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1981 ballot measures

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See also: Kentucky 1981 ballot measures

May 26
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes, Property Proposes that property owners which are disabled can be exempt from taxation on the property up to $6500. Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Term Limits Proposes that public officials cannot serve another term until 4 years have expired after their two successive terms. Defeatedd


See also: Maine 1981 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Bond Limits Education Decreased the bonding limit of the Maine School Building Authority. Approveda

LRCA Petition Signatures Direct democracy measures Changed the laws governing the initiative process. Approveda

LRCA Residency Requirement State legislature Required that candidates for House must reside in the district they represent. Approveda

CISS Energy Commission Business regulation Created a Maine Energy Commission. Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1981 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
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See also: Ohio 1981 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Labor Allows private insurance companies to sell worker's compensation insurance Defeatedd

CICA Issue 2 Redistricting Moves redistricting authority from the Ohio General Assembly to a state Redistricting Commission Defeatedd


See also: Texas 1981 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Encourage municipalities in the (re)development of certain areas through property tax relief Approveda

LRCA Proposition 2 Education: Patents for public free school fund land Approveda

LRCA Proposition 3 Spending State finance management committee with power to manage expenditure of appropriated funds Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 4 Bond issues Bonds for flood control spending Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Inclusion of livestock and poultry with farm products as exempt from taxation Approveda

LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Tax relief for owners of residence homesteads Approveda

LRCA Proposition 7 Bond issues// Veterans Bonds to finance the veterans' land program Approveda


See also: Washington 1981 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 394 Bonds Establishes that the state must seek approval of voters before selling bonds to finance a major public energy project Approveda

ITP Initiative 402 Taxes Abolishes the state inheritance and gift taxes and substitutes, in their place, a tax on the transfer of net estates Approveda

LRCA SJR 107 Judiciary Removes constitutional limitations on the numbers and power of Superior Court commissioners Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 133 Elections Provides forty days to validate signatures on an ITL and prohibits legislatively ordered referenda in response to an ITL Approveda

LRCA HJR 7 Bonds Authorizes the government to issue industrial development bonds, repaid by such developments Approveda


See also: Wisconsin 1981 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Recall measures Separates primary and election must be held for the recall of officials Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Bond issues Extends time that cities and certain counties have to retire debt from bonds for sewerage collection Approveda

LRCA Question 3 Law enforcement Permits legislature to allow courts to deny, revoke, or set terms of bail Approveda

LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Deletes obsolete constitutional reference to creation of corporations by special act of legislature Approveda

LRCA Question 5 Constitutional language Removes requirement that banking laws be by passed by a two-thirds vote of the legislature Approveda