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1942 ballot measures

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See also: Arizona 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Taxes Provides municipalities with 10% of the sales tax revenue collected within their respective jurisdications Approveda


See also: Arkansas 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 32 Education Proposes an amendment about Junior College Districts Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 33 Healthcare Proposes an amendment about county and city hospitals Approveda

CICA Amendment 34 Hunting & fishing Proposes an amendment for the game and fish commission Defeatedd

CICA Amendment 35 Admin of Gov't Proposes an amendment about boards and commissions governing state institutions Approveda

LRSS Act 135 Judiciary Prohibits the unauthorized practice of law Defeatedd

CISS Act 1 Alcohol Amends liquor laws to provide a better local option Approveda


See also: California 1942 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Labor Referendum on legislature's prohibition of "hot cargo" and "secondary boycotts" Approveda

LRCA Proposition 2 Legislature Legislative sessions to be held annually; budgets to be for one year rather than two years Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 3 Healthcare The "Basic Science" Initiative Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 4 Taxes No law imposing income tax is valid unless approved by majority of voters after initiative proceedings Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 5 Salaries Increase in state legislative salaries Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 6 Admin of gov't Creation of the Board of Forestry Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Taxation of insurance companies Approveda

LRCA Proposition 8 Fishing Funds collected for the protection of fish can only be used for that purpose Approveda

LRCA Proposition 9 Salaries Compensation of some state officers may be changed during term of office Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 10 Regulations Reorganization of Building and Loan Associations Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 11 Regulations Authorize and regulate boxing and wrestling matches Approveda

LRCA Proposition 12 Local governance School districts and cities of fifth or sixth class may acquire and hold capital stock of mutual water companies Approveda

LRCA Proposition 13 Admin of gov't State Board of Equalization to comprise five members, each elected from one of five equalization districts Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 14 Regulations Allowable rates of interest on loans and judgments Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 15 Judiciary Procedures of the appellate courts Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 16 Admin of gov't Judicial status of decisions by administrative officers Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 17 Executive California Treasurer to be trustee of designated state moneys Approveda

LRCA Proposition 18 Redistricting Substitute State Controller in place of Surveyor General as member of state's Reapportionment Commission Approveda


See also: Colorado 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislature Limits the session length of and methods of introducing bills in the General Assembly Defeatedd


See also: Florida 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Board of Administration with powers relating to bonding Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Supermajority Allows legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to be placed on the ballot with a three-fourths vote of both houses Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Hunting Creates a commission relating to the conservation of birds, game, fur bearing animals and fresh water fish Approveda

LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Provides for the election of Circuit Judges Approveda

LRCA Amendment 5 Environment Allows a board or commission to make rules and regulations about salt water fish and products conservation Approveda

LRCA Amendment 6 Redistricting Provides for 40 Senate districts and redistricting every 10 years Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 7 Local Gov't Provides for redistricting of Date County Commissioners Districts Approveda

LRCA Amendment 8 Trials Limits the amount of money that can be taken from a person's income by the courts to pay for debt obligations Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 9 Local Gov't Allows for certain corporate property tax exemptions Defeatedd


See also: Idaho 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SJR 3 Property Reduces the minimum price of selling school lands Approveda

LRCA SJR 5 Prisons Establishes a non-partisan Board of Corrections Approveda

LRCA SJR 6 State Exec Abolishes the State Board of Prison Commissioners Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 7 State Exec Grants the Governor pardoning powers Defeatedd

CISS INIT 1 Healthcare Provides senior citizens with a monthly stipend and medical care Approveda


See also: Massachusetts 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Healthcare Revises the state's birth control law Defeatedd


See also: Missouri 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows certain counties to pass new taxes for school purposes by two-thirds majority Approveda

LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Changes property tax rates in certain counties Approveda

LRCA Issue 3 Gov't Salaries Fixes Missouri General Assembly salaries at $125 per month plus mileage Approveda

LRCA Issue 4 Judiciary Makes changes to appointment and election process of certain courts Defeatedd

CICA Issue 5 Gov't Finances Creates an annual standing apportionment of $25,000,000 for pensions for the elderly

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1942 ballot measures

June 30
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Tax Exemption Referendum Taxes Allows the state assembly to exempt any and all classes of personal property from taxation Defeatedd

LRCA Amendments Referendum Direct Democracy Increases number of signatures required for voters to submit constitutional amendments to 30,000 Defeatedd

LRCA Direct Democracy Referendum Direct Democracy Increases signature requirements 20,000 to initiate, 30,000 to refer and 40,000 to force special election Defeatedd

CICA Graduated Land Tax Initiative Taxes Allows enactment of a graduated land tax on farms in excess of $15,000 valuation Defeatedd

CISS Property Classification Initiative Taxes Creates three classes of property for tax purposes Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Butterfat Prices Referendum Business Requires butterfat sellers to post prices of all their establishments in 100 mile radius Approveda

CISS Alcohol in Restaurants Initiative Alcohol Prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants Defeatedd


See also: Ohio 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Judiciary Authorizes the Ohio Governor to appoint replacements for vacancies on various Ohio courts Approveda


See also: Oklahoma 1942 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 306 Pension Provides a pension for state employees Approveda


See also: Oregon 1942 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Fixes legislatures’ pay at $8 per day, reimburses them 10 cents per mile travelled to and from the capital and gives presiding officers an additional one-half daily pay Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 Welfare Repeals the Rural Credits Loan Fund, which provides loans to farmers and others living in rural areas Approveda

LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Allocates revenues from motor fuel and vehicle taxes for public highways and for recreational, scenic and historic places Approveda

LRCA Measure 4 Elections Changes constitutional provisions stating that convicts and the “mentally-diseased” cannot have voting rights to allow for exceptions and future changes by law Defeatedd

VR Measure 5 Taxes Levies a one-tenth of one cent tax on selling, handling or distributing a cigarette Approveda

VR Measure 6 Hunt & Fish Prohibits all net fishing in coastal streams and bays, except those waters exempted Defeatedd

CISS Measure 7 Education Provides that all revenue from income taxes in excess of $7,750,000 in any year shall be distributed to public school districts and union high school districts Approveda


See also: Vermont 1942 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Jury Service for Women Act State judiciary Jury Service for Women Act Approveda


See also: Washington 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 151 Welfare Provides public assistance grants and medical services to the elderly Defeatedd

VR Referendum 22 Insurance Expands industrial insurance by increasing workers' benefits, raising the age of minor dependents, and lengthening the time allowed to file a claim Approveda

VR Referendum 23 Judiciary Provides an independent attorney to assist and advise a grand jury Defeatedd

VR Referendum 24 Judiciary Forbids prosecuting attorneys to give advise to a grand jury Defeatedd

LRSS Referendum 6 Taxes Limits the tax levy rate property for state, county, city or town, school district and road purposes to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universities to two wills Approveda

LRCA HJR 4 Taxes Defines income as distinct from property, empowers the legislature to enact graduated net income taxes and provides for income tax deductions and exemptions Defeatedd