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1995 ballot measures

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1996
1994

Fifty-six statewide ballot questions were on the ballot in 1995 in eleven states.

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1995 ballot measures

Novebmer 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum A Gov't Finances Authorizes state gov't to incur financial obligations to build prisons Defeatedd


Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 1995 ballot measures

October 21:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Abolish forced heirship, with exceptions Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Term Limits Term limit of three terms for members of the Louisiana State Legislature Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Judicial Reform Legislature to limit liability in lawsuits against state and local governments Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Increase mandatory age of retirement for judges from 70 to 75 Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 5 State Budgets Create separate state budgets Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't Require 2/3 vote of legislature to increase or enact fees Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Limit number of times tax proposals can be submitted Approveda


LRCA Amendment 8 Hunting Authorize legislature to enact laws about hunting and fishing Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 9 Natural Resources Mineral rights on reclaimed land Approveda


LRCA Amendment 10 State Spending Prohibit Use of Min. Rev. Aud. & Stle. Fund Approveda


LRCA Amendment 11 State Spending Create oilfield site restoration fund Approveda


LRCA Amendment 12 State Spending Create oil spill contingency fund Approveda


LRCA Amendment 13 Veterans Veterans eligible for points preference re: civil service Approveda


LRCA Amendment 14 Admin of gov't Number of times an owner can redeem property in New Orleans Approveda


LRCA Amendment 15 Property Rights Authorize New Orleans to donate abandoned property Approveda


November 19:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Jury instructions regarding governor's power to grant reprieve Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Civil rights Prevent Maine legislature from adding additional protected classes under state's anti-discrimination laws Defeatedd


LRSS Four Bond Questions Bond issues $91.9 million in bonds for roads, housing, classroom technology, pollution control Approveda


LRCA Question 6 State budget Require sound funding of the Maine State Retirement System Approveda


LRCA Question 7 State budget Gives governor a line-item veto Approveda


LRSS Question 8 Law enforcement Requires all persons to wear safety belts in vehicles Approveda


Mississippi

See also: Mississippi 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Measure 4 Term limits Limits elected officials from Mississippi to serving two or three consecutive terms, depending on the office Defeatedd


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of Gov't Repeal prohibitions against special laws that pertain to less than all counties Approveda


New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Redistricting Establish a bipartisan New Jersey Redistricting Commission Approveda


LRCA Public Question 2 Taxes Earmark an increased portion of car gas taxes for the Transportation Trust Fund Approveda


LRCA Public Question 3 Budgets Rules governing the mandates the state government imposes on school districts and municipalities Approveda


BI Public Question 4 Bonds $340 million in bonds for purchasing and improving land for conservation Approveda


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1995 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State Exec Requires the Governor to follow regulations set by law when granting commutations to criminals Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Bonds Authorizes bonds for public infrastructure improvements Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1995 ballot measures

May 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 21 Education Allocates state lottery revenues for financing education Approveda


LRCA Measure 22 Legislature Requires all legislators, appointees or candidates for the legislature to live in the district they represent or are seeking to represent Approveda


Texas

See also: Texas 1995 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds $300 million in bonds for education Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Exempt certain charitable organizations from property taxes Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Expand existing bond authority of farm and ranch finance Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Encumbrance fixed on homestead property for an owelty of partition Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Raise amount of bonds available for veterans' housing to $500 million Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Exempt homestead of surviving spouse from ad valorem taxation Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Reduce amount of bonds available for the superconducting supercollider Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Abolish office of constable in Mills, Reagan and Roberts counties Approveda


LRCA Proposition 9 Budget Allow money from the Texas Growth Fund to be invested in a business Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Abolish office of state treasurer Approveda


LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Allow open-space land for wildlife to qualify for tax appraisal Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Exempt certain personal property and mineral interests from taxation Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Exempt boats and other equipment from ad valorem taxation Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Raise limits of exemption of property owned by disabled veterans Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1995 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 640 Hunting Rewrites fishing regulations to ensure certain survival rates for non-targeted species Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 651 Gambling Allows unrestricted gambling on tribal lands in the state Defeatedd


LRSS Referendum 45 Admin of Gov't Extends the fish and wildlife commission's responsibilities to include the regulation of shellfish and food fish, the negotiation of interstate agreements, and the appointment of the commission's director Approveda


VR Referendum 48 Property Extends the government's responsibilities to improve property values caused by regulations Defeatedd


LRCA Sub. SJR 8210 Judiciary Reduces the number of judges on the Supreme Court and provides for the election of the Chief Justice by the Supreme Court. Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1995 ballot measures

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Allows the state to operate lottery games with proceeds dedicated to athletic facilities Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Constitution Removes masculine gender pronouns from the Wisconsin Constitution Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Allows judges to assume nonjudicial public office after vacating their judicial seat Defeatedd