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See also: Alaska 1960 ballot measures

August 9:
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Initiative 1 Admin of Gov't Moves to state capital to the Cook Inlet Defeatedd

November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Proposition 1 Bonds Issues $9 million for state office buildings in Anchorage and Fairbanks Defeatedd
BI Proposition 2 Bonds Issues $23 million for ferries and roads Approveda
BI Proposition 3 Bonds Issues $1.5 million for vocational education Approveda
BI Proposition 4 Bonds Issues $2 million for University of Alaska Approveda
BI Proposition 5 Bonds Issues $2.5 million for hospital construction and equipment Approveda
BI Proposition 6 Bonds Issues $1.5 million for Bush airfields Approveda


See also: Arizona 1960 ballot measures

November 8:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Education Exempts university faculty from laws regarding employment of foreign aliens Approveda
CICA Proposition 101 State judiciary Establishes laws for judges, the Arizona Supreme Court and lesser state courts Approveda
CICA Proposition 200 Taxes Allocates a portion of tax revenue to municipalities based on population Approveda


See also: Arkansas 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 50 Admin. of gov't. Salaries for Elected Officials Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 51 Taxes Enable cities to levy $5 million in taxes by vote of electors Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 52 Education Provide free education to all children 6-18 years old Defeatedd
CISS Initiated Act 1 Labor and unions Establish minimum wage and overtime Defeatedd


See also: California 1960 ballot propositions

June 7:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Bonds $400 million bond for loans for homes for state veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Bonds $300 million bond for school districts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Bond issues can go on direct primary ballot if 2/3rds of state legislature so directs Approveda

November 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 1 Bonds $1.75 billion for water projects Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Elections Set length of terms of members of Assembly at four years Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Veterans Disabled veteran entitled to $5,000 exemption may transfer exemption to subsequently acquired home Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Education Term not to exceed eight years for members of agencies overseeing the State College System of California Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Salaries Compensation of state legislators Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes How non-profit golf courses are assessed for purposes of taxation Approveda
LRSS Proposition 7 Healthcare Various changes to the Chiropractic Initiative Act of 1922 Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Elections Prohibit those convicted of felony from voting "during punishment therefor" Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 9 Local governance Procedures governing claims against chartered counties, cities and counties, and cities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 10 Judiciary Create Commission on Judicial Qualifications Approveda
LRCA Proposition 11 Veterans Residency requirements to be eligible to obtain California's tax benefits for veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Constitution Remove obsolete and superseded provisions from the California Constitution Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Judiciary District Courts of Appeal to have appellate jurisdiction of municipal and justice court cases Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Finance Street and highway funds may be used for local grade crossing bonds Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 15 Redistricting California State Senate reapportionment Defeatedd


See also: Colorado 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Civil Service Alters the state's civil service Defeatedd
LRCA Issue 2 Elections Modifies the succession and descent of county officers due to an election Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Admin of Gov't Creates a Wildlife Management Commission and a Department of Wildlife Conservation Defeatedd
CISS Issue 4 Time Establishes daylight savings time Defeatedd
CICA Issue 5 Local Gov't Empowers towns and cities to impose a retail sales and use tax for local purposes Defeatedd
CICA Issue 7 Civil Service Exenots the governor’s appointees to administrative offices, with the consent of the Senate, from state civil service Defeatedd


See also: Florida 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State judiciary Relates to the number and organization of the district courts of appeal and the number of judges for each district court Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Suffrage Provides for original absentee registration of electors to members of the armed forces and their families Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Hunting Makes changes to the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Provides for the allocation of excise taxes collected by the state or under its authority from the operation of pari-mutuel pools Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Trials Provides for jury trials of civil suits in certain municipalities within Volusia and Highlands Counties Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Trials Authorizes the County of Brevard to hold civil jury trials in any branch court house within the county Approveda


See also: Idaho 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 9 Local Gov't Removes the Office of Surveyor from designation in the Constitution Approveda
LRCA SJR 3 Suffrage Lowers voting age Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 4 Legislature Insures continuity of government through emergency acts of legislature Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Gov't Finances Raises limitation of creation of public indebtedness Defeatedd


See also: Kentucky 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Highways & Parks Bond Ballot Question Bonds Asks voters if they are in favor of the commonwealth selling one hundred million dollars in bonds
LRCA Limited Constitutional Convention Referendum ConCon Calls for a limited constitutional convention Defeatedd


See also: Maine 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment War & Peace Provides for continuity of government in case of attack Approveda


See also: Maryland 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Clarifies language about filling attorney vacancies in counties without a residential judge Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Eminent domain Provides an optional procedure for land acquisition in Baltimore County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't finances Authorizes the state treasurer to borrow in the name of the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Judiciary Creates a municipal court in Baltimore Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Local gov't Allows counties and municipalities to carry out urban renewal projects Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Judiciary Provides candidates for the People's Court of Baltimore toher than incumbent judges Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Eminent domain Provides an optional procedure for land acquisition in Montgomery County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Judiciary Increases the number of judges in Prince George's County Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Legislature Limits the provision for further consideration of bills vetoed by the governor Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 State exec Provides for succession of the governor in the event of certain contingencies Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Judiciary Provides additional judges in the Montgomery County Circuit Court and the Second Judicial Circuit Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Judiciary Increases the membership of the Court of Appeals Approveda
LRCA Amendment 13 Property Grants the general assembly the power to provide for the assessment and classification of property Approveda
LRCA Amendment 14 Property Authorizes the general assembly to provide that land dedicated to farm use be assessed on the basis of such use Approveda
LRCA Amendment 15 Gov't finances Modifies the requirements for any county to contract certain debts Approveda
VR Amendment 16 Water Ratifies the Potomac River Compact Approveda


See also: Minnesota 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Extends legislative session lengths and restricts time when bills can be introduced Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Allows extra legislative session for reapportionment Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 State exec Provides for succession to the office of the governor Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Elections Prescribes voting locations and eliminates obsolete provisions on Indian voting rights Approveda


See also: Missouri 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Provides guidelines for the state legislature in the event of enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't salaries Permits citizens to vote in presidential elections upon 60 days residence in Missouri Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Forests & parks Extends the special park fund for 12 years Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Local Gov't Allows municipalities to become indebted up to 10% of value of taxable property Approveda


See also: Montana 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS R-62 Bonds Issues a bond for prisons Defeatedd


See also: Nevada 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Legislative Session Measure State legislature Requires the state legislature to have a regular session once every two years, on odd-numbered years, instead of annually Approveda

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1960 ballot measures

June 28
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of Gov't Creates a separate Department of Labor Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Resources Eliminates the restriction on the sale of coal lands Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Redistricting Provides for 49 state senatorial districts and 49 state senators Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Allows revenue from aviation fuel taxes to be used for multiple purposes Approveda
LRSS Referendum 5 Banking Authorizes small loan business to lend amounts of $1,000 or less Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 1 Redistricting Establishes two defined congressional districts, each electing one representative Approveda
LRSS Referendum 2 Transportation Reduces required number of brakemen on trains of 40 or more freight carts from 2 to 1 Approveda
CICA Amendment 3 Education Permits changing the name of the North Dakota Agricultural College to the North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Approveda


See also: Oklahoma 1960 ballot measures

July 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 388 Elections Allows candidates for the office of Presidential Elector be nominated at conventions of their political party Approveda
LRCA State Question 389 Gov't salaries Sets the salaries and per diem compensation of legislators Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 390 Taxes Authorizes additional ad valorem tax levies for the department of health Approveda
LRCA State Question 393 Education Allows the state to become indebted for up to $35.5 million for improvements on institutions of higher education Approveda

July 26

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 391 Development Establishes a plan of financial assistance to facilitate industrial development Approveda
LRCA State Question 392 Taxes Permits a recurring tax levy for public libraries Approveda

September 20

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 396 Transportation Creates a State Highway Commission to supervise the Department of Highways Defeatedd
CICA State Question 397 Redistricting Provides for legislative apportionment by commission Defeatedd
CISS State Question 398 Transportation Determines whether county roads are maintained by the counties or the state Defeatedd

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 394 Legislature Provides for special sessions of the legislature Defeatedd
VR State Question 395 Taxes Approves law relating to income taxes Defeatedd


See also: Oregon 1960 ballot measures

May 20
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Salaries Increases the annual salaries of state legislators Defeatedd

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Elections Starts a legislator’s term of office when the regular legislative session after their election begins Approveda
LRSS Measure 2 Time Establishes daylight savings time in Oregon Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Development Permits the costs of urban redevelopment projects to be paid by resulting increased property tax revenues Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Trials Allows district attorneys to commence criminal prosecutions by filing written charges or by grand jury indictment Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Legislature Empowers the legislature to revise the constitution and refer their revisions to voters for approval Approveda
LRCA Measure 6 Bonds Permits the state to increase its bonded indebtedness to construct additional higher education facilities Approveda
LRCA Measure 7 Suffrage Grants residents the ability to vote for the U.S. President although they may not have met the requirement of six months residence in the state to vote Approveda
LRCA Measure 8 Bonds Authorizes issuance of state bonds to construct buildings for state institutions, office buildings and higher education facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 9 Judiciary Requires judges to retire at the age of 75 or when disabled at age of 70 Approveda
LRCA Measure 10 Elections Provides that an elective office becomes vacant whenever the public official serving in that office is elected to a different office Approveda
LRCA Measure 11 Local Gov't Requires home rule counties to pay for local improvements by taxing only property that benefits from such improvements Approveda
LRCA Measure 12 Admin of Gov't Mandates the continuation of local and state government in the event of an enemy military attack Approveda
LRCA Measure 13 Veterans Bases the bonding limits for war veterans’ loans on three percent true cash value of all property within the state Approveda
VR Measure 14 Taxes Increases state tax revenues, abolishes federal income tax deductions and lowers personal income tax rates Defeatedd
CISS Measure 15 Business Prohibits certain advertising signs within 600 feet of interstate highways and regulates permissible signs Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Succession of County Officers Local gov't Allows county officers to succeed themselves indefinitely Approveda
LRCA Senators per County Admin of gov't Allows no county more than two senators Defeatedd
LRCA Board of Pardons and Paroles Law enforcement Constitutes a Board of Pardons and Paroles Approveda
LRCA Continuity of Operations War & peace Provides for continuity of operations in event of an enemy attack Approveda


See also: Texas 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Gov't salaries Provides for maximum salary and compensation of legislators Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Business reg Gives the legislature the authority to regulate loans and lenders Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Bonds Changes the maximum interest rate for bonds issued by the Veterans' Land Board Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Local gov't Creates hospital districts in certain counties Approveda


See also: Utah 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Initiative A Law enforcement Establish merit systems for county deputy sheriffs Approveda


See also: Vermont 1960 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Pari-Mutuel Betting Act Gambling Establishes pari-mutuel betting Approveda


See also: Washington 1960 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 205 Alcohol Makes taverns eligible to sell spirituous liquors Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 207 Civil Service Establishes a civil service program for employees and employment applicants in state government Approveda
ITP Initiative 208 Property Authorizes any two or more persons to become co-owners of any kind of property as joint tenants with rights of survivorship Approveda
ITP Initiative 210 Time Establishes a state-wide daylight savings time Approveda
ITL Initiative 25 Environment Prohibits obstructions over twenty-five feet high on any tributary stream of the Columbia River downstream from McNary Dam, as well as the diversion of water from any of these streams exceeding limits devised by the Directors of Fisheries and Game Approveda
LRCA SJR 4 Property Removes restrictions on ownership of land in the state by non-residential foreigners Defeatedd


See also: Wisconsin 1960 ballot measures

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Transportation Allows legislature to provide funds for port facility improvement Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local spending Sets debt limit at 5% of equalized property value for large counties Approveda