1952 ballot measures

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1953
1951

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Mandates that all tax revenues derived from road users, including the motor fuel tax, be allocated to road construction and maintenance Approveda


LRSS Proposition 2 Pension Establishes a Public Employees’ Retirement Fund to provide retirement, disability death and withdrawal benefits for public employees Approveda


LRSS Proposition 3 Admin of Gov't Creates a Department of Finance to administer the financial matters of the state Approveda


LRSS Proposition 4 Admin of Gov't Creates a Department of Law to administer the legal affairs of the state Approveda


LRSS Proposition 5 Admin of Gov't Creates a Department of Public Health and Welfare Approveda


CISS Proposition 6 Labor Prohibits secondary boycotts, prescribes the conditions under which picketing shall be legal and prescribes penalties for disobeying such law Approveda


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1952 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Act 242 Admin. of gov't Dealt with government purchasing methods Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1952 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $150 million in bonds for veterans for assistance in purchasing homes and farms Approveda


CICA Proposition 2 Education Increase in per pupil payments from state to public school districts Approveda


VR Proposition 3 Education, taxes Property tax exemptions for private non-profit schools Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Welfare Payments to the needy blind Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Admin of gov't People who advocate forceful overthrow of government not allowed to hold office Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Admin of gov't All public employees and officers required to take an oath of office to uphold federal and state constitutions Approveda


LRSS Proposition 7 Elections Manner in which a candidate's party affiliation is to appear on the ballot Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Tax exemption for church buildings under construction Approveda


LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Tax exemption for higher education facilities under construction by charitable non-profits Approveda


CICA Proposition 10 Gov't accountability No public money to groups which attempt "in any manner to influence federal, state, or local legislation" Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 11 Welfare Payments to the elderly in need Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 12 Executives Public officials of the state may also serve in any reserve component of the U.S. armed forces Approveda


CISS Proposition 13 Elections Candidates can only run on the primary ballot of the party of which they are a registered voter Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 14 Immigration Repeal of the anti-Chinese provisions in the California Constitution Approveda


LRCA Proposition 15 Taxes Taxation of insurance companies and banks Approveda


LRCA Proposition 16 Local governance Permit city charters to divide city into boroughs Approveda


LRSS Proposition 17 Healthcare Changes to the Chiropractic Initiative Act of 1922 Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 18 Public finance Redevelopment projects can be financed from revenue derived from taxes on taxable property within project Approveda


LRCA Proposition 19 Judiciary Rules governing county grand juries Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 20 Healthcare Funds from the state government to public agencies and private non-profits to build hospitals Approveda


LRCA Proposition 21 Judiciary Rules for filling vacant Superior Court seats Approveda


LRCA Proposition 22 Taxes Mandate that property owners must annually deliver property valuation statements to county assessors Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 23 Taxes Rules governing property tax assessments of tracts of land of more than 640 acres Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 24 Bonds $185 million in bonds for loans and grants to public school districts Approveda


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Judiciary Concerns the compensation and retirement of judges Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Utilities Affects regulations on public utilities Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Exempts certain property from ad valorem taxation Defeatedd


CICA Measure 4 Taxes Provides for a severance tax on petroleum and natural gas Defeatedd


CISS Measure 5 Labor Deems unlawful the employment of any firefighter for more than 60 hours per week Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Gambling Legalizes the ownership, exhibition and operation of slot machines Defeatedd


Florida

See also: Florida 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Diverts money from the licensing of motor vehicles to state education capital project funds Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Increases the number of Justices on the state Supreme Court to ten, and reforms other rules regarding the judiciary Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Local Gov't Allows for county home rule Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Provides for an additional Circuit Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 5 Legislature Creates a 40th senatorial district representing Bay and Washington Counties Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 6 Legislature Creates a 39th senatorial district representing Monroe County Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Provides for the County Tax Assessor in Monroe County to assess the county for all tax districts Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 8 Judiciary Transfers duties of the County Solicitor in Dade County to the State Attorney of the 11th Judicial Circuit Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Provides for the County Tax Assessor in Lee County to assess the county for all tax districts Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 10 Judiciary Merges the Court of Records into the Circuit Court in Escambia County Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 11 Gov't Finances Requires that all money collected by Escambia County officers be paid into the county general fund Defeatedd


Idaho

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November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 6 Property Gives the State Board of Land Commissioners the duty to provide the location of public lands Approveda


Nevada

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Type Title Subject Description Result
Right-to-work Labor and unions Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1952 ballot measures

June 24
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Relates to which county officers are to be elected Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Stipulates where the moneys of the permanent school fund and other educational funds can be invested Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Education Moves school for the blind from Pembina County to another location determined by the board of administration Approveda


LRSS Referendum 1 Transportation Legalizes some parking meter usage Defeatedd


November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Alcohol Allows municipal liquor stores Defeatedd


CISS Initiative 1 Banking Requires clearance of all checks by banks without fee for cashing checks Defeatedd


CISS Initiative 2 Taxes Exempts food, food products, medicine and drugs from state sales tax Approveda


CISS Initiative 3 Alcohol Sets hours of operation of liquor establishments between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 ConCon Asks voters whether a convention to revise, alter, or amend the state constitution should be held Defeatedd


Oklahoma

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 349 Welfare Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Provides for the appointment, rather than election, of the superintendent of public instruction by the state board of education Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Education Transfers all assets of the world war veterans’ state aid sinking fund to the common school fund Approveda


LRSS Measure 3 Health Care Authorizes the construction of a domiciliary hospital for the care and treatment of mentally ill elderly persons Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Taxes Provides that neither the state nor other taxing unit can levy taxes in any year greater than an amount levied in one of three preceding years plus six percent unless voters approve otherwise Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Gov't Finance Provides state credit and authorized indebtedness not to exceed four percent of assessable property within the state to allocate funds to military veterans for the acquisition of farms and homes Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Legislature Authorizes the legislative assembly to establish a committee to exercise budgetary control over all state officers, departments and agencies and empowers the committee to allocate any state agency funds during an emergency Approveda


LRCA Measure 7 Legislature Provides for every state senator and representative to serve for a full period of four years and two years, respectively, and to have their terms start on the first Monday in January following an election Approveda


LRCA Measure 8 Legislature Deems that every legislative act shall embrace not more than one subject, which shall be expressed in the title, and voids any act where the subject did not correlate with the title Approveda


LRSS Measure 9 Taxes Disallows the state to collect a property tax greater than six mills multiplied by the total equalized assessed valuation of taxable property within the state Approveda


VR Measure 10 Taxes Increases the tax on motor carriers used to transport persons or property and provides a formula for determining the tax Approveda


VR Measure 11 Education Requires the state board of education to provide criteria for a school district reorganization program so that all state territory shall be included in a school district Defeatedd


VR Measure 12 Taxes Imposes 1.5 cents tax on each ten cigarettes sold, consumed, handled or distributed by any person Defeatedd


CISS Measure 13 Time Abolishes daylight savings time and institutes the United States standard time as established by the U.S. Congress Approveda


CICA Measure 14 Gambling Prohibits and criminalizes gambling on animal and vehicle races Defeatedd


CICA Measure 15 Alcohol Authorizes the state to license certain organizations and commercial establishments to sell alcoholic liquor by individual glass and provides for local option elections on whether to allow licensing or not Approveda


CICA Measure 16 Taxes Provides for a reevaluation of taxes utilized for free public highways, roads and bridges based on weight and fuel tax Defeatedd


CISS Measure 17 Food & Agri Appoints a milk control administrator with the power to investigate, supervise and regulate the production of milk, designate marketing areas, require records to be kept by producers and dealers and fix the minimum milk production prices Defeatedd


CICA Measure 18 Redistricting Requires the legislature, after each federal census, to reapportion legislative representatives among counties of the state according to population Approveda


Utah

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A Property Repeal of Lien Law Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 180 Food & Agri Legalizes the production, transportation, possession, sale, use and serving of yellow oleomargarine Approveda


ITP Initiative 181 Time Establishes a state-wide observation of standard time Approveda


ITP Initiative 184 Welfare Transfers the state's public assistance medical program to the Department of Social Security Defeatedd


LRCA Sub. SJR 27 Direct Democracy Provides that no veto referendum shall be amended or repealed by the legislature within two years Approveda


LRCA HJR 6 Judiciary Prescribes retirement for judges at age seventy-five and permits the legislature to prescribe a lesser age or other cause for retirement Approveda


LRCA HJR 8 Gov't Finances Permits school districts to become indebted when authorized by popular vote Approveda


LRCA HJR 13 Judiciary Allocates the superior courts jurisdiction in cases where the controversy amounts up to $1000 and the justices of peace in cases where the where the controversy amounts up to $300 Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1952 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Redistricting Advisory whether to redistribute legislature by area and population Defeatedd