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2003 ballot measures

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2004
2002

Sixty-eight statewide ballot measures were on the 2003 ballot in fifteen states.

Alabama

See also: Alabama 2003 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 budgets, spending and finance Establish the Alabama Excellence Initiative Fund Defeatedd

California

See also: California 2003 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
Recall Gray Davis recall Recall Should Gov. Gray Davis be removed from office? Approveda
LRCA Proposition 53 Gov't Finances Dedicate 3% of general fund revenues to state/local infrastructure Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 54 Admin of gov't Prohibit government from racial classifications Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 2003 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 32 Taxes Increase taxable portion of residential property Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 33 Gambling Require Colorado Lottery Commission to implement video lottery program Defeatedd
BI Referendum A Bonds $2 billion for Colorado Water Conservation Board Defeatedd

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 2003 ballot measures

October 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Environment $35 million for Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Fund Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Environment Louisiana Coastal Restoration Fund Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Property Property rights affected by coastal wetlands conservation Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Education Supervision of public schools determined to be failing Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Labor Board of directors of Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation Approveda
LRCA Measure 6 Transportation Highway Projects Act Approveda
LRCA Measure 7 Admin of gov't State infrastructure bank for public infrastructure funds Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 8 Taxes Property tax exemption for drilling rigs Approveda
LRCA Measure 9 Education Lottery proceeds committed to education Approveda
LRCA Measure 10 Admin of gov't Administrative adjudications Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 11 Budget Non-recurring mineral revenues and the Budget Stabilization Fund Approveda
LRCA Measure 12 Property Limited constitutional protection for contraband Approveda
LRCA Measure 13 Admin of gov't Use of tax revenues to acquire immovable property Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 14 Elections Legislative auditor prohibited from engaging in political activities Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 15 Judiciary Exceptions to mandatory judicial retirement age Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 2003 ballot measures

June 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Development $60 million in bonds for economic growth Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1A Education Increase spending on K-12 schools to 55%/expand taxes Approveda
Question 1B Education Increase spending on K-12 schools to 55% over 5 years/expand taxes Defeatedd
Question 1C Education Reject both Questions 1A and 1B Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 Gambling Allow slot machines at horse racing tracks Approveda
IndISS Question 3 Gambling Gambling site for the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes Defeatedd
BI Question 4 Water $6.95 million in bonds for water-related projects Approveda
BI Question 5 Education $19 million in bonds for educational facilities and the state library Approveda
BI Question 6 Transportation $63.45 million in bonds for expansion of air-medical response system Approveda

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi 2003 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Selection of members of state's higher education board Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 2003 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Bonds Increase cap on borrowing limit of Garden State Preservation Fund Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Budget Increase authorized uses of revenues from the Corporation Business Tax Approveda
BI Question 3 Bonds $200 million for various projects including flood control Approveda

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico 2003 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Transfer the state Department of Public Education to a cabinet department Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Provide for a limited additional distribution from the permanent funds Approveda

New York

See also: New York 2003 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Budget Exclude the indebtedness contracted for sewage facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Education Eliminate small city school districts from constitutional debt limits Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 2003 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes $500 million in bonds to "stimulate economic growth" Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 2003 ballot measures

January 28
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 28 Taxes Increases state income tax rates for three years Defeatedd

September 16

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 29 Gov't Finance Authorizes the state to incur indebtedness for savings on pension liabilities Approveda

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania 2003 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Right of accused to meet witnesses against them face-to-face Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Role of testimony from children in criminal proceedings Approveda

Texas

See also: Texas 2003 ballot measures

September 13
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Veterans Housing for aged or infirm veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Resources Period for redemption of mineral interests after delinquent tax sale Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Tax exemptions for religious organizations Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Parks Financing of parks and recreation facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Exemption of travel trailers from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Regulation Reverse mortgage lending Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Trials Six-person jury in misdemeanor trials Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Elections Elections with only one candidate on ballot Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Budgets Permanent School Fund Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Local gov't Donations of surplus fire fighting equipment to rural departments Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Regulation Authorize wineries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Tort Damages in lawsuits against health care providers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Taxes Freeze property taxes for disabled and elderly Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Transportation Authorization to borrow money for transportation projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Pension Prohibit local retirement systems from reducing certain benefits Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Regulation Provide rules governing home equity loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Taxes Prohibit property tax increases on homes of disabled persons Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Elections Circumstances for assuming office without an election Approveda
LRCA Proposition 19 Admin of gov't Repeal legislature's authority to create rural fire prevention districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Bonds Bonds to defense-related communities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Compensation to faculty members serving on water district boards Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Admin of gov't What to do when officers are called to active military service Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 2003 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 841 Labor Repeal ergonomics regulations Approveda
LRCA HJR 4206 Elections Procedure if an office falls vacant shortly after a general election Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 2003 ballot measures

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Hunting Explicit constitutional right to fish, hunt, trap, and take game Approveda

External links

Cover art of California's October 7, 2003 voter guide