2007 ballot measures

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2008
2006

Voters in nine states considered a total of forty-three ballot measures in 2007.

Alabama

See also: Alabama 2007 ballot measures

June 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Bond issues Capital Improvement Trust Fund, competitive bidding for bonds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Healthcare Funds dedicated to pay health care costs of retired gov't employees can only be used for that purpose Approveda

Alaska

See also: Alaska 2007 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Advisory Vote Question Marriage Adopt Amendment to prohibit providing employment benefits to same-sex partners of public employees Approveda

Louisiana

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October 20
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Law Enforcement Salaries Budget Protect state's supplemental pay program for law enforcement and fire fighters from budget cuts Approveda
LRCA Police officer pay Budget Expand supplemental pay program to include additional police officers and firefighters Approveda
LRCA State Retirement Budget Revise funding requirements for future benefits to members of state retirement systems Approveda
LRCA Exempt jewelry from property tax Taxes Tax exemption for jewelry held on consignment Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 2007 ballot measures

June 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Transportation Issues $112,975,000 in bonds for transportation projects Approveda
BI Question 2 Water Issues $18.3 million for water projects Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Gambling Authorizes slot and beano machines at a tribal horsetrack in Washington County Defeatedd
BI Question 2 Development Issues $55 million in bonds for economic development and job creation in technology sector Approveda
BI Question 3 Education Issues $43.5 million in bonds for educational and cultural development Approveda
BI Question 4 Environment Issues $35.5 million in bonds for land conservation, water access, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation opportunities and more Approveda
LRSS Question 5 Term Limits Increases term limits from four to six consecutive terms for Maine State Legislature Defeatedd

New Jersey

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Public Question 1 Property taxes Dedicate 1% of sales tax annually for property tax reform Defeatedd
BI Public Question 2 Bond issue $450 million in state bonds to fund stem cell research at state universities. Defeatedd
BI Public Question 3 Bond issue $200 million in bonds to fund open space and parks preservation Approveda
LRCA Public Question 4 Health / Medical Delete "idiot or insane person" from statute about voting eligibility Approveda

Oregon

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 49 Property Rights Repeals Measure 37, passed by the voters in 2004. Approveda
LRCA Measure 50 Tobacco tax Increase the state's tax on cigarettes by 84.5 centers per pack Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 2007 ballot measures

May 12:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 (May) Taxes Reduction of homestead taxes for elderly and disabled Approveda

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Education Change in the governance at Angelo State University Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $500 million in bonds to finance student loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Cap on an ad valorem property tax based on a private appraisal Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Bonds $1 billion in bonds for construction projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Municipalities with population lower than 10,000 can prevent ad valorem tax increases for five years Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Allow exemption from ad valorem taxation of one motor vehicle owned by an individual Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Property Governments can sell property acquired by eminent domain back to the original owners at price they paid Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Property Clarify provisions relating to home equity loans and use of home equity loan proceeds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Exempt totally disabled veterans from ad valorem taxation of homesteads Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Abolish much of the constitutional authority for the office of inspector of hides and animals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Admin of gov't Any vote taken by the house or senate must be recorded and posted on the Internet Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Bonds $5 billion in bonds to the Texas Transportation Commission Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary Denial of bail to those who violate certain court orders or conditions of release Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Judiciary Allow a judge to serve remainder of term if the judge reaches the mandatory retirement age while in office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Bonds Create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and fund with $3 billion in bonds Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Bonds $250 million in bonds for the Water Development Board Approveda

Utah

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Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Education Would allow first state-mandated school voucher program Defeatedd

Washington

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November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 960 Supermajority Requires the legislature to acquire a supermajority vote or the approval of voters for any tax increases ApprovedaOverturnedot
VR Referendum 67 Health Care Upholds a law allowing consumers to collect triple damages from their insurance company for unreasonably denied claims Approveda
LRCA En. Sub. SJR 8206 Gov't Finances Requires transferring 1% of the annual general state revenues to a budget stabilization account Approveda
LRCA SJR 8212 Prisons Authorizes state-operated inmate labor programs to be used by private entities through state contracts Approveda
LRCA Sub. HJR 4204 Supermajority Eliminates supermajority approval requirements based on voter turnout in previous elections for school district property tax levies Approveda
LRCA Sub. HJR 4215 Gov't Finances Permits the legislature to decide what investments would be permitted for higher education permanent funds Approveda

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