1996 ballot measures

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226 statewide ballot measures were on the ballot in 1996 in forty-one states.


See also: Alabama 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Hunting Guarantees the right to hunt and fish in Alabama Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Allow public officials to participate in the state employees' retirement system Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 3 Law enforcement Removes the prohibition on guilty pleas within 15 days of arrest in non-capital felony cases Approveda

LRCA Amendment 4 Gambling Governing bodies in three cities can allow bingo operations for profit Approveda

LRCA Amendment 5 Gambling Allows Jefferson county to establish monetary bingo prizes Approveda


See also: Alaska 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Defines how Alaska would respond to any changes in the Alaska Statehood Act Approveda

IndISS Measure 3 Hunting A ban on same day airborne hunting of wolf, wolverine, fox or lynx Approveda

IndISS Measure 4 Term Limits Informed voter law Approveda


See also: Arizona 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Prop 100 Legislature Allow legislature to set specific dates for certain laws. Defeatedd

LR Prop 101 Taxes Allow legislature to exempt certain properties from tax Approveda

ISS Prop 102 Judiciary Superior Court given exclusive original jurisdiction in matters affecting juveniles Approveda

ISS Prop 200 Marijuana Require certain procedure for sentencing persons convicted of drug-related crimes Approveda

ISS Prop 201 Gambling Tribal gaming compacts Approveda

ISS Prop 203 Healthcare Give part of lottery revenue to Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Approveda

CR Prop 300 Legislature Salary of $24,000 for state legislators Defeatedd


See also: Arkansas 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Establishes a uniform minimum property tax millage rate for maintenance and operation of schools Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Sales tax for various state agencies including fish and game, parks Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Initiative and Referendum Modifies procedures for the publication and legal review of statewide initiatives and referenda Defeatedd

CICA Amendment 4 Gambling Establishes a state lottery, permits charitable bingo and casino gambling Defeatedd

CICA Amendment 9 Term Limits An amendment concerning term limits for U.S. Senators and Representatives Approveda

CSS Initiated Act 1 Elections Registration and disclosure requirements for small donor political groups Approveda


See also: California 1996 ballot propositions

March 26

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 192 Bonds Provides for a bond issue of two billion dollars to provide funds for a seismic retrofit program Approveda

LRCA Proposition 193 Tax reform New appraisal of real property upon purchase or transfer between grandparents and their grandchild not required Approveda

LRSS Proposition 194 Policing Prisoner's employment in prison does not entitle prisoner to unemployment benefits upon release Approveda

LRSS Proposition 195 Policing Murder during a carjacking, and murder of jurors, added to special circumstances that permit death penalty Approveda

LRSS Proposition 196 Policing Intentional murder by shooting from a motor vehicle added to list of special circumstances for death penalty Approveda

LRSS Proposition 197 Hunting Repeal mountain lion's status as specially protected mammal Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 198 Elections Qualified voters can vote for any candidate regardless of the candidate's political affiliation Approveda

CISS Proposition 199 Rent control Phases out local rent control laws on mobile homes Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 200 Regulation Requires insurer to pay benefits regardless of who is at fault in most motor vehicle accidents Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 201 Judiciary Requires losing party to pay winning party's legal fees in shareholder actions against corporations Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 202 Judiciary Limits contingency fees which plaintiffs' attorneys may collect Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 203 Bonds $3 billion in funds for schools Approveda

November 5

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 204 Bonds $995 million in state funds for water projects Approveda

LBM Proposition 205 Bonds $700 million to provide funds for local juvenile and adult correctional facilities Defeatedd

LBM Proposition 206 Bonds $400 million to provide farm and home aid for California veterans Approveda

CISS Proposition 207 Judiciary Prohibit restrictions on the right to negotiate amount of attorneys' fees Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 208 Elections Limits on a contributor's campaign contributions Approveda

CICA Proposition 209 Affirmative action Ban discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment/contracting Approveda

CISS Proposition 210 Minimum wage Minimum wage increase to $5.00 per hour on March 1, 1997, and to $5.75 per hour on March 1, 1998 Approveda

CISS Proposition 211 Judiciary Prohibits restrictions on attorney-client fee arrangements Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 212 Elections Repeals existing law limiting gifts and prohibiting honoraria received by public officials Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 213 Judiciary Convicted felons can't recover damages if their injuries were sustained in committing/fleeing their crime Approveda

CISS Proposition 214 Healthcare Restrictions on certain healthcare industry informational practices Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 215 Marijuana Exempts patients and primary caregivers from criminal liability for possessing and growing marijuana Approveda

CISS Proposition 216 Healthcare Healthcare, comsumer protection and taxes on corporate re-structuring. Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 217 Taxes Reinstate 10% and 11% tax rates on taxable incomes over $115,000 and $230,000 Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 218 Taxes Limits authority of local governments to impose taxes and property-related assessments Approveda


See also: Colorado 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 11 Taxes Eliminates certain property tax exemptions Defeatedd

CICA Initiative 12 Term Limits Instructs Colorado representatives to vote for term limits for U.S. congressional members Approveda

CICA Initiative 13 Direct Democracy Changes initiative and referendum rights and procedures Defeatedd

CICA Initiative 14 Animals Prohibits certain methods of trapping or killing animals Approveda

CISS Initiative 15 Elections Creates new laws regarding campaign finance Approveda

CICA Initiative 16 Property Establishes constitutional law regarding management of state public land trusts Approveda

CICA Initiative 17 Marriage & Family Creates parental rights to direct and control the upbringing, education, values, and discipline of their children Defeatedd

CICA Initiative 18 Gambling Permits limited gaming in the national historic district of the city of Trinidad Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum A Supermajority Changes requirement to pass constitutional amendments from simple voter majority to 60 percent supermajority Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum B Elections Increases the time period for mailing out ballot information to registered voters Approveda

LRCA Referendum C Law Enforcement Authorizes the general assembly to establish qualifications for the office of county sheriff Approveda

LRCA Referendum D Welfare Excludes funds for unemployment compensation from state fiscal limitations Defeatedd


See also: Connecticut 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Victims' Rights Law enforcement Provides certain rights for victims of crime Approveda


See also: Florida 1996 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Requires two-thirds of voters to approve tax increase amendments Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of Gov't Relates to timing and authority of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Allows Judicial Nominating Commission to recommend six names for vacancies and expands authority of Judicial Qualifications Commission Approveda

CICA Amendment 4 Environment Requires a 1 cent per pound levy on Everglades Sugar to support conservation Defeatedd

CICA Amendment 5 Water States that Everglades polluters are primarily responsible for paying pollution reduction costs Approveda

CICA Amendment 6 Environment Establishes a trust fund to conserve and protect the Everglades Approveda


See also: Georgia 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Amendment 1 Property Taxes Authorize repeal of personal property tax without referendum Approveda

LR Amendment 2 Education Taxes Authorize school districts to impose a one percent sales tax Approveda

LR Amendment 3 Legislature Legislature to create enterprise zones Approveda

LR Amendment 4 Agriculture Agricultural processing industries may impose a fee on members of industry for promotional purposes Defeatedd

LR Amendment 5 Property Wwners of island property within a constitutional industrial area may remove the property from the industrial area Approveda

LR Referendum A Taxes Exemption from ad valorem taxes on vans owned by religious groups Approveda

LR Referendum B Taxes Exempt property owned by historical fraternal associations from ad valorem taxes Approveda


See also: Hawaii 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Amendment 1 Hurricane Loans Authorizes the use of revenue bonds to finance a loan program for hurricane Approveda

LR Amendment 2 Education Taxes Appropriation of funds for more than three years for public school facilities Approveda

LR Amendment 3 Legislature Ends the exception to lapsing of unencumbered general obligation bond funds Defeatedd

LR Constitutional Convention Hawaii Constitution Whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention Defeatedd


See also: Idaho 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
ISS Proposition 1 Property Taxes Limit property taxes to one percent of value Approveda

ISS Proposition 2 Hunting Prohibit the use of dogs or bait for hunting bear Defeatedd

ISS Proposition 3 Nuclear Waste Agreements for the receipt of additional radioactive waste Defeatedd

ISS Proposition 4 Term Limits Congressional term limits Approveda

LR SJR 111 Health Care Expand options available for public hospital financing Approveda


See also: Indiana 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Criminal Justice Deals with victims' rights Approveda

LRCA Public Question 2 Retirement Allows state retirement funds to be invested in stocks and other securities Approveda

LRCA Public Question 3 Gambling Questions whether horse race meeting be allowed in Marion County Approveda


See also: Iowa 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Hunting Revenue from hunting, fishing and trapping license fees may be spent only for hunting/fishing programs Approveda


See also: Kentucky 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Eliminate language allowing poll taxes and language requiring separate schools for "white" and "colored" children Approveda


See also: Louisiana 1996 ballot measures

September 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Act 98 Business Regulation Provides Local Option on Gaming Approveda

LRCA Act 47 Taxes Property Exemption from Ad Valorem Tax Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Prohibits state and local officials from participating in public retirement systems Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Housing Allows donation of abandoned housing by local governments to nonprofit organizations Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Exempt some goods, tangible personal property and services from sales or use taxes Approveda


See also: Maine 1996 ballot measures

June 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Primary Bond issues $4,905,316 in bonds to create a statewide library system Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Term limits Impose term limits on Maine's delegation to the U.S. Congress Approveda

CISS Question 2A Environment Regulations on how much timber could be removed from state lands in any 15 year period. Defeatedd

LR Question 2B Environment Adopt statewide rules governing timber harvesting in Maine Approveda

LR Question 2C Environment Reject both measure 2A and 2B Defeatedd

CISS Question 3 Elections Enact system under which political candidates could be funded by the "Clean Elections Fund" Approveda

LRSS Question 4 Bonds $3 million in bonds for improvements to the state park and historic site facilities Approveda

LRSS Question 5 Bonds $16.5 million to investigate, abate and clean up hazardous substance discharges Approveda

LRSS Question 6 Bonds $11 million in bonds for the Small Enterprise Growth Fund and the Agricultural Marketing Load Fund Approveda

LRSS Question 7 Bonds $10 million for water pollution management facilities Approveda

LRCA Question 8 Elections Increase from 2 to 5 the number of working days that local officials have to certify signatures on initiatives. Approveda


See also: Maryland 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Alters membership, terms and requirements for the Commission on Judicial Disabilities. Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Admin of gov't Prohibits executive branch appointments by lame duck governor. Approveda

LRCA Question 3 Elections Allows dual office holding by police, fire and rescue workers. Approveda

LRCA Question 4 Elections Authorizes charter counties to hold special elections to fill vacancies on their county councils. Approveda

LRCA Question 5 Elections Permits new methods of election of city council members in Harford county. Approveda

LRCA Question 6 Eminent domain Allows Harford county to take certain property for rights-of-way. Defeatedd


See also: Massachusetts 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Hunting Prohibits use of leghold traps and snares. Prohibits use of dogs and bait in hunting bear or bobcats Approveda


See also: Michigan 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposal A Gambling Amend the Bingo Act Defeatedd

LRCA Proposal B Judiciary Attorneys must be admitted to the practice of law for at least five years before becoming a judge Approveda

LRCA Proposal C Veterans Establish within the Constitution the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund and Trust Fund Board of Trustees Approveda

CISS Proposal D Hunting Enact a statute prohibiting the use of bait or dogs to chase or hunt bears in Michigan Defeatedd

CISS Proposal E Gambling Enact a new law to allow up to three casinos in the City of Detroit Approveda

LRSS Proposal G Hunting Natural Resources Commission granted exclusive authority to regulate the taking of game Approveda


See also: Minnesota 1996 ballot measures

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Veterans Authorizes bonuses for veterans of the Persian Gulf War Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Recall Provides for recall of elected state officials Approveda


See also: Missouri 1996 ballot measures

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Voter approval required for all tax or fee increases that exceed $50 million per year Approveda

August 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Education School districts may increase bond limit up to 15% of district property value with voter approval Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 3 State budget Transfer $5 million annually from general revenue fund to facilities maintenance reserve fund Approveda

LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Establish a state department of aging in the executive branch Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 6 Bond issue Allow municipalities to issue bonds to build revenue-producing sewer treatment plants Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 7 State budget Create a "rainy day" fund in the state treasury Defeatedd

CICA Amendment 8 Taxes Extend a sales and use tax for soil and water conservation on state parks and historic sites Approveda

CICA Amendment 9 Term limits Ballots disclose whether candidates for Congress support Congressional term limits Approveda

CISS Proposition A Minimum wage Increase minimum wage to $6.75 and continue 15 cent increases each year Defeatedd


See also: Montana 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-30 Education Combine several stage agencies into the Department of Education Defeatedd

LRCA C-31 Labor State workers' compensation insurance funds can be invested in private corporate capital stock Defeatedd

LRCA C-32 State Legislature Require that the Legislature meet only once every two years Defeatedd

CISS I-121 Minimum Wage Increases the minimum wage, from $4.25 to $6.25 by the year 2000 Defeatedd

CISS I-122 Environmental Protection Increases requirements for treatment of water discharged from mines Defeatedd

CISS I-123 Judiciary Allows lawsuits for civil damages for unlawful threats or intimidation. Prohibits filing of false liens against property Approveda

CISS I-125 Elections Prohibits contributions from corporations to ballot question committees Approveda

CISS I-132 Term Limits Congressional term limits Defeatedd


See also: Nebraska 1996 ballot measures

May 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Enforcement of mediation, binding arbitration agreements and other forms of dispute resolution Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 State Legislature Readings of legislative bills for final passage Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Law enforcement Rights of crime victims Approveda

LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Tax Equalization and Review Commission Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Allow legislature to authorize off-track betting on horse racing Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 2 Government Consolidation Allow consolidation of counties or local government with voter approval Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 State Legislature Allow state legislators to participate in state employee benefit plans Defeatedd

CICA Measure 409 Term Limits Term limits for U.S. Representatives and Senators Approveda

CICA Measure 410 Initiatives Number of signatures needed to qualify initiatives for ballot Defeatedd

CICA Measure 411 Education "Quality education" a fundamental constitutional right of each person Defeatedd

CICA Measure 412 Taxes Property tax levy limits for governmental subdivisions Defeatedd


See also: Nevada 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Labor Restrictions on the use of money paid to fund and administer the public employees' retirement system Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Law enforcement Provide by law for certain victims' rights Approveda

LRCA Question 3 Initiatives Revise the method of determining the number of signatures required on recall petitions Approveda

LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Remove a disclaimer of the State's interest in the unappropriated public lands Approveda

LRCA Question 5 Admin of Gov't Authorize the legislative review of regulations of state agencies Approveda

LRCA Question 6 State Budget Exemptions from the state's debt limit also applies to money borrowed to retrofit state buildings Defeatedd

LRCA Question 7 Admin of Gov't State money may be invested in a company, association, or corporation to stimulate economic development Defeatedd

CICA Question 9A Term Limits Establish term limits for state and local elected officials Approveda

CICA Question 9B Term Limits Term limits for Nevada justices and judges Defeatedd

CICA Question 10 Campaign Finance Establish, limit and define campaign contributions Approveda

CICA Question 11 Taxes Require supermajority vote to increase taxes Approveda

BI Question 12 Bond issues $20 million in bonds for erosion control and restoration of natural watercourses in Lake Tahoe Basin Approveda

LRSS Question 13 Taxes Exemption from sales tax for medical equipment Approveda

LRSS Question 14 Taxes Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Items Sold by Nonprofit Organizations Approveda

LRSS Question 15 Taxes Expansion of Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Aircraft Purchased or Used by Carriers Based in Nevada Defeatedd

LRSS Question 16 Taxes Tax increase bills in state legislature must be considered and approved twice Approveda

CICA Question 17 Term limits Establish term limits for U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators from Nevada Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1996 ballot measures

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Bond issues Port of New Jersey Revitalization, Dredging, Environmental Clean-Up, Lake Restoration and Delaware Bay Area Economic Development Bond Act of 1996 Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Taxes Dedication of 4% of corporation tax revenue for hazardous discharge clean-ups, underground storage tank upgrades and clean-ups and the preservation of water quality Approveda

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State budget Limits distribution of state permanent funds and allows diversification of investments Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Elections Permits school districts to incur debt without an election Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Provides for the recall of elected county officials Approveda

LRCA Amendment 4 Elections Changes constitutional amendment process to allow independent commission to submit amendments Approveda

LRCA Amendment 5 State legislature Raises per diem and mileage rates for legislators to standard IRS rates Approveda

LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't Abolishes the state corporation commission and creates one regulatory agency for public services Approveda

LRCA Amendment 7 Natural resources Counties authorized to borrow money to buy property for open spaces Approveda

New York

See also: New York 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposal 1 Bond issues Authorized a bond for environment and natural resource issues Approveda

North Carolina

See also: North Carolina 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Initiative 1 Judiciary Probation, restitution, community service and work programs may be imposed upon criminal conviction Approveda

LRCA Initiative 2 Law enforcement Victims' rights Approveda

LRCA Initiative 3 Admin of gov't Grants the governor veto power Approveda

LRCA Bond Issue 1 Bonds Bond issue ($1.8 billion) for capital improvements to public schools Approveda

LRCA Bond Issue 2 Bonds Bond issue ($950 million) for roads and highways Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1996 ballot measures

June 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Relates to the duties of the lieutenant governor Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 2 Resources Regards exchanges of state land and mineral rights Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 3 Constitutions Incorporates reference provisions of the Enabling Act of 1889 Approveda

LRCA Measure 4 State Exec Repeals and replaces executive article of the North Dakota Constitution Approveda

CICA Measure 5 Gambling Relates to lotteries conducted in public places Defeatedd

CICA Measure 6 Environment Bans private hazardous waste disposal facilities; Created insurance requirements for other waste disposal facilities Approveda

CISS Measure 7 Labor Changes workers' compensation laws including attorney fees, rehabilitation and payment of claims Defeatedd

CICA Measure 8 Veterans Relates to a veterans' home and funding for that home Defeatedd

LRSS Measure 9 Labor Establishes minimum impairments in workers compensation laws Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of Gov't Reduces terms of members of the State Board of Higher Education; changes other membership requirements Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 Trials Places limitations on bringing lawsuits against the state Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 3 Term Limits Increase terms of state representatives from two to four years Approveda

LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Makes veterans' post war trust fund a permanent trust fund Approveda

CICA Measure 5 Term Limits Proposes U.S. Congress term limit changes; changes state term limits Defeatedd

CICA Measure 6 ConCon Calls for national Constitutional Convention to change congressional term limits Defeatedd


See also: Ohio 1996 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Gambling Authorizes the establishment of riverboat casino gambling Defeatedd


See also: Oklahoma 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 669 Tax & Revenue Property tax limitation Defeatedd

LRCA State Question 670 Judicial reform Change system for calling grand juries via petition Approveda

LRCA State Question 671 Education School districts can't make contracts with superintendents that exceed three years Approveda

LRCA State Question 674 Judicial reform Rights for victims Approveda

LR State Question 675 Tax & Revenue Property Tax - Limits percentage of fair cash value for assessment. Approveda

LR State Question 676 Tax & Revenue Property Tax - Limits the fair cash value of real property. Approveda

LR State Question 677 Tax & Revenue Property Tax - Limits fair cash value on a homestead. Approveda


See also: Oregon 1996 ballot measures

May 21
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 23 Trials Increases the necessary minimum value in a controversy for the conflict to obtain a jury trial Approveda

LRCA Measure 24 Direct Democracy Changes the signature requirements for the initiative process Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 25 Legislature Requires a three-fifths majority in the legislature to pass revenue-raising bills Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 26 Law Enforcement Inserts language stating that laws for the punishment of crime must be based on three principles Approveda

LRCA Measure 27 Admin of Gov't Empowers the legislature to change and create state agency rules Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 28 Veterans Repeals requirements of pre-service or five-year residency for veterans to receive veterans’ loans Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 29 State Exec Required the governor’s appointees to vacate office after ninety days past a given appointee’s term Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 30 Gov't Finance Requires the state government to pay local governments for costs of state-mandated programs Approveda

LRCA Measure 31 Obscenity Limits free speech protections for “obscenity, including child pornography” to the standards enforced the United States Constitution Defeatedd

VR Measure 32 Bonds Authorizes lottery bonds for a regional light rail in the Portland area and other transportation projects Defeatedd

CICA Measure 33 Legislature Bars the legislature from changing or repealing statutes enacted or approved by voters for five years and only by a three-fifths vote Defeatedd

CISS Measure 34 Hunt & Fish Allows hunters to utilize bait and dogs when hunting for bears or cougars Defeatedd

CISS Measure 35 Health Care Restricts bases on health care providers to worked performed, wages, salary or benefits, bonuses or expense reimbursement Defeatedd

CISS Measure 36 Min Wage Increases the statewide minimum wage to $6.50 per hour Approveda

CISS Measure 37 Environment Requires consumers and dealers to pay deposits on additional beverage cans and gives them the ability to receive refunds for recycling them Defeatedd

CISS Measure 38 Food & Agri Prohibits livestock in or along certain polluted waters Defeatedd

CICA Measure 39 Health Care Forbids government, public and private entities from discriminating among categories of health care providers Defeatedd

CICA Measure 40 Law Enforcement Adds crime victims’ rights to the state constitution and expands evidence admissible in criminal trials Approveda

CICA Measure 41 Labor Mandates that public employees’ earnings be expressed as costs borne by the employer for the employee’s benefit Defeatedd

CICA Measure 42 Education Requires the testing of public school students between 4th and 12th grade and the publication of a report on testing results Defeatedd

CISS Measure 43 Labor Reinstates collective bargaining for public safety employees Defeatedd

CISS Measure 44 Taxes Increases the cigarette and tobacco taxes and allocates revenues Approveda

CICA Measure 45 Labor Raises public employees’ retirement age, with exceptions, bars medical benefits for non-disabled retirees and limits medical benefits Defeatedd

CICA Measure 46 Elections Requires those registered as voters but not voting as “no” votes to determine the outcome on tax and revenue measures Defeatedd

CICA Measure 47 Taxes Reduces property taxes, limits future property tax increases and limits local revenues and replacement fees Approveda

CICA Measure 48 Term Limits Instructs state legislators and members of the state’s congressional delegation to vote for congressional term limits to the federal constitution Defeatedd

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Question 1 Bonds $80.18 million in bonds for transportation projects Approveda

LBM Question 2 Bonds $40.6 million in bonds for telecommunications systems at public colleges Approveda

LBM Question 3 Bonds $33.8 million in bonds for higher education Approveda

LBM Question 4 Bonds $72 million in bonds for Quonset Point/Davisville development Approveda

LBM Question 5 Bonds $4 million in bonds for land acquisition for conservation purposes Approveda

LBM Question 6 Bonds $5 million in bonds for environmental remediation Defeatedd

LBM Question 7 Bonds Bonds for renovation of state owned facilities for accessibility for the disabled Defeatedd

AQ Question 8 Direct democracy Advisory referendum to provide the direct initiative process for statutes. Approveda

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1A Judiciary Victims' rights Approveda

LRCA Referendum 1B Judiciary Allows denial of bail to persons charged with violent crimes Approveda

LRCA Referendum 2A Admin of gov't Prohibits convicted felons, or those who have pled guilty or no contest, from serving in the state legislature Approveda

LRCA Referendum 2B Elections Sames as 2A except that it applies to any elected office. Approveda

LRCA Referendum 2C Elections Person who will be 18 by the time of the general election may register and vote in any election during that year Approveda

LRCA Referendum 3 Elections Deletes requirement that voters who move must vote in the precinct where they formerly lived Approveda

LRCA Referendum 4A Judiciary Change in age and experience qualifications for judges Approveda

LRCA Referendum 4B Judiciary Merit selection commission to nominate candidates for judicial positions Approveda

LRCA Referendum 5 Admin of gov't Five-member state retirement systems investment panel Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Education Investment of permanent education funds. Approveda

LRCA Amendment B Taxes Supermajority vote required in state legislature to impose or increase taxes. Approveda

CISS Initiated Measure 1 Term limits South Dakota's Congressional delegation obligated to support a congressional term limits amendment Approveda


See also: Utah 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Modify qualifications for property tax exemption on property owned by veterans Approveda

LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Amend the revenue and taxation article of the Utah Constitution in regard to mining operations; make technical changes Approveda

LRCA Proposition 3 Judiciary Alter provisions on jury size for certain types of court cases Approveda

LRCA Proposition 4 Education Authorize state to guarantee debt of school districts Approveda

LRCA Proposition 5 Education Expand revenue sources to the State School Fund Approveda

LRCA Proposition 6 Education Specify revenues to be used for education Approveda


See also: Virginia 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Labor Makes employees' retirement funds trust funds Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Victims' Rights Act Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Authorizes legislature to allow state the right of appeal in all cases Approveda

LRCA Amendment 4 Elections Changes to comply with the National Voter Registration Act Approveda

LRCA Amendment 5 Religion Allows religious groups to incorporate Defeatedd


See also: Washington 1996 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 655 Hunting Categorizes hunting certain game species with bait or dogs as gross misdemeanors Approveda

ITP Initiative 670 Term limits Instructs the Secretary of State to issue a ballot notice concerning candidates who oppose congressional term limits Defeatedd

ITP Initiative 671 Gambling Legalizes limited electronic gambling on tribal lands in the state Defeatedd

ITL Initiative 173 Education Allows for the issuing of scholarship vouchers for students to attend voucher-redeeming private and public schools Defeatedd

ITL Initiative 177 Education Allows for "renewed" school districts with publicly-funded non-profit organizations operating "independent" public schools with parental choice and state regulation Defeatedd

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Hunting Requirement that hunting and fishing license revenues be used for wildlife management Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Environment Requirement that a portion of license plate registration revenues be used for non-game wildlife resources Approveda

LRCA Amendment 3 Bonds $550 million bond issue for roads Approveda


See also: Wisconsin 1996 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Prevents persons convicted of felonies or certain misdemeanors from holding public office Approveda


See also: Wyoming 1996 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Term limits referendum Term limits Overturn Senate Enrolled Act 4 Defeatedd

CISS Term Limits Disclosure Term limits Candidates indicate on ballot whether they support term limits Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment A‎ Redistricting Legislative district apportionment Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment B Elections Eliminate most exclusions from the election franchise based on mental status Approveda

LRCA Amendment C Admin of gov't Allow state funds to be invested in corporate stocks under some conditions Approveda

LRCA Amendment D Judicial reform Change name of the judicial supervisory commission and strengthen its authority Approveda

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