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1936 ballot measures

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See also: Arizona 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 1 Labor Redefines rules and regulations regarding workers' compensation insurance Defeatedd


See also: Arkansas 1936 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Redistricting Provides for the Board of Apportionment to apportion representatives and senators Approveda

CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Exempts homesteads from certain state taxes Approveda


See also: California 1936 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Taxes Single tax on land to replace sales tax (removed from ballot by California Supreme Court) Removed
CICA Proposition 2 Taxes State income tax can only be imposed following an affirmative majority statewide vote of the people Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 3 Alcohol Creation of an Alcoholic Beverage Commission to regulate commerce in liquor Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 4 Resources Tideland surface oil drilling prohibited; slant drilling from uplands authorized Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Los Angeles County, if voters approve, can borrow $5 million to commemorate completion of Boulder Dam Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 6 Local governance Process to amend Los Angeles Charter to allow Boulder Dam commemoration activities Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 7 Labor County and municipal office appointments must be based on integrity, character, merit, fitness and industry Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 8 Elections State legislature authorized to provide for the registration of voters Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 9 Alcohol Establish the so-called "local option" for regulation of sale of alcoholic beverages Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 10 Taxes Allowable uses of revenue from motor vehicle fuel taxes and license fees Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 11 Education Creation of a State Tenure Board to oversee tenure of public school teachers Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Create a Court of Criminal Appeals Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 13 Eminent domain Power of eminent domain can be used to acquire land for expositions and fairs Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 14 Local governance Method to establish a consolidated city and county government Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 15 Transportation State aid to reduce liens on real estate imposed to pay for street and highway improvements Approveda

LRCA Proposition 16 Water Acquisition of water and water rights by water districts and water conservation districts Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 17 Taxes Method of calculating taxes owed on unsecured property Approveda

VR Proposition 18 Taxes Tax on oleomargarine Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 19 Legislature Expenses to index and print legislative bills, histories, resolutions and constitutional amendments Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 20 Culture Allow exhibitions at publicly-owned museums and art galleries to be managed by non-profit corporations Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 21 Law enforcement Allow the establishment of penal institutions specifically for women Approveda

VR Proposition 22 Taxes State license, and payment of license fees, required to operate a retail store Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 23 Admin of gov't Convert Railroad Commission to Public Service Commission Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 24 Local governance Procedures for holding elections to adopt county and city charters Approveda


See also: Colorado 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 1 Taxes Imposes an ownership tax on motor vehicles Approveda

CISS Measure 2 Health Care Provides public assistance to indigent tubercular residents Approveda

CICA Measure 3 Taxes Limits tax rates for all purposes to 20 mills in cities and towns of the first class Defeatedd

CICA Measure 4 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to provide for an income tax within limitations Defeatedd

CICA Measure 5 Pension Provides for a $45.00 per month pension for the elderly Approveda

CISS Measure 6 Labor Amends the “workmen’s compensation act to benefit employees” Approveda

LRCA Measure 7 Civil Rights Permits women to serve on juries Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 8 Taxes Empowers the General Assembly to provide for a graduated state income tax Approveda

LRCA Measure 9 Taxes Exempts churches, schools and cemeteries from property taxes Approveda


See also: Florida 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment Local Gov't Gives the Legislature power to establish, alter or abolish, a Municipal corporation known as the City of Key West Approveda

LRCA Amendment Welfare Establishes a statewide social security system Approveda


See also: Idaho 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 1 Judiciary Enlarges jurisdiction of Supreme Court Approveda

LRCA SJR 1 Property Gives the legislature the authority to exchange granted lands for other lands Approveda

VR REFER 1 Taxes Confirms an existing two percent sales tax Defeatedd


See also: Maine 1936 ballot measures

September 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question No. 5 Hunt and Fish Relates to the issuance of hunting and fishing licenses to residents Approveda

CISS Question No. 6 Gov't Finance Prevents diversions of the general highway fund Approveda


See also: Missouri 1936 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Salaries Authorizes a salary of $125 per month plus travel expenses for the general assembly Defeatedd

LRCA Issue 2 Pension Authorizes local governments to issue pensions to firefighters Approveda

CICA Issue 3 Hunting Creates the the Conservation Commission pertaining to fish, game and forestry Approveda

CICA Issue 4 Admin of Gov't Creates the Conservation Commission Approveda


See also: Montana 1936 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Montana IR-36, Health Certificates Required for Marriage (1936) Marriage Health certificates required for marriage Defeatedd

VR Montana IR-37, State Insurance for Public Buildings (1936) Business regulation State insurance for public buildings Defeatedd


See also: Nevada 1936 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Old Age Pensions Pension Relating to pensions Defeatedd

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1936 ballot measures

June 24
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum Property Deals with the assessment of property values Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum Elections Deals with the election terms of county officials Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum Admin of Gov't Deals with sales or rentals of state lands designated for school or university use Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum Admin of Gov't Deals with the sales of school and public lands Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum Direct Democracy Increases initiative and referendum signature requirements to 20,000 Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum Taxes Keeps a 1935 income tax measure Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum Business Regulates livestock packing plant practices Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum Local Gov't Delineates jurisdictions of police magistrates and city justices Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum Alcohol Grants more municipal control regarding liquor sales Defeatedd

CISS Initiative Elections Abolishes the use of absent voters ballots Defeatedd

CISS Initiative Elections Makes it it unlawful to expend federal funds in the state for political purposes Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Alcohol Legalizes the sale of liquor and allocating the tax and license revenue for apportionment to Counties to reduce real estate taxes Approveda


See also: Ohio 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Banking Eliminates additional liability of stockholders authorized to receive money on deposits Approveda

CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Prohibits tax on food sold for off premise consumption Approveda


See also: Oklahoma 1936 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 222 Alcohol Repeals the state prohibition amendment, and replace it with lesser alcohol regulation laws Defeatedd

CICA Question 225 Welfare Creates and funds of state social security and public welfare programs Approveda

CICA/SS Question 226 Welfare Creates and funds of state social security and public welfare programs Approveda

CISS Question 230 Admin of gov't Defines the duties of, and allot funds to, the State Conservation Commission Defeatedd


See also: Oregon 1936 ballot measures

January 31
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Elections Moves primary nominating elections from May to the first Friday after the first Monday in September Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Salaries Provides that legislative compensation be determined by law, rather than amendment Defeatedd

LRSS Measure 3 Taxes Imposes a 2% sales tax on retail sales and a 0.25% sales tax on wholesale sales for the purpose of providing funds for public assistance to the elderly, children and the blind Defeatedd

VR Measure 4 Education Authorizes public higher educational institutions to collect a $5 per term activity fee from students Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measure 1 Welfare Reduces the eligibility age of old age public assistance from 70 to 65 Defeatedd

CICA Measure 2 Business Forbids regulation of any commercial advertisement as long as the advertisement is true Defeatedd

CICA Measure 3 Taxes Authorizes any school district having over 100,000 people to levy taxes for 1937 that are no more than 80% of the total 1932 tax levy of a given district Defeatedd

CISS Measure 4 War & Peace Disallows military courses, drills and services as requirements for higher education degrees Defeatedd

CICA Measure 5 Taxes Limits and reduces the total permissible state tax on real and tangible property to six mills per dollar of assessed and equalized valuation thereof Defeatedd

CISS Measure 6 Energy Allows the state to purchase electric energy from and secure building of transmission lines by the United States, to develop hydroelectric power and authorize such development to be financed by state bonds Defeatedd

CICA Measure 7 Admin of Gov't Provides that the board of control shall administer laws which may be enacted regarding state hydroelectric power Defeatedd

CISS Measure 8 Banking Creates a state owned and operated “Bank of Oregon” Defeatedd


See also: Vermont 1936 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Forests and parks Vermont Green Mountain Parkway Act Defeatedd
Effective date of April 1, 1941


See also: Washington 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 101 Civil Service Establishes a civil service system for the state, counties, cities, schools, public libraries, parks and ports Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 114 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 universities to two mills Approveda

ITP Initiative 115 Pension Establishes a system of pensions for the elderly Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 119 Public Works Creates Production for Use Districts to produce and distribute commodities and employ the unemployed Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum 4 Gov't Finances Establishes a fund for flood control mechanisms through the issuance of bonds and tax levies Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 7 Taxes Establishes uniform taxation policies within the state and empowers the legislature to provide a graduated net income tax and exemptions Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 20 Gov't Salaries Compensates state legislators ten dollars per day Defeatedd

LRCA HJR 10 Energy Authorizes the state to engage in the production and distribution or electric energy Defeatedd


See also: Wisconsin 1936 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Accountability Amends a ban on public officials receiving free passes and other privileges to exclude public notaries and certain railroad and public utility employees Approveda