Oklahoma Ballot Measures (1936-1940)

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The following measures were filed for placement on the Oklahoma ballot between 1936 and 1940[1]. Click on the "State Question #" to view the text of the measure or other details.

State Question # Type Initiativeor Referendum # Resolution or Bill # Citation Subject Disposition
202 Initiative 139 -- Section 13774 O.S. 1931 Prohibition Amendment Abandoned
203 Initiative 140 -- Amending Const. Municipal Corporations to issue revenue Certificates of Collateral Indebtedness Abandoned
204 Initiative 141 -- Amending Const. Rural Utility Districts Abandoned
205 Initiative 142 -- Amending Const. Rural Utility Districts Yes: 98216; No: 266893; Date: 11/8/1938
206 Referendum 64 -- Section 2193 O.S. 1931 Ordering a Special Committee Substitute for HB 410 Abandoned
207 Legislative 65 HJR 11 Const. Art 5, Sec. 61 Police Officers Pensions Yes: 390142; No: 232310; Date: 11/3/1936
208 Legislative 66 HJR 4 Const. Art. 10, Sec. 6 Homestead exemption from taxation Yes: 119612; No: 146229; Date: 9/24/1935
209 Legislative 67 HJR 6 Const. New Art. Old Age Pensions Yes: 119612; No: 146229; Date: 9/24/1935
210 Legislative 68 HJR 34 Const. Art. 6, Sec. 31 Relieving State Board Agriculture of duties and adding provisions for appointment of a Board of Regents Yes: 379405; No: 219996; Needed to carry: 383874; Date: 11/3/1936
211 Legislative 69 SJR 1 Const. Art. 6, Sec. 3 Women eligible to hold elective offices Yes: 114968; No: 154669; Date: 9/24/1935
212 Legislative 70 SJR 4 Const. Art. 6, Sec. 32 Abolish Commissioners of the Land Office Yes: 113737; No: 142664; Date: 9/24/1935
213 Initiative 143 -- Const. Art. 1 Sec. 7 Intoxicating Liquor Abandoned
214 Initiative 144 -- Const. Art. 23 Section s 12 & 13 Old Age Pensions and Security Yes: 204626; No: 78783; Supreme Court ruled amendment illegally submitted See Associated Industries of Oklahoma v. Oklahoma Tax Commission 55 P. (2d)79, 176 Okl. 120.; Date: 9/24/1935
215 Initiative 145 -- Const. New Art. 12-B Graduated Tax on Land for State Old Age Security Yes: 408559; No: 196711; Needed to carry: 423886; Date: 11/5/1940
216 Referendum 71 HB 410 Section 2193 Ok Statutes 1931 Vending Machines & Pin or Marble Machines Yes: 98360; No: 280284; Date: 11/8/1938
217 Initiative 146 -- New Law Store Licensing & Sales Tax Abandoned
218 Initiative 147 -- Repeal Const. Art 1 Sec. 7 Intoxicating Liquors Repeal Prohibition Abandoned
219 Initiative 148 -- New Law Defining Homestead for Ad valorem Tax Exemption Abandoned
220 Initiative 149 -- Appropriation bill Public Welfare Yes: 82462; No: 45079; Date: 12/17/1935
221 Initiative 150 -- Const. New Art. 23 Oklahoma Labor and Industrial Peace Act Abandoned
222 Initiative 151 -- Const. Amendment Repealing Prohibition Alcoholic Beverages Yes: 267285; No: 391083; Date: 11/3/1936
223 Initiative 152 -- Const. New Art. Social Security Amendment Abandoned
224 Initiative 153 -- Repealing Chapter 113 Ok Session Laws 1933 Motor Vehicles Abandoned
225 Initiative 154 -- Const. New Art 25 Old Age Pension & Creating Public Welfare Yes: 346950; No: 210888; Date: 7/7/1936
226 Initiative 155 -- Amending Art. 7, Sec. 2, 4 & Art 12, Sec. 1, 6 & 8 Codified under 47 O.S. Sec. 41, 46, 48, 56, 161, to 189 & 68 O.S. 1231 to 1248 Oklahoma Social Security Act Yes: 340438; No: 229542; Date: 7/7/1936
227 Initiative 156 -- Const. New Law Old Age Pension and Social Security Insufficient
228 Initiative 157 -- New Law Old Age Pension and Social Security Act Insufficient
229 Initiative 158 -- Const. Art. 5. Sec. 3 Initiative and Referendum Petitions Insufficient
230 Initiative 159 -- New law Conservation of water, soil and reclamation projects Yes: 223836; No: 290241; Date: 7/7/1936
231 Initiative 160 -- New law License for operation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores Abandoned
232 Initiative 161 -- New law License for operation, maintenance, opening or establishment of stores Abandoned
233 Initiative 162 -- Amending Ok Statutes Sec. 2618, 2626, & 2627 Intoxicating Liquors Abandoned
234 Initiative 163 -- Repealing SB 205 of 1937 Highway Revenue Bond Issues Abandoned
235 Referendum 72 -- Amending O.S. Sesson Laws 1933, Chapter 62, Sec. 2 and Ok Session Laws 1931 Sec. 5758 Run Off Primary Insufficient
236 Referendum 73 -- Ok Statutes 1931 Art. 11, Chapter 24, Subdivision G. Taxation of Oleomargarine Yes: 184619; No: 215799; Date: 11/8/1938
237 Referendum 74 -- Amending 11591, & 11592 OKStatutes 1931 State Oil Inspectors Abandoned
238 Referendum 75 -- Amending 11591, & 11592 OKStatutes 1931 State Oil Inspectors Yes: 99163; No: 259240; Date: 11/8/1938
239 Initiative 164 -- Const. Art. 1 Sec. 7 Repeal Prohibition Legalize Intoxicating Liquors Abandoned
240 Initiative 165 -- New Law License Fees on Motor Vehicles Abandoned
241 Initiative 166 -- Statutes Art. 7 Sec. 4625, 4646, 4652, 4656 Board of Medical Examiners Yes: 294346; No: 212701; Needed to carry: 423886; Date: 11/5/1940
242 Legislative 76 HJR 15 Const. Art 5 Sec. 62 State Institutions and school districts - benefits Yes: 183997; No: 218945; Date: 11/8/1938
243 Legislative 77 HJR 27 Const. Amendment Reducing size of legislature & fixing annual salary Yes: 92264; No: 256745
244 Initiative 167 -- New Law Pari-mutual Betting, Automatic Slot Machines, Marble Machines Abandoned
245 Initiative 168 -- New Law Pari-mutual Betting, Automatic Slot Machines and Marble Machines Abandoned
246 Initiative 169 -- New Law Homestead Tax Exemption Abandoned
247 Initiative 170 -- New Law Pari - Mutuel or Certificate System of Wagering; Licensing Automatic Slot Machines and Marble Machines Abandoned
248 Initiative 171 -- New Law Run Off Primary Abandoned
249 Initiative 172 -- Amending Const. Art. 25, Sec. 1 Old Age Assistance & Other Needy Persons Abandoned
250 Initiative 173 -- Amending SQ 226, Init. Pet. 155 Old Age Assistance & Other Needy Persons Abandoned
251 Initiative 174 -- Amending SQ 226, Init. Pet. 155 Old Age Assistance & Other Needy Persons Abandoned
252 Initiative 175 -- Amending SQ 226, Init. Pet. 155 Old Age Assistance & Other Needy Persons Abandoned
253 Initiative 176 -- Art. 7 Chapter 50, Ok Session Laws Sec. 3 , Chapter 126 Ok Session Laws 1933 and all laws or parts of laws in conflict Motor Vehicle Mileage Tax; Vehicle License and REgistraiton Tax; Sale and Consumption of Gasoline Yes: 355431; No: 198109; Needed to carry: 423886; Date: 11/5/1940
254 Initiative 177 -- Repealing Art. 25, adding new Art. Old Age Pension and Welfare Abandoned
255 Initiative 178 -- Const. Amending Art. 25 Relief and care of needy aged persons & other needy persons Abandoned
256 Initiative 179 -- Amending SQ 226, Int. Pet. 155 Old Age Assistance & Other Needy Persons Abandoned
257 Initiative 180 -- Const. Repealing Art. 10, Sec. 2 & 3 & Art. 5. Sec. 56; adding new Art. Oklahoma Budget Amendment Abandoned
258 Initiative 181 -- Repealing Art. 25 and adding new Art. Transaction Tax for Old Age Pensions Welfare Payments Abandoned
259 Initiative 182 -- New Statutory Law & repealing Art 6, Chapter 66 Ok Sesion Laws of 1935 Transaction Tax for Old Age Welfare Payments Abandoned
260 Initiative 183 -- Repealing Const. 25 and adding New Art. for Welfare Oklahoma Welfare Amendment of 1938 Abandoned
261 Initiative 184 -- New statutory law Oklahoma Transaction Tax Act of 1938 Abandoned
262 Initiative 185 -- New statutory law & Repealing Art. 6, chapter 66 session laws 1935 Oklahoma Welfare Act of 1938 Abandoned
263 Initiative 186 -- Chapters 153 & 204 Ok Session Laws of 1933 Repealing the Beer Bill Abandoned
264 Initiative 187 -- New statutory law Oklahoma Chain Store Act Abandoned
265 Initiative 188 -- New Const. Art. 26 Retirement Life Payments Abandoned
266 Initiative 189 -- Repealing Const. 25 and adding New Art. for Welfare Oklahoma Welfare Amendment of 1938 Abandoned
267 Initiative 190 -- New statutory law & repealing Art. 7, Chapter 66 Ok Session Laws 1937 Oklahoma Transaction Tax Act of 1938 Insufficient by Supreme Court
268 Initiative 191 -- Repealing Const. 25 and adding New Art. for Welfare Oklahoma Welfare Act of 1938 Insufficient by Supreme Court
269 Initiative 192 -- Const. Art. 6 Sec.23,25-27 & Art. 7 Sec. 7 Insurance Commissioner, Chief Mine Inspector, Commissioenr of Charities and Corrections to be appointed by Governor Abandoned
270 Initiative 193 -- New Const. Art. Retirement Life Payments Abandoned
271 Initiative 194 -- Const. Art 1, Section 7 Repealing Prohibition Abandoned
272 Initiative 195 -- New statutory law Legalizing and Regulating Liquor Abandoned
273 Initiative 196 -- Repealing Const. 25 and adding New Art. for Welfare Oklahoma Welfare Act of 1938 Insufficient by Secretary of State
274 Initiative 197 -- Const. Art. 1, Sec. 7 Repealing Prohibition Abandoned
275 Initiative 198 -- New statutory law Legalizing and regulating liquor Abandoned
276 Initiative 199 -- New Const. Art. 26 Retirement Life Payments Abandoned
277 Initiative 200 -- New Const. Art. Creating a Department of Personnel Abandoned
278 Initiative 201 -- Const. Art. 1, Sec. 7 Repealing Prohibition Abandoned
279 Initiative 202 -- New statutory law Legalizing and regulationg liquor Abandoned
280 Initiative 203 -- Proposed Law Annual license tax on chain stores Abandoned
281 Legislative 78 HJR 1 Const. Art. 6, Sec, 3 Eligibility to certain state offices Yes: 354433; No: 169926; Needed to carry: 423886; Date: 11/5/1940
282 Legislative 79 SJR 6 Const. Art. 9, Sec. 8 Public Service Corporations Yes: 256466; No: 210890; Needed to carry: 423886; Date: 11/5/1940
283 Initiative 204 -- Proposed Law License and Regulate operation of coin operated marble machines for amusement Abandoned
284 Initiative 205 -- Proposed Law License Tax on two or more retail stores operated under the same ownership Abandoned
285 Initiative 206 -- Proposed law License and regulate coin operated marble machines & automatic music vending phonographs Abandoned
286 Initiative 207 -- Proposed law Chain Store Tax Abandoned
287 Initiative 208 -- Amends Const. Liquor Petition Abandoned
288 Initiative 209 -- Const. Art. 6, SEc. 3 Eligibility to certain state offices Abandoned
289 Initiative 210 -- Amending Constitution Alcoholic Beverages (same as SQ 287) Yes: 290752; No: 374911; Date: 11/5/1940


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