California 1914 ballot propositions

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48 statewide ballot propositions were on the November 3, 1914 ballot in California. With a total of 48 propositions on the ballot, 1914 had the highest number of ballot propositions ever on the California ballot. The years that have come the closest are 1988 with 41 propositions and 1990 with 45 propositions. (See also: Number of ballot propositions per decade in California.)

  • 27 were approved
  • 21 were defeated

On the ballot

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 1 Constitution Constitutional revision convention Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol Banned liquor Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 3 Labor Set a 40-hour workweek Defeatedd
VR Proposition 4 Obscenity The "Red Light Abatement Act" Approveda
VR Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Creation of a state corporation department Approveda
VR Proposition 6 Water Creation of a state water commission Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Counties and municipalities allowed to make certain tax exemptions Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Seafaring vessels of over 50 tons exempt from taxation until January 1, 1935 Approveda
CISS Proposition 9 Regulations Governor's board to regulate investment companies Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 10 Elections No poll or head tax shall be levied Approveda
CISS Proposition 11 Bonds $1.8 million in bonds to finance construction of UC-Berkeley Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Constitution Variety of rules governing constitutional conventions Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 13 Elections Electors can't vote on bond issues unless they own taxable property Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 14 Elections Provide a voting certificate to those absent from home district on election day Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 15 Regulations Set procedures for banks when issuing certain bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 16 Eminent domain Counties and municipalities allowed to condemn some properties Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 17 Bonds Alameda County allowed to incur $1 million in bond debt to fund San Francisco International Exposition Approveda
VR Proposition 18 Hunting Misdemeanor to buy, sell, ship, offer for sale or expose for sale any wild game except rabbits and geese Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 19 Municipal governance Limited annexation of contiguous territories by cities and counties Approveda
CISS Proposition 20 Gambling Prohibit prize-fighting Approveda
CICA Proposition 21 Municipal governance Annexation procedures for cities and counties Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 22 Admin of gov't Procedures for certifying land titles Approveda
LRCA Proposition 23 Elections Elections can be determined by plurality Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 24 Legislature Increase allowance for officers and employees of the California State Legislature from $500/day to $600/day Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 25 Municipal governance Cities with more than 3,500 residents allowed to adopt charters Approveda
LRCA Proposition 26 Water Legislative control of irrigation, reclamation and drainage districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 27 Municipal governance County charters allowed to provide for discharge of county officers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 28 Utilities Regulations governing public utilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 29 Municipal governance Incorporation of municipalities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 30 Water Irrigation districts, controlling international water systems Approveda
LRCA Proposition 31 Utilities Value of public utilities condemned by railroad commission Approveda
LRCA Proposition 32 Elections Direct election of U.S. Senators Approveda
LRCA Proposition 33 Utilities Public utilities in municipalities Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 34 Taxes Taxation of public property Approveda
LBM Proposition 35 Bonds $3 million for state buildings in Sacramento Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 36 Bonds $1 million for San Francisco State Building Act Approveda
LBM Proposition 37 Bonds $750,000 in bonds for state fair grounds at Sacramento Approveda
CISS Proposition 38 Bonds $1,250,000 in bonds to buy land in Los Angeles for a state building Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 39 Alcohol Suspend Prohibition Approveda
LRCA Proposition 40 Judiciary Extra sessions of district courts of appeal Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 41 Judiciary No court judgment shall be set aside unless a miscarriage of justice occurred Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Bonds Rules governing bonds issued by counties, municipalities, irrigation districts and other public agencies Approveda
LRCA Proposition 43 Taxes Non-profit educational institutions exempt from property taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 44 Minimum wage Minimum wage for women and minors Approveda
CISS Proposition 45 Labor Except in an emergency, no one to work more than 6 days/48 hours Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare State board of drugless physicians to regulate people who treat patients without drugs or medicine Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 47 Alcohol For eight years, no ballot initiatives allowed on prohibiting alcohol Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 48 Bonds $10 million for San Francisco Harbor improvements Approveda

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