1979 ballot measures

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1980
1978

California

See also: California 1979 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Education Procedures for assigning students to school, and transporting them to school Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Business regulation Cap on allowable interest rates charged on loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Veterans For veterans, the same proportionate value is maintained when property tax assessment ratios are changed Approveda
CICA Proposition 4 Public finance Cap on the extent to which state and local government spending can increase every year Approveda

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislatures Allows four constitutional amendments to be voted upon at one time Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Changes election of Kentucky General Assembly members from odd to even years Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Returnable Container Question Environment Repeals a law that placed a mandatory deposit on bottles Defeatedd
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $16.5 million in bonds for highway and bridge improvements Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $11.81 million in bonds for public fish piers, airports and other transportation improvements Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 3 Energy Issues $2.5 million in bonds for energy conservation improvements for local government buildings Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment Suffrage Repeals literacy test requirement for voting rights Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Bonds Authorizes issuance of bonds for control of water pollution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Consolidates the highway and transportation departments Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Environment Creates a deposit system on all purchased plastic bottles and banned metal cans with pull tabs Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1979 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS State Question 539 Taxes Cap on state income tax Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 1979 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Admin of gov't Appoint notaries public for the state and limit their terms Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Housing Review of the process of rulemaking by agencies in the executive department Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Guarantee of loans for purchase of farm and ranch real estate by the sale of bonds Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1979 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 37 Bonds Authorizes $25 million in state general obligation bonds for facilities aiding mentally and physically disabled people Approveda
ITL Initiative 61 Environment Establishes a minimum five cent recycling deposit on soft drinks and alcohol containers Defeatedd
ITL Initiative 62 Taxes Limits the growth of state tax revenues to that of the growth rate of personal income Approveda
LRCA SJR 110 Legislature Requires a regular session of the legislature to be convened each year and allows for special sessions to be called upon by the governor Approveda
LRCA SJR 112 Legislature Allows legislators to assume any civil office, but without receiving any increases in compensation for that office passed during their legislative term Approveda
LRCA SJR 120 Energy Permits municipal utilities to assist homeowners in financing energy conservation measures until 1990 Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1979 ballot measures

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Executive offices Provides that the Lt. Governor will succeed the governor in the event of a permanent vacancy, followed by the Secretary of State Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Executive offices Provides that the state legislature must approve Governor-appointed successors to vacancies in the Lt. Governor. Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Executive offices Eliminates Lt. Governor's role as presiding officer of Wisconsin State Senate Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Executive offices Improves the constitutional wording regarding 4-year terms of office for constitutional officers Approveda