1985 ballot measures

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See also: Alabama 1985 ballot measures


See also: Maine 1985 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Issue 1A: Initiated Bill Nuclear Requires citizen vote on any plan for the storage or disposal of low-level radioactive waste Approveda
Issue 1B: Legislative Bill Nuclear Requires vote on any site for disposal of low-level radioactive waste if not disposed of outside of Maine or at the Yankee site Defeatedd
Issue 1C: Against Bills Nuclear Denies both legislative and initiated bills Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 2 Utilities Issues $15 million for construction of sewage and water facilities and for the cleanup and restoration of oil contaminated water Approveda
BI Bond Issue 3 Development Issues $4.3 million in bonds to build and equip centers for advanced technology Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 4 Transportation Issues $20 million in bonds for improvements to highways, bridges and airports Approveda
BI Bond Issue 5 Transportation Issues $850,000 in bonds for the acquisition of rail lines Approveda
BI Bond Issue 6 Culture Issues $2 million in bonds for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings Approveda
BI Bond Issue 7 Education Issues $2.2 million in bonds for the purchase of equipment and land for vocational-technical institutes Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 8 Legislatures Allows legislators to be appointed to civil office as long as they resign from the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 9 Term Limits Extendes the tenure for sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1985 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
Question 6
Question 7


See also: Ohio 1985 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Allows the state to issue bonds to finance coal research Approveda


See also: Oklahoma 1985 ballot measures

April 30
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 586 Labor Sets limits on the amount of recoverable damages for injuries resulting in death Approveda
LRCA State Question 587 Gov't Finances Revises the procedure for revenue estimates and prohibits creating certain debts Approveda
LRCA State Question 588 Taxes Provides an ad valorem tax exemption for manufacturing facilities Approveda


See also: Oregon 1985 ballot measures

September 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Instates a five percent sales tax to fund educational institutions, reduces income, property and timber taxes and prohibits local sales taxes Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1985 ballot measures

November 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Nuclear issues Asks for voter approval of a radioactive waste management compact Defeatedd


See also: Texas 1985 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Water Issues additional water development bonds for water related projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds Issues agricultural water conservation bonds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Gov't finances Permits the use of public funds for the relocation or replacement of water laterals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Gov't finances Allows proceeds from the sale of land dedicated to the permanent school fund to be used to acquire other land Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Healthcare Regulates the provision of health care by hospital districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Prisons Permits state prisoners to be placed in penal facilities of another state Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Local gov't Allows Chambers County to be divided into precincts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Veterans Provides additional bonds for the veterans' housing program Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Gov't finances Authorizes prior approval of expenditure or emergency transfer of state appropriations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Bonds Issues bonds for the purchase of farm and ranch land Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Trials Refines the method for instituting criminal prosecutiions Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Judiciary Grants the Supreme Court jurisdiction to answer questions of state law from a federal court Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Redistricting Reapportions the state's judicial districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Local gov't Abolishes the office of county treasurer in two counties and county surveyor in six counties Approveda


See also: Washington 1985 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 12 Gov't Finances Permits public workers compensation funds to be invested in any manner authorized by law Approveda
LRCA HJR 22 Elections Eliminates voter turnout requirements on voter approval of public school excess property tax levies Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 23 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 42 Agriculture Allows agricultural trade commissions to engage in promotional hosting to develop agricultural trade Approveda