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1935
1933

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Legislature Prohibits the appointment of a state legislator or legislator's relative to state office during the legislator's term Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 2 Health Care Creates a Board of Naturopathic Examiners to regulate the practice and licensing of naturopathic physicians Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1934 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Act 280 Taxes A bill to reduce the penalty on tax delinquent real estate and to extend the time for redemption.
VR Act 78 Education Whether or not to abolish the state board of education.

California

See also: California 1934 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $30 million in bonds for veterans to aid in purchasing homes and farms Approveda
CICA Proposition 2 Alcohol Rules for where intoxicating liquors can, and cannot, be sold and consumed Approveda
CICA Proposition 3 Judiciary Method of choosing California's state supreme and appellate court judges Approveda
CICA Proposition 4 Executive branch Powers, responsibilities and salary of the Attorney General of California Approveda
CICA Proposition 5 Judiciary In criminal cases, court may comment to jury on defendant's failure to explain evidence Approveda
CICA Proposition 6 Judiciary Defendants charged with felonies can plead guilty before a committing magistrate Approveda
CICA Proposition 7 Labor State civil service Approveda
LRSS Proposition 8 Constitution Shall there be a state constitutional convention? Approveda
CISS Proposition 9 Healthcare Amendment of the Chiropractic Act to create a State Chiropractors Association Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Treatment of claims against, and budgets of, state agencies Approveda
CICA Proposition 11 Education Make State Board of Education elective; abolish Superintendent of Public Instruction Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 12 Regulations Establish permissible rates of interest on loans Approveda
CICA Proposition 13 Alcohol Establish the "local option" with respect to legality of alcohol sales Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 14 Judiciary Method of filling Superior Court judicial vacancies Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 15 Judiciary There must be at least one Superior Court judge in every county Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary A chartered city or county with more than 40,000 residents must have a Municipal Court Approveda
CISS Proposition 17 Healthcare Establish the Naturopathic Association of California for regulation of naturopathic medicine Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 18 Utilities Development of public water and electrical utilities; eminent domain authorized Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 19 Budget State can't borrow more than $300,000 without a vote of the people Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 20 Water Fifth and sixth class cities allowed to hold stock in mutual water companies Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Eminent domain How eminent domain works when applied to acquisition of land for reservoirs Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Local governance Method by which political subdivisions may enter into agreements for joint exercise of powers Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 23 Labor $24 million in bonds for unemployment relief Approveda

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Vests centralized authority in the Governor Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Civil Service Provides for civil service reform Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Eliminates the “uniformity clause” regarding taxation and boards of equalization Defeatedd
CICA Measure 4 Taxes Gives voters the sole power to impose or approve excise taxes through initiatives and referendums Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Taxes Implements petroleum and motor vehicle taxes and provides that all revenues from such taxes be used for roads Approveda
CICA Measure 6 Taxes Limits the motor fuel tax to 3 cents per gallon Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Business Imposes license fees on chain stores Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Provides for 15 judicial circuits and number of judges within each Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Provides for up to $5,000 in tax exemptions on homesteads Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Alcohol Relates to county choice over prohibition of alcohol Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Trials Relates to the right to a trial by Grand Jury Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Local Gov't Establishes a uniform system of county and municipal government Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Provides tax exemptions to movie studies and movie production Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Local Gov't Allows the Legislature to establish, alter or abolish, a municipal corporation known as the City of Jacksonville Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 7 Direct Democracy Requires a simple majority vote to pass initiatives Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 1 Trials Requires six person juries for civil cases less than five hundred dollars Approveda
LRCA SJR 2 Judiciary Provides for nonpartisan selection of judicial officers Approveda
LRCA SJR 5 Alcohol Gives the legislature power to regulate liquor traffic Approveda
LRCA SJR 7 Term limits Sets term limits for County Comissioners Approveda
LRCA SJR 11 Local Gov't Allows County Commissioners to be the only constitutional officers in each county Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1934 ballot measures

September 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment No. 1 Alcohol Repeals prohibition against manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquor Approveda
LRCA Amendment No. 2 Gov't Finances Increases state debt limit from $800,000 to $2 million Approveda
LRCA Amendment No. 3 Bonds Allows issuance of up to $2 million in bonds to pay for the construction, improvement and equipment of state buildings Approveda
VR Referendum Question Alcohol Relating to transportation of intoxicating liquor Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local gov't Amends the powers of the Mayor to borrow money for emergency purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Relates to the compensation of the General Assembly Defeatedd

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Hunt & Fish Regulates animal trapping Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Defines academic facilities for tax purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Authorizes new routes to the trunk highway system Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Authorizes taxation of lands acquired through the rural credit system Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Exempts household goods and farm equipment from taxation Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Property Authorizes the legislature to exchange state public lands for federal lands Defeatedd

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Salaries Authorizes compensation to members of General Assembly not exceeding one thousand dollars Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Local Gov't Authorizes St. Louis to elect a chief executive Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Pension Prohibits Missouri from withholding or prohibiting payment of teacher pensions Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Local gov't Consolidates county offices Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Levies an income tax Approveda


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1934 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Hunting Put bounties on predatory animals Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1934 ballot measures

June 27
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Alcohol Legalizes and regulates the sale of intoxicating liquor in drugstores, hotels, restaurants, and clubs; Creates the office of Liquor Control Commissioner Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Alcohol Legalizes the sale of liquor by any individual sale or business Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Taxes Sets the maximum amount of levy of school taxes Defeatedd

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative Alcohol Repeals all state prohibition laws Defeatedd
CISS Initiative Rules about Sunday Permits operation of motion picture theaters on Sunday after 2:00 p.m Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 1 Taxes Limits taxation as property on motor vehicles and restricts use of the generated tax funds Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 2 Taxes Requires tax on gas to be measured by a sum for each gallon and restricts use of the generated tax funds Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 186 Business reg Prohibits public service corporations from having control of a parallel corporation Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 187 Pension Authorizes cities to pension meritorious and disabled police officers Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1934 ballot measures

May 18:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finance Requires a two-thirds vote in counties to authorize indebtedness exceeding $5,000 for roads and to issue bonds to pay outsanding warrants Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Trials Provides that in criminal trails any accused person, with consent of the trial judge, may choose to waive trial by jury and consent to be tried by the judge of the court alone Approveda
LRSS Measure 3 Health Care Authorizes the construction and operation of a tuberculosis hospital in Multnomah County Approveda
LRSS Measure 4 Health Care Authorizes the construction and operation of an “insane hospital” in Multnomah County Defeatedd
VR Measure 5 Taxes Increases the sales tax by 1.5% and appropriates such revenues to school districts Defeatedd

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Measure 1 Energy Authorizes the state to develop hydroelectricity, creates a commission to manage the development and allows bonds to be issued for financing development Defeatedd
CICA Measure 2 Taxes Limits taxable property assessments and total state taxes and requires a two-thirds vote by constituents to institute anything above the limits Defeatedd
CICA Measure 3 Health Care Vests authority to license “healing arts” professionals in three boards - for (1) medical physicians and surgeons, (2) chiropractic and naturopathic physicians and (3) spiritual practitioners Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prohibit State from Extending Credit Gov't Finances Prohibits state from extending credit or engaging in new works of internal improvement Defeatedd
LRCA Repeal Prohibition Alcohol Repeals prohibition Approveda
VR Abolish Railroad Commission Admin of gov't Abolishes the railroad commission Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1934 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 77 Hunting Prohibits the use of fish traps and drag seines for catching salmon, creates special fishing areas for trolling and provides for salmon fishing seasons Approveda
ITP Initiative 94 Taxes Limits the tax levy on property for state, county, city, school district, and road districts to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universites to two mills Approveda
VR Referendum 18 Energy Authorizes municipalities to use and sell electric energy inside and outside their geographic limits Approveda
LRCA HJR 12 Taxes Establishes uniform taxation policies within the state Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 14 Taxes Disempowers the legislature to impose taxes upon or regulate taxes within counties and municipalities Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1934 ballot measures

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Pension Advises the legislature to create a state pension system Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Suffrage Officially gives women the right to vote according to the state constitution Approveda