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1998 ballot measures

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1999
1997

272 ballot questions were on 44 statewide ballots in 1998.

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State budget Tax revenue from cell tax pay state bonds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bond issues $110 million bond for historical sites and state parks Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Bond issues $52 million bond for agricultural and veterinary facilities Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Bond issues $5.7 million bond for cotton Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Recognize ratites, authorize tax levy for promotion Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Bond issues $17.5 million bond for forensic science Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Admin of gov't No unfunded mandates on local governments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Judicial reform Impose no burdens on free exercise of religion Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Admin of gov't Cities of over 150,000 can establish trust funds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Admin of gov't Marengo County can establish TIFs Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Admin of gov't Bibb County politicians can join state retirement fund Approveda

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 2 Marriage Marriage is only valid between a man and a woman Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Admin of gov't Changes the name, power and membership of the reapportionment board Approveda
IndISS Measure 5 Environment Prohibit billboards Approveda
IndISS Measure 6 Admin of gov't Makes "English" the official language Approveda
IndISS Measure 7 Term limits Requires lawmakers to make a term limits pledge Approveda
IndISS Measure 8 Marijuana Allows the medical use of marijuana Approveda
IndISS Measure 9 Animal Rights Prohibits trapping wolves with snares Defeatedd

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Admin of gov't Rules regarding Arizona's public retirement system Approveda
LRCA Proposition 101 Admin of gov't Increase the salary commission membership from 5 to 11 members. Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 102 Admin of gov't Expand investment options for State Trust funds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 103 Elections Allow open primaries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 104 Elections Laws governing the initiative process in Arizona Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 105 Elections Laws governing the initiative process in Arizona Approveda
CISS Proposition 200 Elections Establish system for public funding of election campaigns Approveda
CISS Proposition 201 Animal rights Make cockfighting a Class 5 felony Approveda
CISS Proposition 202 Taxes Federal candidates given option to pledge to vote against federal income tax, IRS Defeatedd
VR Proposition 300 Marijuana No medical marijuana in state unless FDA says okay Defeatedd
VR Proposition 301 Marijuana Person convicted of marijuana eligible for probation. Defeatedd
CR Proposition 302 State legislature Increase salary of state legislators to $24,000/year Approveda
LRSS Proposition 303 Natural resources $20 million of state funds every year for 11 years to pay state trust lands Approveda
LRSS Proposition 304 Gambling Extend state lottery to July 1, 2003. Approveda

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Provides that municipalities and counties may incur short-term financing obligations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Prohibits the General Assembly from enacting a law to levy a tax except with 3/5 of the House Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Judicial reform Authorizes the assignment of special and retired judges, the exchange of circuits Approveda
LRSS Question 1 Environment General bonds under the Arkansas water, waste disposal, and pollution abatement Facilities Financing Act Approveda

California

See also: California 1998 ballot propositions

June 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 219 Elections Ballot measures apply in same way in all parts of jurisdiction affected by the measure Approveda
LRCA Proposition 220 Judiciary Consolidation of superior and municipal courts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 221 Judiciary Give Commission on Judicial Performance authority to oversee and discipline court commissioners or referees Approveda
LRSS Proposition 222 Policing No person convicted of murder is eligible to receive credits reducing time spent in state prison Approveda
CISS Proposition 223 Education Limit on amount school districts can spend on administrative costs; performance budgeting requirements Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 224 Admin of gov't Public entities required to use a new process prior to awarding contract for variety of construction services Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 225 Term limits Term limits on U.S. Senate and U.S. House Approveda
CISS Proposition 226 Admin of gov't Requirements for payroll deductions for political activities Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 227 Education California public schools required to teach LEP students in special classes that are taught nearly all in English Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Environment Repair contaminated properties Approveda
LBM Proposition 1A Bond issue $9.2 billion in bonds for education Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Transportation Conditions on loans of transportation revenues to General Fund Approveda
LRSS Proposition 3 Elections Change open primary to closed primary for presidential elections Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 4 Animal rights Prohibit trapping of fur-bearing animals Approveda
CISS Proposition 5 Gambling Set out conditions for compact between Indian tribes and state of California on gambling on tribal lands Approveda
CISS Proposition 6 Animal rights Prohibits human consumption of horses Approveda
CISS Proposition 7 Environment Air-emissions reductions Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 8 Education Reduction of class sizes Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 9 Natural resources No taxes, bonds surcharges to pay costs of nuclear power plants Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 10 Tobacco New tax on cigarettes to pay for childhood programs Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Allow local governments to enter into sales tax revenue sharing agreements Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative 11 Abortion Bans partial birth abortions Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 12 Abortion Requires parental notification minors to have abortions Approveda
CICA Initiative 13 Animals Regulates livestock operations uniformly Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 14 Animals Regulates large commercial hog operations Approveda
CISS Initiative 15 Natural resources Requires water meters in the San Luis Valley to be certified by state engineer Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 16 Natural resources Requires payments for water pumped in the Rio Grande Water Conservation District Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 17 Taxes Creates an income tax credit Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 18 Term limits Establishes voluntary congressional term limits declarations Approveda
LRCA Referendum A Healthcare Allows joint private and public ownership of local health care services Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum B State budgets Allowed larger retention of excess state revenues Defeatedd
LRCA Referendum C Admin of gov't Creates the city and county of Broomfield Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Culture Relates to tax exemptions and assessments for historic properties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Death penalty Ensures continuation of death sentences in the event that the method of execution is changed ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Provides increases in homestead tax exemptions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't States that documents filed at a county branch office would be considered officially filed Approveda
CR Amendment 5 Natural resources Relates to conservation of natural resources and the creation of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Approveda
CR Amendment 6 Education Declares it "a paramount duty of the state" to provide for education of children Approveda
CR Amendment 7 Judicial reform Provides for several judicial changes, including a local option to decide whether to continue electing circuit and county judges Approveda
CR Amendment 8 Admin of gov't Restructures state cabinet Approveda
CR Amendment 9 Civil rights Redefines the definition of who is provided basic rights, also stating that women and men equal Approveda
CR Amendment 10 Taxes Expands local property tax exemptions Defeatedd
CR Amendment 11 Elections Relates to ballot access, public campaign financing, election process Approveda
CR Amendment 12 Firearms Provides local option for criminal background checks and waiting periods for firearms sales Approveda
CR Amendment 13 Constitutions Relates to miscellaneous matters and technical revisions of the Constitution Approveda

Georgia

See also: Georgia 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Natural resources Land, Water, Wildlife, and Recreation Heritage Fund Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Gambling Limits the educational purposes for which lottery proceeds may be appropriated Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Law enforcement Additional penalties for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Roadside enhancement and beautification fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Georgia Citizens Commission on Compensation of Public Officials Defeatedd
LRCA Question A Taxes Exempts Georgia livestock, crops and plants from ad valorem taxation Approveda
LRCA Question B Taxes Homestead tax exemptions for individuals absent from their homes for health reasons Approveda
LRCA Question C Taxes ad valorem tax exemption for property owned/used exclusively as a church Approveda
LRCA Question D Taxes ad valorem tax exemption for motor vehicles owned by disabled veterans Approveda
LRCA Question E Taxes Exemption from ad valorem taxes for certain motor vehicles owned by former prisoners of war Approveda

Hawaii

See also: Hawaii 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Convention Question Hawaii Constitution Call for a constitutional convention Defeatedd
LRCA Question 1 Admin of gov't Change the appointment of a tax review commission from every 5 years to 10 years Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Marriage Reserves marriage to opposite-sex couples Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 6 Education Includes sale of school lands proceeds in the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund Approveda
LRCA HJR 8 Education Deposits earnings of the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund into the Public School Earnings Reserve Fund Approveda
LRCA SJR 101 State judiciary Deletes obsolete language relating to salaries of Supreme Court Justices Approveda
LRCA SJR 102 State exec Deletes obsolete language relating to salaries and fees of the officers of the executive department Approveda
LRCA SJR 105 Civil rights Deletes prohibition of a person under guardianship from voting Approveda
LRCA SJR 106 Education Authorizes the state of Idaho to guarantee the debt of school districts Approveda
LRCA SJR 107 Gov't Finances Clarifies limits on state debts and liabilities Approveda
AQ HB 644 Elections Asks whether ballot access restrictions should apply to offices aside from members of congress Approveda
CISS INIT 1 Term limits Informs voters on ballot if candidates for U.S. Congress sign or break term limits pledge Approveda

Illinois

See also: Illinois 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judicial reform Provided for two non-judicial members to sit on the Courts Commission Approveda

Indiana

See also: Indiana 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Elections and campaigns Proposes to protect a person's right to vote when person moves to a new residence Approveda
LRCA Public Question 2 Admin of gov't Proposes to permit a person serving as a state official to reside anywhere in Indiana Approveda

Iowa

See also: Iowa 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Iowa Chapter 216 Civil rights Amends the constitution relating to the equality of rights of men and women under the law Approveda
LRCA Iowa Chapter 217 Law enforcement Eliminates the limitation on fines for offenses which may be summarily tried without indictment Approveda

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Amendment regarding when the General Assembly meets Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Extends homestead property tax exemption to disabled; exempt vehicles from levy Approveda

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Changes the name of the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Change the membership guidelines for the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1998 ballot measures

February 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 LGBT Repeals ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation Approveda

June 9

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Transportation Issues 36,985,000 in bonds for improvements to transportation systems Approveda
BI Question 2 Water Issues $6 million in bonds for improvements related to water pollution Approveda
BI Question 3 Education Issues $5 million in bonds for vocational schools Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Development Issues $20 million in bonds for research and development in science and technology Approveda
BI Question 2 Water Issues $7 million in bonds for improvements to combat water pollution Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Increases minimum amount that must be claimed to entitle a party in a civil case to a trial by jury Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Authorizes retired judges of the Circuit Court to do an act that a judge of the Orphans' Court may perform. Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Question 1 Admin of gov't Prohibit the state legislature from changing the base compensatuib of state legislators Approveda
CISS Question 2 Elections Candidates for state office who agree to campaign spending limits and contribution limits may receive public funding Approveda
CISS Question 3 Taxes Cut the state income tax rate on interest and dividend income Approveda
VR Question 4 Regulations Customers may choose to buy power from separate generating companies Approveda

Michigan

See also: Michigan 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Admin of gov't Amend state constitution to change the term "handicapped" to "disabled" Approveda
CISS Proposal B Assisted Suicide Legalize physician-assisted suicide Defeatedd
LRSS Proposal C Bonds Bonds for environmental and natural resources protection programs Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Lottery Extends the dedication of lottery proceeds to the environmental and natural resources trust fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Removes the office of state treasurer from the Minnesota Constitution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Hunting & fishing Preserves heritage of hunting and fishing Approveda

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Direct democracy measures Provides that only a resident of the state may circulate an initiative petition Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Law enforcement Gives victims of crimes the right to be informed, present, and heard during the criminal process Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1998 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Limits the Kansas City board of education operating levy Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Bonds Limits the school district bonding capacity Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Direct Democracy Changes the deadline for submitting initiative petitions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Allows school boards to set an operating levy no higher than $2.75 without a vote Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Creates a written investment policy for state funds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Bonds Finances municipal or joint sewer improvement projects by issuance of revenue bonds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Bonds Authorizes the state to issue bonds to fund distributions by the Missouri Clean Water Commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Gambling Allows charitable or religious organizations to sponsor raffles and sweepstakes Approveda
CICA Amendment 9 Gambling Allows gambling boats on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Approveda
CISS Proposition A Animals Makes it a Class D felony to bait or fight animals Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-33 Law enforcement Criminal laws must be based on principles of public safety and restitution for victims Approveda
CICA CI-75 Taxes Require an election and voter approval of any new or increased tax Approveda
CISS I-134 Transportation Repeal Montana Retail Motor Fuel Marketing Act Approveda
CISS I-136 Hunting Revising outfitter and hunting licensing Defeatedd
CISS I-137 Environment Prohibit cyanide process open pit gold and silver mining Approveda
VR IR-114 Direct democracy Approve (yes) or reject (no) H.B. 575, corporate contributions to ballot issues Approveda
LRSS LR-113 Education Continue authority for the tax levy for the support of the Montana University system for 10 years Approveda

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 1998 ballot measures

May 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State legislature Allow state executive officers to reside anywhere in the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 State legislature Require legislative committees to hold open meetings and publish certain votes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Law enforcement Eliminate language permitting imprisonment for debt in cases of fraud Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Law enforcement Eliminate language allowing the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in certain cases Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5A Direct democracy Require initiative measures to contain only one subject Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5B Direct democracy Require referendum measures to refer to only one act of the Legislature Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of Gov't Provide that the lieutenant governor shall no longer be the legislature’s presiding officer Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7A Admin of Gov't Eliminate a requirement that session laws be published in book form Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7B Constitution Transfer Constitution Article XVII, Section 6 to to Article III, Section 30 Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7C Constitution Repeal requirement that printed copies of the Constitution be prefixed to books of statutes Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2A Taxes Restriction on allocation of proceeds from motor vehicle taxes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2B Admin of gov't Legislation relating to mergers and consolidations by local governments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2C Taxes Government-owned property free of taxation to extent that it is used for authorized public purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2D Admin of gov't Repeal constitutional provisions dealing with township organization and towns Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3A Judiciary Residence and office requirements changed for justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3B Judiciary Retention of judges of the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Defeatedd
CICA Measure 413 Taxes Limit government spending by limiting future tax revenue increases Defeatedd
CISS Measure 414 Regulations Public Service Commission's rules for setting access charges Defeatedd

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Admin of gov't Establish procedures for resolving conflicts between constitutional amendments or new state laws Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Provisions governing the Commission on Judicial Discipline Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Locations other than the county seat for holding terms of the district court Approveda
Advisory Question 4 Admin of gov't Last Friday of October is the legal holiday for observing Nevada Day Approveda
LRCA Question 5 State legislature Length of sessions of the Nevada State Legislature Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Taxes Tax abatements authorized for properties that conserve water Defeatedd
LRSS Question 7 Taxes Amendment to the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 Defeatedd
LRCA Question 8 State legislature Replace Lieutenant Governor as President of Senate with senator elected by Senate Defeatedd
LRCA Question 9 Marijuana Medical marijuana Approveda
CICA Question 17 Term Limits Establish Term Limits for U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators from Nevada Approveda

New Hampshire

See also: New Hampshire 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA CACR 18 Constitutional language Change specific references to the governor and other people to gender neutral terms. Defeatedd
LRCA CACR 22 State legislature Provide that the minimum age requirement for state senator shall be changed from 30 to 25 years of age. Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1998 ballot measures

Horses racing at Monmouth Park, New Jersey
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Up to $98 million of sales tax revenues annually for open space, farmland and historic preservation Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Restrictions and control of wagering on horse races Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds Use of 1980 and 1985 bond moneys for solid waste facility debt Approveda

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Authorize legislature to limit increase in valuation of residential property for property taxation purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judicial reform Add an additional citizen and magistrate as members of the judicial standards commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Prohibit second-term county officials from holding additional county offices Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Prohibit the expenditure of retirement trust funds created for public employees Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Exemption from property taxation for property that is owned by a veteran who has a permanent disability Approveda
LRSS Question A Bond Issue $6.32 million in senior citizen facility improvement and equipment bonds Approveda
LRSS Question B Bond issue $72.94 million in public educational capital improvements and acquisition bonds Approveda
LRSS Question C Bond Issue $620,000 in land acquisition bonds Defeatedd
LRSS Question D Bond Issue $1.03 million in El Camino Real international heritage center bonds Defeatedd
LRSS Question E Bond Issue $2.26 million in radio communications bonds Approveda

North Carolina

See also: North Carolina 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Clean Water Bonds Bond issues Authorized a $800 million bond for clean water projects Approveda
LRCA Natural Gas Bonds Bond issues Authorized a $200 million bond for natural gas facilities Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1998 ballot measures

June 9
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Judiciary Provides that persons appointed to fill judicial vacancies serve at least two years and until the next general election Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Education Removes references to institutions of higher education Defeatedd
CICA Measure 2 Elections Requires elected county officials to be residents of the county at the time of their election; makes sheriffs be elected Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1998 ballot measures

May 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorize the state to issue bonds to pay costs of facilities for public schools Defeatedd
LRSS Issue 2 Taxes Provides a one percent sales tax increase to go toward schools and property tax relief Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Issue 1 Hunting Removes mourning doves from the definition of game birds Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1998 ballot measures

February 10:
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 672 Gambling Legalization of casino gambling Defeatedd

November 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 678 Healthcare Counties may withdraw from emergency medical service (EMS) districts Approveda
LRCA State Question 679 Gov't salaries Compensation increases for corporation commissioners and tax commissioners. Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 680 Education Exception to the constitutional prohibition on the use of public resources for private gain Approveda
LRCA State Question 681 Education Private ownership of government-funded research results Approveda
LRCA State Question 682 Law enforcement Contracts governing the incarceration of state prisoners in county jails Approveda
LRCA State Question 683 Environment Property tax exemption for pollution control-related property Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1998 ballot measures

May 19
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 53 Taxes Eliminates the voter turnout requirements for passing certain property tax measures Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 54 Bonds Authorizes the state to guarantee bonds for school districts, education service districts and community colleges Approveda
LRCA Measure 55 Gov't Finance Mandates the state to guarantee earnings on tuition trust funds Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 56 Property Requires state or local governments to mail notices to landowners regarding changes to land use laws Approveda
VR Measure 57 Marijuana Makes the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a Class C misdemeanor Defeatedd
CISS Measure 58 Marriage & Family Requires the issuing of copies of original birth certificates to adult adoptees upon request Approveda
CICA Measure 59 Elections Prohibits using public resources to collect or help collect political funds Defeatedd
CISS Measure 60 Elections Requires a vote by mail for biennial primary and general elections Approveda
CICA Measure 62 Elections Requires additional campaign finance disclosures, regulates signature gathering and guarantees certain contribution methods Approveda
CICA Measure 63 Elections Requires that measures on supermajority requirements must receive a supermajority vote Approveda
CISS Measure 64 Resources Adopts restrictions on timber harvest practices, bans chemical herbicides and pesticides in forests and authorizes citizens suits to enforce new harvest regulations Defeatedd
CICA Measure 65 Admin of Gov't Creates a process for petitioning the legislature to require a review of administrative rules Defeatedd
CICA Measure 66 Forests & Parks Dedicates some lottery revenues to parks, beaches, salmon protection, wildlife habitat restoration and watershed protection Approveda
CISS Measure 67 Marijuana Permits the medical use of marijuana with physician’s written prescription and establishes a state-controlled permit system Approveda

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Joint Resolution 1 Law enforcement Crimes where bail is disallowed Approveda
LRCA Joint Resolution 2 Law enforcement Right to trial by jury Approveda

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Question 1 Bond Issue Bond issue ($80.18 million) for transportation projects Approveda
LBM Question 2 Bond Issue Bond issue ($40.6 million) for telecommunications systems at public colleges Approveda
LBM Question 3 Bond Issue Bond issue ($33.8 million) for higher education purposes Approveda

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Define which felonies and misdemeanors trigger provisions of the Victims' Bill of Rights. Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Elections A candidate for state legislature must be a legal resident of the relevant district at the time of filing to run Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3A Education Private funds donated to state supported colleges and universities may be invested in stocks Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3B State budgets Counties given financing authority to issue special bonds to pay for redevelopment in designated areas Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Judicial reform Remove the part of the Constitution that makes marriage between whites and blacks illegal Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Property Taxes Education Taxation of real property for school purposes. Defeatedd
LR Appropriated Funds Budget Authority of special interim legislative committee to approve transfer of appropriated funds Defeatedd
LR Conflict of Interest Legislature Rules governing legislative conflicts of interest. Defeatedd
LR Local Gov't Cooperation Admin of gov't Authorization of local initiatives to provide for cooperation and organization of local government Defeatedd
CICA Corporate Farming Regulations Prohibition of corporate farming Approveda
LR Agricultural Property Taxes Tax & Revenue Classification of property for purposes of taxation Defeatedd
LR Use State Funds to buy Stocks Education Funds Permanent school funds may be invested in stocks, bonds Defeatedd
LR Age of Public Officeholders Elections Age qualifications for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor and state legislature Approveda
VR Unclaimed Property Referral Admin of gov't Transfer unclaimed property office to the Secretary of Revenue Defeatedd

Tennessee

See also: Tennessee 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Ends the constitutional requirement that state prisons be "comfortable" Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Law enforcement Guarantees several constitutional rights for crime victims Approveda

Utah

See also: Utah 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Elections Eligibility requirements for state senators and representatives Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Marriage Property rights of married women Approveda
LRSS Proposition 3 Education Disposition of school trust lands Approveda
LRSS Proposition 4 Elections Felons can't vote or hold office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Hunting Requires a 2/3 vote to pass any initiative measure about hunting Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Judicial reform Permits legislature to authorize state courts to adjudicate tax commission decisions Approveda

Virginia

See also: Virginia 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Rules governing voting for voters while overseas Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 State legislature Rules governing confidentiality of Commission proceedings Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Landt Joint efforts by two or more localities to develop land Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Land Economic growth-sharing agreements Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Exemptions from two local taxes Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 688 Min Wage Increases the minimum wage from $4.90 to $5.70 in 1999 and to $6.50 in 2000 and afterwards annually adjusts for inflation Approveda
ITP Initiative 692 Marijuana Allows physicians to prescribe marijuana for certain terminal and debilitating conditions Approveda
ITP Initiative 694 Abortion Criminalizes late-term abortions Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 49 Taxes Reduces the motor vehicle excise tax Approveda
ITL Initiative 200 Affirm Action Prohibits public institutions from discriminating or grating preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin Approveda

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Bonds Local government units ca finance economic development projects by issuing bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Judicial reform Authorize the Legislature to create additional courts Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1998 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Extend term of sheriffs from two to four years, other rules about sheriffs Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Firearms Guarantee the right to bear arms Approveda

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A State legislature Legislative reapportionment at the first session after census data is available Approveda
LRCA Amendment B Direct democracy Change minimum requirement for petition signatures for initiative and referendums Approveda
LRCA Amendment C State budget Rules governing funds paid into the workers' compensation fund Approveda

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