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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

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Eminent domain Adds Anne Arundel County to provisions relating to taking of property by the state Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Gov't Finances Allows State Treasurer to disburse state monies by a system other than checks Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Gov't Finances Imposes requirements for a balanced budget Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Local gov't Allows mayor to make loans to improve residential or commercial property in Baltimore Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Admin of gov't Provides for the suspension of elected officials upon conviction of certain crimes Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Legislature Establishes residency requirements for members of the general assembly Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Elections Provides for a method of voting for voters who are unable to vote personally Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Gov't salaries Increases the annual salary of the governor Defeatedd
LRCA Question 9 Admin of gov't Makes changes relating to bills that have passed the general assembly Approveda
LRCA Question 10 Judiciary Authorizes the Court of Appeals to censure or discipline judges Approveda
LRCA Question 11 Local gov't Abolishes the office of the surveyor in three counties Approveda
LRCA Question 12 Local gov't Allows the Mayor to make loans to purchase residential properties in Baltimore Approveda
LRCA Question 13 Local gov't Provides that clerks in Baltimore city are appointed and removed based on merit Approveda
VR Question 14 Education Provides for services for private school students Defeatedd

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

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1974 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Constitutions Revises the organization and language of the Constitution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Constitutions Eases vote requirement for amending the Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Allows legislature to determine railroad taxes Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1974 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Suffrage Allows individuals 18 years and older to vote Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Local Gov't Allows municipalities and counties to be indebted for industrial development Approveda
CISS Proposition 1 Elections Provides for a new campaign finance 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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