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1945
1943

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Proposition 1 Welfare Defines who is entitled to welfare benefits Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 2 Welfare Establishes a state system of old-age assistance benefits Defeatedd


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment 34 Taxes Proposes an amendment about a county library tax Defeatedd


CICA Amendment 35 Labor Protects the right to work regardless of affiliation with a labor union Approveda


CICA Amendment 36 Hunting & fishing Proposes an amendment for the game and fish commission Approveda


CICA Amendment 37 Elections Exempts members of the armed forces from a poll tax Approveda


CICA Amendment 38 Term limits Sets four year term limits for the Governor and Lt. Governor Defeatedd


CISS Act 2 Animals Repeals horse and dog racing Defeatedd


CISS Act 3 Healthcare Proposes an initiatve about the Hollingsworth state hospital system Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1944 ballot propositions

May 16:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Federal property in the state to be made subject to property taxation (i.e., eliminate existing exemption) Approveda


November 7:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $30 million in bonds for California war veterans to acquire farms or homes Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Veterans Extend property tax exemption due to war veterans to other veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Salaries State legislature authorized to fix compensation of statewide executive officers (except Governor) Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Property tax exemption for religious, hospital and charitable organizations Approveda


LRCA Proposition 5 Military Reinstatement of public officers and employees after military service Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Legislature Annual session of legislature not to exceed 60 days; one year (rather than two-year) state budget Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 7 Salaries Per diem allowance for state legislators Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Status of deeds issued by taxing agencies by reason of delinquency of taxes Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 9 Education Increase amount of revenue required to be allocated by the Legislature for public elementary schools Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Salaries When the U.S. is at war, the salaries of municipal officers may be increased during their term in office Approveda


CICA Proposition 11 Taxes Levy a 3% state income tax; give $60 month to elderly disabled Defeatedd


CICA Proposition 12 Labor Employees have right to work regardless of having or not having membership in a labor union Defeatedd


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Civil Rights Permits women to serve on juries Approveda


CICA Measure 2 Property Provides foreigners eligible for citizenship the ability to acquire and dispose of real and personal property Defeatedd


CISS Measure 3 Pension Appropriates $1.5 million in funds annually for old age pensions in order to pay the full pension to each recipient Approveda


CICA Measure 4 Veterans Provides preference to honorably discharged veterans and their widows in the civil service by giving such persons extra points in civil service exams Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Relates to special tax rates for intangible property Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Designates new senatorial districts Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Relates to justice districts and justices of the peace Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Makes state attorneys, judges of the criminal courts of record and county solicitors elected positions Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Labor Declares that the right of a person to work shall not be effected by union membership and preserves collective bargaining Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Local Gov't Relates to uniform county and municipal government and the classification of cities and towns Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 7 Term limits Relates to term limits for persons appointed or elected to fill vacancies Approveda


LRCA Amendment 8 Local Gov't Provides for five county commissioners districts in each county Approveda


LRCA Amendment 10 Taxes Provides for the assessment and collection of property taxes in Hillsborough County Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 State Exec Abolishes the State Board of Prison Commissioners Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 4 State Exec Grants the Governor pardoning powers Defeatedd


LRCA SJR 1 Term limits Sets four year term limits for state officers Approveda


LRCA SJR 3 Admin of Gov't Replaces the State Board of Equalization with a State Tax Commission Approveda


LRCA SJR 4 Taxes Exempts federal government property from taxation Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1944 ballot measures

September 11
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Highway Fund Use Gov't Finance Limits use of taxes from vehicles and fuel to highway purposes Approveda


Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1944 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Direct Democracy Requires a fair and concise summary of each ballot question to be sent to voters Approveda


LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Relating to allowing certain non-profits to conduct games of chance Approveda


LRCA Question 3 Legislature Reinstates an annual session for the state legislature and an annual budget Approveda


LRCA Question 4 Civil Rights Allows absentee voting for people with physical disabilities Approveda


VR Question 5 Gambling Permits non-profit organizations to conduct games of chance Approveda


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1944 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Gov't Finances Permits the legislature to manage public school funds Approveda


CICA Issue 2 State legislature Creates a unicameral legislature Defeatedd


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1944 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Old Age Pensions Pension Regarding pensions for the elderly Approveda


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1944 ballot measures

June 27
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Equalization Fund Referendum Taxes Relates to a tax for the state equalization fund Defeatedd


LRSS Public Lands Referendum Admin of Gov't Relates to regulations for sales of school and public lands Approveda


CISS Income Tax Repeal Initiative Taxes Repeals state income tax Defeatedd


November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Legislative Pay Referendum Gov't Salaries Increases state legislators pay Defeatedd


LRCA Municipal Liquor Referendum Alcohol Allows for municipal liquor stores Defeatedd


CISS Highway Financing Initiative Bonds Authorizes issuance of $12,360,000 in bonds for state highway construction and maintenance Approveda


CISS Alcohol Sales Initiative Alcohol Prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages where commodities other than tobacco and soft drinks are sold Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Judiciary Permits use of temporary or substitute judges in the Ohio Supreme Court Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Judiciary Adjusts jurisdiction of the Ohio Court of Appeals Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Banking Continued double liability and authorized banking firms to provide security through membership in the federal deposit insurance corporation for the benefit of depositors Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Local Gov't Allows counties, by majority vote of the constituents therein, to adopt a county manager and commission form of county government Approveda


LRCA Measure 3 Veterans Provides loans on security of farms and homes for residents who served in the military against the WWII Axis powers and levies a two mill tax upon property to create the veterans’ fund Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Suffrage Provides that voting rights be forfeited by conviction of any crime punishable by imprisonment, substitutes the constitutional word “insane” for “mentally diseased” and allows future changes to voting forfeitures to be done through law Approveda


LRSS Measure 5 Veterans Provides educational aid to war veterans of World War II, authorizes two-tenths of a mill tax on property to provide funds for aid and directs the superintendent of public instruction to investigate educational institutions receiving aid for veterans Approveda


LRSS Measure 6 Taxes Imposes a tax on the gross receipts from retail sails of tangible property and distributes revenues from such a tax to old-age assistance, property tax reduction and common school support Defeatedd


VR Measure 7 Alcohol Requires that all intoxicating liquors containing over fourteen percent alcohol to be sold exclusively by the liquor control commission and provides punishments for violating such Approveda


CICA Measure 8 Education Creates a state fund to support schools from revenues already provided from taxes for school support, provides not less than forty-five cents per child per day of attendance, and reduces property tax levies in local districts Defeatedd


CICA Measure 9 Taxes Levies a tax on gross incomes not less than three percent and not more than five precent to create a retirement and disability fund Defeatedd


Washington

See also: Washington 1944 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 157 Welfare Extends and enlarges social security and unemployment assistance programs Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 158 Welfare Provides for a three percent tax on gross income and prescribes monthly payments of $60 to the elderly, blind, disabled and widowed Defeatedd


VR Referendum 25 Utilities Permits joint public utility districts, allows them to act together in condemnation proceedings, taxes their operations rather than property and permits a unionized labor force Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Limits aggregate annual levy of taxes on real and personal property to forty mills Approveda


LRCA HJR 4 Taxes Limits revenues from vehicle-related taxes to be used for highways Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1944 ballot measures

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Education Creates a two-tenths of a cent on the dollar property tax to help reduce high school tuitions Defeatedd