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1982
1980

Kentucky

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May 26
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes, Property Proposes that property owners which are disabled can be exempt from taxation on the property up to $6500. Approveda

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Term Limits Proposes that public officials cannot serve another term until 4 years have expired after their two successive terms. Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1981 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Maine Energy Commission Question Utilities Creates a Maine Energy Commission Defeatedd
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Development Issues $33.3 million in bonds for agricultural and economic development Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $12.3 million for bridge and highway improvements Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 3 Energy Issues $2 million for energy conservation improvements to state-owned buildings Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 4 Forests & Parks Issues $1.5 million for the development of state parks facilities Defeatedd
BI Referendum Question No. 5 Local Gov't Issues $1 million in bonds to assist municipalities with solid waste for resource conservation Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 6 Media Issues $600,000 in bonds to replace equipment at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Direct Democracy Places one-year validity limit on initiative petition signatures Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Legislatures Requires candidates for house to reside in the district they represent Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 Bonds Decreases the bonding limit of the Maine School Building Authority to $6 million Approveda

New Jersey

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Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5
Question 6
Question 7
Question 8

Ohio

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Issue 1 Labor Allows private insurance companies to sell worker's compensation insurance Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Redistricting Moves redistricting authority from the Ohio General Assembly to a state Redistricting Commission Defeatedd

Texas

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Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Taxes Encourage municipalities in the (re)development of certain areas through property tax relief Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Education: Patents for public free school fund land Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Spending State finance management committee with power to manage expenditure of appropriated funds Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 4 Bond issues Bonds for flood control spending Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 5 Taxes Inclusion of livestock and poultry with farm products as exempt from taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Taxes Tax relief for owners of residence homesteads Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Bond issues// Veterans Bonds to finance the veterans' land program Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1981 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 394 Bonds Establishes that the state must seek approval of voters before selling bonds to finance a major public energy project Approveda
ITP Initiative 402 Taxes Abolishes the state inheritance and gift taxes and substitutes, in their place, a tax on the transfer of net estates Approveda
LRCA SJR 107 Judiciary Removes constitutional limitations on the numbers and power of Superior Court commissioners Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 133 Elections Provides forty days to validate signatures on an ITL and prohibits legislatively ordered referenda in response to an ITL Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Bonds Authorizes the government to issue industrial development bonds, repaid by such developments Approveda

Wisconsin

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April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Recall measures Separates primary and election must be held for the recall of officials Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Bond issues Extends time that cities and certain counties have to retire debt from bonds for sewerage collection Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Law enforcement Permits legislature to allow courts to deny, revoke, or set terms of bail Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Deletes obsolete constitutional reference to creation of corporations by special act of legislature Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Constitutional language Removes requirement that banking laws be by passed by a two-thirds vote of the legislature Approveda