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1966 ballot measures

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1967
1965

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1966 ballot measures

August 23:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SJR 1 Elections Shortened length of required residency for voting in Alaska's presidential election Approveda

November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $900,000 for outdoor recreation Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $2.285 million for school construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $15.5 million for ferries Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $16.9 million for university Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 5 Bonds $10.5 million for highway Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 6 Bonds $11.5 million for airport Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 7 Bonds $5 million for regional high school Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1966 ballot measures

November 8:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Taxes Exempts non-commercial watercraft from property taxes Approveda

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1966 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Arkansas Initiated Act No. 1, Arkansas School District Reorganization (1966) Education. School District Reorganization Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1966 ballot propositions

June 7:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $275 million in bonds for public schools Approveda

November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A Constitution The "Constitutional Revision" Amendment Approveda
LRCA Proposition 1 Finance Expansion of areas that public retirement funds can invest in Approveda
LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $230 million in bonds for state college and university facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Resources Definition of open space lands, restrictions on such lands, basis of tax assessment of them Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Bonds Local bonds for schools and libraries may be approved by a 60% vote rather than a 2/3rds vote Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Property tax assessments of property damaged or destroyed by major misfortune or calamity Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Legislature Timing of when state legislative acts go into effect Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Salaries County boards of supervisors to set their own salaries, as opposed to having the state legislature do it Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Deductibility of property taxes paid by insurers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Tax exemption for blind veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Finance Interest-free loans of public funds to finance post-disaster restoration of private property Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 11 Regulations Authority of state legislature to "amend, revise, or supplement" the state's boxing and wrestling initiative act Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Change name of county "tax appeals boards" to "assessment appeals boards" Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Repeal laws requiring taxpayers to deliver a property statement to the county assessor each year Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes California can set its state income tax reporting and collecting laws by reference to federal income tax laws Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 15 Elections Educational requirement for eligibility to vote not to apply to any person who on June 27, 1952, was at least 50 Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 16 Obscenity Prohibition on obscene materials and obscene conduct Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Limits the number of executive and administrative offices, agencies and departments to not to exceed twenty Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Provides for an ownership tax on motor vehicles, self-propelled equipment and other movable equipment Approveda
CICA Measure 3 Judiciary Creates the Colorado Commission on Judicial Qualifications Approveda
CICA Measure 4 Legislature Provides for a 35 member Senate and a 65 member House of Representatives Approveda
CICA Measure 5 Taxes Establishes a maximum limit on property taxes and exempts personal property from taxation Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 6 Time Provides for daylight savings time Approveda
LRSS Measure 7 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 ConCon Provides that revisions of the constitution as adopted by convention be submitted to the electors at the next general election Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Local Gov't Provides for the terms of employment of appointive county superintendents of public instruction Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Suffrage Provides presidential voting rights for residents not yet meeting state qualifications Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Motto & Symbols Provides the state flag conforms with standard commercial sizes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Local Gov't Gives electorate power to provide for consolidation of municipal and county governments of Hillsborough County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Judiciary Authorizes the Legislature to require county judges to be members of the Florida bar Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Judiciary Provides that the legislature can determine the number of county judges in each county Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Judiciary Provides a procedure for the selection, discipline, retirement and removal of judges, and establishes the Judicial Qualifications Commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Judiciary Creates separate offices for the 13th Judicial Circuit State Attorney and Hillsborough County Prosecuting Attorney Criminal Court of Record Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Judiciary Authorizes the board of county commissioners of Orange County to revise justice of the peace district boundaries Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Eminent Domain Provides that each condemnation of property jury shall be composed of twelve jurors Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Legislature Provides a special legislative session solely for the purpose of organization after November general elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment 13 Taxes Exempts inventory and livestock from ad valorem taxes Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 9 Business Limits the right to vote on corporation directors to stockholders Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 10 Business Provides that stock can only be increased with a majority consent Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Trials Removes six man juries in civil actions of less than $500.00 Approveda
LRCA SJR 7 Judiciary Allows retired justices to act on the request of the Governor or Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA SJR 11 Bonds Expands the list of projects which may be financed by revenue bonds Approveda
LRCA SJR 7 Constitutions Allows the Constitution to be amended with amendments which contain more than one subject Defeatedd
VR REFER 1 Taxes Approves a 3% statewide sales tax Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1966 ballot measures

February 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum Question Alcohol Allows certain sales of alcohol on Sundays Defeatedd

June 20

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Bonds Issues $2.5 million for the construction of an office building for State Highway Commission Defeatedd
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $2.95 million in bonds for the construction and improvement of airports Defeatedd

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Culture Issues $4.8 million in bonds for the construction of a state cultural building Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Environment Issues $1.5 million in bonds to develop the Allagash Waterway Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment Legislature Repeals and replaces language outlining the election, powers and apportionment of the Maine State Senate Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Permits a deputy treasurer to sign bonds, certificates and other evidences of the debt of the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Local gov't Provides and optional system of home rule powers for certain counties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't salaries Increases the annual salary of the governor Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Finances Relates to the procedure to be followed to create debt in Baltimore Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Judiciary Creates a Commission on Judicial Disabilities Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Eminent domain Provides an optional procedure for the acquisition of land in Prince George's County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Judiciary Allows the general assembly to create intermediate courts of appeal Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Legislature Makes a provision for filling vacancies in the office of state senator Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Labor Establishes a Workmen's Compensation Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 10 Judiciary Exempts Washington County from the provision concerning the removal of deputy clerks Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 11 Eminent domain Authorizes municipal corporations in Cecil County to take land for roads and sewage facilities Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Judiciary Increases the number of judges residing in Cecil County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 13 Legislature Changes the time of consideration of supplemental appropriation bills by the general assembly Approveda
LRCA Amendment 14 Gov't salaries Provides that the salary of the State Treasurer be fixed by the general assembly Approveda
LRCA Amendment 15 Legislature Empowers the general assembly to set its own compensation Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 16 Admin of gov't Abolishes the office of the Commissioner of the Land Approveda
VR Amendment 17 Transportation Authorizes the construction of a toll bridge across the Chesapeake Bay Defeatedd

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Elections Mandates candidates for governor and lieutenant governor to run as a tem Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State Exec Reorganizes the executive department Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Development Provides for municipal industrial development Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Local Gov't Allows home rule for cities and towns Approveda
VR Question 5 Taxes Increases the sale tax Approveda
AQ Question 6 Taxes Provided for a temporary tax to establish the local aid fund Approveda

Michigan

See also: Michigan 1966 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Elections and campaigns Lower the minimum voting age from 21 to 18 years Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Provides a resignation procedure for legislators Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1966 ballot measures

January 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Pension Authorizes counties, cities or political subdivisions to provide pensions for employees Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Authorizes school districts to levy a property tax Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Legislature Creates Representative and Senatorial Districts by bipartisan commission Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Authorizes St. Louis County and City to adopt a plan for partial or complete government Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS LR-64 Taxes Continues the current cigarette tax Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1966 ballot measures

September 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Number 1 Taxes Regards levying taxes and the adoption of related federal definitions Approveda
LRCA Number 2 Education Relates to whether or not a County Superintendent of Schools may serve two or more counties Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Number 1 Local Gov't Provides for home rule of villages and cities Approveda
LRSS Number 2 Suffrage Relates to voting rights for recent residents of the state for presidential elections Approveda
LRCA Number 3 Judiciary Changes process for selecting judges Defeatedd
LRCA Number 4 Constitutions Revises constitutional sections regarding the declarations of rights and the executive, legislative and judicial branches Defeatedd
CISS Number 5 Gov't Acc Requires publication of school board proceedings in newspaper Approveda

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1966 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 437 Redistricting Relates to redistricting Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1966 ballot measures

May 24
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Taxes Alters taxes on cigarettes Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Education Modifies the role of the superintendent of public instruction Defeatedd

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Labor Requires public transportation agencies to “make fair and equitable arrangements to protect the interests” of employees and retired employees Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Bonds Authorizes bonds for constructing community college facilities and permits the use of state education facilities’ revenues in financing projects Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 1966 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Taxes Providing that all land designated for agricultural use shall be assessed for all tax purposes on the consideration of only those factors relative to such agricultural use. Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Taxes Providing by law for the creation, establishment, maintenance and operation of Airport Authorities composed of one or more counties, and authorizing the levy of a tax not to exceed Seventy-Five Cents on the One Hundred Dollars valuation of all taxable property Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Education Withdrawing Arlington State College from participation in the Permanent University Fund. Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Changing the maximum term of office of directors of conservation and reclamation districts from two to six years. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 5 Admin of gov't Establishing a State-wide Cooperative System of Retirement, Disability and Death Benefits for the officials and employees of the various counties or other political subdivisions. Approveda
LRCA Prop 6 Law enforcement Providing for the payment of assistance to the surviving spouse and minor children of law enforcement officers, custodial personnel of the Texas Department of Corrections or full-paid firemen who suffer violent death in the course of the performance of their duties. Approveda
LRCA Prop 7 Taxes Repealing the poll tax as a requirement for voting. Approveda
LRCA Prop 8 Admin of gov't Permitting persons qualified to vote in this State to vote for Presidential and Vice Presidential Electors and for all state-wide offices, questions or propositions. Approveda
LRCA Prop 9 Admin of gov't Providing for a Court of Criminal Appeals of five members, and prescribing the term of said court. Approveda
LRCA Prop 10 Education Providing that taxes or bonds previously voted in any independent school district or in any junior college district shall not be abrogated, cancelled or invalidated. Approveda
LRCA Prop 11 Bonds Authorizing the issuance of an additional Two Hundred Million Dollars in Texas Water Development Bonds and providing for further investment of the Texas Water Development Fund in reservoirs and associated facilities. Approveda
LRCA Prop 12 Admin of gov't Providing the method and manner for dissolution of hospital districts. Approveda
LRCA Prop 13 Taxes Amendment authorizing the Legislature to provide by statute for any county having (1,200,000) or more inhabitants to consolidate the functions of government. Approveda
LRCA Prop 14 Admin of gov't Fixing the time during which members of the Legislature shall be ineligible to hold other offices. Approveda
LRCA Prop 15 Taxes Authorizing various types of assistance for the physically or mentally handicapped Approveda
LRCA Prop 16 Admin of gov't Establishing the date on which newly elected Members of the Legislature shall qualify and take office. Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1966 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 226 Taxes Requires that one-tenth of revenues from state sales and use taxes be distributed to cities on a per capita basis Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 229 Sunday Repeals the existing restrictions on activities performed on Sundays Approveda
ITP Initiative 223 Transportation Repeals the statutory limitation on the size of freight train crews Approveda
LRSS Referendum 14 Bonds Authorizes $16,500,000 in bonds for constructing public schools Approveda
LRSS Referendum 15 Bonds Authorizes $40,575,000 in bonds for improving public institutions and agencies Approveda
LRSS Referendum 16 Redistricting Changes the boundaries of the state's congressional districts to better equalize the population within each Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Elections Removes elections for Superior Court judges if only one candidate was entitled to appear on the ballot Approveda
LRCA SJR 20 Property Repeals constitutional limitations on land ownership by non-citizens Approveda
LRCA SJR 22, Pt 1 Gov't Finances Establishes a common school construction fund used to finance school constructions Approveda
LRCA SJR 22, Pt 2 Gov't Finances Permits the permanent school fund to be invested in such manner as determined by the legislature Approveda
LRCA SJR 25 Gov't Finances Deems that public funds for port districts are considered public funds for a public interest Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 Elections Allows all national citizens to vote in a presidential election as long as they intend to make the state their permanent residence and have resided in the state at least sixty days preceding an election Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Taxes Authorizes the legislature to exempt occupied residential property from property taxes for retired persons Approveda
LRCA HJR 39 Gov't Acc Requires the publication of measures on state debts in every legal newspaper at four times during the four weeks preceding the election Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1966 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 War and peace Allows legislators to retain office while on short-term active duty in the reserves or during an emergency declared by the Governor Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Abolishes the position of Justice of Peace and authorizes establishment of inferior courts Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Local spending Creates an exemption for special district public utilities from local government debt limits Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Entitles new residents of the state to vote in the state after 6 months of residency Approveda