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See also: Alabama 1982 ballot measures


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


See also: Maine 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Maine No Nuclear for Electricity Act (1982) Nuclear Ban electricity that was generated through the use of nuclear power. Defeatedd

IndISS Maine Repeal Milk Price Controls Act (1982) Business regulation Regarding the repeal of milk price controls. Defeatedd

IndISS Maine Adjust Income Tax for Inflation Act (1982) Taxes Designed to avoid tax increases caused by inflation. Approveda

LRCA Maine Bond Authorizations Life Limits (1982) Bond issues Limited the life of bond authorizations. Approveda

LRCA Maine Higher Education Loan Guarantees Amendment (1982) Education Authorized the credit of the state to be loaned to secure funds for loans to parents. Approveda


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


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


See also: Missouri 1982 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Proposition C Taxes A 1 cent sales tax increase Approveda

CISS Proposition D Utilities Authorizes the creation of consumers' utility organizations Defeatedd

Referendum 1 Longer and heavier trucks on highways Defeatedd

Fee Increases Act Motor fuel fee Defeatedd

Measure 1 Bonds for building improvements, storm water and water pollution control, and soil conservation Approveda

Measure 2 Taxes Change in school tax rates Defeatedd

Measure 3 Taxes Property tax exemptions Approveda

Measure 4 Administrative regulations Defeatedd

Measure 5 Retirement cost of living increases Defeatedd

Measure 6 Redistricting Congressional redistricting commission Defeatedd

Measure 7 Medical benefits for public employees Defeatedd

Measure 8 Motor vehicle fees Defeatedd

Measure 9 Constitution Constitutional convention delegates Defeatedd

Measure 10 Missouri Supreme Court review of life imprisonment cases Approveda

Measure 11 Vote to incur bonded indebtedness Defeatedd

Measure 12 Redistricting State senate reapportionment commission Approveda


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


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


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


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


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


See also: Vermont 1982 ballot measures

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


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


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