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1955
1953

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Alcohol Prohibits the resale of intoxicating liquors on Indian reservations until 1957 Approveda


Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 43 Taxes Property assessment equalization Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 44 Elections Set the length of the term of the governor at 4 years Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 45 Admin of gov't Fixed salaries for state, county and district officers Defeatedd


VR Referred Act 285 Taxes Increase in the tax on alcohol Defeatedd


California

See also: California 1954 ballot propositions

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $175 million in bonds for veterans for assistance in purchasing homes and farms Approveda


LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $100 million in bonds for construction of public schools Approveda


LRCA Proposition 3 Alcohol Establish a Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Approveda


CICA Proposition 4 Welfare Increase in aid amount payable to needy elderly from $80 to $100 Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Tax exemption for seagoing vessels Approveda


LRCA Proposition 6 Salaries Increase in the pay of state legislators from $300 to $500 per month Approveda


LRCA Proposition 7 Property Amendments to the Torrens Land Title Registration Law Approveda


LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Tax exemption for commercial and fishing vehicles Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 9 Taxes Tax exemptions for church properties under construction Approveda


LRCA Proposition 10 Legislature Extend length of the terms of the members of the California State Legislature Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Tax exemption for disabled veterans Approveda


LRCA Proposition 12 Elections Voting eligibility rules for those convicted of "infamous crimes" Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 13 Local governance Rules governing how the City of Vernon constructs and approves its city charter Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 14 Taxes Tax exemption for higher education non-profits extended to buildings under construction Approveda


LRCA Proposition 15 Taxes Tax exemption for charitable and educational non-profits extended to buildings under construction Approveda


LRCA Proposition 16 Water Water rights of government agencies Approveda


LRCA Proposition 17 Taxes Gas tax and vehicle fee revenues may be spent on planning and construction of vehicle parking facilities Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 18 Immigration Property ownership rights of resident non-citizens Approveda


LRCA Proposition 19 Judiciary Continuously serving non-lawyer judges of inferior courts as judges of superseding municipal courts Defeatedd


LRCA Proposition 20 Local governance Method of framing county charters Approveda


Colorado

See also: Colorado 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Utilities Empowers the Public Utilities Commission to regulate public utilities Approveda


LRCA Measure 2 Civil Service Excludes the Director of the Water Conservation Board from civil service Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 3 Terms Provides for four-year long terms for elected state officers Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 4 Pension Requires income deductions from old age pensions Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 5 Redistricting Apportions the House of Representatives based on population Defeatedd


LRSS Measure 6 Law Enforcement Authorizes the issuance of anticipation warrants for highway purposes Approveda


CICA Measure 7 Taxes Alters the taxation of personal property Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 8 Terms Provides for four-year long terms for certain county officers Approveda


Florida

See also: Florida 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Provides for legislative extra sessions with a 3/5ths vote in each house; sets compensation of legislature Approveda


LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Prohibits use of state funds for toll roads extending more than three counties Defeatedd


LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Allows for additional county judges in counties with a population of more than 125,000 Approveda


LRCA Amendment 4 State Exec Gives the Governor 20 days to approve or veto bills instead of 10 Approveda


LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Allows for county tax assessor to assess municipal tax upon voter approval Approveda


LRCA Amendment 6 Taxes Provides for the County Tax Assessor in Monroe County to assess all property in the county for all tax districts Approveda


LRCA Amendment 7 Judiciary Provides for an additional judge of the Court of Record in Escambia County Approveda


Idaho

See also: Idaho 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS INIT 1 Natural resources Requires that dredge mining ground be smoothed over and water replaced Approveda


Maine

See also: Maine 1954 ballot measures

September 13
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Gov't Finances Increases the limit for municipal debt to seven percent Approveda


LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Suffrage Provides voting rights for Native Americans Approveda


Michigan

See also: Michigan 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Charitable Lotteries Gambling Defeatedd


Montana

See also: Montana 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
R-56 Elections Presidential Primary Law Approveda


R-57 Healthcare State Hospital Bond Issue Approveda


R-58 Education Training School Bond Issue Approveda


Nevada

See also: Nevada 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1 Labor and unions Repeal of "Right to Work Law" Defeatedd


North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1954 ballot measures

June 29
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Business Relates to capital stocks and corporation indebtedness Approveda


CICA Initiative 1 Taxes Permits the enactment of a graduated land tax Defeatedd


CISS Initiative 2 Legislature Prohibits members of legislature from doing over $10,000 worth of business annually with the state or its political subdivisions Approveda


November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative 1 Taxes Exempts food from the sales tax Defeatedd


CISS Initiative 2 Alcohol Sets hours of liquor establishments between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m Defeatedd


CISS Initiative 3 Taxes Creates one cent non-refundable motor vehicle fuel tax for rural roads Defeatedd


CISS Initiative 4 Taxes Diverts sales tax collected on automobiles from school and welfare funds to highway construction Defeatedd


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Term Limits Sets four year terms for state executive officials and sets a two year term limit for the Governor of Ohio Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Term Limits Sets four-year terms for Ohio Senate and House of Representatives Defeatedd


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 358 Property Approveda


VR Question 359 Transportation Approveda


VR Question 360 Transportation Approveda


Question 361 Taxes Approveda


CICA Question 362 Education Approveda


Oregon

See also: Oregon 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Salaries Grants the legislature power to fix the salaries of legislatures Defeatedd


LRCA Measure 2 Redistricting Authorizes the legislature to divide counties with more than one senator or representative into subdistricts Approveda


LRSS Measure 3 Healthcare Declares a previously authorized domiciliary hospital for the aged mentally ill to be located within a twenty-mile radius of the Multnomah County Courthouse Approveda


LRCA Measure 4 Direct Democracy Increases the number of voters’ signatures required to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot from 8% to 10% of the legal voters who voted for the justice of the Supreme Court at the previous regular election Approveda


LRCA Measure 5 Taxes Limits the maximum levy of state property tax to six mills, unless a higher levy is authorized by voters Defeatedd


CISS Measure 6 Time Institutes daylight savings time throughout the State of Oregon Defeatedd


CISS Measure 7 Hunt & Fish Prohibits fishing for salmon or trout by any method except hook and line in any coastal stream Defeatedd


CISS Measure 8 Food & Agri Repeals laws that regulate the production, distribution and sale of milk Approveda


Utah

See also: Utah 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum A Education Abolish Carbon College as a state-sponsored institution Defeatedd


VR Referendum B Education Discontinuation of Dixie College, Snow College and Weber College as state-sponsored institutions Defeatedd


Vermont

See also: Vermont 1954 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Article 41 Education Joint School Maintenance by Towns Amendment Approveda


LRCA Article 42 Admin of gov't Office of Profit and Trust Under Authority of Congress Amendment Approveda


LRCA Article 43 War and peace State Militia Amendment Approveda


Washington

See also: Washington 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 188 Health Care Modifies the requirements for chiropractor certification Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 192 Hunting Regulates commercial salmon harvesting Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 193 Time Establishes a state-wide daylight savings time Defeatedd


ITP Initiative 194 Alcohol Prohibits television advertising of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Defeatedd


LRCA HJR 16 Property Redefines "alien" to include foreign corporations, thus forbidding their ownership of land in the state Approveda


Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1954 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Allows new residents of the state to vote for president and vice president Approveda


AQ Question 2 Finance Have a state-owned, tax-supported statewide TV station (WHA-TV) Defeatedd