1924 ballot measures

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1925
1923

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Legislature Determines the number of state senators and representatives each county has Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Bonds Authorizes bonds to build a highway from the Hassayampa River to the Colorado River and a bridge over the Colorado River Defeatedd
VR Proposition 3 Elections Requires a simple majority for the election of a candidate in a primary election Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 4 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Racing Commission to regulate the racing of horses in the state Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 5 Admin of Gov't Requires a nonpartisan and non-salaried state highway commissioner Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 6 Water Directs the Board of Directors of State Institutions to make an investigation regarding the possibilities of deriving electrical energy and irrigation from the Colorado River Approveda

California

See also: California 1924 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Taxes Transportation companies required to pay annual gross receipts tax of 4% Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Salaries Salaries and office expenses of members of the California State Legislature Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Public finance State's rules governing deposit of public moneys apply to the state's political subdivisions Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Judiciary Inferior courts to handle cases of forcible entry and detainer in rental properties of $75 or less/month Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Public finance City or county treasurers obligated to make funds transfers to subdivisions annually Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Taxes levied on personal property to be based on tax rate levied on real property Approveda
CISS Proposition 7 Regulations Boxing and wrestling contests Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't County officers may hire deputies or assistants and may increase their compensation during term of office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Property tax may be levied on notes, debentures, shares of stock, bonds, solvent credits or mortgages Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes County fire insurance companies exempted from tax on insurance companies Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 11 Conservation Creation of the Klamath River Fish and Game District; dams prohibited on the Klamath River Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Establishment of municipal courts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes $5.00 poll tax levied "on every male inhabitant...over twenty-one and under fifty years of age" Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes All bonds issued by the state, or by any subdivision, are exempt from taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 15 Taxes Property controlled by the U.S. government and used as airport is exempt from taxation Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 16 Bonds $500 million in bonds for water and electricity; new state agency to administer Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 17 Eminent domain Railroad commission can set land prices when irrigation districts take property via eminent domain Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Elections If a voter moves within 30 days of an election, the voter can vote in the district from which he moved Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Establishes the Office of State Printer and Printing Building Committee Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Bonds Authorizes bonds to pay bonuses to soldiers and sailors Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Salaries Empowers the General Assembly to fix the salaries of state officers Defeatedd


Florida

See also: Florida 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Provides that there will be no income or inheritance taxes, also exempts $500 of personal property from taxation Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Local Gov't Allows the state Legislature to control the formation of the system of government in Duval County Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Education Allows for the creation of special tax school districts and for bonds of up to 20% of the assessed value of taxable property in those district Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Redistricting Provides for 33 senatorial districts and a system for representatives based on county population Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Allows for uniform and equal taxation rates, special rates of taxation on intangible property, and certain exemptions Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SJR 7 Water Affirms water rights except when use is for power purposes Defeatedd

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't salaries Regulates salaries and expenses of the Baltimore State's Attorney Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Veterans Permits the state to pledge its credit to raise funds for aid and compensation of veterans Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Elections Alters voter qualifications for certain state office elections Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Civil Rights Enables women to hold any state, county or municipal office Approveda
VR Question 3 Alcohol Prohibited the production and transportation of certain alcoholic and intoxicating beverages Approveda
VR Question 4 Taxes Increases the excise gasoline and other fuels tax Defeatedd
VR Question 5 Business Regulates foreign banking in the state Approveda
AQ Question 6 Time Creates daylight savings time Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Labor Approves of an amendment to the federal constitution empowering the U.S. Congress to regulate or prohibit labor for persons under 18 Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Transportation Places revenue from excise taxes in trunk highway fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Acc Changes requirements for publication of proposed amendments Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Agriculture Establishes state owned and operated grain elevators Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Environment Authorizes laws promoting forestation and reforestation of lands Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Environment Authorizes state expenditure to prevent forest fires Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Salaries Fixes supreme court salaries and provides for two more judges Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Constitutions Prescribes methods and means for revising and amending the constitution of Missouri Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Local Gov't Prescribes methods and means for revising the charter of St. Louis Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Gov't Salaries Regulates the salaries and expenses of members of the general assembly and prohibits appointments by nepotism Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Transportation Provides funds for the completion and maintenance of the state highways system Defeatedd
CICA Issue 6 Labor Provides a system of compensation for workmen injured in industrial accidents Defeatedd
CICA Issue 7 Local Gov't Authorizes St. Louis to consolidate its territories and governments Defeatedd
CICA Issue 8 Taxes Exempts the properties and incomes of churches as well as certain educational and charitable institutions from taxation. Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local gov't Sets qualifications for county superintendents Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Provides for acceptance and administration of gifts to the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Veterans Provides compensation for veterans of World War I Defeatedd
LRSS R-27 Elections Repeals the Presidential primary law Approveda
CISS I-28 Labor Provides for workmen's compensation through proceeds from taxes Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1924 ballot measures

March 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum Taxes Deals with unpaid stock taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum Local Gov't Relates to officials in counties of certain population sizes Approveda
CISS Initiative Labor Gives priority to labor liens running to farmers and their families Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum Elections Creates nonpartisan ballot system for elective state offices Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Elections Relates to holding separate partisan primaries Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum Elections Changes the election date of precinct committeemen Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum Bonds Relates to the issuing of state bonds Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Taxes Reduces the amount of property taxes to be levied and spent in 1925-1927 biennium Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Requires that constituents be able to read and write in English to vote in elections Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Transportation Deems roadways and waterways that permit the transportation of natural resources as a public use Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Veterans Provides for a cash bonus or loan to veterans of World War I and the Spanish-American War and the widows and dependents of any person who died in service Approveda
VR Measure 4 Food & Agri Outlaws the manufacture, sale and exchange of butter substitutes composed of vegetable fat, non-pure milk and adulterated milk Defeatedd
CISS Measure 5 Health Care Authorizes and regulates the practice of naturopathy Defeatedd
CICA Measure 6 Labor Establishes workers’ compensation for employees in hazardous occupations Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Taxes Repeals the state's income tax Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ConCon South Dakota Call for Constitutional Convention Con Convention Calls for a constitutional convention to be held Defeatedd
VR Amend Public Warehouses Law Food & Agri Amends public warehouse laws Defeatedd
VR Attach Todd to Tripp County Local Gov't Attaches Todd County to Tripp County Defeatedd
VR Nonpolitical Judicial Elections Elections Creates nonpolitical elections for judges Defeatedd
VR Primary Election Law Elections Amends the state's primary election system Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1924 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 49 Education Compels children between seven and sixteen years of age to attend public school and prescribes penalties for not attending Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 50 Taxes Limits the annual rate of tax levy for general state, county, municipal, and school district purposes to 40 mills Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 52 Energy Allows municipalities to purchase and sell electricity and authorizes them to construct, operate and maintain electrical facilities Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 3 Energy Authorizes municipalities to sell surplus electricity generated by municipal energy facilities Defeatedd
VR Referendum 16 Food and Agri Prohibits the manufacturing and selling of butter substitutes that contain any vegetable fat or other non-pure milk ingredients Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment to XI.5 Local Gov't Authorizes the state legislature to categorize counties by population to better define the responsibilities of county officers Approveda
LRCA Amendment to XV.1 Transportation Provides for the relocation of harbor lines without the state relinquishing control of waterways Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1924 ballot measures

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Change the annual pay of legislators to $750 Defeatedd

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 County and municipal governance Provides home rule to cities and counties under constraints of the state constitution and law Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Forests and parks Allows for state funding of the creation and preservation of state forests Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State judiciary Allows for the legislature to provide additional circuit court judges to counties with more than 85,000 people Approveda