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See also: Alabama 1988 ballot measures


See also: Alaska 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Community College Initiative Education Separate Community College from University Defeatedd
IndISS Civil Liability Judicial reform Parties to civil lawsuit liable only for damages equal to his or her share of fault Approveda
LRCA Residence Preference Civil rights Allow state to give preference to Alaska residents over non-residents Approveda


See also: Arizona 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Term limits Repeals Term Limits for the position of State Treasurer Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 101 Business Repeals the provision used by the Corporation Commission to determine the value of public service corporations Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 102 Judiciary Renames the Commission on Judicial Qualifications, provides for more members with longer terms and expanded oversight Approveda
LRCA Proposition 103 Elections Removes clause requiring candidates for State Office to be male Approveda
LRCA Proposition 104 Debt Prescribes purposes for which a city or town may incur additional, voter approved, debt Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 105 Elections Prescribes vote requirements for state executive officers and special elections Approveda
CICA Proposition 106 English language Makes English the official language of the state ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRSS Proposition 300 Elected official salaries Increases salaries of elected state offices Defeatedd


See also: Arkansas 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 1 Judiciary Establishes the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission Approveda
LRCA Proposed Amendment 2 Marriage & Family Provides that jurisdiction over juveniles and children born out of wedlock be given to the chancery, circuit, or probate courts; allows for the creation of a juvenile court Approveda
CICA Proposed Amendment 3 Abortion Bans public funding of abortion and restricts abortion in general Approveda
CICA Proposed Amendment 4 Taxes Remove property tax on household goods; requires 60% legislative approval or popular referendum to change tax rates; allows for consolidation of motor vehicle registration procedures Defeatedd
BI Referred Question Act 686 Environment Provides bonds for waste disposal and pollution abatement facilities Approveda
CISS Proposed Initiated Act 1 Gov't Acc Provides standards of conduct and disclosure for lobbyists and state officials Approveda


See also: California 1988 ballot propositions

June 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 66 Elections Office of county assessor shall be elective Approveda
LRSS Proposition 67 Judiciary Increase minimum term in prison for second-degree murder Approveda
CISS Proposition 68 Elections Campaign finance limitations Approveda
CISS Proposition 69 Admin of gov't Add AIDS to list of diseases that can be quarantined Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 70 Bonds $776 million for parks and wildlife conservation Approveda
CICA Proposition 71 Spending Adjust the appropriations limits Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 72 Taxes 3% of annual budget to go into a rainy day fund Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 73 Elections Campaign contribution limits Approveda
LBM Proposition 74 Bonds $1 billion for streets, roads, state highways and mass transit guideways Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 75 Bonds $800 million for construction/repair of public schools Approveda
LBM Proposition 76 Bonds $510 million for housing loans to veterans Approveda
LBM Proposition 77 Bonds $150 million to fix earthquake damage Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 78 Bonds $600 million for higher education Approveda
LBM Proposition 79 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda
LBM Proposition 80 Bonds $817 million for prisons, jails Approveda
LBM Proposition 81 Bonds $75 million for domestic water systems Approveda
LBM Proposition 82 Bonds $60 million for water projects assistance Approveda
LBM Proposition 83 Bonds $65 million for water pollution control Approveda
LBM Proposition 84 Bonds $300 million for housing programs for homeless Approveda
LBM Proposition 85 Bonds $75 million for library construction and repair Approveda
LBM Proposition 86 Bonds $500 million for country correctional facilities Approveda
LRCA Proposition 87 Taxes Taxes from rate increases for property acquisition go to repay bonded indebtedness Approveda
LRCA Proposition 88 Admin of gov't Public monies can be deposited in any federally insured industrial loan company in the state Approveda
LRCA Proposition 89 Law enforcement Decisions of parole authority about murder convicts can be reviewed by governor within 30 days Approveda
LRCA Proposition 90 Taxes Transfer assessed value of home to replacement home in other counties, for over 55s Approveda
LRCA Proposition 91 Judiciary Justice courts are courts of record . Eligibility requirements for justice court judges. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 92 Judiciary Powers of Commission on Judicial Performance, length of term of members Approveda
LRCA Proposition 93 Taxes Conditions of eligibility for property tax exemption for veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 94 Judiciary Judges allowed to accept part-time teaching positions Approveda
CISS Proposition 95 Housing Create agency to oversee emergency housing for homeless. Fines for non-compliance. Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 96 Public health Mandates testing for contagious diseases under certain circumstances Approveda
CISS Proposition 97 Public health State budget must include funding for OSHA enforcement Approveda
CICA/SS Proposition 98 Spending Mandates state spending on education Approveda
CICA Proposition 99 Taxes Add to taxes on cigarettes Approveda
CISS Proposition 100 Insurance Regulations on insurance agencies, including lids on insurance costs Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 101 Insurance Regulations on insurance agencies, including lids on insurance costs Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 102 Public health Require doctors to report suspected AIDs patients to local health officers Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 103 Insurance Mandated 20% rate reduction for automobile and property/casualty insurance Approveda
CISS Proposition 104 Insurance No fault automobile insurance Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 105 Regulation Various disclosures required Approveda
CISS Proposition 106 State judiciary Limit amount of contingency fee an attorney may collect from plaintiff in tort cases Defeatedd


See also: Colorado 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 English Makes English the official language Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Finances Reimburses recall expenses for state elective officers Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Legislature Limits on length of regular legislative sessions to 120 days Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Wages & Pay Creats eight-hour work day and removes obsolete language Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Exempts non-producing unpatented mining claims from property tax Approveda
CICA Initiative 6 Taxes Requires voter approval for increases in tax revenues Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 7 Abortion Restores public funding for abortions Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 8 Legislature Requires General Assembly committees to consider measures upon their merits Approveda


See also: Florida 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Allows for county court judges to be subject to impeachment by the Legislature Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Law enforcement Grants crime victims the right to be informed of criminal proceedings Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Allows high water recharge land to be classified by law solely on the basis of character or use Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Bond issues Allows for issue of bonds for the acquisition of property for state roads Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Taxes Extends the property tax exemption for widows to widowers as well Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Gov't Finances Creates a Taxation and Budget Reform Commission with the power to propose statutory changes and constitutional amendments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 State judiciary Increases terms of county court judges from four to six years Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 State judiciary Authorizes the Legislature to establish a hearing officer system to hear civil traffic offenses Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Veterans Authorizes the creation of a Department of Veterans Affairs and a Department of Elderly Affairs Approveda
CICA Amendment 10 Tort Limits the amount that can be recovered for non-economic losses in civil actions regarding bodily injuries Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 11 English Establishes English as the official language of Florida Approveda


See also: Idaho 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 3 Legislature Removes prohibition on legislature to authorize a lottery or gift enterprise Approveda
AQ SCR 132 Gov't Salaries Limits congressional pay increases Approveda


See also: Illinois 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Lowers voting age to 18 and reduces residency requirement to 30 days Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Taxes Changes redemption periods for property sold for non-payment of taxes Defeatedd
ABR Constitutional Convention Conventions Calls a constitutional convention Defeatedd


See also: Kentucky 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Proposes to establish a state lottery. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Natural resources Approveda


See also: Maine 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Bonds Issues $3.2 million to establish a statewide 911 emergency call system Approveda
BI Question 2 Law Enforcement Issues $3 million in bonds to build, repair or renovate public safety facilities Approveda
BI Question 3 Environment Issues $13 million in bonds for clean up of uncontrolled hazardous substance sites, solid waste landfills and underground oil storage tanks Approveda
BI Question 4 Utilities Issues $12 million in bonds for sewerage facilities construction Approveda
BI Question 5 Bonds Issues $5 million in bonds to fund the Adaptive Equipment Loan Program Approveda
BI Question 6 Education Issues $36.8 million in bonds for the construction and upgrading of educational facilities of the University of Maine System Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Constitutions Removes gender-biased language in the state constitution Approveda


See also: Maryland 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Eminent domain Allows Anne Arundel County to take land for public use before a jury's determination of compensation Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Legislatures Authorizes the General Assembly to read and vote upon vetoed bills as a group Approveda
VR Question 3 Firearms Prohibits the manufacture and sale of certain handguns Approveda


See also: Massachusetts 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Gov't Salaries Increases the salaries of state legislators and other constitutional officers Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Wages Repeals the prevailing wage for workers contracted by the state Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Animals Regulates the treatment of farm animals Defeatedd
IndISS Question 4 Nuclear Shuts down nuclear power plants that produce nuclear waste Defeatedd


See also: Michigan 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Proposal A Admin of gov't Prohibit the appropriation of public funds to pay for welfare abortions Approveda
LRCA Proposal B Law enforcement Provide for rights of crime victims Approveda
LRSS Proposal C Bond issues Authorize issuance of bonds to finance environmental protection programs Approveda
LRSS Proposal D Bond issues Authorize issuance of bonds to finance state and local public recreation projects Approveda


See also: Minnesota 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Environment Establishes a Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Lottery Authorizes a lottery operated by the state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Trials Allows the use of juries of fewer than 12 members in civil cases Approveda


See also: Missouri 1988 ballot measures

March 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 2 Business Authorizes corporations to hold investment real estate Defeatedd

August 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 3 Lottery Increases amount of lottery proceeds available for funding prizes, clarifies powers and duties of lottery commission Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Bonds Requires four-sevenths majority of those voting to approve bond issues Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Business Allows shareholders to determine the business purpose of a corporation and how stock may be voted Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Changes length of annual sessions of the legislature Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Bonds Authorizes the issuance of bonds for water projects Approveda
CICA Amendment 7 Taxes Extends sales and use tax for soil and water conservation and state parks Approveda
CICA Amendment 8 Healthcare Establishes a trust fund for catastrophic high-risk illness Defeatedd


See also: Montana 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-17 Gov't finances Removes constraints on the investment of public funds Defeatedd
LRCA C-18 Legislature Allows legislature to determine economic assistance Approveda
LRCA C-19 Judiciary Allows legislature to establish residency requirements for judges Approveda
LRCA C-20 Legislature Requires the legislature to meet every year Defeatedd
LRSS LR-106 Education Gives legislature the authority to levy up to six mills for Montana University Approveda
CISS I-110 Transportation Repeals the Montana Seatbelt Use Act Defeatedd
CISS I-113 Environment Requires refundable deposits on beverage containers Defeatedd


See also: Nevada 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Question 1 Taxes Prohibits a state personal income tax Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1988 ballot measures

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

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1988 ballot measures

June 14
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Direct Democracy Repeals language prohibiting legislative tampering on referendums Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Repeals and replaces the executive branch article Defeatedd
CICA Measure 3 Gambling Establishes a state-operated lottery Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Taxes Taxes sales and use of cable television or other video programming services Defeatedd

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Avoids suspension of operation of a tax measure referred to a vote until it has been voted upon Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Education Updates language about appointment to and the powers and duties of state board of higher education Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Allows for taxation of some federal lands Approveda
CISS Measure 4 Veterans Restores veterans' postwar trust fund Approveda


See also: Oregon 1988 ballot measures

May 17
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Gov't Finance Authorizes the Water Development Fund to grant loans for fish protection and watershed restoration Approveda
LRSS Measure 2 Transportation Requires that motorcyclists and their passengers wear helmets Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 State Exec Extends the deadline for the governor to veto legislation after the legislature Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finance Allows the Common School Fund to be invested in corporate stocks and authorizes the State Land Board to use revenue from such stock Approveda
LRSS Measure 3 Transportation Requires seat-belts for motor vehicle drivers and passengers and penalizes those forgoing seat-belts Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Law Enforcement Eliminates probation, parole and “indeterminate sentences” for persons convicted of certain offenses Approveda
CISS Measure 5 Taxes Increases taxes on malt beverages and cigarettes in order to finance an Intercollegiate Athletic Fund Defeatedd
CISS Measure 6 Tobacco Bans public smoking in most indoor places Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Environment Adds more river sections to the “scenic waterways” system Approveda
CISS Measure 8 LGBT Revokes the governor’s authority to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in state executive department employment and services Approveda

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Direct democracy Removes the legislature from the initiative process Approveda
CICA Amendment B Gambling Permits gambling in the city of Deadwood Approveda
CICA Amendment C Taxes Limits property taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment D Admin of gov't Eliminates the Board of Charities and Corrections Approveda
IndISS Initiative 1 Natural resources Requires surface mines to restore affected land to original contours Defeatedd
IndISS Initiative 2 Taxes Imposes a four percent gross sales tax on metallic minerals from surface mines Defeatedd
IndISS Initiative 3 Agriculture Bans corporate hog farms Approveda
VR Referendum 4 Business reg Revises regulations of telecommunications companies Approveda


See also: Texas 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Gov't Finances Clarifying use of federal reimbursement of state highway dedicated funds. Approveda
LRCA Prop 2 Gov't Finances Establishing an economic stabilization fund in the state treasury to be used to offset unforeseen shortfalls in revenue. Approveda
LRCA Prop 3 Gov't Finances Investing in the permanent university fund, the permanent school fund, and the public employee retirement systems in the Texas growth fund. Approveda


See also: Utah 1988 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Utah Tax Cap Measure (1988) Taxes Tax and spending limitation Defeatedd
CI Utah Tax Reduction Measure (1988) Taxes Tax cut Defeatedd
CI Utah Funding Private Education Measure (1988) Education Income tax credit for private education Defeatedd


See also: Washington 1988 ballot measures

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 518 Minimum Wage Increases the state minimum wage from $2.30 to $4.25 Approveda
ITL Initiatives 97 and 97B Environment Imposes a new tax on hazardous substances for waste cleanup programs Approveda
LRCA HJR 4222 Taxes Increases tax exemption on personal property to $3,000 Approveda
LRCA HJR 4223 Energy Continues residential energy conservation assistance Approveda
LRCA HJR 4231 Constitution Removes references in the state constitution to "idiots, insane, dumb, and defective youth" Approveda