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1991
1989

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1990 ballot measures

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1990 ballot measures

August 28:
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Railroad Initiative Business regulation Amendments to Alaska Railroad Act Defeatedd
IndISS Gambling Board Initiative Gaming Create an Alaska Gambling Board Defeatedd

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Marijuana Criminalization Marijuana Criminalize possession of marijuana Approveda
LRCA Budget Reserve State budgets Create a budget reserve fund Approveda

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LR Proposition 100 State and Private Property Authorizes the state to exchange state trust land for public or private land Defeatedd
LR Proposition 101 Public Debt Prescribes purposes for which a city or town may incur additional voter-approved debt Defeatedd
LR Proposition 102 Jurisdiction Increases the jurisdiction of justice of the peace courts and other courts inferior to the superior court Approveda
CICA Proposition 103 Education Establishing a classroom improvement program to improve the quality of public schools Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 104 Criminal Justice Recognizing victims' rights to justice and due process Approveda
CICA Proposition 105 Accident Damages Relating to compensation for motor vehicle accidents Defeatedd
ISS Proposition 200 Gaming Revenue Lottery revenues for the two state funds. Approveda
ISS Proposition 201 Business Regulation Establishing an Insurance Consumer Office Defeatedd
ISS Proposition 202 Recycling Establishing waste reduction, recycling and management plan Defeatedd
ISS Proposition 203 Business Regulation "No Fault" Auto Insurance Defeatedd
CR Proposition 300 Legislature Salary Increase the salaries of legislators Defeatedd
VR Proposition 301 Public Holidays Providing that the third Monday in January is a legal holiday known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Defeatedd
VR Proposition 302 Public Holidays Providing that the third Monday in January is a legal holiday known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposed Amendment 1 Government Establishes the Arkansas Compensation Legislature Commission and prescribes a method for determining compensation of executive, legislative and judicial officers of the state Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Amendment 2 Business To control interest rates and set the penalty for violations thereof Defeatedd
LRCA Proposed Amendment 3 Education Repealed Amendment 44 of the Arkansas Constitution Approveda
CISS Proposed Initiated Act 1 Elections Standards of conduct and disclosure act Initiative for candidates and political campaigns Approveda
LRSS Proposed Question Act 683 Education Act authorizing the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to issue college savings bonds Approveda
LRSS Proposed Question Act 945 Business Act authorizes the issuance by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority of Economic Development Credit Enhancement General Obligation Bonds Defeatedd

California

See also: California 1990 ballot propositions

June 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 107 Bonds $150 million to provide funds for housing programs Approveda
LBM Proposition 108 Bonds $1 billion for light-rail expenditures Approveda
LRCA Proposition 109 Admin of gov't Governor has 29 days (up from 12) to review bills after adjournment in first year of legislative session Approveda
LRCA Proposition 110 Taxes Property tax exemption for severely disabled persons. Approveda
LRCA Proposition 111 Taxes 55% increase in truck weight fees, 5-cent increase in fuel tax starting in 1990, more later Approveda
LRCA Proposition 112 State legislature Elected officials can't accept compensation for representing another before a state agency. Approveda
LRSS Proposition 113 Regulation Renewal of chiropractor licenses during month of birth rather than on January 1 of each year Approveda
LRSS Proposition 114 Judiciary Increase the numbers & types of peace officers covered by the Briggs Death Penalty Act Approveda
CICA Proposition 115 Judiciary Those accused of crimes to have no greater constitutional rights than afforded under federal constitution Approveda
CISS Proposition 116 Bonds $1.99 billion for passenger and commuter rail Approveda
CISS Proposition 117 Animals Habitat and wildlife protection Approveda
CICA Proposition 118 Legislature Redistricting plan requires 2/3 vote of each house, approval by voters Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 119 Legislature 12-person commission to re-draw legislative district boundaries after each census Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 120 Bonds $450 million for prisons Approveda
LBM Proposition 121 Bonds $450 million for higher education Approveda
LBM Proposition 122 Bonds $300 million for earthquake safety Approveda
LBM Proposition 123 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 124 Regulation Local hospital districts allowed to own stock of corporations engaging in any health-related business Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 125 Budget Revenues raised from taxes on motor vehicle fuels can be used for various rail transit expenditures Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 126 Taxes Increase tax on alcohol Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 127 Taxes Property value increases due to installing earthquake safety improvements not subject to property tax Approveda
CISS Proposition 128 Bonds $340 million for acquiring ancient redwoods and pesticide research Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 129 Bonds $1.9 billion for drug enforcement programs Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 130 Bonds $742 million for forest acquisition Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 131 Elections Term limits, campaign finance changes. Repeal of Prop 68 and Prop 78 passed in 1988. Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 132 Taxes Additional fees and licensing for sport-fishing and for using gill and trammel nets Approveda
CISS Proposition 133 Law enforcement Tax increase for drug crime enforcement and education Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 134 Taxes Surtax on alcohol Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 135 Environment Pesticide regulations Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 136 Elections Establishes right to vote on certain tax increases Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 137 Direct democracy Voter approval of statutes that establish procedures for statewide or local initiatives or referendums Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 138 Bonds $300 million in bonds for forests and timberland Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 139 Law enforcement Prison and jail officials allowed to contract with outside agencies for inmate labor Approveda
CICA Proposition 140 Term limits California senators limited to 2 terms (8 years), assemblymen to 3 terms (6 years) Approveda
LRSS Proposition 141 Regulation Businesses prohibited from releasing carcinogenic chemicals into water Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 142 Bonds $400 million for bonds for veteran housing Approveda
LBM Proposition 143 Bonds $450 million in bonds for higher education Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 144 Bonds $450 million for construction of jails and prisons Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 145 Bonds $200 million for bonds/first-time homebuyers Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 146 Bonds $800 million for public schools Approveda
LBM Proposition 147 Bonds $225 million for county jails Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 148 Bonds $380 million for water projects Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 149 Bonds $437 million for parks, recreation Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 150 Bonds $200 million for county courthouses Defeatedd
LBM Proposition 151 Bonds $30 million for child care facilities Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 Taxes Requires voter approval for certain state and local revenue increases Defeatedd
LRSS Referendum 2 Elections Conforms presidential primary elections with political party rules Approveda
LRCA Referendum 3 Constitutions Repeals of certain obsolete provisions from the Colorado Constitution Approveda
CICA Initiative 4 Gambling Legalizes limited gaming in Black Hawk, Central, and Cripple Creek Approveda
CICA Initiative 5 Term limits Creates term limits for elected officials Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Legislature Sets timing of when state legislature meets Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Firearms Creates a mandatory period of three days between retail purchase and delivery of any handgun Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Gov't Finances Excuses municipalities from general laws requiring them to spend funds under certain circumstances Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Acc Enhances open government requirements in the Legislature Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 14 Legislature Authorizes the legislature to impose a fee on fish and game land Approveda

Illinois

See also: Illinois 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Changes redemption periods for property sold for non-payment of taxes Approveda

Iowa

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Type Title Subject Description Result
Constitutional Convention Question Admin of gov't Constitutional Convention Defeatedd

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Allowing the General Assembly to call itself into special legislative session upon petition by two-thirds of the membership of the General Assembly Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Admin of gov't General Assembly having the authority to establish a process which allows it, or an agency or a committee it designates, to review, approve, or reject any administrative regulation of an officer or agency of the executive department during or between regular sessions of the General Assembly Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Removing from the Kentucky Constitution various detailed limitations related to the General Assembly authority to classify and regulate cities; grant cities "home rule" powers; set limits on local government tax rates and debt capacity; regulate city elections and the terms in office of city council and commission members; and regulate local government taxing powers; including the power to grant limited tax exemptions to businesses and industries Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Taxes Providing a tax exemption for the real property owned and occupied by, and personal property, both tangible and intangible, owned by, institutions of religion Approveda

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana 1990 ballot measures

October 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Admin of gov't Changes Date of Legislative Session to 3rd Monday in March Act 1095 Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Natural Resources Provides Revenue Est. Conference, Mineral Rev Trust Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 State Spending Tightens 8G Admin. Cost & Elem/Sec Spending Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gambling Creates a state lottery Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Admin of gov't Permits COA to review admin. decisions in WC Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Admin of gov't Creates Civil Ser comm for state police Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Admin of gov't Remove Leg Auth Supp Pay Civil Service Emp Approveda
LRCA Amendment 8 Education colleges to acquire stock in exchange for intelligence payments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Prohibits local inheritance tax Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Taxes Allows locally granted inven. tax exemptions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 11 Taxes Allow added 5 yr tax break for improve downtown history Approveda
LRCA Amendment 12 Taxes Provide tax exemption leased non profit homeless Approveda
LRCA Amendment 13 Taxes New Orleans Council to levy up to 10 Mills P/FD w/o exam Approveda
LRCA Amendment 14 Taxes local governments to donate, loan or pledge taxes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 15 Taxes Allocates Portion of Lignite Tax to Parish of Property Approveda

Maine

See also: Maine 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question No. 1 Sunday Allows certain sized stores to open on Sundays and certain holidays Approveda
BI Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $4.5 million in bonds for the acquisition of certain rail lines Approveda
BI Question No. 3 Education Issues $5 million in bonds for the correction of major emergency maintenance problems in public schools Approveda
BI Question No. 4 Environment Issues $3 million in bonds for the investigation, abatement, clean up and mitigation of uncontrolled hazardous substance sites Approveda
BI Question No. 5 Forests & Parks Issues $19 million in bonds to purchase of public lands and for construction to replace Churchill Dam Defeatedd
BI Question No. 6 Prisons Issues $20,250,000 in bonds to build, purchase, plan and renovate correction facilities and to study future operation needs Defeatedd
BI Question No. 7 Water Issues $9 million in bonds for the construction of water pollution control facilities Approveda
BI Question No. 8 History Issues $5 million in bonds for historic buildings preservation, improvements at state parks and access for persons with disabilities Defeatedd
LRCA Question No. 9 Housing Uses state credit to insure the payment of mortgage loans Defeatedd

Maryland

See also: Maryland 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Admin of gov't Allows state and local officials to serve at the same time as members of a reserve component of the military Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Provides that circuit court clerks are governed by rules adopted by the state's highest court Approveda
ABR Question 3 ConCon Asks voters if a convention should be called to revise the Constitution Defeatedd

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Census Question Administration of Government Repeal the state census Approveda
CISS Consultant Use Administration of government Limit state use of consultants Defeatedd
CISS Income Tax Income Tax Change the income tax law; regulate state agency fees Defeatedd
CISS Party Nominations Campaigns Regarding the establishment of political parties/nominations Approveda
CISS Local Aid Fund Administration of Government Regulate the local aid fund Approveda
Advisory Candidate Air Time Business Regulation Regarding free and equal radio and television time for candidates Approveda

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Lottery Dedicates state lottery proceeds to the environment and natural resources trust fund Approveda

Missouri

See also: Missouri 1990 ballot measures

August 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Removes various regulations on bingo operations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Bonds Creates neighborhood improvement districts and the ability to take on debt by vote for funding the improvements Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Taxes Requires a four-sevenths majority of those voting to approve certain operating levies Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Admin of Gov't Creates Department of Insurance and Office of Consumer Affairs Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Proposition A Environment Creates a Natural Streams Commission to adopt management plans and regulations Defeatedd

Montana

See also: Montana 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR CC-1 Con Convention Asks whether there should be a Constitutional Convention Defeatedd
LRCA C-21 Elections Requires a valid election to be held on qualified ballot issues Approveda
CICA CI-55 Taxes Repeals existing taxes and requires state funding through trade charge Defeatedd
CISS I-115 Tobacco Increases sales tax on cigarettes and tobacco Defeatedd

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 404 Gambling Establish a state lottery system operated by nonprofit organizations Defeatedd
CICA Measure 405 Gambling Limit the annual increase of state and local taxes and spending to 2% Defeatedd
VR Measure 406 Taxes A referendum on where to retain an increase sales and income taxes to support schools Approveda
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Define agricultural and horticultural land as distinct property class for tax purposes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Judicial reform Provide right to appeal and appellate court Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of Gov't Allow municipalities to use local revenue sources for economic and industrial development with voter approval Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Education Create Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education Approveda

Nevada

See also: Nevada 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judicial reform Establish a family court as a division of the district court Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Allow for the operation of charitable lotteries Approveda
LRSS Question 3 Taxes Create an exemption to the 1955 Sales and Use Tax Act for textbooks sold throughout the University of Nevada System Approveda
LRSS Question 4 Taxes Create an exemption to the 1955 Sales and Use Tax Act for gold, silver, and platinum bars and medallions bearing the state seal Defeatedd
Bond Question 5 Bonds Issues bonds of up to $47.2 million for projects and improvements relating to state parks, wetlands, and wildlife resources Approveda
CISS Question 6 Taxes Adopt a corporate tax to help fund education Defeatedd
VR Question 7 Abortion Approval of statute NRS 442.250, "Conditions under which abortion permitted" Approveda
CICA Question 9 Taxes Prohibit a state personal income tax Approveda

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
Public Question 1
Public Question 2

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1990 ballot measures

June 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislatures Removes the lieutenant governor as the presiding officer of the state senate Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finances Provides that resources trust fund is a constitutional trust fund and for transfer of funds to resources trust fund Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Allows up to 50 percent of coal severance tax moneys to be used for lignite research, development and marketing Approveda
CISS Measure 4 Education Provides for an increase in several taxes to support elementary, secondary, adult and vocational education Defeatedd

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislatures Provides that bills passed by the Legislative Assembly become effective on August 1 after passage Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Judiciary Provides term limits for appointed Supreme Court justices or district court judges Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Admin of Gov't Defines "graduate" relating to membership requirements of the State Board of Higher Education Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 State Exec Moves the State Auditor from the executive to the legislative branch after 1992 Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Gambling Allows private citizens and for-profit organizations to conduct games of chance in Roland Township Defeatedd
CICA Measure 6 Gambling Authorizes electronic video gaming by private citizens, for-profit entities, and non-profit organizations Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Business Allows an insurance agent to offer a rebate of all or any portion of the insurance agents commission to the insured party Defeatedd
CISS Measure 8 Gambling Regulates private games of chance conducted by use of video gaming devices Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Housing Allows the state to provide housing and housing assistance Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Taxes Allows surviving spouses to receive a homestead tax reduction Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Gambling Authorizes the licensing of a casino in Lorain Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Question 627 Admin of Gov't Create an Ethics Commission Approveda
CICA Question 632 Term limits Sets term limits for state legislature Approveda

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1990 ballot measures

May 15
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Authorizes the allocation of local vehicle taxes for transit upon majority approval from voters Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Bonds Allows the Pollution Control Board to issue bonds for pollution control and related activities Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Legislature Requires annual legislative sessions of limited duration Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 4 Transportation Amends laws on the organization of the International Port of Coos Bay Defeatedd
AQ Measure 5A Gov't Finance Modifies the school financial system in the state Approveda
AQ Measure 5B Taxes Increases the income tax to reduce homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd
AQ Measure 5C Taxes Increases the income tax to eliminate homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd
AQ Measure 5D Taxes Increases the sales tax to decrease homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd
AQ Measure 5E Taxes Increases the sales tax to eliminate homeowner school property taxes Defeatedd

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Local Gov't Grants metropolitan service districts the right to self-governance over metropolitan matters by forming home rule district charters Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Authorizes merged school districts to merge their tax bases Approveda
VR Measure 3 Pension Removes the income tax exemption from benefits paid to the Public Employes Retirement System (PERS) and grants additional benefit payments to retirees Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Nuclear Prohibits the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant from operating until certain conditions were met Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Taxes Sets a limitation on the allocation of property taxes for schools and other government operations Approveda
CISS Measure 6 Business Requires recycling goals for shipment packaging by 1993 Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Public Works Establishes a public work program for public assistance recipients for government funded wages in lieu of welfare benefits Approveda
CICA Measure 8 Abortion Prohibits abortion except to prevent death of the pregnant woman and in cases of rape or incest Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Transportation Requires seatbelts for motor vehicle drivers and passengers Approveda
CISS Measure 10 Abortion Requires doctors to give a two day notice to the guardian of a minor seeking an abortion Defeatedd
CICA Measure 11 School Choice Provides an open enrollment plan for public schools and provides tax credits to supplement the expense of educating students outside of public schools Defeatedd

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment A Property Relates to the disposition of private property taken for public use Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment B Legislature Changes aspects of legislative eligibility Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment C Taxes Prohibits an income tax unless revenue is dedicated to education Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment D Legislature Allows for special legislative sessions when requested Approveda
LRCA Amendment E Taxes Limits the growth of taxes on real property Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 1 Utilities Approves construction and operation of a solid waste facility Approveda
CISS Initiative 2 Natural resources Requires permits for large scale gold and silver mining Defeatedd

Texas

See also: Texas 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Prop 1 Admin of gov't Relating to the procedures for filling vacancies in certain state and district offices. Approveda

Utah

See also: Utah 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A Taxes Removal of state and local taxes from food Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 1 Healthcare Allow special districts for the provision of health care Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Administration of government Allow legislature to ensure continuity of government operations in the event of a disaster Approveda

Washington

See also: Washington 1990 ballot measures

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 547 Admin of Gov't Requires land use planning by all counties and creates regional management councils to develop rules and grant approval for local land use plans Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4203 Local Gov't Modifies the rules governing the creation of new counties Defeatedd
LRCA HJR 4231 Taxes Authorizes voters to approve excess tax levies for six or fewer years Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8212 Taxes Permits basing the tax value of low-income housing upon the property's current use Defeatedd

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1990 ballot measures

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State executive official measures Prevents the governor from using the partial veto power to create new words in a bill Approveda

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 1990 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Amendment 1 Judicial Reform Provides that sheriffs cannot keep fees collected for services in civil cases; such fees are credited to county general fund
VR Amendment 2 Admin of gov't Deletes constitutional requirement -- governor appoints state examiner, state geologist and state inspector of mines, but still permits legislature to otherwise provide for performance of duties currently performed by these officers
VR Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Deletes constitutional requirement for board of charities and reform, but still requires legislature to provide for performance and duties currently performed by board.
VR Amendment 4 Admin of gov't Restricts use of public employee retirement funds to purposes benefitting members, retirees and beneficiaries of retirement systems

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