1995 ballot measures

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1996
1994

Fifty-six statewide ballot questions were on the ballot in 1995 in eleven states.

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1995 ballot measures

Novebmer 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum A Gov't Finances Authorizes state gov't to incur financial obligations to build prisons Defeatedd

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 1995 ballot measures

October 21:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Abolish forced heirship, with exceptions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Term Limits Term limit of three terms for members of the Louisiana State Legislature Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Judicial Reform Legislature to limit liability in lawsuits against state and local governments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Increase mandatory age of retirement for judges from 70 to 75 Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 State Budgets Create separate state budgets Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't Require 2/3 vote of legislature to increase or enact fees Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Limit number of times tax proposals can be submitted Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Hunting Authorize legislature to enact laws about hunting and fishing Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Natural Resources Mineral rights on reclaimed land Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 State Spending Prohibit Use of Min. Rev. Aud. & Stle. Fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 State Spending Create oilfield site restoration fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 State Spending Create oil spill contingency fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 13 Veterans Veterans eligible for points preference re: civil service Approveda
LRCA Amendment 14 Admin of gov't Number of times an owner can redeem property in New Orleans Approveda
LRCA Amendment 15 Property Rights Authorize New Orleans to donate abandoned property Approveda

November 19:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Jury instructions regarding governor's power to grant reprieve Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1995 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Civil Rights Prevents legislature from adding additional protected classes under state's anti-discrimination laws Defeatedd
BI Question 2 Transportation Issues $58.9 million in bonds for improvements to highways, state and local bridges, airports and cargo ports Approveda
BI Question 3 Utilities Issues $15 million in bonds to fund local telecommunications infrastructure and classroom technology equipment Approveda
BI Question 4 Housing Issues $4 million in bonds to provide housing for people with mental illness Approveda
BI Question 5 Water Issues $14 million in bond to protect drinking water resources by capping solid waste landfill and removing of underground storage tank Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Pension Requires sound funding of the Maine State Retirement System Approveda
LRCA Question 7 State Exec Gives governor line-item veto power on budgetary issues Approveda
LRSS Question 8 Transportation Requires all persons four and older to wear safety belts in vehicles Approveda

Mississippi

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Measure 4 Term limits Limits elected officials from Mississippi to serving two or three consecutive terms, depending on the office Defeatedd

Missouri

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April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of Gov't Repeals prohibitions against special laws that pertain to less than all counties Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Redistricting Establish a bipartisan New Jersey Redistricting Commission Approveda
LRCA Public Question 2 Taxes Earmark an increased portion of car gas taxes for the Transportation Trust Fund Approveda
LRCA Public Question 3 Budgets Rules governing the mandates the state government imposes on school districts and municipalities Approveda
BI Public Question 4 Bonds $340 million in bonds for purchasing and improving land for conservation Approveda

Ohio

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November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State Exec Requires the Governor to follow regulations set by law when granting commutations to criminals Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Bonds Authorizes bonds for public infrastructure improvements Approveda

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1995 ballot measures

May 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 21 Education Allocates state lottery revenues for financing education Approveda
LRCA Measure 22 Legislature Requires all legislators, appointees or candidates for the legislature to live in the district they represent or are seeking to represent Approveda

Texas

See also: Texas 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds $300 million in bonds for education Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Exempt certain charitable organizations from property taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Expand existing bond authority of farm and ranch finance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Encumbrance fixed on homestead property for an owelty of partition Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Raise amount of bonds available for veterans' housing to $500 million Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Exempt homestead of surviving spouse from ad valorem taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Reduce amount of bonds available for the superconducting supercollider Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Abolish office of constable in Mills, Reagan and Roberts counties Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Budget Allow money from the Texas Growth Fund to be invested in a business Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Abolish office of state treasurer Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Allow open-space land for wildlife to qualify for tax appraisal Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Exempt certain personal property and mineral interests from taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Exempt boats and other equipment from ad valorem taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Raise limits of exemption of property owned by disabled veterans Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1995 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 640 Hunting Rewrites fishing regulations to ensure certain survival rates for non-targeted species Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 651 Gambling Allows unrestricted gambling on tribal lands in the state Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 45 Admin of Gov't Extends the fish and wildlife commission's responsibilities to include the regulation of shellfish and food fish, the negotiation of interstate agreements, and the appointment of the commission's director Approveda
VR Referendum 48 Property Extends the government's responsibilities to improve property values caused by regulations Defeatedd
LRCA Sub. SJR 8210 Judiciary Reduces the number of judges on the Supreme Court and provides for the election of the Chief Justice by the Supreme Court. Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1995 ballot measures

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Allows the state to operate lottery games with proceeds dedicated to athletic facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Constitution Removes masculine gender pronouns from the Wisconsin Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Allows judges to assume nonjudicial public office after vacating their judicial seat Defeatedd