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1969
1967

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1968 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1968 ballot measures

August 27:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Establishing a judicial qualification and disciplinary commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judiciary Members of the state's judicial council can be financially compensated Approveda

November 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Voter Registration Elections Shall Alaska's recently enacted system of voter pre-registration be approved? Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 1 Bonds $2 million for the Southcentral Pioneer's Home Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 2 Bonds $11.2 million for highway construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 3 Bonds $1.2 million for hospital construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 4 Bonds $8.8 million for airport construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 5 Bonds $10 million for school construction Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 6 Bonds $8.5 million for the university Approveda
Alaska BP Proposition 7 Bonds $18 million for the Alaskan ferry Defeatedd
Alaska BP Proposition 8 Bonds $3 million for fish hatcheries Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1968 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Veterans Tax Exemption Amendment Veterans Would exempt veterans from certain tax exemptions. Approveda
CICA Tax Exemption Claim Amendment Taxes Would make false claims for tax exemptions punishable by law. Approveda
CICA Household Goods Amendment Taxes Would exempt certain households goods from property taxation. Approveda
VR License Tax Amendment Taxes Would implement a license tax on registered vehicles. Approveda
VR Term Limit Amendment Term limits Would implement four year termsfor the Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor. Approveda
VR Corporate Commission Amendment Admin. of gov't. Would provide for appointment, instead of election, of commission members. Defeatedd
VR Insurer Control Amendment Admin. of Gov't Remove the control of domestic and foreign insurers from the commission. Approveda
VR State Examiner Repeal Amendment State executives Repeal the office of State Examiner. Approveda
VR State Auditor Repeal Amendment State executives Repeal the office of State Auditor Approveda
VR Travel Expense Amendment State leg. Relating to travel expense reimbursements for state legislators. Approveda
VR Legislative Districts State leg. Revises legislative districts Approveda
VR County Boards of Supervisors Question Admin. of Gov't Would create county boards of supervisors, set standards depending on population. Approveda

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1968 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 53 Education Eliminates age restrictions on public education Approveda
LRCA Amendment 54 Elections Allows the Arkansas General Assembly to place up to eight measures on the ballot Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 55 Admin. of gov't Designates county judges the administrative officers of their counties Defeatedd
LRSS Act 306 Admin. of gov't. Creates a state Dairy Commission Defeatedd
LRSS Act 456 Elections Requires the indication of political party affiliation on voter registration Defeatedd
LRSS Act No. 3 Constitutions Provides for the creation of a state Constitutional Revision Commission Approveda
CISS Initiated Act No. 1 Labor Amends state workmen's compensation law Approveda

California

See also: California 1968 ballot propositions

June 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $200 million for farm and home assistance to veterans Approveda
LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $65 million for junior college construction Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1A Taxes Minimum property tax exemption of $750.00 for owner-occupied dwellings Approveda
LRCA Proposition 1 Education Superintendent of Public Instruction can be appointed; miscellaneous other constitutional revisions Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Formula for taxation of properties owned by counties and cities Approveda
LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $250 million for state college, university and urban school facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Federal income tax reporting law may be incorporated on an ongoing basis into California law about state income tax Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Healthcare State can insure/guarantee loans for construction of public or nonprofit hospitals Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Insurance companies can exclude certain premiums from their taxable income Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Finance Money allocated from the state's general fund to cities and counties may be used for local purposes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Taxes Apportionment of local sales and use taxes Approveda
CICA Proposition 9 Taxes Limit property tax for property-related services to 1% of market value Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Elections Provides for the election of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor under one ticket Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Exempts publicly owned real property from property taxation Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Salaries Alters the compensation of county officers Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1968 ballot measures

May 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Permits the appointment of school district superintendents Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Constitutional language Makes general revisions to the state constitution, which became known as the Florida Constitution of 1968 Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Suffrage Revises parts of the state constitution relating to voting and suffrage Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Local government Relates to counties and cities in the state Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 1 Legislature Makes legislative sessions annual Approveda
LRCA HJR 4 State exec Allows the governor to select replacements for executive office vacancies Approveda
LRCA HJR 5 Judiciary Provides for the retirement, discipline and removal from office of Justices and Judges Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Bonds Allows revenue bonds to be used to finance air navigation facilities Approveda
LRCA SJR 3 Constitutions Allows Constitutional amendments to contain multiple subjects if they have been reviewed by a revision committee Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 4 Gov't Finances Expands the use of endowment funds and government bonds to be invested in the private sector Approveda
LRCA SJR 5 State exec Removes the Superintendent of Public Instruction as an elected officer Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8 Business Limits the right to vote for corporation directors to stockholders of a specific class of stock Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 9 Legislature Increases the pay rate for state legislators Defeatedd

Illinois

See also: Illinois 1968 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Banking Allows Illinois banks to have foreign branches. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bond issues Would approve the Natural Resources Development Bond Act creating a $1 billion bond. Approveda
ConCon Constitutional Convention Question Constitutional conventions Would authorize the calling of a Constitutional Convention. Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1968 ballot measures

June 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Utilities Issues $384,000 in bonds for the construction of school, water and sewage facilities on Native American reservations Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2A Housing Issues $850,000 in bonds to build and improve dormitories at the Maine Maritime Academy Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2B Housing Issues $955,000 in bonds for the construction of women's dormitory facilities at Farmington State College Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $12.8 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Forests & Parks Issues $4 million in bonds for the creation of the Maine State Park and Recreation Area Fund Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 3 Healthcare Issues $180,000 in bonds for construction of mentally disabled children residential facility in Aroostook County Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 4 Transportation Issues $4.5 million in bonds for the construction of a bridge across the Androscoggin River Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment Gov't Finance Doubles state guaranteed loans for industrial, manufacturing, fishing and agricultural enterprises to $80 million Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Eminent domain Provides for a procedure for land acquisition by the County Commissioners in Prince George's County Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Eminent domain Provides for a procedure for land acquisition by the County Commissioners in Anne Arundel County Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Removes authority of the governor to provide supplemental salaries to judges Approveda
VR Question 4 Civil rights Prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease, rental or financing of housing Defeatedd

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State Exec Extends the time in which the governor may act upon legislation to 10 days Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Provides for graduated income tax Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 State Exec Determines gubernatorial disability Approveda
IndISS Question 4 ConCon Calls for a constitutional convention Approveda
AQ Question 6 Death Penalty Advises state government on capital punishment Approveda

Michigan

See also: Michigan 1968 ballot measures

August
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Judiciary Establish judicial tenure commission Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Admin of gov't Require legislature to create state officers compensation commission Approveda
LRCA Proposal 3 Judiciary Define manner of filling judicial vacancies Approveda

November

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Taxes Permit state to impose graduate income tax Defeatedd
VR Proposal 2 Admin of gov't Whether to establish of daylight savings time in Michigan Defeatedd
LRSS Proposal 3 Bonds Bonds for prevention and abatement of water pollution Approveda
LRSS Proposal 4 Bonds Bonds for public recreation Approveda
LRCA Proposal 5 Admin of gov't Allow members of state legislature to run for other offices during term Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Allows legislature to present bills to governor three days after legislature adjourns Approveda
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Allows legislators to hold another office after resignation from the legislature Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1968 ballot measures

August 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State exec Adds state executive official positions to line of succession to the governor Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Bonds Reduces percent of voters needed to approve municipal bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Authorizes the General Assembly to define income by reference to US laws Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't salaries Removes the prohibition on salary increases of public officers during their term of office Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Extends the length of legislative sessions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Increases the number of amendments that can be submitted at one election Defeatedd
LRSS R-65 Taxes Continues the mill levy for the university system Approveda
CISS I-66 Taxes Reduces taxable valuation of certain personal property Defeatedd

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1968 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Lottery Gambling Remove a prohibition to establishing a lottery Defeatedd

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1968 ballot measures

September 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Number 1 Education Authorizes charging tuition, fees and service charges to fund public schools of higher education Approveda
LRCA Number 2 Bonds Allows issuance of dedicated revenue bonds Defeatedd
LRCA Number 3 Legislatures Stipulates start of legislative term after election and organizational meeting day Approveda
LRCA Number 4 Suffrage Lowers voting age requirement from 19 to 21 years old Defeatedd
LRCA Number 5 Judiciary Reforms several aspects of the judicial branch Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Number 1 Constitutions Revises multiple sections of the North Dakota Constitution Defeatedd
CISS Number 2 Gambling Allows betting on horse races Defeatedd
LRSS Number 3 Business Allows small corporations to operate farms and ranches Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1968 ballot measures

May 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 State legislature Allows Ohio State Legislature to control funds gained through sale of government-entrusted lands Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 State legislature Provides for the same method of filling vacancies in the House of Representatives as in the Senate Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Judiciary Reorganizes the Ohio state court system Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bond Issue Provides $500 million in bonds for highways and other capital improvements Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Permits the General Assembly to grant homestead exemptions for certain residents Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1968 ballot measures

April 16
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 453 Gov't Finances Provides that the state board of equalization make an estimate of revenues for the next fiscal year Approveda

August 27

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 442 Gov't Finances Authorizes the investment of school funds in bank deposits Approveda
LRCA State Question 456 Gov't Salaries Prohibits a change in salaries of elected officials during their term in office Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 457 Trials Makes resident voters eligible to sign petitions to call a grand jury Approveda
LRCA State Question 460 Taxes Prohibits taxation of intangible personal property Approveda
LRCA State Question 461 Gov't Finances Provides that the state board of equalization make an estimate of revenues for the next fiscal year Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 462 Legislature Prohibits members of the legislature from engaging in activities which conflict with their duties Approveda

September 17

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA State Question 441 Judiciary Reorganizes and reforms the entire state judicial system Defeatedd
LRCA State Question 443 Taxes Provides that property moving through the state shall not acquire situs for taxation purposes Approveda
LRCA State Question 454 Banking Licenses lenders and regulates interest rates Approveda
LRCA State Question 455 Business reg Eliminates the necessity of filing certain corporate reports Approveda
LRCA State Question 458 Business reg Restricts the issuance of stock of corporations Approveda
LRCA State Question 459 Trials Provides the right of trial by jury in most cases Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 445 Admin of gov't Provides for the form of an oath of office for public officers Defeatedd

December 10

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 463 Bonds Allows the state to become indebted to construct and improve state buildings Approveda

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1968 ballot measures

May 28
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finances Modifies the common school fund Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Direct Democracy Alters the initiative and referendum requirements in the State of Oregon Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Bonds Authorizes bonds for higher education institutions and community colleges Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Veterans Authorizes state farm and home loans to veterans who had 210 days of active duty service, 90 days of service during war dates or were discharged due to a disability Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Judiciary Allows the Supreme Court to remove judges of any court from office for being convicted of a felony, moral turpitude, persistent failure to perform duties, for habitual drunkenness or use of illegal narcotics Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Environment Empowers the legislature to extend the state’s seaward boundaries or jurisdiction Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Broadens constitutional county debt limitations so as to authorize the purchase or leasing of property for not more than 10 years Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Local Gov't Provides for the consolidation of city-county governments in counties having a city with more than 300,000 inhabitants Approveda
CICA Measure 6 Bonds Authorizes bonds and a one cent gasoline tax to acquire privately-owned beaches bordering the Pacific Ocean and prohibits the construction of highways on beaches Defeatedd
CICA Measure 7 Taxes Repeals the 6% property tax limitation, provides a new limitation on property taxes of 1.5% market value and provides various exemptions Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Property Allows the sale of larger tracts of school lands Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment B Gov't Finances Provides the bonds do not constitute state debt Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment C Judiciary Authorizes judges to act in judicial capacity after retirement Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment D Gov't Finances Authorizes the sale of bonds in which school funds have been invested Approveda
LRCA Amendment E State exec Allows the Superintendent of Public Instruction to be appointed rather than elected Defeatedd
VR Referendum 1 Time Exempts South Dakota from Daylight Savings Time Defeatedd
VR Referendum 2 Education Reorganizes all school districts in the state Approveda

Texas

See also: Texas 1968 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Amending Subsection (a) of Section 62, Article XVI of the Constitution of the State of Texas relating to the Employees Retirement Fund and the Employees Retirement System of Texas Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 State spending Raising the limit on the amount that may be expended in any one year out of state funds for Public Assistance payments only to Seventy-five Million Dollars. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 3 Education providing for investment of the Permanent University Fund by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas in certain types of securities within the prudent man rule. Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Bonds Providing that Dallas County may issue road bonds under section 52 of Article III upon a vote of a majority of the resident property taxpayers Approveda
LRCA Prop 5 Admin of gov't Providing the members of the Legislature shall receive as salary an amount not exceeding Eight Thousand, Four Hundred Dollars per year. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 6 Taxes Exempting from ad valorem taxation by the State and its political subdivisions equipment installed on real property to eliminate or abate the harmful effect of air emissions and water effluents Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 7 Taxes Continuously reducing State ad valorem property taxes and abolishing all State ad valorem property taxes after December 31, 1978 Approveda
LRCA Prop 8 Admin of gov't Removing certain provisions relating to the purchase of fuel and furbishing of rooms and halls of the Legislature and the requirement that the Governor, Secretary of State, and the Comptroller mush approve certain contracts of purchase. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 9 Admin of gov't Amending Section 48a of Article III allowing contributions to be made on the basis of full salary of members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Approveda
LRCA Prop 10 Taxes Poviding for the refund of the tax on cigars and tobacco products sold at retail within the corporate limits of Texarkana Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 11 Admin of gov't Consolidating governmental offices and functions and allowing political subdivisions to contract for performance of governmental functions in El Paso and Tarrant counties. Approveda
LRCA Prop 12 Bonds Authorizing cities and counties to issue revenue bonds for industrial development purposes. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 13 Taxes Exempting certain property temporarily stored in a public warehouse from ad valorem taxation. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 14 Admin of gov't| Fixing the time during which members of the Legislature shall be ineligible to hold other offices. Approveda

Utah

See also: Utah 1968 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Initiative A Alcohol Regulates alcohol Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1968 ballot measures

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 242 Alcohol Provides that any person operating a motor vehicle on the roadway shall be deemed to have consented to a breath test Approveda
ITP Initiative 245 Business Reduces the maximum amount which may be assessed as a service charge Approveda
VR Referendum 35 Civil Rights Adds discrimination based on race, creed, color or national origin as a cause for the suspension of real estate licenses Approveda
LRSS Referendum 17 Bonds Authorizes $25 million in bonds for waster pollution control facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 18 Bonds Authorizes $40 million for outdoor recreation areas and facilities Approveda
LRSS Referendum 19 Bonds Authorizes $63 million in bonds for public building projects Approveda
ITL Initiative 32 Business Creates the Full Employment Commission and requires primary processing of certain timber harvests from the state to take place in a facility employing residents of the state Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 5 Pension Permits the investment of public pension and retirement funds as authorized by law Approveda
LRCA SJR 6 Judiciary Establishes the Washington Court of Appeals Approveda
LRCA SJR 17 Admin of Gov't Authorizes the legislature to create a state building authority Approveda
LRCA SJR 24 Legislature Defines the qualifications necessary for an appointment to fill a vacancy in state or country offices Approveda
LRCA HJR 1 Taxes Provides that property be taxed based on use rather than potential use for open space properties Approveda
LRCA HJR 13 Gov't Salaries Provides for an increase in compensation for government officials who do not fix their own compensation Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1968 ballot measures

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State judiciary Sets uniform retirement date for judges and justices Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State judiciary Permits temporary appointments as circuit court judges of judges with at least 8 years of service on the supreme or circuit court Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Forests and parks Permits legislature to appropriate funds for forestry purposes from sources other than property tax Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State legislature Permits legislature to meet in regular session more often than once every two years Approveda