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1927

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Health Care Disallows the state from establishing or disallowing a method of healing Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Provides tax exemptions for widows and honorable discharged soldiers Approveda


VR Proposition 3 Taxes Requires peddlers or traveling merchants to pay an annual license tax Defeatedd


VR Proposition 4 Bonds Deems unlawful actions by any municipal corporation to contract with bidders for bonds for compensation of any expenses for the issuance of said bonds Defeatedd


VR Proposition 5 Education Provides for physical education classes in public schools and establishes the position of State Physical Education Director Defeatedd


VR Proposition 6 Transportation Provides for the issuance of title certificates and driving permits Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 7 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Board of Equalization Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 8 Admin of Gov't Creates the Office of Commissioner of State Finance Defeatedd


CISS Proposition 9 Admin of Gov't Creates a Motor Vehicle Department of Arizona to regulate taxes and revenues regarding motor vehicles Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1928 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Act 1 Education Bans the teaching of evolution in schools Approveda


CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Creates a tax to aid factories, industries and transportation facilities Approveda


California

See also: California 1928 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Redistricting Reapportionment of state legislative districts Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $1 million in bonds for a fund for an Olympiad to be held in California in 1932 Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Taxes on banks and on financial, mercantile, manufacturing and business corporations Approveda


LRCA Proposition 4 Bonds $6 million in bonds for the acquisition of lands for use as parks Approveda


CISS Proposition 5 Regulations Repeal of Proposition 7 from 1924, concerning boxing and wrestling Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 6 Education State Board of Education Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 7 Water Water resources must be beneficially used, and waste must be prevented Approveda


VR Proposition 8 Transportation Registration fees for motor vehicles Approveda


LRCA Proposition 9 Eminent domain Procedures governing the acquisition of rights-of-way by the state Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Property Acquisition of land for public improvements Approveda


LRCA Proposition 11 Judiciary Provisions for electing California Supreme Court justices; reorganization of state courts Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Welfare State aid may be provided to needy physically handicapped persons Approveda


LRCA Proposition 13 Water State and political subdivisions may hold stock in mutual water companies Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 14 Regulations Quasi-public corporations may extend terms of existence Approveda


LRCA Proposition 15 Judiciary Compensation of grand and trial jurors Approveda


LRCA Proposition 16 Regulations Stockholder's liability for corporate debts does not apply to exposition companies or to "limited" corporations Approveda


LRCA Proposition 17 Bonds $10 million in bonds to the California Highway Commission for railroad grade separations Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 18 Elections Voters "engaged in the civil or congressional service of the United States" may cast an absentee ballot Approveda


LRCA Proposition 19 Welfare State aid to needy blind persons Approveda


LRCA Proposition 20 Judiciary A trial by jury may be waived in criminal cases if both parties consent Approveda


CISS Proposition 21 Animals Animals cannot be treated by "terrifying or exciting it by any means" for sport, exhibition, or amusement Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Empowers the General Assembly to fix the salaries of the Governor, Secretary to the Governor, Justices of the Supreme Court, and district court judges Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Suffrage Requires the payment of real property taxes in order to qualify to vote on school bonded indebtedness Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Eminent Domain Alters eminent domain provisions to better facilitate city planning and zoning Defeatedd


CICA Measure 4 Bonds Authorizes a $60 million bond for highway construction Defeatedd


CICA Measure 6 Education Provides for the election of a State Board of Education and for the appointment of a Commission of Education in lieu of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Defeatedd


Florida

See also: Florida 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local Gov't Requires only general laws relating to cities and towns Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 2 Local Gov't Requires specific publications or an election to pass local or special laws Approveda


LRCA Amendment 3 Education Allows for counties to be divided into schools districts, and for three elected school trustees to run each districts Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Salaries Sets pay and eligibility requirements of state Legislators Defeatedd


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Gov't salaries Sets monthly salaries for state officers Approveda


LRCA HJR 4 Gov't salaries Sets monthly salaries for county officers Approveda


LRCA HJR 7 Gov't salaries Sets salaries for prosecuting attorneys Approveda


LRCA HJR 8 Term limits Sets four year term limits for state officers Approveda


LRCA HJR 10 Bond issues Permits loaning of educational funds on county, city and village bonds Approveda


LRCA HJR 11 Admin of Gov't Allows legislature to designate the Tax Collector Approveda


LRCA HJR 13 Water Limits the use of natural streams for power purposes Approveda


LRCA SJR 4 Gov't salaries Fixes salary of legislators not to exceed ten dollars a day Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1928 ballot measures

September 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum Question Taxes Relates to a excise tax on railroads Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Sunday Authorizes certain sporting events on Sundays Approveda


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Salaries Increases compensation for the general assembly to cover expenses Defeatedd


CICA Issue 2 Pension Provides a state pension system for police officers Defeatedd


CICA Issue 3 Bonds Issues a $75,000,000 bond for highway construction Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1928 ballot measures

March 20
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum Gov't Salaries Alters the compensation that state legislators would receive for their work and mileage Defeatedd


LRCA Referendum Property Broadens property language in Article 20 of North Dakota Constitution Approveda


June 27

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Alcohol Repeals the clause of the Constitution providing for Prohibition Defeatedd


November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative Bond issues Authorizes a 25 million bond issue for the state to indemnify state depositors who lost money in bank closings Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Gov't Salaries Allows for equalization of compensation of state judges Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1928 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 152 Taxes Creates a court in which citizens would be able to contest illegal ad valorem taxes Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Measure 1 Taxes Taxes gasoline to five cents and authorizes the state highway commission to use one-fifth of such revenues to assist counties in the construction of state market roads Defeatedd


CISS Measure 2 Taxes Bases license fees on the weight of vehicles and abolishes operating fees on motor carriers Defeatedd


CISS Measure 3 Taxes Levies a progressive state income tax upon all persons and corporations in the state and provides exemptions for such a tax Defeatedd


CICA Measure 4 Legislature Forbids the legislature from declaring an emergency and repealing laws approved by the people without referring the repeal to the people Defeatedd


CISS Measure 5 Environment Declares the natural preservation of the Deschutes River watershed from private commercial interests, except under certain conditions and specific approvals Defeatedd


CISS Measure 6 Environment Declares the natural preservation of the Rogue River watershed from private commercial interests, except under certain conditions and specific approvals Defeatedd


CISS Measure 7 Environment Declares the natural preservation of the North Fork of the Umpqua River and the Umpqua River from private commercial interests, except under certain conditions and with specific approvals Defeatedd


CISS Measure 8 Environment Declares the natural preservation of the McKenzie River watershed from private commercial interests, except under certain conditions and specific approvals Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment to VII.1-4 Taxes Provides that property may be categorized as different types for the purpose of taxation Defeatedd