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1985
1983

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1984 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Reduce Transportation Regulation Business regulation Repeal statutes establishing the Alaska Transportation Commission Approveda
LRCA Legislative Annulment of Regulations State legislatures Permit legislature to annul executive branch regulations Defeatedd
LRCA Length of Legislative Sessions State legislatures Allow extension of legislative sessions under some circumstances Approveda
Alaska BP Bonds $700 million for residential mortgages for veterans Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Direct democracy Provides that initiative petitions be filed six months preceding the election Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 101 Spending Provides the legislature authority to establish the approval of expenditures and appropriations of federal fund monies by a committee Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 102 Labor Prescribes policy for publicly employed workers; prohibits strikes by public employees Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 103 State judiciary Provides conditions under which jury be drawn and summoned from portions of county as designated by court rule Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 104 Business Prescribes appointment, composition and term of Corporation Commission members Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 105 Business Establishes the jurisdiction, regulation and authority of the Corporation Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 106 Business Establishes a five member corporation commission elected at large and provides for the term of the members Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 107 Business Repeals the provision relating to the method used by the Corporation Commission to determine the value of public service corporations Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 108 Admin of Gov't Establishes a state revenue commission and rules regarding its members Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 109 Healthcare Provides for legislative authority to impose revenue limits on hospitals Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 110 Healthcare Provides for regulation of health care institutions Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 200 Healthcare Authorizes the creation of the Arizona Health Care Authority, its divisions and the State Health Planning Council Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 300 Wages and pay Provides for removal and prohibition of limits on wages and hours for employees under public works contracts Approveda
LRSS Proposition 301 Healthcare Provides rules and regulations designed to control health care costs Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 302 Healthcare Prescribes methods for development and revision of health plans Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 62 Bonds Allows local governments to issue bonds Approveda
LRCA Proposed Amendment 63 Taxes Creates a State Tax Commission and exempts some personal property from ad valorem taxation Defeatedd
CICA Proposed Amendment 64 Term limits Creates four-year term limits for state constitutional officers Approveda
CICA Proposed Amendment 66 Gambling Legalizes and regulates gambling in Garland County Defeatedd
CICA Proposed Amendment 67 Taxes Instates a .00125% tax increase, funds from which are to be used by the State Game & Fish Commission Defeatedd
LRSS Referred Question Act 535 Bonds Authorizes the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission to issue bonds for waste disposal system development Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1984 ballot propositions

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 16 Bonds $250 million for county jails Approveda
LBM Proposition 17 Bonds $300 million for county correctional facilities Approveda
LBM Proposition 18 Bonds $370 million for parks, recreational facilities Approveda
LBM Proposition 19 Bonds $85 million for acquisition of coastal habitat Approveda
LRCA Proposition 20 Elections Candidate who libel their opponents are disqualified from that elective office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 21 Pensions Reduce limits on how public pension funds can be invested Approveda
LRCA Proposition 22 Labor Exempt more state officials from civil service Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 23 Taxes When unreinforced masonry bearing wall is improved, added value not taxable Approveda
CISS Proposition 24 Legislature Rules about membership on Senate and Assembly Rules Committees Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 25 Bonds $325 million for water projects Approveda
LBM Proposition 26 Bonds $450 million for public school improvements Approveda
LBM Proposition 27 Bonds $100 million for hazardous substance clean-up Approveda
LBM Proposition 28 Bonds $75 million to improve water Approveda
LBM Proposition 29 Bonds $650 million for veteran housing and farm loan program Approveda
LBM Proposition 30 Bonds $50 million for senior centers Approveda
LRCA Proposition 31 Taxes Costs of adding fire protection systems exempt from added value assessments Approveda
LRCA Proposition 32 Judiciary California Supreme Court can review parts of lower court decisions Approveda
LRCA Proposition 33 Taxes Disabled person can postpone payment of property taxes on primary residence Approveda
LRCA Proposition 34 Taxes Costs of improving historic structures exempt from added value assessments Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 35 Spending Call for U.S. Congress to balance the federal budget Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
CICA Proposition 36 Taxes Restrictions on ability of political class to raise taxes Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 37 Gambling Establish a state lottery with some proceeds going to education Approveda
CISS Proposition 38 English Governor required to write to U.S. President requesting that voting materials be in English only Approveda
CICA Proposition 39 Redistricting Establish a redistricting commission composed of eight former appellate court justices Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 40 Elections Limit on contributions to political campaigns Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 41 Admin of gov't Limit expenditures on public aid and medical assistance programs to national per capita average Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Admin of Gov't Creates the office and appointment of the Commissioner of Insurance Approveda
LRCA Referendum 2 Elections Requires voter registration for certain elections and petitions Approveda
CICA Initiative 3 Abortion Prohibits the use of public funds for abortion Approveda
CISS Initiative 4 Elections Provides for voter registration with driver's licenses and creates inactive voter registration list Approveda
CICA Initiative 5 Gambling Establishes casino gambling in Pueblo County Defeatedd

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Civil Rights Prohibits discrimination against a person because of his or her physical or mental disability Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State Exec Provides a procedure for the Lieutenant Governor to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the office of governor when the Governor is unable to do so Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Admin of Gov't, Judiciary Establishes a division of criminal justice and provides for the appointment of state's attorneys by a criminal justice commission Approveda

Delaware

See also: Delaware 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Referendum Delaware Allows lotteries organized by charities and other groups Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Property Extends exemption of homesteads and personal property from forced sale to any natural person Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't finances Allows state to disburse state funds by electronic means Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Judiciary Empowers judicial nominating commissions to establish uniform rules of procedure Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Legislature Declares that legislators' speech relating to legislative duties is privileged Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Elections Removes constitutional restrictions on the selection of county commissioners Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Judicial reform Requires county court judges to be members of the bar of Florida Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Bonds Alters rules regarding general obligation bonds issued by the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Taxes Provides for a levy on gross receipts to allow the continuation of funding of bonds for public education construction Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 5 Redistricting Allows counties to be divided into legislative districts Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 117 Legislature Gives the legislature the authority to amend the state water plan Approveda
CISS INIT 1 Taxes Exempts all food for human consumption from sales tax Defeatedd

Illinois

See also: Illinois 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Veterans Exempt veterans' organizations from property taxation Defeatedd

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Term limits Proposes to allow sheriffs to be re-elected or act as deputies for succeeding terms Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1984 ballot measures

June 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Bond Issue Environment Issues $15,735,000 in bonds for pollution abatement and hazardous waste clean up Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Bond Issue 1 Education Issues $13,425,000 in bonds for building projects at vocational-technical institutes and tugboat for the Maritime Academy Approveda
BI Bond Issue 2 Judiciary Issues $6 million in bonds for the construction of courthouses for the Portland and Bath-Brunswick Courts Defeatedd
BI Bond Issue 3 Education Issues $16.5 million in bonds for buildings at the University of Maine Approveda
BI Bond Issue 4 Prisons Issues $10,035,000 in bonds for building and repairing prisons Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 5 Bonds Extends automatic deauthorization of bonds to cases in which some but not all authorized bonds are issued within five years Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 6 Civil Rights Adds provision guaranteeing equal rights for males and females Defeatedd
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 7 Veternas Allows the legislature to set the limit for guaranteed loans to veterans; extends loans to businesses Approveda
LRCA Constitutional Amendment 8 Taxes Exempts watercraft from personal property tax; allows municipal excise taxes on some watercrafts Approveda

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Admin of gov't Prohibits individuals from maintaining elected official positions if they are not registered voters Approveda

Michigan

See also: Michigan 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Admin of gov't Allow legislature to approve or disapprove state administrative rules Defeatedd
LRCA Proposal B Admin of gov't Establish a natural resources trust fund and a board Approveda
CICA Proposal C Taxes Amend constitution relating to taxes Defeatedd

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Property Allows the exchange of state-owned lands for lands owned by state or local governments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Removes restrictions on the investment of permanent school funds Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Pension Allows local government retirement systems to provide a cost of living increase Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Healthcare Provides medical benefits for dependents of state employees Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Lottery Authorizes the state lottery Approveda
CICA Amendment 7 Gambling Establishes the Horse Racing Commission and regulates wagering Approveda
CISS Proposition B Utilities Permits charging consumers costs for abandoned electrical plants Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-13 Judiciary Allows the Supreme Court to discipline a judge or justice Approveda
LRCA C-14 Redistricting Requires redistricting within 90 days after the census Approveda
CISS I-96 Food Abolishes the state board of milk control Defeatedd
CISS I-97 Business reg Allows the practice of denturity Approveda

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1 Taxes Limits tax increases Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1984 ballot measures

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

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1984 ballot measures

June 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Local Gov't Changes public officers designated by law to constitute boards of appraisal Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Creates eight new sections providing for the legislative assembly Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Education Renames Minot State College to Dakota Northwestern University Minot Defeatedd

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Removes the state treasurer as an elected constitutional officer Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Creates five new sections establishing basic procedures for the operation of the legislative assembly Approveda
CICA Measure 3 Firearms Grants right to bear arms Approveda
CISS Measure 4 Education Requires the State Board of Higher Education to give up control of three junior colleges Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 563 Alcohol Allow liquor to be sold by the drink Defeatedd

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1984 ballot measures

May 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finance Authorizes the state to borrow and lend money for public works projects Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 2 Taxes Increases fees for licensing and registration of motor vehicles Defeatedd

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Recall Requires signatures from fifteen precent of the number of voters who voted in the preceding gubernatorial election to put a recall referendum on the ballot Approveda
CICA Measure 2 Taxes Limits real property taxes, requires a majority popular vote for new or increased taxes and specifies two tax-related election dates per year Defeatedd
CISS Measure 3 Utilities Creates the Citizens' Utility Board Approveda
CICA Measure 4 Gambling Establishes a state lottery and requires profits to be used for economic development Approveda
CISS Measure 5 Gambling Provides regulations and qualifications regarding a state lottery Approveda
CICA Measure 6 Death Penalty Allows the death penalty for aggravated murder convictions by unanimous jury Approveda
CISS Measure 7 Death Penalty Requires the death penalty by lethal injection or mandatory imprisonment for aggravated murder Approveda
CISS Measure 8 Law Enforcement Revises multiple law enforcement and criminal trial statutes Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Nuclear Requires for the Energy Facility Siting Council to find a site not subject to natural disasters or erosion before approving a site for the disposal of radioactive isotopes Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Admin of gov't Combines the duties of the treasurer and the commissioner of school and public lands Defeatedd
IndISS Initiative 1 Nuclear issues Requires voter approval of nuclear waste disposal compacts Approveda
IndISS Initiative 2 Education Establishes opening day of school after Labor Day Approveda
IndISS Initiative 3 Nuclear issues Mandates a verifiable nuclear freeze Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Business regulation Granting state banks the same rights as national banks. Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Education Creating a special higher education assistance fund. Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Spending Providing assistance to survivors of public servants killed on duty. Approveda
LRCA Prop 4 Admin of gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in Bexar and Collin counties. Approveda
LRCA Prop 5 Admin of gov't Authorizing senate to fill vacant lieutenant governor position. Approveda
LRCA Prop 6 Spending Payment of premiums on certain insurance contracts of mutual insurance companies. Defeatedd
LRCA Prop 7 Judiciary//Gov't accountability Relating to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct and the discipline of Judges . Approveda
LRCA Prop 8 Admin of gov't Provide a per diem for members of the legislature equal to the maximum daily amount allowed by federal law as a deduction for expenses. Defeatedd

Utah

See also: Utah 1984 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A State executive official measures Imposes restrictions on cable television programming Defeatedd

Washington

See also: Washington 1984 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 456 Hunting Declares that natural resources should be managed by the state alone and petitions Congress to decommercialize Steelhead Trout Approveda
ITP Initiative 464 Taxes Excludes the value of trade-ins of like kind property from the selling price sales tax Approveda
ITP Initiative 471 Abortion Bans the public funding of abortion Defeatedd