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See also: Arizona 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition 1 Taxes Provides municipalities with 10% of the sales tax revenue collected within their respective jurisdications Approveda


See also: Arkansas 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 32 Education Proposes an amendment about Junior College Districts Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 33 Healthcare Proposes an amendment about county and city hospitals Approveda
CICA Amendment 34 Hunting & fishing Proposes an amendment for the game and fish commission Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 35 Admin of Gov't Proposes an amendment about boards and commissions governing state institutions Approveda
LRSS Act 135 Judiciary Prohibits the unauthorized practice of law Defeatedd
CISS Act 1 Alcohol Amends liquor laws to provide a better local option Approveda


See also: California 1942 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposition 1 Labor Referendum on legislature's prohibition of "hot cargo" and "secondary boycotts" Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Legislature Legislative sessions to be held annually; budgets to be for one year rather than two years Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 3 Healthcare The "Basic Science" Initiative Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 4 Taxes No law imposing income tax is valid unless approved by majority of voters after initiative proceedings Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Salaries Increase in state legislative salaries Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Admin of gov't Creation of the Board of Forestry Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Taxation of insurance companies Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Fishing Funds collected for the protection of fish can only be used for that purpose Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Salaries Compensation of some state officers may be changed during term of office Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 10 Regulations Reorganization of Building and Loan Associations Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Regulations Authorize and regulate boxing and wrestling matches Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Local governance School districts and cities of fifth or sixth class may acquire and hold capital stock of mutual water companies Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Admin of gov't State Board of Equalization to comprise five members, each elected from one of five equalization districts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 14 Regulations Allowable rates of interest on loans and judgments Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 15 Judiciary Procedures of the appellate courts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 16 Admin of gov't Judicial status of decisions by administrative officers Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 17 Executive California Treasurer to be trustee of designated state moneys Approveda
LRCA Proposition 18 Redistricting Substitute State Controller in place of Surveyor General as member of state's Reapportionment Commission Approveda


See also: Colorado 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislature Limits the session length of and methods of introducing bills in the General Assembly Defeatedd


See also: Florida 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Board of Administration with powers relating to bonding Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Supermajority Allows legislatively-referred constitutional amendments to be placed on the ballot with a three-fourths vote of both houses Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Hunting Creates a commission relating to the conservation of birds, game, fur bearing animals and fresh water fish Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Provides for the election of Circuit Judges Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Environment Allows a board or commission to make rules and regulations about salt water fish and products conservation Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Redistricting Provides for 40 Senate districts and redistricting every 10 years Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Local Gov't Provides for redistricting of Date County Commissioners Districts Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Trials Limits the amount of money that can be taken from a person's income by the courts to pay for debt obligations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Local Gov't Allows for certain corporate property tax exemptions Defeatedd


See also: Idaho 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA SJR 3 Property Reduces the minimum price of selling school lands Approveda
LRCA SJR 5 Prisons Establishes a nonpartisan Board of Corrections Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 State Exec Abolishes the State Board of Prison Commissioners Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 7 State Exec Grants the Governor pardoning powers Defeatedd
CISS INIT 1 Healthcare Provides senior citizens with a monthly stipend and medical care Approveda


See also: Maryland 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Provides for residential qualifications for Associate Judges Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Establishes salary for the Clerk of Courts Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Eminent domain Provides for the taking of property by the State Roads Commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Legislature Regulates the period that the General Assembly may continue its session Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Religion Relates to religious grants Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Judiciary Relates to juvenile courts Defeatedd


See also: Massachusetts 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Healthcare Revises the state's birth control law Defeatedd


See also: Minnesota 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Changes requirements for investing or loaning school funds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Acc Simplifies publication of charter amendments Approveda


See also: Missouri 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Taxes Allows certain counties to pass new taxes for school purposes by two-thirds majority Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Changes property tax rates in certain counties Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Gov't Salaries Fixes Missouri General Assembly salaries at $125 per month plus mileage Approveda
LRCA Issue 4 Judiciary Makes changes to appointment and election process of certain courts Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Gov't Finances Creates an annual standing apportionment of $25,000,000 for pensions for the elderly


See also: Montana 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Creates a state board of education Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Term limits Relates to terms of office for certain county officers Defeatedd
LRSS R-45 Bonds Issues bonds for Montana State College Defeatedd
LRSS R-46 Bonds Issues bonds for Northern Montana College Defeatedd

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1942 ballot measures

June 30
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Tax Exemption Referendum Taxes Allows the state assembly to exempt any and all classes of personal property from taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Amendments Referendum Direct Democracy Increases number of signatures required for voters to submit constitutional amendments to 30,000 Defeatedd
LRCA Direct Democracy Referendum Direct Democracy Increases signature requirements 20,000 to initiate, 30,000 to refer and 40,000 to force special election Defeatedd
CICA Graduated Land Tax Initiative Taxes Allows enactment of a graduated land tax on farms in excess of $15,000 valuation Defeatedd
CISS Property Classification Initiative Taxes Creates three classes of property for tax purposes Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Butterfat Prices Referendum Business Requires butterfat sellers to post prices of all their establishments in 100 mile radius Approveda
CISS Alcohol in Restaurants Initiative Alcohol Prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants Defeatedd


See also: Ohio 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Authorizes the Ohio Governor to appoint replacements for vacancies on various Ohio courts Approveda


See also: Oklahoma 1942 ballot measures

July 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 306 Pension Provides a pension for state employees Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 302 State exec Provides requirements to be eligible for state office Approveda
LRCA State Question 303 Labor Provides retirement and death and disability benefits to teachers Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 304 Labor Removes restrictions on workmen's compensation Defeatedd


See also: Oregon 1942 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Fixes legislatures’ pay at $8 per day, reimburses them 10 cents per mile travelled to and from the capital and gives presiding officers an additional one-half daily pay Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Welfare Repeals the Rural Credits Loan Fund, which provides loans to farmers and others living in rural areas Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Allocates revenues from motor fuel and vehicle taxes for public highways and for recreational, scenic and historic places Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Elections Changes constitutional provisions stating that convicts and the “mentally-diseased” cannot have voting rights to allow for exceptions and future changes by law Defeatedd
VR Measure 5 Taxes Levies a one-tenth of one cent tax on selling, handling or distributing a cigarette Approveda
VR Measure 6 Hunt & Fish Prohibits all net fishing in coastal streams and bays, except those waters exempted Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Education Provides that all revenue from income taxes in excess of $7,750,000 in any year shall be distributed to public school districts and union high school districts Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Governor and Judge Salaries Gov't salaries Increases salaries of governor and judges Defeatedd
LRCA Investment of Permanent School Funds Gov't Finances Changes investment restrictions on permanent school funds Defeatedd
LRCA Endowment Land Lease Money Gov't Finances Channels endowment land lease money to school districts Defeatedd
LRCA Lease Money and Land Income Gov't Finances Channels lease money or land income to school districts Defeatedd
LRCA Supreme Court Judge Salaries Gov't salaries Increases salaries of Supreme Court judges Defeatedd
VR Oil and Gas Bond BOnds Creates a state oil and gas bond Defeatedd


See also: Texas 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Gov't Finances Requires passed appropriations bills to be certified by the comptroller of public accounts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Gov't salaries Permits officers of the military to be paid a salary for duties at institutions of higher education Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Legislature Authorizes the legislature to appropriate funds for the construction of buildings at John Tarleton Agricultural College Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Gov't Finances Invests the permanent school fund in bonds to construct state buildings Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Legislature Grants the legislature the power to create new county courts Defeatedd


See also: Vermont 1942 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Jury Service for Women Act State judiciary Jury Service for Women Act Approveda


See also: Washington 1942 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 151 Welfare Provides public assistance grants and medical services to the elderly Defeatedd
VR Referendum 22 Insurance Expands industrial insurance by increasing workers' benefits, raising the age of minor dependents, and lengthening the time allowed to file a claim Approveda
VR Referendum 23 Judiciary Provides an independent attorney to assist and advise a grand jury Defeatedd
VR Referendum 24 Judiciary Forbids prosecuting attorneys to give advise to a grand jury Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 6 Taxes Limits the tax levy rate property for state, county, city or town, school district and road purposes to forty mills and limits the tax levy for public universities to two wills Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 Taxes Defines income as distinct from property, empowers the legislature to enact graduated net income taxes and provides for income tax deductions and exemptions Defeatedd