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1919
1917

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Labor Mandates workers' compensation upon injury for those with hazardous occupations and establishes the Industrial Accident Fund Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 2 Redistricting Provides for equitable representation in the lower legislative house by county Approveda
CICA Proposition 3 Property Provides laws for the sale or leasing of state-owned public lands Approveda
CICA Proposition 4 Property Limits the sale of agricultural and grazing lands Approveda
VR Proposition 6 Gambling Criminalizes gambling and designates gambling game activities as misdemeanors Approveda
VR Proposition 7 Obscenity Criminalizes utilizing property for lewdness or prostitution and designates such actions as misdemeanors Approveda
CISS Proposition 8 Death Penalty Prescribes the death penalty as punishment for persons guilty of murder Approveda
CISS Proposition 9 Health Care Provides that children shall not be subjected to compulsory vaccination and regulations to govern the attendance of non-vaccinated children during an epidemic Approveda
CISS Proposition 10 Property Establishes a systematic method for leasing, administrating and protecting leased state lands Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Bonds Allows for municipal improvement bonds Approveda

California

See also: California 1918 ballot propositions

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Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Alcohol Impose new regulations on alcohol, saloons Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Public finance Deposit of public moneys Approveda
CISS Proposition 3 Regulation Regulate rates of interest on loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Elections Permit absentee voting for those absent because "of occupation requiring travel or military or naval service" Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Admin of gov't Consolidated city and county governments available for counties of over 200,000 population Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Judiciary Enumerated courts with judicial powers Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Public finance Los Angeles County borrowing Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Education Regents of the University of California Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Judiciary Divisions of the California Courts of Appeal Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Majority vote required to change borough boundaries Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Cemeteries exempted from taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Reimburse cities for revenues they lose because of tax exemptions for military service Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 13 Eminent domain Condemnation of right-of-way for public use Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Tax exemptions for YMCA and YWCA buildings Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 15 Public finance Creation of a State Budget Board Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 16 Public finance Allowing the City of Venice to repay its indebtedness from future revenue Approveda
VR Proposition 17 Taxes Tax levy limitations Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 18 Counties Require county officers to file financial statements Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 19 Taxes Only land can be taxed, not any improvements on land Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 20 Insurance Public health insurance for those who otherwise could not afford health insurance Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 21 Regulation Regulate the practice of dentistry Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 22 Alcohol Manufacture, sale or importation of alcohol a misdemeanor Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 23 Labor Establish system of mandatory Workmen's Compensation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 24 Regulation Establishing limited liability corporations Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 25 Eminent domain Asserting a governmental right of eminent domain Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Measure 1 Welfare Provides for public assistance for blind adults Approveda
CICA Measure 2 Civil Service Places the state civil service in the state constitution Approveda
CISS Measure 3 Alcohol Implements "bone dry" prohibition of alcohol Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Legislature Limits the timing for the introduction of legislative bills from 25 to 15 days Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Direct Democracy Regards the publication of proposed constitutional amendments and initiated and referred laws Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Allows for a 10 mill school tax Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Alcohol Enacts state prohibition on alcohol beginning January 1, 1919 Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 8 Business Provides that Co-operative Associations shall not be governed by provisions relating to the manner of voting of incorporated companies Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 2 ConCon Calls for a Constitutional Convention to revise/amend the Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 4 Local Gov't Permits counties and municipalities to become stockholders in fair associations Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 5 Local Gov't Abolishes the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 10 Bond issues Limits the bonded indebtedness of the state to a sum not greater than one percentum Defeatedd

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Provides for absentee voting Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Alcohol Prohibits the sale and manufacture of alcohol Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows taxes for school purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Gov't Finances Redirects certain government revenue from the Treasury to a public school fund Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 3 Taxes Requires county courts tax property for road purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 4 Taxes Creates a state tax for road purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 5 Taxes Raises the debt limit of certain cities in order to create and improve utilities and roadways Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 6 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol in Missouri Defeatedd
CICA Issue 7 Gov't Finances Establishes a homestead loan fund in the state treasury Defeatedd
CICA Issue 8 Taxes Determines from where public revenues may be derived Defeatedd
CICA Issue 9 Local governance Allows large cities create new charters and amendments Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Exempts mortgages from taxation Approveda
CISS I-12 Business Authorizes and regulates the practice of chiropractors Approveda
LRSS Referendum 1 Bonds Issues bonds for terminal grain elevators Approveda

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Measure 1 Alcohol Alcohol prohibition Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1918 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Bond issues Allows the state to guarentee bonds up to two million dollars and establishing voting requirement on future bond issues Approveda
CICA Initiative Legislature Establishes all measures passed by the legislature take effect on July 1 after the session, unless declared emergency measure by two-thirds of both houses Approveda
CICA Initiative Insurance Creates an acreage tax to fund crop hail insurance Approveda
CICA Initiative Admin of Gov't Allows the state, county and local governments to engage in industry, enterprises or businesses Approveda
CICA Initiative Direct Democracy Allows initiated constitutional amendments to be passed by a simple majority of voters in an election Approveda
CICA Initiative Direct Democracy Changes the number of signatures required for initiating statutory amendments and referring legislative actions Approveda
CICA Initiative Taxes Requires taxation be uniform upon different classifications of property; defines private and state property Approveda
LRCA Referendum Insurance Authorizes legislature to levy land property taxes to fund hail insurance for crops Approveda
LRCA Referendum Business Establishes voting privilege standards for shareholders or members when voting upon directors or managers of corporations Approveda
LRCA Referendum Judiciary Requires four state supreme court judges to declare a law unconstitutional Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Fed Con Reserves to the people the power to approve or reject federal constitutional amendments via referendum Approveda
CICA Amendment 2 Alcohol Prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage Approveda
CICA Amendment 3 Taxes Provides that the General Assembly classify property for taxation purposes ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Allows for laws against double taxation on property Approveda

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Education Establishes the Southern Oregon Normal School at Ashland and the Eastern Oregon Normal School by levying one twenty-fifth mill tax upon taxable property within the state Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 2 Welfare Establishes the Home for State Wards for “dependent, delinquent and defective children” Defeatedd
VR Measure 3 Hunt & Fish Criminalizes fishing in the Rogue River watershed by means of seine or set-net, fishing west of the mouth of the river and sets penalties for violating the law Defeatedd
VR Measure 4 Hunt & Fish Closes the Willamette River south of Oswego to commercial salmon fishing for specific seasons, forbids any person from keeping more than three salmon from the river per day, forbids the selling of salmon during closed season and limits the number of trolling outfits in any boat Approveda
CISS Measure 5 Taxes Repeals laws requiring newspaper advertisements of delinquent taxes and replaces such laws with mailed written notices to be sent prior to delinquency date Approveda
CISS Measure 6 Business Regulation Fixes the compensation of newspapers for the publications of all public and legal notices and advertisements Approveda
CR Measure 7 Taxes Increases the state tax levy to increase tax revenues by $940,000 Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Debt for State Development Gov't Finances Allows the state to incur debts for state improvement Approveda
LRCA Graduated Income Tax Taxes Provides for a graduated individual income tax Approveda
LRCA School Lands Down Payment Property Reduces the down payment for school lands purchases Approveda
LRCA Replace Disqualified Supreme Justices Judiciary Provides for temporary replacement of disqualified Supreme Court Justices Approveda
LRCA State Cement Admin of Gov't Allows the state to manufacture and sell cement Approveda
LRCA State Coal Natural Resources Allows the state to mine and sell coal Approveda
LRCA State Grain and Meat Businesses Food & Ag Allows the state to build and operate grain elevators and warehouses, as well as flour and meat packing plants Approveda
LRCA State Hail Insurance Insurance Allows the state to enter the hail insurance business Approveda
LRCA Internal Improvement Admin of Gov't Allows state works of internal improvement Approveda
LRCA State Salaries Increase Gov't Salaries Increases some state salaries Defeatedd
LRCA State Water Power Energy Allows the state to develop and supply hydroelectric power Approveda
LRCA Women's Suffrage Suffrage Grants women the right to vote Approveda
IndISS Richard's Primary Law Elections Reinstates a modified version of the 1912 Richard's Primary Law Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1918 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 10 Alcohol Prohibits alcohol except for religious purposes Approveda
ConCon HJR 1 ConCon Calls for a state constitutional convention Defeatedd