1974 ballot measures

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1975
1973

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1974 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1974 ballot measures

August 22:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Sets timing of elections for voting on state constitutional amendments Approveda


IndISS Initiative 1 Admin of gov't Relocating and constructing a new Capital Approveda


IndISS Initiative 2 elections and campaigns Disclosure of personal finances of candidates and holders of state office Approveda


November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $2,700,000 for Fire protection facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $22,500,000 for Port facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $7,900,000 for Library construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $10,400,000 for Trunk and Secondary Airport Construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 5 Bonds $37,300,000 for Highway, Ferry and Local Service Road and Trail Construction Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 6 Bonds $10,900,000 for Health care facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 7 Bonds $10,500,000 for Fish and Game Management, Development and Enforcement Facilities Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 8 Bonds $7,515,000 for Pioneers' Home Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 9 Bonds $40,477,000 for Rural schools Approveda


Alaska BP Proposition 10 Bonds $39,523,000 for University of Alaska Approveda


Arizona

See also: Arizona 1974 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Prop 100 Elections Residency requirement Defeatedd


LR Prop 101 Recall Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona relating to recall Approveda


LR Prop 102 Elections Minimum number of electors who must vote at election on bond issues or special assessments Defeatedd


LR Prop 103 Education Debt limit of 20% for unified school districts Approveda


LR Prop 104 Business Public service corporations can include certain private sewage disposal corporations Approveda


LR Prop 105 Taxes Use and distribution of vehicle, user and gasoline and diesel tax receipts Defeatedd


LR Prop 106 Taxes Proposed amendment relating to public debt, revenue and taxation Defeatedd


CR Prop 107 Legislative salaries Recommended increase in salaries of Arizona state legislators Defeatedd


CICA Prop 108 Judicial An amendment to the Constitution of Arizona relating to the Judicial Department Approveda


LR Prop 300 Taxes Transaction privilege tax, food exemption, reimbursement tax Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 54 Gov't finances Requires competitive bidding for all state printing contracts Approveda


LRCA Proposed Amendment 55 Gov't admin. Establishes a state Legislative and Executive Compensation Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Proposed Amendment 56 Local gov't Revises county governments Approveda


CICA Proposed Amendment 57 Regulation Authorizes the Arkansas General Assembly to control maximum interest rates Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1974 ballot propositions

June 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $250 million to acquire land for recreational purposes Approveda


LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $250 million for water pollution control Approveda


LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $350 million in bonds for veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Property value re-assessments after sustaining damage from a disaster Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Allowable uses of revenue from gas taxes Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Property tax exemption for homeowners Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Admin of gov't Civil service exemption for members of the Postsecondary Education Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Consolidation of the City and County of Sacramento Approveda


CISS Proposition 9 Elections Creation of the Fair Political Practices Commission Approveda


November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $150 million for construction or improvement of public schools and earthquake reconstruction Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Admin of gov't County and city charters Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Admin of gov't Civil service exemption for members of the Postsecondary Education Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 4 Admin of gov't University of California Regents Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Residence of local government employees Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Property tax exemptions Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Constitution Substantial revisions to Article I of the California Constitution Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Revisions in property tax exemptions and other tax codes Approveda


LRCA Proposition 9 Recall Recall of elected officials Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Elections Rules governing who has the right to vote Approveda


LRCA Proposition 11 Constitution Transition to gender-neutral language in the California Constitution Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Energy Regulation of public utilities Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary Judicial districts in San Diego County Approveda


LRCA Proposition 14 Education Board of State College System of California Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 15 Housing Prohibit government-owned low-rent housing projects unless residents in impacted area vote to approve Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 16 Education Tuition at state colleges to be determined by state legislature, not Board of Regents Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 17 Natural resources The "Wild and Scenic Rivers" Initiative Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1974 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 1 Local Gov't Prohibits the "striking off" of any territory from a county without first submitting the question to a vote of the qualified electors of the county Approveda


LRSS Measure 2 Death Penalty Imposes the death penalty upon persons convicted of class 1 felonies Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 State Finances Removes the requirement for listing and publishing each warrant paid by the State Treasurer Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Energy Permits cities to become subscribers or shareholders in corporations in order to effect the development of energy Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Local Gov't Creates a boundary control commission to regulate the geographic growth and consolidation of Denver Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 State Exec Revises the functions of the Executive and Legislative Departments Approveda


LRCA Measure 7 Taxes Removes the proceeds from the tax on aviation fuel from the highway users tax fund Approveda


CICA Measure 8 Education Prohibits the bussing of students to schools for racial diversity purposes Approveda


CICA Measure 9 Redistricting Creates the Colorado Reapportionment Commission Approveda


CICA Measure 10 Nuclear Requires the approval of voters before the detonation of nuclear devises Approveda


Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Civil Rights Prohibits discrimination on account of sex Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Constitutions Concerns the method of amendment of the constitution Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Elections Concerns forfeiture of the right to be made an elector Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Elections, Judiciary Eliminates the requirement that Justices of the Peace be elected Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Funds bonds for school construction projects with gross receipts taxes Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Extends the life of the "second gas tax" and permits bonding for all transportation facilities Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of Gov't Change the name of the office of "Tax Assessor" to "Property Appraiser" Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Hunting Requires Senate approval of commission members and provides for general laws regulating commission Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 State judiciary Changes authority of the Judicial Qualifications Commission Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Utilities Allows for public-private partnerships relating to electric utilities Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Civil Rights Prohibits discrimination based upon physical handicaps Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SJR 114 Bonds Allows revenue bonds to be used for county pollution control Approveda


LRCA SJR 118 Media Requires Constitutional Amendments to be published in all legal newspapers Approveda


CISS INIT 1 Gov't Acc Requires political funds and lobbyist activity disclosures Approveda


Illinois

See also: Illinois 1974 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Constitutional language Restricts the Governor's amendatory veto power Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1974 ballot measures

June 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question Hunt & Fish Issues $1 million in bonds for the financing of the Maine Inland Fisheries and Game Acquisition Fund Approveda


November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum Question Business Repeals and replaces language regarding commercial vehicles, including weight and length limits Defeatedd


BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $7.8 million in bonds to build state highways Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Education Issues $25 million in bonds to provide for elementary and secondary school building construction Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Suffrage Eliminates the three-month voter residence requirement for intrastate moves Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Judiciary Makes justices of the peace and notaries public appointed by governor Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Local Gov't Clarifies the validity of municipal industrial parks Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Regards the calling of recess by a general court Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Legislature Cuts the membership in the House of Representatives from 240 to 160 Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Education Provides grants in aid to higher education Approveda


IndICA Question 4 Transportation Authorizes the use of state highway revenues for mass transportation Approveda


IndISS Question 5 Gov't Acc Establishes an independent Corrupt Practices Commission Approveda


AQ Question 6 Health Care Regards a state health plan Approveda



Michigan

See also: Michigan 1974 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Taxes Limit use of motor fuel tax fund Defeatedd


LRSS Proposal B Veterans Bonds for bonus payments and educational benefits to veterans Approveda


CICA Proposal C Taxes Eliminate sales tax on food and prescription drugs Approveda


LRSS Proposal D Bonds Bonds to provide funding for transportation systems Defeatedd


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1974 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act Campaigns a new campaign financing and election law Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1974 ballot measures

September 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Give the legislative assembly control of size of trial juries Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Salaries Establishes a Legislative Compensation Commission Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't Acc Creates open meetings of state legislature and other governmental bodies Approveda


November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Creates joint ballot for the election of governor and lieutenant governor Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Gives legislative assembly power to provide for the retirement, discipline and removal of judges Approveda


CISS Measure 1 Economic development Authorizes new programs to increase employment opportunities Defeatedd


CISS Measure 2 Business Authorizes small family owned corporations to engage in farming Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1974 ballot measures

May 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Salaries Equalizes the compensation of public officers and members of the General Assembly Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 2 Salaries Permits increases in the compensation of public officers Defeatedd


LRCA Issue 3 Elections Provides rules for drafting and public notice of ballot language on constitutional amendments Approveda


November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Permits laws reducing real estate taxes on homesteads of disabled residents Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 State Exec Repeals requirement for a Superintendent of Public Works Approveda


LRCA Issue 3 Bonds Alters the purposes for which public industrial development bonds may be issued Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1974 ballot measures

May 28
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Taxes Increases state income and corporate taxes to support public primary education Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Transportation Permits the use of state highway funds for mass transit Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Places limitations on developing new school district tax bases Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Bonds Authorizes bonds for a water development fund Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 5 Veterans Allows for an increase in issuance and sale of bonds for veterans’ loans Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Legislature Allows for the state legislature to initiate special legislative sessions Defeatedd


November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Alcohol Permits liquor-by-the-drink licenses for any public passenger carrier Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Acc Requires all legislative deliberations to be open to the public Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Trials Provides that a grand jury indictment is not necessary for a felony prosecution under certain conditions Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 State Exec Eliminates the 30-year minimum age requirement for a person succeeding to the Office of Governor Approveda


LRCA Measure 6 Local Gov't Empowers the legislature to prescribe qualifications by law for the office of county assessor Approveda


LRCA Measure 7 Taxes Provides that a tax base shall not be reduced due to federal revenue sharing money received by counties or cities Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 8 Suffrage Reduces the minimum voting age for school district election from 21 to 18 and reduces the residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 9 Legislature Permits most types of state employees to simultaneously serve as members of the legislature Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 10 Suffrage Lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, reduces the state residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days and eliminates the requirement that every voter be able to read and write the English language Approveda


LRCA Measure 11 Trials Increases the minimum amount of a claim in a civil action for which the right to a jury trial is guaranteed from $20 to $200 Approveda


LRCA Measure 12 Bonds Authorizes bonds to assist cities and counties with community development projects Defeatedd


VR Measure 13 Obscenity Criminalizes the distribution or exhibition of “obscene” material and the conduction of live sex shows in public places or clubs and redefines the crime of prostitution Approveda


LRSS Measure 14 Gov't Acc Establishes regulations regarding statewide and some county and city public officials’ financial matters, sources of income and certain debts and creates the Oregon Ethics Commission Approveda


CISS Measure 15 Hunt & Fish Declares rainbow trout and steelhead to be for recreational angling, bans commercial fishing of rainbow trout, recognizes incidental catches and provides mechanisms for resolving such catches Approveda


Utah

See also: Utah 1974 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Referendum 1 Property Relating to the Land Use Act Defeatedd


Vermont

See also: Vermont 1974 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Four Year Terms State executives Provides for a number of changes to basic rules regarding Vermont Constitutional Officers Defeatedd


LRCA Constitutional Time-Lock Constitutional language Changes the so-called "time-lock" for amending the Vermont Constitution from ten years to four years Approveda


LRCA Unified Judicial System State judiciary Changes state court system Approveda


LRCA Voter Requirements Suffrage Changes constitutional language regarding residency requirement for voting in Vermont Approveda


LRCA Redistricting Redistricting Changes constitutional language regarding state districting Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 34 Lottery Establishes a state lottery Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 140 State Exec Restricts the governor's veto power and permits the legislature to reconvene to consider vetoed bills Approveda


LRCA SJR 143 Elections Establishes a thirty-day residency requirement to vote in a state, county, or precinct election Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1974 ballot measures

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Pension Allows legislature to increase benefits to people already retired under the public retirement system Defeatedd


LRCA Question 2 State judiciary Allows legislature to remove judges with a 2/3s vote for cause Defeatedd


LRCA Question 3 Taxes Allows legislature to define an agricultural and undeveloped land class with separate taxation levels from regular property Approveda

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