2002 ballot measures

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2003
2001

223 statewide ballot measures were on statewide ballots in 2002.

Alabama

See also: Alabama 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin. of gov't Changes to constitution shall become effective only if ratified by a majority of the qualified electors Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 State budget Establish the General Fund Rainy Day Account Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Business regulation Promotion of the production, marketing, use, and sale of sheep and goats Approveda

Alaska

See also: Alaska 2002 ballot measures

August 27:
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Measure 1 Elections Enacts preferential voting for state and federal elections, except governor Defeatedd

November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
Alaska BP Bonding Proposition A Bond issues General obligation of the state the payment of interest on revenue bonds. Approveda
Alaska BP Bonding Proposition B Bond issues Issuance of state transportation revenue bonds in amount of $102,805,000 Approveda
Alaska BP Bonding Proposition C Bond issues Issuance of obligation bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of design Approveda
ABR Measure 1 Convention Having a statewide constitutional convention Defeatedd
IndISS Measure 2 State legislature Move all sessions of the state legislature to the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough Defeatedd
IndISS Measure 3 Natural resources Create the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority as a public corporation of the State Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Public finance Cities and townships allowed to include debt for construction, improvement or acquisition of streets Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 101 Public finance Government allowed to exchange state trust land for public land Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 102 Taxes Owners with income exceeding $32,700 should not be eligible for the property valuation option Approveda
LRCA Proposition 103 Law enforcement Judges allowed to refuse bail for certain crimes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 104 Public finance Proceeds from sale of state lands can go to schools Approveda
CISS Proposition 200 Gambling Governor to negotiate tribal gaming compacts with Native American tribes in the state Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 201 Gambling Increased government regulation of tribal gaming Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 202 Gambling Agreements between Arizona tribes and the State to allow for the continuation of gaming on tribal lands Approveda
CISS Proposition 203 Marijuana Allow medical use of marijuana Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 300 Public finance How reveneue from state trust lands is to be divided Approveda
LRSS Proposition 301 Gambling Continuation of the state's lottery commission Approveda
LRSS Proposition 302 Marijuana Rules governing probation for drug-related crimes Approveda
LRSS Proposition 303 Taxes Increased taxes on cigarettes Approveda
CR Proposition 304 Legislative salaries Increase the salary of members of the Arizona State Legislature Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Election reform Amend the Arkansas Constitution to assure the secrecy of every vote Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin. of gov't Allows the Governor to retain his/her powers when he/she is out of the state Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 3 Tax limitation Abolishing and prohibiting taxation on food and medicine Defeatedd
CISS Initiated Act 1 Animal rights Amends current law to create an act of aggravated animal cruelty a Class D Felony Defeatedd

California

See also: California 2002 ballot propositions

March 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 40 Bonds $2.6 billion in bonds for water, air, parks, coastal protection Approveda
LBM Proposition 41 Bonds $200 million in bonds for voting modernization Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Transportation Allocate sales tax revenues to transportation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 43 Elections Right to have vote counted Approveda
LRSS Proposition 44 Healthcare Unprofessional conduct of chiropractors Approveda
CICA Proposition 45 Term limits Extend term limits by local option Defeatedd

November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 46 Bonds $2.1 billion in bonds for housing and emergency shelter Approveda
LBM Proposition 47 Bonds $13.05 billion in bonds for kindergarten-university facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 48 Judiciary Court consolidation Approveda
CISS Proposition 49 Education State grants Approveda
CISS Proposition 50 Bonds $3.4 billion in bonds for water projects Approveda
CISS Proposition 51 Transportation Regulates distribution of motor vehicle sales tax Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 52 Elections Election day voter registration, fraud penalties Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 27 Elections Reduces the contribution amount to candidates and various political organizations Approveda
CISS Initiative 28 Elections Requires most elections held be conducted by mail ballot Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 29 Elections Eliminates the role of caucus & assembly meetings for selecting candidates, primary ballot Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 30 Elections Allows eligible Colorado citizens to register to vote and to cast a ballot on election day for all elections Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 31 English Requires that all public school students be taught in English Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum A Term limits Eliminates term limits for elected district attorneys Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum B Local Gov't Allows local governments to jointly own health care services or facilities with private companies or individuals Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum C Elections Permits the legislature to establish qualifications for the office of county coroner Approveda
LRCA Referendum D Constitutions Removes expired provisions for events that have already occurred; strikes an obsolete information Approveda
LRSS Referendum E Admin of Gov't Designates March 31st as "Cesar Chavez Day" Defeatedd

Florida

See also: Florida 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Death penalty Provides for the continuation of the death penalty Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Economic impact statement of initiated constitutional amendments must be provided Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Authorizes amendments or revisions to the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter, as approved by voters Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't accountability Exemptions from public access requirements, if 2/3rds of legislature approves Approveda
CICA Amendment 6 Tobacco Prohibit smoking in enclosed workplaces Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Tax exemptions for elderly home additions Approveda
CICA Amendment 8 Education All four year-olds in Florida be offered pre-kindergarten instruction Approveda
CICA Amendment 9 Education Require legislature to pay costs to ensure reduction of class size Approveda
CICA Amendment 10 Animal rights Limit confinement of pigs during pregnancy Approveda
CICA Amendment 11 Admin of gov't Establish a local board of trustees to administer each state university Approveda

Georgia

See also: Georgia 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin. of gov't Certain officeholders or candidates who are defaulters for federal state ineligible to hold public office Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Property tax Provide that qualified low-income building projects may be classified as a separate class of property Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Tax reform Counties and municipalities may establish community redevelopment tax incentive programs Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Tax reform General Assembly may provide by general law for the separate classification and taxation of properties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Tax reform Commercial dockside facilities consisting of real property may be classified as separate class for ad valorem Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Animal rights Dog and cat reproductive sterilization support program to control dog and cat overpopulation Approveda
LRSS Referendum A Tax reform Changes the statewide $10,000 homestead exemption from all school district ad valorem Approveda
LRSS Referendum B Weflare Exemption from certain ad valorem taxation for the surviving spouses of military personnel Approveda
LRSS Referendum C Tax reform Grants an exemption from ad valorem taxation on certain historic property Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum D Tax reform Grants an exemption from ad valorem taxation on commercial fishing vessels Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum E Tax reform Increases the total value of exemption of ad valorem taxes on certain property Approveda

Hawaii

See also: Hawaii 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Admin. of gov't Candidate for legislature must be a qualified voter of district before filing nomination papers Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Bond issues Allow the State to issue SPRBs and use proceeds assist not-for-profit private schools Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Law enforcement Allow a third method of initiating a felony prosecution Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS INIT 1 Gambling Provides for amendment of the State-Tribal Gaming Compact Approveda
VR INIT 2 Term limits Enacts ballot access restrictions that impose term limits Approveda


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judicial reform Allow the Supreme Court to designate a division of circuit court as a family court Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Business regulation Permitting the General Assembly to provide by general law for regulation of corporations. Approveda

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin. of gov't Change general legislative sessions from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Retain the current limitation on individual income tax rates Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin. of gov't Establish procedures determining projected deficits and budget adjustments related to deficit avoidance Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Law enforcement Legislature provide by general law for the removal of any state or local public employee Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes State Board of Commerce and Industry to contract with developers of retirement communities Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 State budgets Governor's recommended budget estimate to include amounts sufficient to fund state supplemental pay Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Welfare Special assessment level for certain persons aged sixty-five or older shall not be required to reapply annually Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Education Authorize the institutions of higher education or their management boards to invest in stocks Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Admin. of gov't Investment in stocks of up to thirty-five percent of the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 10 Environment Legislature by law to establish and implement programs to assist farmers Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 11 Taxes Exempt from ad valorem taxation drilling rigs used exclusively for the exploration and development Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 12 Admin. of gov't Provide that the qualifications for office of coroner in Livingston Parish may be established by law Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 2002 ballot measures

June 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Education Issues $28.5 million in bonds to capitalize the School Revolving Renovation Fund; install sprinkler systems; provide a center for homeless teenagers Approveda
BI Question 2 Bond Issues Issues $34.97 million in bonds to stimulate job growth, renovate buildings, defend against terrorism and promote tourism Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Prisons Issues $25 million in bonds to fund a new correctional facility and to make improvements existing facility Defeatedd
BI Question 2 Environment Issues $24.1 million in bonds for multiple environmental, water and public health projects Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Gov't Finances Allows the state to issue short-term debt in limited amounts to be repaid by federal funds Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Expands the powers of District Court commissioners Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Legislature Adopts emergency laws for creating or abolishing any office Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Eminent Domain Authorizes the use of Licensed and Certified Real Estate Appraisers Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Tax reform No income or other gain realized would be subject to the state personal income tax Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 English All public school children must be taught English Approveda
Advisory Question 3 Elections and campaigns Taxpayer money being used to fund political campaigns for public office Defeatedd

Michigan

See also: Michigan 2002 ballot measures

August 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Admin of gov't Amend the State Officer Compensation Commission Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Admin of gov't State Parks, Local Parks and Outdoor Recreation Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposal 1 Elections An Act to Amend Certain Sections of Michigan Election Law Defeatedd
LRSS Proposal 2 Bonds Bonds for Sewage Treatment Works, Storm Water and Water Pollution Projects Approveda
CICA Proposal 3 Labor and unions Grant State Classified Employees the Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining with Binding Arbitration Defeatedd
CICA Proposal 4 Tobacco A Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Reallocate the "Tobacco Settlement Revenue" Received by the State from Cigarette Manufacturers Defeatedd

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Term limits Increases the terms of office of circuit and chancery court judges Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 2002 ballot measures

August 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition A Taxes Establishes a fee of up to fifty cents per month on wireless phones for enhanced 911 service Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition B Taxes Imposes additional sales and use taxes of one-half cent on the dollar Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Allows citizens of the City of St. Louis to amend or revise their present charter Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Labor Permits specified firefighters and ambulance personnel to organize and bargain collectively in good faith Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Term limits Excludes service of less than one-half of a legislative term Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Bonds Authorizes joint projects, bonded indebtedness by joint boards or commissions Approveda
ABR Constitutional Convention ConCon Calls for a Constitutional convention Defeatedd
CISS Proposition A Tobacco Imposes an additional tax of 2.75 cents per cigarette Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-36 Gov't Finances Allows for the investment of assets of a local government group self-insurance plan in private corporate capital stock. Defeatedd
LRCA C-37 Direct democracy Changes the signature gathering requirements for placing a constitutional amendment on the ballot. Approveda
LRCA C-38 Direct democracy Changes the signature gathering requirements for placing a statutory initiative on the ballot. Approveda
LRCA C-39 Gov't Finances Allows pension fund and state compensation insurance fund investments in private corporate capital stock. Defeatedd
CISS I-145 Utilities Creates an elected public power commission to determine whether purchasing hydroelectric dams is in the public interest Defeatedd
CISS I-146 Tobacco Dedicates funds from the tobacco settlement funds for statewide tobacco-use prevention programs Approveda
VR IR-117 Utilities Approves (yes) or Rejects (no) HB 474, relating to electrical energy Defeatedd

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Eliminate language requirements for private, denominational and parochial schools Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin. of gov't Permit the Legislature to authorize counties to finance real and personal property Defeatedd

Nevada

See also: Nevada 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Bond Issues Authorizes the state to issue general obligation bonds in order to preserve water quality Approveda
CICA Question 2 Marriage Amends the Constitution to recognize marriage as a union only between a man and a woman Approveda
LRSS Question 3 Taxes Exempts from taxes gross receipts from the sale and storage, use or other consumption of farm equipment Defeatedd
LRSS Question 4 Taxes Exempts from taxes the sale of furnishing as well as sale or storage of engine parts for professional racing vehicles Defeatedd
LRCA Question 5 Property rights Amends the constitution to repeal the constitutional rule against perpetuities Defeatedd
LRCA Question 6 Judicial Reform Revises the term of office of a Supreme Court justice or district court judge who is appointed to fill a vacancy Defeatedd
LRCA Question 7 State Budgets Allows an exemption from the state debt limit for state contracts necessary for the improvement of public schools Defeatedd
LRCA Question 8 Taxes Authorizes the Legislature to provide by law for the reduction in property taxes on a single-family residence Approveda
CICA Question 9 Marijuana Allows the use and possession of three ounces or less of marijuana by persons 21 years or older Defeatedd

New Hampshire

See also: New Hampshire 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Relating to the rule-making authority of the Supreme Court. Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 ConCon Shall a constitutional convention be called? Defeatedd

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Property Taxes Increase $2,000 property tax exemption for honorably discharged veterans. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Establish 18 years, rather than 21 years, as the age of eligibility to vote. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Judicial reform Decrease the number of judicial districts in the state from 13 to 8. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Property Rights Aliens who are not eligible to become citizens allowed to acquire real property Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Property Tax Property tax exemption for certain veterans. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't State and local governments allowed to provide land, buildings or infrastructure to create affordable housing. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Admin of gov't Last Friday in March designated as a legal holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Admin of gov't Eligibility requirements for the Vietnam veterans' scholarship program. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Admin of gov't Name of state highway commission changed to state transportation commission. Approveda
BI Bond A Bond issue Capital expenditures for senior citizen facility improvements and acquisitions projects. Approveda
BI Bond B Bond issue Bonds for state public educational capital improvements and acquisitions Approveda
BI Bond C Bond issue $16,080,000 bond issue for public school, higher education and public library acquisitions. Approveda
BI Bond D Bond issue $6,592,000 bond issue for state facilities and equipment. Defeatedd
BI Bond E Bond issue $13,103,000 bond issue for water projects Approveda

North Carolina

See also: North Carolina 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin. of gov't Provide that properties may be accepted into the Preserve through the enactment of a bill alone Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 2002 ballot measures

June 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Measure 1 Elections Provides for the election of a county elective officer, other than the sheriff Approveda
LRSS Referred Measure 2 Banking Changes the definitions of “customer” of a financial institution and “customer information” to be similar to that provided in federal law Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Measure 1 Taxes Eliminates constitutional status of property tax exemption of land held for conservation or wildlife purposes Approveda
CICA Initiated Constitutional Measure 2 Lottery Authorizes the state to join a multi-state lottery for the benefit of the state Approveda
CISS Initiated Statutory Measure 3 Education Creates a college loan reimbursement program for young working residents Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Marijuana Allows for drug treatment in lieu of incarceration for nonviolent, drug possession-related crimes Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS State Question 687 Animals Makes cockfighting illegal Approveda
LRCA State Question 693 Bonds Allows local governments to issue bonds for economic or community development Approveda
LRCA State Question 696 Taxes Exempts up to 100 square feet of a storm shelter from property tax Approveda
LRCA State Question 697 Taxes Allows some county property taxes to be used for economic development Approveda
LRCA State Question 698 Direct democracy Changes the number of legal voters needed to propose a constitutional amendment Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 701 Tobacco Changes the expenditures of the tobacco trust fund Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 702 Taxes Allows the state legislature to pass laws permitting abatement of taxes Approveda
LRCA State Question 703 Business reg Limits liability on information technology contracts Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 704 Education Allows the building funds to be used for payment of certain costs Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 2002 ballot measures

May 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 10 Education Allows private companies to invest in the public and academic development of technology Approveda
LRCA Measure 11 Bond issues Authorizes bonds to help finance the Oregon Health & Science University and other capital expenses Approveda
LRCA Measure 13 Gov't Finance Authorizes the state to utilize principle from the education fund and transfers $220 million from such fund to the school fund Defeatedd

September 17

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 19 Gov't Finance Converts the education endowment fund into a stability fund, specifies conditions for utilizing the fund and transfers $150 million from stability fund to State School Fund Approveda
LRSS Measure 20 Taxes Increases the cigarette tax and allocates revenues from such tax to the Oregon Health Plan Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 14 Constitutions Removes historical racial references from the constitution Approveda
LRCA Measure 15 Bond issues Authorizes bonds for seismic rehabilitation of public education buildings Approveda
LRCA Measure 16 Bond issues Authorizes bonds for seismic rehabilitation of emergency services buildings Approveda
LRCA Measure 17 Legislature Reduces the minimum age requirement to serve as a state legislator from 21 years to 18 years of age Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 18 Taxes Allows taxing districts to establish permanent property tax rate limits and to divide into tax zones Defeatedd
CICA Measure 21 Judiciary Requires judicial vacancies to be filled by elections at the closest May or November election Defeatedd
CICA Measure 22 Judiciary Creates judicial districts based on population and required the Oregon Supreme Court and Oregon Court of Appeals judges to be elected from those districts Defeatedd
CISS Measure 23 Health Care Creates a health care finance plan for medical necessary services and funds the plan through an additional income tax and payroll tax Defeatedd
CISS Measure 24 Health Care Permits dentist-denturist joint cooperative business ventures and allows licensed denturists to install partial dentures to replace missing teeth Approveda
CISS Measure 25 Min Wage Raises minimum wage from $6.50 to $6.90 in 2003 Approveda
CICA Measure 26 Labor Deems unlawful the payment of canvassers by the number of signatures collected for initiative and referendum petitions Approveda
CISS Measure 27 Food & Agri Requires the labeling of foods derived or processed using genetically-engineered materials with label prepared by the Oregon Department of Agriculture Defeatedd

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Ballot Question Bond issues Program that utilizes capital to enhance the delivery of volunteer emergency services. Approveda

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Question 1 Bond issues Provide funds for the State support of the construction of the new State Municipal Fire Academy. Approveda
LBM Question 2 Bond issues Authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes. Approveda
LBM Question 3 Bond issues Provide funds to the Department of Transportation to match available federal funds. Approveda
LBM Question 4 Bond issues Provide funds to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for road and utility infrastructure. Defeatedd
AQ Question 5 Admin. of gov't Provide for separate and co-equal legislative, executive and judicial branches of State government. Approveda

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment Question 1 Admin. of gov't Relating to benefits and funding of public employee pension plans. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment Question 2 Administration of government Relating to restrictions on pledging the credit. Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 2002 ballot measures

June 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Business reg Prohibits certain corporations and other limited liability business entities from farming Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Law enforcement Guarantees certain rights to a person accused of a crime Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment B Legislature Adopts a new plan for establishing legislative districts Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment C State exec Extends the time allowed for the governor's review of legislation passed by the legislature. Approveda
CISS Initiative 1 Marijuana Allows certain activities with industrial hemp. Defeatedd

Tennessee

See also: Tennessee 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Net proceeds of the lottery's revenues are allocated to provide financial assistance. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 State judiciary Prescribe the maximum fine that, absent waiver, may be assessed without a jury Approveda

Texas

See also: Texas 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment Admin. of gov't County to declare the office of constable dormant if office vacant for seven years. Approveda

Utah

See also: Utah 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State and local government budgets, spending and finance Set rules for use of state school fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Administration of government Sets rules for changing boundaries of counties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Administration of government Minor changes to state constitution's taxation articles Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Government accountability Requires public notice prior to special legislative sessions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 State and local government budgets, spending and finance Sets rules for municipal debt loads Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Property tax exemption Approveda
CISS Initiative 1 Environment Stricter regulations for radioactive waste disposal Defeatedd

Vermont

See also: Vermont 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Amendment Judicial reform General Assembly to prescribe by law the retirement age for justices of the Supreme Court. Approveda

Virginia

See also: Virginia 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Concerns persons convicted of a felony but later prove "actual innocence" because of new scientific evidence Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes All property shall be taxed and provides how property may be exempted from taxes. Approveda
BI Bond Question 1 Bonds Sell bonds to raise funds to pay for capital projects at state-supported colleges Approveda
BI Bond Question 2 Bonds Allow the Commonwealth to sell bonds to raise funds to pay for capital projects at state-supported parks Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 2002 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 776 Transportation Requires license tab fees to be $30 per year for motor vehicles Approveda
ITP Initiative 790 Labor Places the management of police and firemen's retirement system in a board of trustees Approveda
VR Referendum 53 Welfare Establishes new employer rate classes, increases some taxable wage bases, and imposes surcharges under certain circumstances Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 51 Transportation Increases fuel excise taxes, sales tax on vehicles and weight fees on large vehicles Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4220 Taxes Restricts the number of years excess levies by fire protection districts can be made Approveda

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Economic Development Amendment Admin of gov't "Authorize municipalities to use economic development tools" Approveda
LRCA Excess Levies Amendment Admin of gov't Authorizes municipal governments to pass excess levies for up to five years Approveda

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 2002 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Legislature A majority of members of each house of the Wyoming State Legislature can call a special session Approveda
LRCA Amendment B Elections The legislative leaders of each house can call a special session to resolve disputes about presidential electors. Approveda
LRCA Amendment C Budget Limits the governor's partial veto authority (line item veto authority) to apply only to general appropriations bills. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment D Constitution Amendments to Wyoming Constitution proposed by Wyoming Legislature require no gubernatorial consideration Defeatedd

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