1962 ballot measures

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1963
1961

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Initiative 1 Admin of Gov't Relocate state capitol to western Alaska, but not within 30 miles of Anchorage Defeatedd


Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $5.95 million for University of Alaska Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $5 million for school construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $4.175 million for trunk airport construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $2.2 million for vocational school construction Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1962 ballot measures

November 6:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Administration of government Details legislative powers in the event of an enemy attack Approveda


LRCA Proposition 101 Elections and campaigns Allows for primary and general Congressional elections in the event of a vacancy Approveda


LRCA Proposition 102 Suffrage Details the parameters regarding who is eligible to vote Approveda


CICA Proposition 103 Business regulation Allows those working in real estate to draft and fill out certain documents Approveda


CISS Measure No. 200 Taxes Creates two new offices in order to streamline the process of property appraisals Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Arkansas Referred Act 199, Motor Vehicle Commission (1962) Admin. of gov't. Dealt with the motor vehicle commission. Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1962 ballot propositions

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $200 million in bonds for construction or improvement of public schools Approveda


LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $250 million in bonds for farm and home aid for California veterans Approveda


LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $270 million in bonds for the "building construction, equipment and site acquisition needs of the state government" Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 4 Bonds $100 million in bonds for low-rent housing for low-income people Defeatedd


LBM Proposition 5 Bonds $150 million in bonds to acquire and develop land for recreational purposes Defeatedd


LRSS Proposition 6 DST Extend period of Daylight Saving Time from last Sunday in September to last Sunday in October Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A Bonds $270 million in bonds for construction of higher education facilities Approveda


LRCA Proposition 1 Salaries State legislators can't earn more than one-half of the annual salary of a member of the U.S. Congress Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Real estate subject to veterans' tax exemption can include a single-family dwelling owned by a nonprofit co-op Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Details of residency requirement to qualify for veterans' tax exemption Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Rules governing tax assessment of agricultural land Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 5 Labor In the event of the death of an employee without dependents, worker's compensation payment can go to state Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 6 Bonds Bond issues are to be submitted to people as a bond act or statute rather than constitutional amendment Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Constitution Allow the state legislature to propose a wholesale constitutional revision to the electorate Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Legislature State legislative committees can hear bills 20 (rather than 30) days after introduction Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 9 Bonds "General Obligation Bond Proceeds Fund" into which proceeds of all general obligation bond issues are placed Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes Tax exemptions for religious, hospital or charitable purposes to property leased for 99 years Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Tax assessments of real estate in historical landmark areas Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 12 Veterans State funds can be used to aid widows of veterans who served during time of war to buy farms/homes Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Nonprofit college tax exemption extended to all grounds within which buildings are located Approveda


LRCA Proposition 14 Land Rules governing the sale of tidelands Approveda


LRCA Proposition 15 Taxes Counties with a population exceeding 400,000 can create tax appeals boards by ordinance Approveda


LRCA Proposition 16 Constitution Repeal and amend provisions of the California Constitution to eliminate obsolete and superseded provisions Approveda


LRCA Proposition 17 Salaries Members of California State Legislature shall receive a salary not to exceed $834/month Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 18 Admin of gov't Staggered four-year appointments of members of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 19 Salaries County commissioners or city council members can receive salary increase when any member of the group does Approveda


LRCA Proposition 20 Regulations Allow state legislature to amend the Boxing and Wrestling Initiative Act of 1924 Approveda


LRCA Proposition 21 Judiciary Rules governing the election of superior court judges in counties with more than 5 million residents Approveda


CISS Proposition 22 Healthcare Board of Osteopathic Examiners Approveda


CICA Proposition 23 Legislature Establish 50 (instead of existing 40) California State Senate districts Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 24 War and peace Declaration of the "existence, purposes, and objectives of world communist movement" Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Reorganizes the State Judicial Department Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Local Gov't Affects officers of the City of Denver and the County of Denver Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Defines “income” based on federal law for the purposes of taxation Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Elections Establishes voter qualifications, including the right to vote for President by non-residents Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Taxes Modifies how taxable property is assessed Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Local Gov't Changes the term lengths of county and local officers Defeatedd


CICA Measure 7 Redistricting Provides for senatorial and representative districts and reapportions the General Assembly Approveda


CICA Measure 8 Redistricting Creates a Commission on Legislative Reapportionment Defeatedd


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Elections Concerns absentee voting on constitutional amendments Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Elections Concerns the qualifications of electors Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Elections, State Exec Concerns the election of the governor and lieutenant governor Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Elections Concerns privileges of electors in towns throughout the state Approveda


LRCA Question 5 Elections Concerns admission as electors in absentia of servicemen and related groups Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Redistricting Provides for apportionment of the Florida Legislature Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 County gov't Provides for the superintendent of Public Instruction to be appointed by the County Board of Public Instruction in certain counties Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't accountability Relates to the legislature's power to impeach officers Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Trials Authorizes Pasco County to hold civil jury trials in any branch court house within the county Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 State judiciary Provides for the State Attorney of the 4th Judicial Circuit to be the prosecuting attorney of the Duval County Criminal Court of Record Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 State judiciary Relates to the number of circuit judges provided by legislature Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 7 Constitutional language Revises the preamble of the constitution of the state of Florida Approveda


LRCA Amendment 8 Constitutional language Authorizes the revision to the state's coastal boundaries to match federal or international standards Approveda


LRCA Amendment 9 Constitutional language Revises wording regarding division of powers withing the state Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 10 Judiciary Eliminates probate courts as constitutional courts Approveda


LRCA SJR 1 Civil rights Permits citizens of Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian descent full rights Approveda


LRCA SJR 6 Elections Requires residency to vote for President Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1962 ballot measures

June 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question Education Issues up to $1.5 million in bonds for development of educational television network Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Pension Limits uses of funds in State Retirement System to retirement purposes Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Bonds Allows voters to issue municipal bonds for construction and industrial purposes Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Implements a graduated state income tax Defeatedd


VR Question 2 Gov't Salaries Increases the compensation and allowances of state legislators Defeatedd


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
I&R Measure Direct democracy Makes alterations to the states referendum and initiative laws Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1962 ballot measures

June 26
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Legislature Gives North Dakota Legislative Assembly unlimited power in cases of defense emergencies Approveda


LRCA Referendum 2 Gov't Finances Allows for separate budgets and appropriations for some agricultural issues Defeatedd


LRCA Referendum 3 Gov't Salaries Repeals section limiting legislators future elections and appointments Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 4 Taxes Reduces the amount of tax levy limiting counties with no limitation on tax levy for county poor relief purposes Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 Bonds Allows state bonds to make loans to companies to establish power generating facilities Approveda


CICA Initiative 2 Term limits Changes terms of office for county officials from two to four years Approveda


CISS Initiative 3 Elections Provides for a secret primary election ballot instead of requiring voters to declare party preference at the polls Approveda


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Sunday Makes it unconstitutional to prohibit the operation of certain businesses on Sundays Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 408 Redistricting Reapportionment of the Oklahoma State Legislature Defeatedd


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1962 ballot measures

May 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Affects the state's six percent tax increase limitation Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Salaries Increases the annual salaries of state legislators Approveda


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 War & Peace Authorizes the legislature to reorganize the state militia and empowers the Governor and Adjutant General to appoint all officers Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finances Bases the debt limit regarding forest rehabilitation on 3/16 of 1% of trust cash value of all taxable property within the state Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Bases the debt limit regarding permanent roads on 1% of trust cash value of all taxable property within the state Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Bases the debt limit regarding power development on 1.5% of trust cash value of all taxable property within the state Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Judiciary Authorizes the legislature to create lower state courts and regulate their jurisdiction Approveda


LRSS Measure 6 Time Establishes daylight savings time throughout the state Approveda


LRCA Measure 7 Taxes Permits an existing taxing unit to preserve its tax base without making at least one levy in every three consecutive years Approveda


LRCA Measure 8 Redistricting Increases the number of members in the Senate to 35 and in the House of Representatives to 65 and provides for both geographically permanent districts and districts based on population Defeatedd


CISS Measure 9 Education Repeals the school district reorganization law which established unified administrative districts Defeatedd


Texas

See also: Texas 1962 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Providing Workman's Compensation Insurance for all employees of all political subdivisions. Approveda


LRCA Prop 2 Spending Raising the limit on use of state funds to assist needy aged, needy blind and needy children. Approveda


LRCA Prop 3 Healthcare Creating hospital districts in Ochiltree, Castro, Hansford and Hopkins Counties. Approveda


LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Providing for a State program of acquiring conservation storage facilities in reservoirs. Approveda


LRCA Prop 5 Healthcare Creating hospital districts and prescribing limitations upon the powers of such districts. Approveda


LRCA Prop 6 Admin of gov't Authorizing retirement, disability, and death benefits for elected and appointive officers and employees of counties and political subdivisions who have served for twelve years or more. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 7 Admin of gov't Insuring continuity of state and local governmental operations in periods of emergency resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack. Approveda


LRCA Prop 8 Spending Establish a ceiling per year on the amount that may be paid out of state funds for assistance payments to the totally and permanently disabled. Approveda


LRCA Prop 9 Healthcare Authorizing the financing of a home for the aged in Titus County, and for permitting the Legislature to authorize the creation of two hospital districts in Brazoria County. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 11 Veterans Authorizing the resale of lands of the Veterans Land Fund remaining unsold after having been first offered to sale to veterans. Approveda


LRCA Prop 12 Admin of gov't For the Constitutional Amendment permitting state employees to serve as a consultant or on an advisory committee. Defeatedd


LRCA Prop 12 Admin of gov't Delegating limited zoning powers to any county bordering on the Gulf of Mexico or the tidewater limits thereof. Approveda


LRCA Prop 13 Bonds Taxes or bonds previously voted in any independent school district shall not be invalidated by any change in boundaries and authorizing the continuance of the levy of taxes after such change. Approveda


LRCA Prop 14 Admin of gov't| Providing for trials de novo on all appeals from actions, rulings, or decisions of administrative or executive agencies of government. Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 211 Redistricting Reapportions and redistricts the state legislature Defeatedd


VR Referendum 32 Food & Agri Enables the Department of Agriculture to supervise and regulate the production, distribution and marketing of milk products Defeatedd


VR Referendum 33 Gov't Finances Authorizes cities and towns to conduct financial audits through private accountants Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 9 Direct Democracy Requires the sending of one voters' pamphlet to each place of residence Approveda


LRCA SJR 25 Direct Democracy Requires the publication in weekly newspapers of all constitutional amendments on the ballot for three months prior to the election Approveda


LRCA HJR 6 Judiciary Empowers the supreme court to appoint judges or retired judges to temporarily serve in the supreme court and authorizes any superior court judge to perform judicial duties in any superior court Approveda


LRCA HJR 9 Admin of Gov't Empowers the legislature to provide a method of temporary succession to elected and appointed offices resulting from an emergency that incapacitates those serving in those offices Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1962 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Redistricting Removes exclusion for "Indians not tax" from redistricting calculations Approveda


LRCA Question 2 County Gov't Allows for County Executives to hold 4-year terms of office in counties with 500,000 people Approveda


LRCA Question 2a County Gov't Provides County Executives with veto power in counties with 500,000 people Approveda


LRSS Question 3 Suffrage Gives former Wisconsin residents the right to vote by absentee ballot in presidential elections Approveda