1932 ballot measures

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1933
1931

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Gov't Finances Provides a maximum amount of appropriation which the state may utilize from the public funds Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 2 Gov't Finances Provides a maximum amount of appropriation which a county may utilize for county operation and maintenance Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 3 Alcohol Repeals the state's ban on alcoholic beverages Approveda


CICA Proposition 4 Taxes Exempts public corporations from gasoline or motor fuel taxes Approveda


CICA Proposition 5 Legislatures Reduces the number of members in the state legislature Approveda


VR Proposition 6 Admin of Gov't Provides for an economic and fiscal survey of state resources and properties within the state Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 7 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the Arizona Industrial Commission Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 8 Admin of Gov't Abolishes eighteen different state boards and commissions and creates the Taxpayers Welfare Board Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 9 Health Care Authorizes and regulates chiropractics Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1932 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Gov't Finances Sets up a budget system Defeatedd


CISS Act 2 Taxes Provides a supplement to a proposed amendment for a sales tax Defeatedd


CISS Act 3 Admin of Gov't Allows the minority party to name its representatives to boards and commissions Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Reduces the state property tax to 1/2 a mill Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 2 Education Requires the legislature to appropriate $6 per capita of the school population for public schools Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Exempts homestead from all taxes, regardless of value Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 4 Admin of Gov't Provides for a split legislative session and four year terms for state officials Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 5 Bond issues Prohibits the issuance of highway or bridge bonds until proposal is ratified Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1932 ballot propositions

May 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Resources Regulations governing crude oil Defeatedd


VR Proposition 2 Resources No leases of state-owned tide or beach lands for oil production Approveda


November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Alcohol Repeal of act that provided for enforcement of the Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution Approveda


CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol State has exclusive authority to regulate liquor Approveda


CISS Proposition 3 Regulations Rules governing foreclosures of mortgages and trust deeds Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Eliminate requirement that state spend its half of highway transportation taxes on public highways Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 5 Gambling Establish a California Racing Board to regulate and license racing and wagering Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Property tax exemption for war-time veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Legislature Increase limit on legislature's total daily expenses for its officers, employees and attaches Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 8 I&R Process Initiatives must be submitted to attorney general for a title and summary prior to petition circulation Approveda


CICA Proposition 9 Taxes Levy a state income tax and sales tax; appropriate state funds for public school districts Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 10 Water City of Escondido allowed to hold stock in a mutual water company Approveda


CICA Proposition 11 Property Grant to City of Huntington Beach the tide and submerged lands situated within its boundaries Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 12 Water Water main replacements in the City of Glendale Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Regulations State supervision of wrestling and boxing Approveda


LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Seafaring vessels "of more than fifty tons burden" exempt from taxation until January 1955 Approveda


LRCA Proposition 15 Admin of gov't Rules governing deposit of public moneys Approveda


LRCA Proposition 16 Taxes Tax liens on properties to expire after 30 years Approveda


LRCA Proposition 17 Local governance Procedures for proposing and adopting city charters Approveda


LRCA Proposition 18 Local governance Procedures for proposing and adopting county charters Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 19 Local governance City charters may "provide any mode for the nomination and/or election of officers" Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 20 Local governance County charters may adopt any mode for the nomination and/or election of officers Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Terms Provides for four-year long terms for certain county officials Defeatedd


VR Measure 2 Taxes Increases tax on oleomargarine from 10 to 15 cents per pound Defeatedd


CISS Measure 3 Redistricting Reapportions senators and representative of the General Assembly Approveda


CICA Measure 4 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to provide for a graduated state income tax, abolish the state property tax and allocate any excess tax revenues to public schools Defeatedd


CICA Measure 5 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to provide for a limited income tax and a classified personal property tax to be used for public schools Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Taxes Limits the taxation of motor fuels and ad valorem taxation for county roads Defeatedd


CICA Measure 7 Alcohol Repeals the statewide prohibition on alcohol Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Relates to creating county commissioner districts Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Relates to the composition and power of the state Supreme Court Defeatedd


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Limits tax exemptions for state and municipal properties Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 2 Direct Democracy Requires property ownership in order to vote in irrigation districts Approveda


LRCA HJR 3 Taxes Provides for imposition of income taxes Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 3 Property Provides a method for consolidating counties Approveda


LRCA SJR 8 Taxes Creates the State Tax Commission Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1932 ballot measures

September 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum Question Taxes Increases gasoline tax to six cents per gallon Defeatedd


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Healthcare Legalizes chiropractics Defeatedd


IndISS Question 2 Elections Regulates candidate nominating procedures Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Elections Fixes the commencement of terms for the President and Vice-President Approveda


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1932 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Pension Provides pensions for those over 70. Approveda


CICA Issue 2 Legislature Limits number and powers of legislative employees. Approveda


CICA Issue 3 State Execs Provides for an itemized executive budget to be submitted to the General Assembly within 15 days after it convenes Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1932 ballot measures

March 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Admin of Gov't Moves the state capitol from Bismarck to Jamestown Defeatedd


LRCA Referendum Direct Democracy Increases the number of signatures required to initiate a constitutional amendment from 20,000 to 40,000 Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum Direct Democracy Increases the signature requirements to 30,000 signatures for initiatives and 25,000 signatures for referendums Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum Taxes Increases gas taxation Defeatedd


CISS Initiative Civil Rights Extends use of the absentee ballot Defeatedd


June 29

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Taxes Reduces taxable assessed valuation of property from 75 percent to 50 percent Approveda


CISS Initiative Business Prohibits farming by corporations Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Reduces reimbursement for travel expenses for county officials Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces salaries of county officials and bases them on county population Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Creates five year partial moratorium on debts Defeatedd


CISS Initiative Food & Agri Prohibits crop mortgages Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Reduces travel expenses reimbursements for state officials Approveda


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Alcohol Repeals prohibition of alcohol Approveda


CISS Initiative Admin of Gov't Abolishes the office of District Tax Supervisor Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces salaries of elected and appointed state officials Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces the salaries of Supreme Court judges from $5,500 to $5,000 Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Salaries Reduces the salaries of District Judges from $4,000 to $3,500 per year Approveda


CISS Initiative Admin of Gov't Changes requirements for public notice of sale of real estate for delinquent taxes Approveda


CISS Initiative Admin of Gov't Reduces fees paid to newspapers for publication of legal notices Approveda


CISS Initiative Gov't Finances Creates three year partial moratorium on debts Defeatedd


CISS Initiative Food & Agri Allows crop mortgages Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Question 1 ConCon Calls for a convention to revise, alter, or amend the Ohio Constitution Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1932 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 164 Food and agriculture Sale of Oleomargarine Veto Vote Defeatedd


CICA Question 168 Education Increases the ad valorem property tax for the purpose of funding school districts Defeatedd


CISS Question 170 Environment Assigns resources to soil conservation Defeatedd


CISS Question 171 Economic development authorize the construction of various public works to give work to unemployed residents Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Requires that to vote on issues of bonds and taxes, the constituent must be a taxpayer Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Trials Allows most accused persons with consent of the trial judge may relinquish their right to trial by jury and consent to be tried by the judge alone Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Limits the amount of tax that may be levied in any year to not more than the total amount levied in any one year of the three preceding years plus six percent Approveda


VR Measure 4 Taxes Levies a tax of ten cents per pound on all oleomargarine and requires an annual license of five dollars by anyone who sells or distributes oleomargarine Defeatedd


VR Measure 5 Hunting Prohibits commercial fishing on the Rogue River, its tributaries and around its mouth Defeatedd


VR Measure 6 Gov't Finance Appropriates $681,173 to be expended on the Oregon State Agricultural College, the University of Oregon and three normal schools Defeatedd


CISS Measure 7 Alcohol Repeals the state’s alcohol prohibition law Approveda


CISS Measure 8 Transportation Allows the State Highway Commission to investigate and determine the cost per unit of traffic, the construction and maintenance of highways and the classification of motor vehicles for purposes of adjusting license fees Defeatedd


CISS Measure 9 Education Consolidates and relocates the state's public higher education institutions Defeatedd


CICA Measure 10 Taxes Empowers the state, counties, municipalities and districts to levy taxes and incur indebtedness as limited and controlled by law Defeatedd


CISS Measure 11 Admin of Gov't Creates a non-salaried Tax Supervising and Conservation Board for each county to review budgets and regulate tax levies Defeatedd


CISS Measure 12 Taxes Reduces property taxes by increasing taxes on net personal incomes in excess of $5,000 from 5% to 8% and decreased exemptions Defeatedd


CICA Measure 13 Energy Requires that hydroelectric development be administered by the state and distribute and sell the energy produced within the state, with other states or with the United States Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1932 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 58 Elections Provides for the permanent registration of voters and defines the duties of officers in connection with such registration Approveda


ITP Initiative 61 Alcohol Removes regulations on the importation, manufacturing, and possession of liquors, but continues felony status for the selling of alcohol to minors or in saloons Approveda


ITP Initiative 62 Admin of Gov't Creates the Washington Department of Game and defines the roles and duties of the department Approveda


ITP Initiative 64 Taxes Limits the annual rate of tax levy on property for state, county, municipal and school districts to 40 mills Approveda


ITP Initiative 69 Taxes Establishes a graduated income tax on incomes of persons and businesses to finance the state school fund and other state funds Approveda


LRCA SJR 11 Judiciary Empowers the legislature to temporarily increase the money amount or property value involved in a controversy to give the Supreme Court jurisdiction in that case Approveda


LRCA SJR 16 Gov't Salaries Compensates state legislators $500 per year Defeatedd


LRCA HB 195 Transportation Authorizes the relocation of harbor lines and increases the maximum width of harbor areas from 600 to 2,000 feet. Defeatedd


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1932 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Rules about Sunday Approve repeal of the "Sunday Blue Law" Approveda


November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Repeals section of the constitution so that the salary of the governor is established by law Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Salaries of elected officials Repeals section of the constitution so that the salary of the Lieutenant governor is established by law Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Fixes a verbal error relating to impeachments Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Utilities Allows municipalities to finance public utilities by mortgage or debt Approveda