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See also: Maine 1987 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Residency Requirement State legislatures Mandate that candidates for the state legislature must reside in the district they are nominated. Approveda

IndISS Nuclear Waste Question Environment Allowed the continuation of high-waste nuclear plants in the state. Approveda

LRCA Bear Arms Amendment Firearms To clarify the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. Approveda


See also: Missouri 1987 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Transportation Increases transportation fees to provide for transportation improvements Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1987 ballot measures

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

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1987 ballot measures

March 18
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Makes July 1 effective date for appropriation measures and tax measures Approveda

LRSS Measure 2 Taxes Increases individual income tax rate; Requires withholding of state income taxes from employee's wages Approveda


See also: Ohio 1987 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Education Requires proceeds from state lottery to be used for education Approveda

LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Permits state to finance or assist local governments with infrastructure improvements Approveda

CICA Issue 3 Judiciary Ends the direct election of justices and judges of the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Defeatedd


See also: Oregon 1987 ballot measures

May 19
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Measure 1 Nuclear Directs the state to continue challenging the federal selection process for high-level nuclear waste repositories and to seek a greater state role in the process Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Authorizes school districts to levy property taxes for operations no greater than the amount levied in the prior year, without additional voter approval, and requires school boards to rework district budgets upon lack of sufficient funds Approveda


See also: Texas 1987 ballot measures

Regular Session:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 State spending Establish a self-insurance pool for grain storage facilities Approveda

LRCA Proposition 2 Taxes Raise the maximum property tax rate that may be adopted by rural fire prevention districts Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 3 Taxes Limit school tax increases on the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of an elderly person Approveda

LRCA Proposition 4 State spending Legislature authorized to provide assistance to encourage economic development Approveda

LRCA Proposition 5 Bonds Guarantee bonds issued by the Texas Turnpike Authority Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 6 State spending State financing of the development and production of Texas products and businesses Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 7 Bonds Bonds to finance certain local public facilities Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 8 Bonds Bonds for projects relating to corrections facilities Approveda

LRCA Proposition 9 Admin of gov't State legislators can simultaneously serve in other state offices; rules governing compensation Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 10 Taxes Property tax exemption for property that is only located temporarily in the state Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 11 Taxes Define types of personal property the legislature can exempt from property taxes Approveda

LRCA Proposition 12 Property rights Permit spouses to hold community property with right of survivorship Approveda

LRCA Proposition 13 Admin of gov't Allow for the creation and establishment of special districts to provide emergency services Approveda

LRCA Proposition 14 Judicial reform Give the state a limited right to appeal in criminal cases Approveda

LRCA Proposition 15 Admin of Gov't Abolish the office of county treasurer in 3 counties Approveda

LRCA Proposition 17 Admin of Gov't Define the governmental and proprietary functions of a municipality. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 18 Law Enforcement Create, operate and finance jail districts. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 19 Bonds Bonds to fund undertakings related to a scientific research facility Approveda

LRCA Proposition 20 Taxes Property tax relief for offshore drilling equipment that is not in use Approveda

LRCA Proposition 21 Admin of gov't Rules for membership of state agencies and committees Defeatedd

LRCA Proposition 22 Spending Limit governor's authority to fill vacancies in state and district offices at end of the governor's term. Approveda

LRCA Proposition 23 Bonds $400 million of Texas Water Development Bonds Approveda

LRCA Proposition 24 Admin of gov't Permit a county to perform work, without compensation, for another governmental entity. Defeatedd

Special Session:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 Spending Clairfying use of federal reimbursement of state highway dedicated funds Approveda

LRCA Proposition 3 Spending Permanent university fund, school fund, and retirement systems in the Texas Growth Fund Approveda

LRCA Proposition 16 Judiciary Certain justice of the peace precincts may contain more than one justice of the peace court Approveda

LRCA Proposition 25 Healthcare Authorize Amarillo Hospital District to serve residents of Randall County Approveda


See also: Washington 1987 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Referendum Bill 41 Fed Con Allows the state to challenge the authority of the Federal Reserve in court Defeatedd

ITL Initiative 92 Health Care Prohibits physicians from charging Medicare patients more than federally defined charges Defeatedd

LRCA SJR 8207 Judiciary Grants retired Superior Court judges the ability to handle cases in which the judge made discretionary rulings before retirement Approveda

LRCA SJR 8212 Gov't Finances Removes constitutional ban on investing public land funds in stocks and private lending Defeatedd

LRCA HJR 4212 Legislature Extends the length of terms for legislative representatives Defeatedd

LRCA HJR 4220 Education Levies a property tax for the construction of schools Defeatedd


See also: Wisconsin 1987 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Permits pari-mutuel on-track betting in the state Approveda

LRCA Question 2 Gambling Allows the state to create and operate a lottery Approveda