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See also: Alabama 1986 ballot measures


See also: Alaska 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Nuclear Weapons Freeze War and peace Nuclear weapons freeze Approveda

LRCA State Budget Appropriations State budgets Allow state budget appropriations increase Approveda

LRCA Legislative Annulment State legislatures Permit the legislature to annul executive branch regulations Defeatedd

AQ Longevity Bonus State legislatures Annuity and longevity bonus options Approveda


See also: Arizona 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Business Establishes state definitions and policy on corporations to include certain telecommunication corporations Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 101 Education Provides for annual increases in the aggregate expenditure limitation for school districts Approveda

LRCA Proposition 102 Spending Provides for elections to permanently adjust political subdivision expenditure limitation bases limits at certain regularly scheduled elections Defeatedd

CICA Proposition 103 Law enforcement Establishes policy on monetary damages in cases of injury and death Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 200 Elections and campaigns Limits campaign contribution for candidates Approveda

LRSS Proposition 300 Elected official salaries Increases salaries of state legislators Defeatedd


See also: Arkansas 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 64 Judiciary Increases civil jurisdiction of municipal courts to $3,000 Approveda

CICA Proposed Amendment 65 Abortion Bans public funding for abortions except for cases in which the mother's life is endangered Defeatedd

CICA Proposed Amendment 66 Admin. of Gov't Creates four-year terms for elected county officials and Justices of the Peace Defeatedd

CICA Proposed Amendment 67 Bonds Allows the government to issue revenue bonds without an election Approveda


See also: California 1986 ballot propositions

June 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 42 Bonds $850 million, veteran housing loans Approveda

LBM Proposition 43 Bonds $100 million for parks, beaches, recreational areas Approveda

LBM Proposition 44 Bonds $150 million for water projects Approveda

LRCA Proposition 45 Admin of gov't State funds can be deposited in a credit union Approveda

LRCA Proposition 46 Taxes With 2/3rds vote, property tax higher than allowed under Prop 13 if funds purchase real estate Approveda

LRCA Proposition 47 Taxes Vehicle license fees allocated to cities and counties Approveda

LRCA Proposition 48 Spending Retirement systems of legislators and judges Approveda

LRCA Proposition 49 Elections Parties not allowed to endorse candidates for nonpartisan offices Approveda

LRCA Proposition 50 Taxes How property built to replace property damaged by a disaster is valued Approveda

CISS Proposition 51 Judiciary Defendants in tort cases pay proportionally to their responsibility for non-economic damages Approveda

LBM Proposition 52 Bonds $495 million for county jails Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 53 Bonds $800 million for public school construction Approveda

LBM Proposition 54 Bonds $500 million for correctional facilities Approveda

LBM Proposition 55 Bonds $100 million for water systems Approveda

LBM Proposition 56 Bonds $400 million for higher education Approveda

LRCA Proposition 57 Pensions Retirement system for elected constitutional officers Approveda

LRCA Proposition 58 Taxes Property transferred within family keeps its Prop 13 limits Approveda

LRCA Proposition 59 Elections Elected district attorney in all 58 counties Approveda

LRCA Proposition 60 Taxes Those over 55 allowed to take Prop 13 protections to new residence Approveda

CICA Proposition 61 Admin of gov't Caps on salaries of state gov't officials Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 62 Taxes New local taxes required 2/3rds voter approval Approveda

CICA Proposition 63 English English is the official language of California Approveda

CISS Proposition 64 Healthcare Declares AIDS as an infectious, contagious and communicable disease Defeatedd

CISS Proposition 65 Healthcare Individuals cannot be exposed chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity without notification Approveda


See also: Colorado 1986 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Referendum 1 Admin of gov't Requires appointments to state offices to be made according to merit and fitness. Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum 2 Admin. of gov't. Empowers board of county commissioners in each county to fix compensation of county officers. Defeatedd

LRCA Referendum 3 Direct Democracy Makes any franchise granted by a home rule municipality subject to initiative and referendum Approveda

CICA Initiative 4 Taxes Requires voter approval for new or increased state or local taxes Defeatedd


See also: Connecticut 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
ConCon Question 1 ConCon Asks voters whether they want a state constitutional convention to take place Defeatedd

LRCA Question 2 Elections Eliminates the use of party levers in voting machines Approveda

LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Establishes a commission to recommend judicial candidates to the governor for nomination Approveda


See also: Florida 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State Exec Allows the Attorney General to appoint a statewide prosecutor to prosecute multicircuit violations of state criminal laws Approveda

CICA Amendment 2 Gambling Allows casino gambling in hotels of 500 rooms or more in counties where the county has approved casino gambling by initiative referendum Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Changes the homestead tax exemption to $5,000, plus one-half of the assessed value over $5,000, with total up to $25,000 Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 4 Direct Democracy Requires the Supreme Court upon the request of the Attorney General to issue advisory opinions of initiated constitutional amendments Approveda

CICA Amendment 5 Lottery Authorizes the state to operate lotteries Approveda


See also: Idaho 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1 Labor Approveda


See also: Illinois 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Expands the class of people who may be denied bail Approveda

LRCA Amendment 2 Veterans Exempt veterans' organizations from property taxation Defeatedd


See also: Kentucky 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Education Abolishes the office of superintendent of public instruction and establishes a state board of education Defeatedd

LRCA Amendment 2 Term Limits Allows mayors to serve two terms beyond their original term Approveda


See also: Maine 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Maine Anti-Pornography Measure (1986) Adult entertainment Impose additional regulations on pornography in the state. Defeatedd

LRCA Maine Re-Districting Commission Amendment (1986) State legislatures A measure to ban mandatory local phone service. Approveda

BI Maine Telephone Service Act (1986) Utility regulation Extended the tenure for sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years. Approveda


See also: Massachusetts 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Abortion Allows the legislature to prohibit or regulate abortion Defeatedd

LRCA Question 2 Education Permits public aid for private students and education institutions Defeatedd

IndISS Question 3 Taxes Repeals state surtax Approveda

IndISS Question 4 Environment Requires the Department of Environmental Quality Engineering to identify hazardous waste sites Approveda

VR Question 5 Transportation Requires the use of seat belts in motor vehicles Defeatedd

IndISS Question 6 Elections Permits mail-in voter registration Defeatedd

AQ Question 7 Health Care Urges the U.S. Congress to enact a national health care program Approveda

AQ Question 8 Environment Urges the U.S. Congress and President to enact a national program to combat acid rain Approveda


See also: Michigan 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Admin of gov't Establish the library of Michigan Defeatedd

LRCA Proposal B Admin of gov't Allow for approval or rejection of administrative rules Defeatedd

LRCA Proposal C Law enforcement Expand authority of state officers compensation commission Defeatedd


See also: Missouri 1986 ballot measures

Primary election
Type Title Subject Description Result
Issue 1 Admin of gov't regarding bills not signed or vetoed by the Governor Approveda

Issue 2 State budgets state treasury operating reserve fund Approveda

General election

Type Title Subject Description Result
Issue 1 Bond issues regarding city and county bonds for public improvements Defeatedd

Issue 2 Bond issues approval of issuance bonds Approveda

Issue 3 Labor regarding county officials' compensation Approveda

Issue 4 State budgets state treasurer and state funds Approveda

Issue 5 Gambling clarifies the horse racing amendment Approveda


See also: Nebraska 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LB 496 Transportation Defeatedd

LB 662 Education Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1
Question 2

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1986 ballot measures

June 10
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Resources Allows board of university and public lands to exchange state coal mineral interests for lands or coal mineral interests of the federal government Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Repeals and replaces executive branch article Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 3 Admin of Gov't Replaces state auditor with state treasurer as a member of the board of university and school lands Approveda

CISS Measure 4 Sunday Reduces number of employees allowed to work on Sundays in grocery stores from six to three Defeatedd

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Makes December 15 start of the term of office for governor and lieutenant governor Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Removes nonpartisan ballot requirement for state tax commissioner Approveda

CICA Measure 3 Gambling Establishes a state lottery Defeatedd

CISS Measure 4 Sunday Bans business behaviors between midnight and noon on Sundays Defeatedd


See also: Oregon 1986 ballot measures

May 20
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Prohibits the taxation of social security benefits Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Regards the effect on the merging of tax units on a given tax base Approveda

LRCA Measure 3 Direct Democracy Regards the verification of signatures on initiative and referendum petitions Approveda

LRCA Measure 4 Elections Requires a special election for vacancies in the state delegation to the United States Senate Approveda

LRCA Measure 5 Bonds Authorizes the issuance and sale of $96 million in bonds for state-county prison buildings Defeatedd

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Removes the requirement that the Secretary of State live in the Salem Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 Redistricting Revises the legislative district reapportionment procedures Approveda

LRCA Measure 3 Gambling Permits charitable, fraternal and religious organizations to hold raffles Approveda

LRSS Measure 4 Admin of Gov't Replaces the Public Utility Commissioner with a three member Public Utility Commission Approveda

CISS Measure 5 Marijuana Legalizes the possession and growing of marijuana for private use Defeatedd

CICA Measure 6 Abortion Prohibits the use of state funds for abortions, except to prevent the death of the mother Defeatedd

CICA Measure 7 Taxes Institutes a five percent sales tax for school funding, property tax reductions and renter’s relief Defeatedd

CISS Measure 8 Utilities Prohibits the Public Utility Commissioner from requiring local measured telephone service payments from customers Approveda

CICA Measure 9 Taxes Sets maximum property tax rates, limits assessed property value increases and requires a majority popular vote for any new or increased property taxes Defeatedd

CISS Measure 10 Law Enforcement Expands crime victims’ rights and role in the criminal justice process Approveda

CICA Measure 11 Taxes Exempts part of an owner’s home value from property tax, requires renter’s relief and bars sales tax except by initiative Defeatedd

CISS Measure 12 Taxes Reduces most corporate income tax rates, but increases rates for higher bracket earners Defeatedd

CICA Measure 13 Elections Requires a voter to be registered at least twenty days before an election in order to vote Approveda

CISS Measure 14 Nuclear Prohibits all nuclear power plant operations until the federal government licenses a permanent radioactive waste disposal site Defeatedd

CISS Measure 15 Nuclear Redefines “radioactive waste” in existing laws due to newer legal definitions of the term Defeatedd

CISS Measure 16 Taxes Gives tax credits to nuclear weapons manufacturers transitioning to producing consumer commodities and penalizes those nuclear weapons firms who did not transition after 1990 Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Memorial Day Measure Administration of Government Memorial Day observed last Monday in May Approveda


See also: Texas 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Taxes Apportionment of the value of railroad rolling stock among counties for taxation. Approveda

LRCA Prop 2 Admin of gov't Requiring each bill to have a title expressing it's subject. Approveda

LRCA Prop 3 Admin of gov't Allowing political subdivisions the opportunity to engage in and transact business with authorized mutual insurance companies. Approveda

LRCA Prop 4 Business regulation Allowing a bank to offer services at more than one location within the city or county where its principal facility is located. Approveda


See also: Vermont 1986 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Equal Rights Amendment Civil rights Defeatedd

LRCA Redistricting Amendment Redistricting Approveda


See also: Washington 1986 ballot measures

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum 40 Nuclear Authorizes state officials to continue challenging the federal selection of nuclear waste repository locations Approveda

ITL Initiative 90 Taxes Increases sales tax to fund wildlife conservation and recreation programs Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 136 Judiciary Expands the authority and membership of the commission reviewing judicial conduct Approveda

LRCA SJR 138 Elections Modifies the process of filling vacancies in state legislative and county offices Defeatedd

LRCA HJR 49 Gov't Salaries Establishes an independent commission to set salaries for elected officials Approveda

LRCA HJR 55 Education Permits voters to approve tax levies to finance school construction not exceeding six years Approveda


See also: Wisconsin 1986 ballot measures

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutional language Updates the Constitution's definition of suffrage and gives the legislature the power to enact various laws regarding voting Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Constitutional language Modernizes the language in Article XIII, Section 1 of the state Constitution Approveda

LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Repeals obsolete provision regarding voting if residing on "Indian lands" Approveda

LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Rewords Article 1, Section 1 of the state Constitution to parallel the Declaration of Independence Approveda