bonds $1 billion for public schools Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 1C Bonds $900 million for public colleges and universities in California Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 175 Taxes Tax credit to qualified renters against their net income tax Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 176 Taxes Non-profits exempt from local sales tax Approveda


LRCA Proposition 177 Taxes Property tax exemption for improvements for disabled access Approveda


LRCA Proposition 178 Taxes Property tax exemption for water conservation equipment Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 179 Law enforcement Penalties for killing people while shooting from vehicles Approveda


CISS Proposition 180 Bonds $2 billion bond for parks, recreation Defeatedd


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 181 Bonds $1 billion bond for various rail expenditures Defeatedd


Proposition 182 Re-submission of Proposition 173 (Removed)
LRCA Proposition 183 Recall Recall elections held within 180 days of signature certification Approveda


CISS Proposition 184 Judiciary "Three Strikes Law"; life in prison for three serious crimes Approveda


CISS Proposition 185 Taxes 4% tax on retail sales of gasoline Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 186 Taxes Establish "single payer" health care system Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 187 Immigration Illegal aliens ineligible for public social services Approveda


CISS Proposition 188 Tobacco Ban on public smoking Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 189 Judiciary Permit courts to deny bail for wider range of sexual offenses Approveda


LRCA Proposition 190 Judiciary Change in how California judges are disciplined Approveda


LRCA Proposition 191 Judiciary Transform justice courts to municipal courts Approveda


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1994 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Tobacco Places a 50% tax on each pack of cigarettes Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 11 Labor Mandates certain health care benefits for workers Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 12 Elections Limits elected officials compensation and election campaigns Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 13 Gambling Allows slot machines in Manitou Springs Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 15 Elections Establishes campaign contributions limits Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 16 Obscenity Prevents the state judiciary from interpreting the state's constitutional freedom of speech more broadly than the federal constitution Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 17 Term Limits Placing term limits on elected officials, from the local to federal level Approveda


CICA Amendment 18 Health Care Relates to state medical assistance repayment Defeatedd


LRCA Referendum A Direct democracy Enacts single subject requirement for initiatives and referenda Approveda


LRCA Referendum B Elections Requires the production of a nonpartisan ballot information booklet Approveda


LRCA Referendum C Law Enforcement Relates to conditions for denying post-conviction bail Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1994 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Provides that the annual 60-day regular sessions of the Legislature are to begin on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Limits state revenue collections to the prior year's allowed revenue plus an adjustment Approveda


CICA Amendment 3 Hunting Prohibits use of gill and other entangling nets in Florida waters Approveda


CICA Amendment 4 Taxes Allows initiated constitutional amendments related to limiting the power of government to raise revenue to cover multiple subjects Approveda


CICA Amendment 8 Gambling Authorizes a limited number of casinos in Broward, Dade, Duval, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas Counties Defeatedd


Hawaii

See also: Hawaii 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bonds Authorize State to Issue Bonds Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Bonds Authorize State to Use Bonds Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Education Appointed Board of Education by Governor Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Education Limit Board of Education Powers; Statewide Policies Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Judicial Reform Select/Approve Chief Justice and Senate Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Judicial Reform Number of Nominees between 4 and 6 Approveda


LRCA Measure 7 Term Limits Term not to exceed 6 years Approveda


LRCA Measure 8 Judicial Reform Change Requirements in Appointments Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1994 ballot measures

==November 8, 1994==
Type Title Subject Description Result
SJR 105 Admin of gov't Create Commission for Reapportionment Approveda


SJR 109 Admin of gov't Change Title of State Auditor to State Controller Approveda


HJR 24 Admin of gov't Delete Requirement Executive Officers Reside in Ada County Approveda


HJR 16 Law enforcement Provide for rights of crime victims Approveda


HJR 17 Admin of gov't Legislature to Provide for Optional Forms of County Government Approveda


Proposition 1 Admin of gov't Act Establishing State Policies Regarding Homosexuality Defeatedd


Proposition 2 Term Limits Initiative Establishing Term Limits Approveda


Illinois

See also: Illinois 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Grants criminal defendants the right to be confronted by witnesses Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Administration of government Changes legislative adjournment date from June 30 to May 31 Approveda


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State Budget Require cities, counties, and taxing districts to adopt a balanced budget prior to each fiscal year Approveda


Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 1994 ballot measures

October 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State Budget Creates a Permanent Trust Fund Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Louisiana Recreaction District Bonds Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Judicial reform Juvenile Tried as Adult Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Judicial Reform Fly. Ct. Jurisdiction Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Congressional Term Limits Term limits Limit the terms of Maine members of the U.S. Congress Approveda


LRSS Eight Bond Questions Bond issues $87.3 million in bond proposals $51 million approved; $36.3 million defeated

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Law Enforcement Victim's Rights Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Appeals Court Circuit Reform Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Judges Mandatory Retirement Defeatedd


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Campaign Finance Regulates spending on ballot question campaigns Defeatedd


VR Question 2 Administration of government Requires use of seat belts Approveda


VR Question 3 Education Eliminates one of the two ways in which students may authorize fees to be assessed on tuition bills at state-operated colleges and universities to support nonpartisan student organizations that attempt to influence state legislation Defeatedd


CISS Question 4 Term limits Sets term limits on which candidate names could be printed on ballots for specified state and federal public offices. Approveda


CISS Question 5 Business regulation Regarding the opening of retail stores on Sunday morning and certain holidays Approveda


CISS Question 6 Income Tax Requires Massachusetts income tax rates to be graduated, in order to distribute the burden of the tax fairly and equitably Defeatedd


CICA Question 7 Income Tax Changes the state personal income tax laws if a proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution requiring income tax rates to be graduated is approved at the 1994 state election. Defeatedd


CISS Question 8 Highway Tax Revenue Increases the portion of gasoline tax revenue that would be credited to the state Highway Fund Approveda


CISS Question 9 Business Regulation Prohibits rent control Approveda


Michigan

See also: Michigan 1994 ballot measures

March 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Taxes Increase sales and use tax rates from 4% to 6%, limit annual property tax increase Approveda


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Proposal A Constitutional convention Call for constitutional convention Defeatedd


LRCA Proposal B Judicial reform To limit criminal appeals Approveda


VR Proposal C Admin of gov't Reduce auto insurance rates Defeatedd


LRCA Proposal P Admin of gov't Rstablish a Michigan state parks endowment fund Approveda


Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Permit off-track wagering on horse racing in a manner prescribed by law. Defeatedd


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1994 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 3 Gambling Allows games of chance on riverboat casinos Defeatedd


August 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 4 Bond issues Authorizes $250 million building bonds Approveda


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of Gov't Allows alternative forms of county government Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Require DNR to reimbursement for lost property tax revenue on lands used for parks Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of Gov't Create the "Citizen's Commission" to set salaries for elected officials Approveda


CICA Amendment 6 Gambling Allows gambling on a riverboat Approveda


CICA Amendment 7 Taxes Limits the amount of increased revenue the state can generate by increases taxes and fees Defeatedd


CISS Proposition A Elections and campaigns Establishes campaign finance regulations Approveda


Montana

See also: Montana 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-25 Pension Provides protection of Public Pension Funds and Beneficiaries Approveda


LRCA C-26 Admin of Gov't Create Uniform time limit on Gubernatorial Action on Legislative Bills Approveda


LRCA C-27 Taxes Puts 4% limit on State Sales Tax Approveda


LRCA C-28 Taxes Allows property taxes to be based on acquisition value and allows limits on annual increases in valuation of property. Defeatedd


CICA CI-66 Taxes Requires voter approval of new taxes or tax increases and local and state level. Defeatedd


CICA CI-67 Taxes Requires 2/3 vote in gov't to create new taxes, increase taxes or fees, or increase spending Defeatedd


CISS I-118 Elections and campaigns Revises campaign finance laws Approveda


VR IR-112 Taxes Approve (yes) or Repeal (No) HB671 - Revision of state income tax laws Defeatedd


Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 408 Term limits Set limits on terms of certain elected state and U.S. congressional officials Approveda


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1994 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Extends the jurisdiction of the Commission on Judicial Discipline Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Legislature Abolishes closed door sessions of the senate and require open meetings for legislative committees Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Allows an increase in the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and District Court Judges during terms of office Defeatedd


LRSS Question 4 Taxes Provides exemptions to the Sales and Use Tax of 1955 relating to horses Defeatedd


LRCA Question 5 Gov't Finance Allows the state to enter into installment or lease purchase agreements Defeatedd


LRCA Question 6 Taxes Authorizes a reduction in property tax on businesses that relocate hazardous operations to designated sites Defeatedd


LRSS Question 7 Taxes Provides exemptions to the Sales and Use Tax of 1955 on tangible personal property sold by certain governmental bodies and organizations Defeatedd


CICA Question 8 Term Limits Places term limits on members of Congress Approveda


CICA Question 9 Term Limits Places term limits on state and local elected officials Approveda


CICA Question 10 Elections Defines and limits campaign contributions Approveda


CICA Question 11 Taxes Requires a 2/3 vote in the legislature or a majority vote by referendum for any tax increase. Approveda


New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Public Question 1

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1994 ballot measures

June 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finances Provides that funds may be expended from the permanent coal trust fund for clean coal demonstration projects Approveda


LRSS Measure 2 Transportation Makes mandatory the use of safety belts Approveda


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finances Requires equal portions of oil extraction tax revenues to be deposited in common schools trust fund and foundation aid stabilization fund Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Education Provides for gubernatorial appointment of a student member to the State Board of Higher Education Approveda


CISS Measure 3 Gov't Acc Provides that cities vote every four years whether to publish the minutes of their meetings Approveda


CISS Measure 4 Transportation Repeal of North Dakota's mandatory seat belt law Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1994 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Death Penalty Changes the procedure for appeals of cases in which the death penalty is imposed Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Law Enforcement Provides victims of criminal offenses constitutional rights Approveda


LRCA Issue 3 Education Increases opportunities for state residents for higher education Approveda


CICA Issue 4 Taxes Prohibits wholesale tax on soft drinks Approveda


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative 358 Gambling Creates a state lottery by creating the Oklahoma Lottery Authority. Defeatedd


CICA Question 662 Term limits Sets term limits for United States Congressmen from Oklahoma Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1994 ballot measures

May 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Allows future vehicle fuel revenues to be allocated towards dedicated purposes Defeatedd


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 3 Elections Changes the deadline for filing candidacy for elective official vacancies before the general election Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Legislature Creates a vacancy whenever a legislator is convicted of a felony and makes the convicted legislator ineligible for legislative office Approveda


CICA Measure 5 Taxes Bars new or increased taxes, certain fees and certain charges without prior voter approval Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Elections Permits candidates to only use contributions from district residents and required violators to forfeit candidacy or office Approveda


CICA Measure 7 Civil rights Forbids government from denying equal protection of law due to race, color, religion, gender, age or national origin Defeatedd


CICA Measure 8 Pension Requires public employees to pay six percent of their salaries toward their pensions Approveda


CISS Measure 9 Elections Limits contributions by individuals, certain groups and PACs to candidates and adopts spending limits for some elections Approveda


CICA Measure 10 Legislature Requires a two-thirds vote in both legislature houses to reduce a criminal sentence previously approved by voters Approveda


CISS Measure 11 Law Enforcement Sets mandatory sentences for listed felonies and bars early release, leave or reduced sentences Approveda


CISS Measure 12 Public Works Repeals requirements that contractors pay workers on all public works the prevailing wage rate Defeatedd


CICA Measure 13 LGBT Prohibits governments from creating classifications based on homosexuality or spending public funds on things that express approval of homosexuality Defeatedd


CICA Measure 14 Resources Adds operating and reclamation requirements, bans certain practices, imposes fees and ends tax credits for chemical process mining firms Defeatedd


CICA Measure 15 Education Requires a minimum state funding of schools and community colleges based on funds available from listed sources in the 1993-1995 biennium Defeatedd


CISS Measure 16 Assisted Death Allows terminally ill adult patients to make the choice to obtain physician’s prescription for drugs to end life Approveda


CICA Measure 17 Labor Requires state prison inmates to work forty hours per week and allows both the public and private sectors to utilize inmate labor Approveda


CISS Measure 18 Hunt & Fish Bans using bait to hunt black bears or utilizing dogs to hunt black bears or cougars Approveda


CICA Measure 19 Obscenity Excepts laws against obscenity and child pornography from freedom of speech protections Defeatedd


CICA Measure 20 Taxes Instates an “equal tax” on the transfer of property, goods and services Defeatedd


South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Taxation Amendment Taxes An amendment to section 9 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the taxation of leased school and public lands. Approveda
LRCA Change the Voting Age Amendment Elections An amendment to section 2 of Article VII of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the minimum age to vote. Defeatedd


LRCA Educational Funds Amendment Gov't Finances An amendment to section 11 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the investment of permanent educational funds Defeatedd


LRCA Lower the Age to Run for Office Legislatures An amendment to section 3 of Article III of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the qualifications for legislative office. Defeatedd


LRCA Change the Lottery System Gambling An amendment to section 25 of Article III of the Constitution of the state of South Dakota, relating to the state lottery and video games of chance. Approveda
CICA Property Tax Reform Taxes Property tax reform. Defeatedd


CICA Referral to Require Seat Belts Transportation An Act to require the use of safety belt systems in passenger vehicles. Approveda

Utah

See also: Utah 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A Term limits Term limits on elected officials at the local, state, and congressional levels Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 1 Law enforcement Rights of crime victims Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Education Changes to public school funding Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Education Non-sectarian study of religion Defeatedd


Vermont

See also: Vermont 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 7 Law enforcement Bail limited for certain crimes. Approveda


LRCA Proposal 11 Judicial reform Revise State Constitution with gender-inclusive language. Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1994 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 607 Business Allows the manufacturing and selling of dentures by non-dentists Approveda


LRSS Referendum T43 Law enforcement Allocates taxes on sales of cigarettes, liquor, and pop syrup to violence reduction and drug enforcement programs Approveda


Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 1994 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Local Option Gambling Gambling Permit local option gambling Defeatedd


CISS Invest In Wyoming Admin of gov't Investment of state funds Defeatedd


CISS Abortion Restriction Abortion Some restrictions on abortion Defeatedd


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