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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

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Regulates the compensation of members of the general assembly Defeatedd

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

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Transportation Distributes revenue from the motor fuel tax to road and bridge funds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Business Limits the liability of stockholders in corporations Defeatedd

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

Montana

See also: Montana 1928 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local gov't Creates county commissioner districts Approveda
CISS I-32 Alchol Adopts and enforces the federal prohibition laws Defeatedd

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