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1934 ballot measures

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1935
1933

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Legislature Prohibits the appointment of a state legislator or legislator's relative to state office during the legislator's term Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 2 Health Care Creates a Board of Naturopathic Examiners to regulate the practice and licensing of naturopathic physicians Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1934 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Act 280 Taxes A bill to reduce the penalty on tax delinquent real estate and to extend the time for redemption.
VR Act 78 Education Whether or not to abolish the state board of education.

California

See also: California 1934 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $30 million in bonds for veterans to aid in purchasing homes and farms Approveda


CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol Rules for where intoxicating liquors can, and cannot, be sold and consumed Approveda


CICA Proposition 3 Judiciary Method of choosing California's state supreme and appellate court judges Approveda


CICA Proposition 4 Executive branch Powers, responsibilities and salary of the Attorney General of California Approveda


CICA Proposition 5 Judiciary In criminal cases, court may comment to jury on defendant's failure to explain evidence Approveda


CICA Proposition 6 Judiciary Defendants charged with felonies can plead guilty before a committing magistrate Approveda


CICA Proposition 7 Labor State civil service Approveda


LRSS Proposition 8 Constitution Shall there be a state constitutional convention? Approveda


CISS Proposition 9 Healthcare Amendment of the Chiropractic Act to create a State Chiropractors Association Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Treatment of claims against, and budgets of, state agencies Approveda


CICA Proposition 11 Education Make State Board of Education elective; abolish Superintendent of Public Instruction Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 12 Regulations Establish permissible rates of interest on loans Approveda


CICA Proposition 13 Alcohol Establish the "local option" with respect to legality of alcohol sales Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 14 Judiciary Method of filling Superior Court judicial vacancies Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 15 Judiciary There must be at least one Superior Court judge in every county Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary A chartered city or county with more than 40,000 residents must have a Municipal Court Approveda


CISS Proposition 17 Healthcare Establish the Naturopathic Association of California for regulation of naturopathic medicine Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 18 Utilities Development of public water and electrical utilities; eminent domain authorized Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 19 Budget State can't borrow more than $300,000 without a vote of the people Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 20 Water Fifth and sixth class cities allowed to hold stock in mutual water companies Approveda


LRCA Proposition 21 Eminent domain How eminent domain works when applied to acquisition of land for reservoirs Approveda


LRCA Proposition 22 Local governance Method by which political subdivisions may enter into agreements for joint exercise of powers Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 23 Labor $24 million in bonds for unemployment relief Approveda


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Vests centralized authority in the Governor Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Civil Service Provides for civil service reform Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Eliminates the “uniformity clause” regarding taxation and boards of equalization Defeatedd


CICA Measure 4 Taxes Gives voters the sole power to impose or approve excise taxes through initiatives and referendums Defeatedd


CICA Measure 5 Taxes Implements petroleum and motor vehicle taxes and provides that all revenues from such taxes be used for roads Approveda


CICA Measure 6 Taxes Limits the motor fuel tax to 3 cents per gallon Defeatedd


CISS Measure 7 Business Imposes license fees on chain stores Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Provides for 15 judicial circuits and number of judges within each Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Provides for up to $5,000 in tax exemptions on homesteads Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Alcohol Relates to county choice over prohibition of alcohol Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Trials Relates to the right to a trial by Grand Jury Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Local Gov't Establishes a uniform system of county and municipal government Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Provides tax exemptions to movie studies and movie production Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Local Gov't Allows the Legislature to establish, alter or abolish, a municipal corporation known as the City of Jacksonville Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 7 Direct Democracy Requires a simple majority vote to pass initiatives Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 1 Trials Requires six person juries for civil cases less than five hundred dollars Approveda


LRCA SJR 2 Judiciary Provides for non-partisan selection of judicial officers Approveda


LRCA SJR 5 Alcohol Gives the legislature power to regulate liquor traffic Approveda


LRCA SJR 7 Term limits Sets term limits for County Comissioners Approveda


LRCA SJR 11 Local Gov't Allows County Commissioners to be the only constitutional officers in each county Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1934 ballot measures

September 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment No. 1 Alcohol Repeals prohibition against manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor Approveda


LRCA Amendment No. 2 Gov't Finances Increases state debt limit from $800,000 to $2 million Approveda


LRCA Amendment No. 3 Bonds Allows issuance of up to $2 million in bonds to pay for the construction, improvement and equipment of state buildings Approveda


VR Referendum Question Alcohol Relating to transportation of intoxicating liquor Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Hunt & Fish Regulates animal trapping Approveda


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Salaries Authorizes compensation to members of General Assembly not exceeding one thousand dollars Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Local Gov't Authorizes St. Louis to elect a chief executive Defeatedd


CICA Issue 3 Pension Prohibits Missouri from withholding or prohibiting payment of teacher pensions Defeatedd


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1934 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Hunting Put bounties on predatory animals Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1934 ballot measures

June 27
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Alcohol Legalizes and regulates the sale of intoxicating liquor in drugstores, hotels, restaurants, and clubs; Creates the office of Liquor Control Commissioner Defeatedd


CISS Initiative Alcohol Legalizes the sale of liquor by any individual sale or business Defeatedd


CISS Initiative Taxes Sets the maximum amount of levy of school taxes Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Alcohol Repeals all state prohibition laws Defeatedd


CISS Initiative Rules about Sunday Permits operation of motion picture theaters on Sunday after 2:00 p.m Approveda


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Limits taxation as property on motor vehicles and restricts use of the generated tax funds Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Requires tax on gas to be measured by a sum for each gallon and restricts use of the generated tax funds Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1934 ballot measures

May 18:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds vote in counties to authorize indebtedness exceeding $5,000 for roads and to issue bonds to pay outsanding warrants Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Trials Provides that in criminal trails any accused person, with consent of the trial judge, may choose to waive trial by jury and consent to be tried by the judge of the court alone Approveda


LRSS Measure 3 Health Care Authorizes the construction and operation of a tuberculosis hospital in Multnomah County Approveda


LRSS Measure 4 Health Care Authorizes the construction and operation of an “insane hospital” in Multnomah County Defeatedd


VR Measure 5 Taxes Increases the sales tax by 1.5% and appropriates such revenues to school districts Defeatedd


November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measure 1 Energy Authorizes the state to develop hydroelectricity, creates a commission to manage the development and allows bonds to be issued for financing development Defeatedd


CICA Measure 2 Taxes Limits taxable property assessments and total state taxes and requires a two-thirds vote by constituents to institute anything above the limits Defeatedd


CICA Measure 3 Health Care Vests authority to license “healing arts” professionals in three boards - for (1) medical physicians and surgeons, (2) chiropractic and naturopathic physicians and (3) spiritual practitioners Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 77 Hunting Prohibits the use of fish traps and drag seines for catching salmon, creates special fishing areas for trolling and provides for salmon fishing seasons Approveda


ITP Initiative 94 Taxes Limits the tax levy on property for state, county, city, school district, and road districts to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universites to two mills Approveda


VR Referendum 18 Energy Authorizes municipalities to use and sell electric energy inside and outside their geographic limits Approveda


LRCA HJR 12 Taxes Establishes uniform taxation policies within the state Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 14 Taxes Disempowers the legislature to impose taxes upon or regulate taxes within counties and municipalities Defeatedd


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1934 ballot measures

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Pension Advises the legislature to create a state pension system Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Suffrage Officially gives women the right to vote according to the state constitution Approveda