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1942 ballot measures

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1943
1941

Arizona

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


Arkansas

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


California

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


Colorado

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


Florida

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


Idaho

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


Massachusetts

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


Missouri

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


Ohio

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


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1942 ballot measures

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


Oregon

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


Vermont

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


Washington

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