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1983
1981

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1982 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Constitutional Convention Convention Shall there be a constitutional convention? Defeatedd
IndISS Consumption of Fish and Game Natural resources Prohibit classification by gender, ethnicity as to who can consume fish and game Defeatedd
IndISS Abortion Funding Abortion Limit state funding of abortion Defeatedd
IndISS State Ownership of Federal Land Natural resources Assert state ownership of federal lands in Alaska Approveda
AQ Relocation of State Capital Advisory Vote Admin of gov't Should state spend $2.8 billion to relocate capital to Willow Defeatedd
LRCA Commission on Judicial Qualifications Amendment Judiciary Re-name Commission on Judicial Qualifications and change its makeup Approveda
LRCA Authorization to Issue Veterans’ Housing Bonds Amendment Bonds Expand state's authority to incur indebtedness Approveda
LRCA Limitation on State Budget Appropriations Amendment State spending Limits appropriations for a fiscal year to $2.5 billion, adjusted annually Approveda
Alaska BP Bonds $400 million for residential mortgages for veterans Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Healthcare Legislature may regulate certain matters of ambulance service Approveda
LRCA Proposition 101 Law enforcement Prohibits bail to persons charged with a felony and a danger to society Approveda
LRCA Proposition 102 Salaries of elected officials Remove restrictions preventing pay increases during an elected official's term of office Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 103 Taxes Property tax emption for a slum or blighted area Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 104 Education Compisition of the State Board of Education Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 200 Business Deposit and refund for certain beverage containers Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 201 Nuclear issues Declare last Sunday in May as Peace Sunday Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 202 Suffrage Allows registration to vote at time of applying for a driver's license Approveda
CISS Proposition 203 Property Repeals state control of certain public lands Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 300 Salaries of elected officials Raises legislature salaries from $15,000 to $18,900 Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 60 Finance Sets and controls interest rates Approveda
LRCA Proposed Amendment 61 Legislature Authorizes state legislature to establish jurisdiction and venue of courts Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Amendment 62 Taxes Authorizes quorum courts to levy annual three-mill county road tax Approveda
LRSS Referred Question Act 496 Bonds Authorizes the state Soil and Water Conservation Commission to issue bonds for water resource development Approveda

California

See also: California 1982 ballot propositions

June 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $495 million for state prisons Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Lt. Gov. Repeal of constitutional provision that Lt. Gov. is president of state senate Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes "Change in ownership" tax assessments not relevant when eminent domain was a factor Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Law enforcement No bail allowed under specified circumstances Approveda
CISS Proposition 5 Taxes Repeal of gift and inheritance taxes (Miller) Approveda
CISS Proposition 6 Taxes Repeal of gift and inheritance taxes (Rogers) Approveda
CISS Proposition 7 Taxes Annual inflation adjustment factor for state income tax brackets Approveda
CICA/SS Proposition 8 Law enforcement Proposed Victim's Bill of Rights Approveda
VR Proposition 9 Water The Peripheral Canal Defeatedd
VR Proposition 10 Elections Redistricting of California's congressional districts Defeatedd
VR Proposition 11 Elections Redistricting of California's state senate districts Defeatedd
VR Proposition 12 Elections Redistricting of California's state assembly districts Defeatedd

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $500 million for public school capital improvements Approveda
LBM Proposition 2 Bonds $280 million for county jails Approveda
LBM Proposition 3 Bonds $450 million for home and farm mortgage assistance for veterans Approveda
LBM Proposition 4 Bonds $85 million for Lake Tahoe Basin land acquisition Approveda
LBM Proposition 5 Bonds $200 million for first-time homebuyer mortgage assistance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 6 Public finance Public pension and retirement systems can invest in common stock Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 7 Taxes Adding fire sprinklers or alarms should not count as new construction Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 8 Public finance Rules applying to local municipalities on lending for maintenance purposes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 9 Education Public school textbooks can be loaned to private schools Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Judiciary Municipal and justice courts in a county can be merged if county voters approve Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 11 Bottles 5 cent deposit on beverage containers Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 12 Nuclear weapons Urge federal government toward a bilateral nuclear weapons freeze Approveda
CISS Proposition 13 Water Interbasin water transfers, instream appropriations, Stanislaus River, New Melones Dam, groundwater Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 14 Redistricting Redistricting by a commission or judges Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 15 Firearms Would have required gun owners to register with state Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Taxes Changes property tax evaluation and exemptions Approveda
LRCA Referendum 2 Law enforcement Denies bail in certain cases of accused capital offenses Approveda
LRCA Referendum 3 Judiciary Revises the Commission on Judicial Discipline Approveda
LRCA Referendum 4 Legislature Limits length of legislative session to 144 days Approveda
CISS Initiative 5 Environment Refunds on beverage containers Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 6 Nuclear Bans the production of components of nuclear weapons. Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 7 Alcohol Allows the sale of wine in grocery stores. Defeatedd

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Trials Concerns the requirement of a grand jury for capital offenses Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gov't Acc Concerns regulations of state agencies Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Gov't Salaries Concerns compensation of elected officials Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Judiciary Concerns an appellate court Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Constitutions Aligns with the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures per the United States Constitution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Law Enforcement Provides that a person charged with a crime shall be entitled to release before trial, with exceptions Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 2 Judiciary Allows Chief Justice to be selected by other justices Approveda
LRCA HJR 7 Suffrage Removes old voter disqualifications from the Constitution Approveda
LRCA HJR 14 Suffrage Removes outdated voting age and residency requirements Approveda
LRCA HJR 15 Term limits Extends County Prosecuting Attorney term limit Approveda
LRCA HJR 17 Bond issues Allows cities and counties to issue industrial revenue bonds Approveda
LRCA HJR 18 Gov't Admin Changes management of state endowment lands Approveda
LRCA SJR 110 Business Removes mandatory cumulative voting for directors Approveda
LRCA SJR 112 Trials Allows for a waiver of jury trial in felony criminal cases Approveda
CISS INIT 1 Taxes Provides a residential tax exemption Approveda
CISS INIT 2 Healthcare Authorizes and licenses the practice of denturitry Approveda
CISS INIT 3 Energy Supports future generation of electricity through nuclear energy Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Income Tax Question Taxes Adjusts individual income taxes for inflation Approveda
IndISS Milk Price Control Question Business Repeals price control of dealer and retail milk prices Defeatedd
IndISS Nuclear Power Question Nuclear Bans electricity generated through the use of nuclear power Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Bond issues Limits life span of bond authorizations not acted upon in five years Approveda
LRCA Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Education Authorizes the credit of the state to secure loans for parents of students in higher education Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutions Replaces gender specific references in the Constitution with gender neutral references Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gov't Finances Authorizes the state treasurer to make and sell short-term notes Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Local gov't Permits election of Montgomery County Council by councilmanic districts Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Gov't Finances Provides exceptions to the requirements for debt created by the mayor and city council of Baltimore Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Direct democracy Alters requirements for signers of petitions Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Education Provides state aid to non-public school students and institutions Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Death Penalty States that no constitutional provision shall be construed as prohibiting the death penalty Approveda
IndISS Question 3 Nuclear Restricts low level radioactive waste disposal and nuclear power plant construction Approveda
VR Question 4 Business Increases regulations on bottles and cans Approveda

Michigan

See also: Michigan 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Admin of gov't Allow the legislature to pass laws to reform members immunity from civil arrest and process Approveda
CICA Proposal B Law enforcement Create a Michigan department of state police Defeatedd
IndISS Proposal C Admin of gov't Prohibit “due on sale” clause in foreclosure proceedings Defeatedd
IndISS Proposal D Admin of gov't Prohibit utility increases without full notice or opportunity for hearing Approveda
IndISS Proposal E Admin of gov't Mutual, verifiable nuclear weapons freeze between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Approveda
CICA Proposal G Admin of gov't Provide for an elected public service commission Defeatedd
LRSS Proposal H Admin of gov't Prohibit certain utility rate adjustment clauses Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Allows the creation of a court of appeals Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Removes restrictions on highway bonds Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Gambling Permits legislature to authorize on-track pari-mutuel betting on horse racing Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Bonds Provides state bonding authority for railroad facilities Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1982 ballot measures

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Referendum 1 Transportation Increases maximum length and weight of commercial vehicles on interstate and primary highways Defeatedd

August 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Changes maximum school taxes rate Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Permits classification or real property for tax assessment and provides for certain tax exemptions Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Legislature Authorizes legislature to invalidate adminstrative regulations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Pension Provides for cost of living increase in retirement benefits Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Redistricting Creates a method for selecting Congressional redistricting commission Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Healthcare Provides for medical benefits for public employees Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Taxes Enacts a motor vehicle tax in place of fuel tax Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 ConCon Establishes procedure for selecting delegates in the case of a Constitutional convention Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 10 Judiciary Deletes requirement of Supreme Court to review every term of life imprisonment Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Bonds Changes vote needed to incur bonded indebtedness Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 12 Redistricting Requires Senate reapportionment commission to hold hearings Approveda
ABR Constitutional Convention ConCon Calls for a Constitutional convention Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition B Taxes Enacts a $0.04 gasoline tax Defeatedd
CISS Proposition C Taxes Enacts a $0.01 sales tax Approveda
CISS Proposition D Utilities Authorizes the creation of consumers' utility organizations Defeatedd

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Food Tax Taxes Creates a food tax exemption Defeatedd
Household Goods Tax Taxes Creates a household goods tax exemption Approveda
Public Utilties Utilities Provides consumer protection when dealing with public utilities Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4
Question 5

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1982 ballot measures

June 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Local Gov't Allows political subdivisions to transfer powers or functions to the county Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Modifies the legislative assembly article of the North Dakota Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Repeals requirement that payments to the common schools must be distributed in proportion to the number of school-age children in each district Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Salaries Repeals limits on legislative compensation; Creates new section making compensation of all elected officials set by law Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Repeals property tax funding state medical center Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Eminent Domain Relates to choices of payment in eminent domain claims Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Constitutions Amends obsolete constitutional references Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 State Exec Modifies gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial elections Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 5 Education Modifies the nominating committee for the Board of Higher Education Defeatedd
CICA Measure 6 Gambling Places limits on charitable gambling Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Nuclear Limits development and production of nuclear weapons Approveda

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds to build lower-cost housing Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Transportation Authorizes design and construction of a high speed rail system funded by a sales tax increase Defeatedd
CICA Issue 3 Elections Provides for the election of members of the state Public Utilities Commission Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 553 Gambling Creates the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, and authorizes pari-mutuel wagering Approveda
LRSS Question 555 Transportation Authorizes the creation of local transportation districts Defeatedd
CISS Question 556 Redistricting Sets U.S. congressional district boundaries Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1982 ballot measures

May 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bonds Allocates state bond proceeds to municipal water projects Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Housing Provides for public multifamily housing for elderly and disabled persons Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Bonds Authorizes the issuance and sales of state bonds to finance correctional facilities Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 4 Taxes Allocates revenues from taxes on commercial vehicles and motor vehicle fuels to road maintenance and construction Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 5 Judiciary Empowers the governor to appoint the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Defeatedd

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Increases a taxing district’s tax base when new property construction causes the district’s value to increase Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Allows the governor thirty days to approve or veto bills after the adjournment of a legislative session Defeatedd
CICA Measure 3 Taxes Limits the property tax to 1.5% of 1979 value of property, prohibits special ad volorem or sales tax on reality, requires a two-thirds vote in the legislature or majority popular vote and limits the number of tax elections per year Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Business Authorizes retailers and other persons to install gasoline pumps and sell gasoline and other motor vehicle fuels Defeatedd
CISS Measure 5 Nuclear Sends a message from the “People of Oregon” to the President, Congress and other officials to develop an agreement to halt “the testing, production, and further deployment of nuclear weapons” between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. Approveda
CISS Measure 6 Local Gov't Removes the requirement that local land use plans conform to state-wide planning goals and abolishes organizations associated with such Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Set Senate Districts Redistricting Sets single member districts for the senate Approveda

Texas

See also: Texas 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 2 Spending Appropriations for needy dependent children and their caretakers Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Terms of governing boards of water, conservation and reclamation districts. Approveda
LRCA Prop 5 Admin of gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in Tarrant and Bee counties. Approveda
LRCA Prop 1 Taxes Repealing the state property tax. Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Taxes Exempting implements of husbandry from ad valorem taxation. Approveda
LRCA Prop 6 Bond issues Increasing the maximum interest rate allowed on state general obligation bonds. Approveda

Vermont

See also: Vermont 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Law enforcement Sets terms for allowing bail Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1982 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 412 Business Sets a maximum annual interest rate for retail installment contracts at 12% Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 414 Environment Establishes a minimum five cent recycling refund on sales of soft drinks and alcohol Defeatedd
ITP Initiative 435 Taxes Replaces the state sales tax on food with a 10% franchise tax on corporations Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 143 Development Permits local governments to finance development projects through resulting increased tax revenues Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1982 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Law enforcement Allows the legislature to permit or require counties to be responsible for the acts of the sheriff Approveda

September 14

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 War and peace Asks if the United States should negotiate an international mutual nuclear weapons moratorium and reduction Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutional language Amends provisions of the Constitution to replace gendered words with words of neutral gender Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Constitutional language Changes the treatment of residency of military personnel for redistricting purposes Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Amends provisions of the Constitution to replace obsolete references to an 1881 amendment Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Requires the legislature to make all elections by roll call vote Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Constitutional language Amends provisions of the Constitution to replace an obsolete reference to a 1902 provision Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Constitutional language Removes provisions related to purchasing draft exemptions Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Constitutional language Repeals constitutional sections regarding Wisconsin's transition to statehood Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Constitutional language Removes obsolete provisions relating to a 1977 court reorganization Approveda
LRCA Question 9 Constitutional language Adjusts the terms of office for Supreme Court justices Approveda