2005 ballot measures

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Forty-five statewide ballot measures were on the 2005 ballot in twelve states.


See also: California 2005 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 73 Abortion Parental notification Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 74 Education Dismissing teachers Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 75 Paycheck protection Employee consent for union withholding Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 76 Spending caps Lid on school funding Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 77 Redistricting Rules governing state legislative redistricting Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 78 Healthcare Discounts on prescription drugs Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 79 Healthcare Discounts on prescription drugs Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 80 Business regulation Regulate electric service providers Defeatedd


See also: Colorado 2005 ballot measures

November 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum C Budgets Permits state to exceed TABOR limits for five years Approveda

BI Referendum D Bonds Permits state to borrow up to $2.072 billion with a maximum repayment of $3.225 billion. Defeatedd


See also: Kansas 2005 ballot measures

April 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Marriage Amendment Marriage Amend Kansas Constitution to define marriage as one man/one woman Approveda


See also: Maine 2005 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Civil rights Voters could reject a new state law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation Approveda

LRSS Question 2 Bonds $33.1 million for transportation Approveda

LRSS Question 3 Bonds $8.9 million for irrigation, public water systems, veterinary school at University of Maine Approveda

LRSS Question 4 Bonds $20 million for economic growth and job creation Approveda

LRSS Question 5 Bonds $12 million for land conservation, wildlife, waterfront Approveda

LRSS Question 6 Bonds $9 million for building renovation for public Maine Colleges Defeatedd

LRCA Question 7 Natural resources Permit state legislature to authorize waterfront land for use of commercial fishing Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 2005 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Admin of gov't Establish the office of Lieutenant Governor Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Taxes Re-allocate tax revenues Approveda

New York

See also: New York 2005 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 State budget Proposed changing the process for enactment of the state budget Defeatedd

LRCA Proposal 2 Bond issue Called for a bond for the state's transportation systems, facilities and equipment Approveda


See also: Ohio 2005 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes $1.35 billion in bonds for economic developmen Approveda

CICA Issue 2 Elections Provides all electors the choice to vote by absentee ballot in all elections Defeatedd

CICA Issue 3 Elections Revises limits on political contributions and public disclosure requirements Defeatedd

CICA Issue 4 Redistricting Creates a state redistricting commission with responsibility for creating legislative districts Defeatedd

CICA Issue 5 Admin of gov't Creates an appointed board to administer elections Defeatedd


See also: Oklahoma 2005 ballot measures

September 13
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question No. 723 Transportation Tax increase for road construction Defeatedd


See also: Texas 2005 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Transportation Create a Texas rail relocation and improvement fund in the state treasury Approveda

LRCA Proposition 2 Marriage Provide that marriage in Texas is solely the union of a man and woman Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Local economic development program loans or grants do not constitute or create debt Approveda

LRCA Proposition 4 Judiciary District judges authorized to deny reinstatement of bail or new bail to person accused of felony Approveda

LRCA Proposition 5 Regulation Legislature authorized to exempt commercial loans from state usury laws Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 6 Judiciary Increase size of State Commission on Judicial Conduct from eleven to thirteen Approveda

LRCA Proposition 7 Regulation Reverse Mortgage Agreements Approveda

LRCA Proposition 8 Property Clear individual land titles by relinquishing and releasing all claims of state ownership interests Approveda

LRCA Proposition 9 Term limits Legislature authorized to provide staggered six-year terms for board members of regional mobility authorities Defeatedd


See also: Washington 2005 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 900 Gov't Acc Directs the state auditor to conduct performance audits of state and local governments Approveda

ITP Initiative 901 Smoking Bans Prohibits smoking in public places and in places of employment Approveda

ITP Initiative 912 Taxes Repeals motor vehicle fuel tax increases of 3 cents in 2005 and 2006, 2 cents in 2007, and 1.5 cents per gallon in 2008 Defeatedd

ITL Initiative 330 Tort Limits non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases to $350,000 and limits attorney fees Defeatedd

ITL Initiative 336 Tort Establishes a supplemental malpractice insurance program for liability exceeding private insurance Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 8207 Judiciary Replaces the phrase "district court judges" with the term "limited jurisdiction court judges," thus allowing a judge of any court of limited jurisdiction to be selected for a positions on the Commission on Judicial Conduct Approveda

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia 2005 ballot measures

June 25
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds to maintain the fiscal soundness of state pension systems Defeatedd


See also: Wisconsin 2005 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local Gov't Requires counties to elect various county officials to four-year terms Approveda

External links

Front cover of Washington State's 2005 Voter Guide

Voter Guides