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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 Approveda

Overturnedot


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

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Advisory Vote HB 644 Elections Since ballot access restrictions don't apply to members of Congress, should they apply to other offices? Approveda


LRCA H.J.R. 6 Education Fhe Public School Permanent Endowment Fund shall include proceeds from the sale of school lands Approveda


LRCA H.J.R. 8 Education Distribute earnings from the Public School Permanent Endowment Fund in the maintenance of schools Approveda


CISS Proposition 1 Term Limits Inform voters on ballot if candidates for U.S. Congress sign or break term limits pledge Approveda


LRCA S.J.R. 101 Judicial reform Salaries of justices and judges shall be as provided by statute Approveda


LRCA S.J.R. 102 State budgets Repeal section of constitution relating to salaries and fees of the officers of the executive department Approveda


LRCA S.J.R. 105 Elections Delete constitutional prohibition that says persons under guardianship can't vote or hold office Approveda


LRCA S.J.R. 106 Education Provides for a fund to guarantee the debt of school districts Approveda


LRCA S.J.R. 107 Admin of gov't Deletes obsolete language from state constitution and clarify limits on state debts and liabilities 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 Civil rights Do voters want to reject the new law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation? Approveda


June 9

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Primary Question 1 Transportation $36,985,000 in bonds for improvements to transportation developments Approveda


LRSS Primary Question 2 Environment $6 million in bonds for improvements related to water pollution Approveda


LRSS Primary Question 3 Bond issues $5 million in bonds for vocational schools Approveda


November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Admin of gov't $20 million in bonds for research and development Approveda


LRSS Question 2 Environment $7 million in bonds for improvements to fight water pollution Approveda


Maryland

See also: Maryland 1998 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Increased minimum amount that must be claimed to entitle a party in a civil case to a trial by jury Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Judicial reform Regarding retired judges assignment 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

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Extend the dedication of lottery proceeds to the environmental and natural resources trust fund Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Hunting Affirm the value of hunting and fishing and the taking of game and fish Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Remove the office of state treasurer from the Minnesota Constitution 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 Education Limits to what Kansas City board of education may set operating levy Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Education School district bonding capacity may not exceed 15% taxable tangible property value Approveda


November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Change in deadline for submitting initiative petitions Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Education School boards to set operating levy no higher than $2.75 without a vote Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Written investment policy for state funds Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Bond issues Financing of municipal or joint sewer improvement project by issuance of revenue bonds Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Bond issues State bonds to fund distributions by the Missouri Clean Water Commission Approveda


LRCA Amendment 8 Gambling Charitable or religious organizations allowed to sponsor raffles and sweepstakes Approveda


CICA Amendment 9 Gambling Gambling boats in moats on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Approveda


CISS Proposition A Animal rights 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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