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1993
1991
187 ballot questions were on statewide ballots in 1992.

Alabama

See also: Alabama 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Forests and parks Provide for the acquisition, maintenance and protection "of unique lands and water areas" Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Education Permit state legislature to provide for the election of Pell City board of education Approveda

Alaska

See also: Alaska 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Convention Question Alaska Constitution Whether a state constitutional convention should be held Defeatedd

Arizona

See also: Arizona 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 100 Elections Repeal the runoff election provision Approveda
LRCA Proposition 101 Term limits Extend the mine inspector's term of office Approveda
LRCA Proposition 102 Resources Allow the state to exchange State Trust Land for public or private lands Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 103 Death penalty Require that the death penalty be administered by lethal injections Approveda
LRCA Proposition 104 Gov't finances Regarding adjustments to the base spending limit of a city, town or county Approveda
LRCA Proposition 105 Local Gov't Allowing Pima and Maricopa Counties to choose a charter form of government Approveda
LRCA Proposition 106 Education Increasing the maximum debt limit for school districts Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 107 Term limits Limiting terms of congressmen and state officeholders Approveda
CICA Proposition 108 Taxes Requiring a two-thirds vote for legislation increasing state revenues Approveda
LRCA Proposition 109 Judiciary Regarding the selection of appointed judges Approveda
CICA Proposition 110 Abortion Prohibiting abortion except to save the mother's life or in cases of reported rape or incest Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 200 Animals Relating to wildlife management and the taking of wildlife on public lands Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition 300 Admin of Gov't Establish a Martin Luther King, Jr. paid state legal holiday Approveda
CR Proposition 301 Official salaries Increase salary for state legislature Defeatedd

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Admin of gov't State agencies not allowed to spend tax dollars on public relations Approveda
LRCA Proposal 2 Taxes Exempts various household belongings from property taxation Approveda
LRCA Proposal 3 Admin of gov't Approveda
CICA Proposal 4 Term limits Limits terms of Arkansas politicians Approveda

California

See also: California 1992 ballot propositions


June 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 152 Bonds $1.9 billion for public schools Approveda
LBM Proposition 153 Bonds $900 million for higher education Approveda
LRCA Proposition 154 Taxes Allow low-income renters who purchase their residence to postpone payment of increased property taxes Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 155 Bonds $900 million in construction bonds for schools Approveda
LBM Proposition 156 Bonds $1 billion for rail programs Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 157 Transportation Toll roads free of tolls after 35 years Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 158 Admin of gov't Office of California Analyst to replace current California Legislative Analyst Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 159 Admin of gov't Establish Auditor General as statewide constitutional officer Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 160 Taxes Property tax exemption for surviving spouse of those killed in combat Approveda
CISS Proposition 161 Assisted suicide Mentally competent adult may request aid-in-dying Defeatedd
CICA Proposition 162 Labor PERS board sole authority for investment decisions Approveda
CICA Proposition 163 Taxes Candy, bottled water, snack foods exempt from state and local sale tax Approveda
CISS Proposition 164 Term limits Term limits on California members of U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Approveda
CICA Proposition 165 Budget Governor can declare fiscal emergency under certain conditions Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 166 Healthcare Employers mandated to provide health insurance Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 167 Taxes Increase a variety of taxes Defeatedd

Colorado

See also: Colorado 1992 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 1 Taxes Requires voter approval of tax revenue increases Approveda
CICA Initiative 2 LGBT Prohibits laws banning discrimination of sexual orientation ApprovedaOverturnedot
CICA Initiative 3 Gambling Legalizes gambling in some western and southern areas Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 4 Gambling Legalizes gambling in some eastern and southern areas Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 5 Gambling Legalizes limited gaming in the city of Parachute Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 6 Education Creates educational standards and new tax funding for education Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 7 Education Creates voucher system for education funding Defeatedd
CICA Initiative 8 Environment Creates the Great Outdoors Colorado program Approveda
CICA Initiative 9 Gambling Legalizes limited gaming in lower downtown Denver Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 10 Hunting Limits time and methods for black bear hunting Approveda
LRCA Referendum A Law Enforcement Creates "Rights of Crime Victims" Approveda
LRCA Referendum B Constitutions Removes obsolete provisions Approveda
LRCA Referendum C Gambling Allows local vote to legalize gaming Approveda

Florida

See also: Florida 1992 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Allows for a delay or suspension of the general election due to a state of emergency Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gov't Acc Grants public access to records and meetings of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the government with exemptions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Culture Permits any county or municipality to authorize ad valorem tax exemptions for owners of historic property Approveda
CR Amendment 4 Gov't Finances Implements various changes to the state budget process Approveda
CR Amendment 5 Taxes Requires Legislature to adopt a Taxpayer's Bill of Rights Approveda
CR Amendment 6 Taxes Authorizes counties and municipalities to levy up to a one-cent sales tax, if approved by the voters of the county or municipality Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Education Continues dedication of gross receipts taxes to fund construction of educational facilities for the state’s public education system Approveda
CICA Amendment 9 Term limits Limits terms for most statewide elected offices Approveda
CICA Amendment 10 Property Limits homestead property valuations to a maximum of 3% annually Approveda

Hawaii

See also: Hawaii 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Redistricting Redistricting commission must be constituted on or before May 1 Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Admin of gov't Oath of office Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Admin of gov't Elimination of holdover senators Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Redistricting Establishing a base for reapportionment Approveda

Idaho

See also: Idaho 1992 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA HJR 4 Gambling Clarifies Idaho's policy on casino gambling Approveda
CISS INIT 1 Taxes Limits property tax rate to 1% of assessed value of the taxable property Defeatedd

Illinois

See also: Illinois 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Grants various rights to crime victims in cases involving them Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Education Mandates "equality of educational opportunity" Defeatedd

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Allow charities to run lotteries Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Governor Allow the Governor of Kentucky and other state officers to serve two consecutive terms Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Admin of gov't Have the Commissioner of Agriculture, State Treasurer, and Secretary of State be appointed rather than elected Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1992 ballot measures

June 9

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Part A Development Issues $37 million bond for municipal infrastructure job projects Approveda
IndISS Question 1 Part B Bond issues Issues $42 million bond for capital improvement of transportation facilities Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Environment Issues $10 million in bonds to purchasing recycling equipment and facilities and to close municipal solid waste landfills Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Transportation Issues $6 million in bonds to help municipalities pay for the repair and improvement of port facilities Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Labor Issues $8 million in bonds for state facilities to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards Defeatedd
IndISS Question 4 Water Issues $12 million in bonds for the construction of water pollution control facilities Approveda
IndISS Question 5 Education Issues $9,984,000 in bonds to pay for the tuition of 3,000 unemployed Maine citizens enrolled as full-time students at technical colleges Defeatedd
IndISS Question 6 Transportation Issues $3 million in bonds for the acquisition of certain rail lines to continue of rail services in Piscataquis, Penobscot and Waldo counties Defeatedd
LRCA Question 7 Legislature Allows for deputies to temprorily fill vacancies in offices of state treasurer and secretary of state Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Gov't Finances Prohibits diversion of revenues from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Approveda
LRCA Question 9 Gov't Finances Requires state to fund any mandates it imposed upon municipalities Approveda

Maryland

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Trials Provides that civil trials are entitled to a jury of at least six jurors Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Trials Provides that civil trials are entitled to a jury of at least six jurors Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Trials Provides that the right to a jury trial in civil cases apply only when the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000 Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Trials Provides that the right to a jury trial in civil cases apply only when the amount in controversy exceeds $5,000 Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Local gov't Increases the amount of time a charter board has to prepare a charter Approveda
VR Question 6 Abortion Revises Maryland's abortion laws to prohibit state interference with a woman's decision before fetus is viable Approveda

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Question 1 Taxing tobacco Placing a tax on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco Approveda
CISS Question 2 Business Regulation Requiring public reporting of corporate tax information Approveda
CISS Question 3 Recycling Requiring all packaging to be recycled or recyclable Defeatedd
CISS Question 4 Sales Tax Tax on oils and hazardous materials Defeatedd


Michigan

See also: Michigan 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal A Taxes Limit annual increases in homestead property tax assessments Defeatedd
CICA Proposal B Term limits Restrict the number of times a person can be elected to state office Approveda
CICA Proposal C Taxes Exempt property from a portion of school operating property taxes Defeatedd
IndISS Proposal D Insurance Amendment to reform auto insurance statutes Defeatedd


Missouri

See also: Missouri 1992 ballot measures

August 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 5 Bond issues Allows certain political subdivisions to increase bonded indebtedness to retrofit buildings against earthquakes Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Allows governing bodies to adopt property tax increase by simple majority Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Taxes Increases motor fuel tax and increase local share Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Taxes Limits commercial property surcharge levies Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 11 Lottery Allows net proceeds from state lottery to be used solely for education Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Amends the percentage of popular vote necessary for tax increases Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Transportation Allows construction of toll roads and bridges Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Gambling Allows simulcasting of horse racing, permits off track wagering Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Law enforcement Enacts "crime victims' bill of rights" Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Gov't Finance Creates budget stabilization fund Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 10 Bond issues Reduces the majority needed to pass bond issues to 4/7ths in the city of St. Louis Defeatedd
CICA Amendment 12 Term limits Enacts term limits on state legislature Approveda
CICA Amendment 13 Term limits Enacts term limits on Congress Approveda
LRSS Proposition A Gambling Authorizes riverboat gambling excursions on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Approveda
LRSS Proposition C State exec Assigns additional duties to Lieutenant Governor Approveda

Montana

See also: Montana 1992 ballot measures

June 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS LR-109 Taxes Imposes a two mill levy to fund vocational and technical education. Defeatedd
LRSS LR-110 Gov't finance Creates a 20-year fund from within the Coal Severance Tax Trust Fund to help finance local infrastructure projects. Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA C-22 Judiciary Changes how Montana's state judges and justices are selected or elected Approveda
LRCA C-23 Property Allows transfer of public lands at less than full market value Defeatedd
LRCA C-24 Admin of gov't Provides that at least one member of Board of Regents must be Native American Defeatedd
CICA CI-63 Gov't finance Uses the Coal Severance Tax Trust Fund Principal for local gov't facilities Defeatedd
CICA CI-64 Term limits Provides term limits for elected officials Approveda

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 1992 ballot measures

May 12

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Separate tangible from the uniform and proportionate provision applicable to real property for tax purposes Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1A Gambling Establish a state lottery Approveda
LRCA Amendment 1B Gambling Lottery proceeds to compensate depositors of industrial loan and investment companies for losses Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Alcohol Authorize governing bodies of municipalities and counties to control club liquor licenses Approveda
CICA Measure 407 Term limits Set limits on terms of certain elected state and U.S. congressional officials Approveda

Nevada

Nevada 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judicial reform Requires that the Supreme Court Chief Justice be selected by the other members of the Court Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Constitutional language Technical amendments concerning the writs of prohibition and habeas corpus Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Constitutional language Repeals an obsolete provision of the constitution Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Administration of government Removes limits on the expenses of legislators Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 Budget Allows the state to engage in specified fiscal operations Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Judicial reform Authorizes the establishment of a Court of Appeals Defeatedd

New Hampshire

See also: New Hampshire 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Question 1 New Hampshire Constitution Shall New Hampshire hold a constitutional convention? Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Bonds $345 million in bonds for farmland and historic preservation Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Court admin State required to fund the New Jersey state judicial system Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Criminal justice Says that the death penalty is not cruel and unusual Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State legislature State legislature enabled to review administrative rules and regulations Approveda

New Mexico

New Mexico
See also: New Mexico 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gov't Finances Restrictions on county indebtedness Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Law Enforcement Rights of crime victims Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Term Limits Length of terms of elected county officials Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Gov't Salaries Salaries of state legislators Defeatedd

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 1992 ballot measures

March 19

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bond Issues Allows issuance of bonds to pay for veterans' compensation from Persian Gulf Approveda
LRSS Measure 2 Sunday Allows businesses to be open after noon on Sunday Approveda
LRSS Measure 3 Labor Allows school boards and teachers' representatives to request final offer resolution Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislatures Makes August 1 effective date for all legislation, except appropriation and tax measures Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Resources Allows exchanges of land and mineral rights between Board of University and School Lands and private owners Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Creates a bicentennial trust fund Defeatedd
CISS Measure 4 Water Imposes a one-half of one percent sales and use tax for water development Defeatedd
CISS Measure 5 Term Limits Creates term limits for congressional seats Approveda
CISS Measure 6 Law Enforcement Prohibits the stopping and searching of vehicles and occupants at random Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Environment Establishes an environmental protection and recycling fund Defeatedd

Ohio

See also: Ohio 1992 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
ABR Issue 1 ConCon Calls a state constitutional convention Defeatedd
CICA Issue 2 Term Limits Places term limits on Ohio's U.S. Congressional delegation Approveda
CICA Issue 3 Term Limits Places term limits on the Ohio State Legislature Approveda
CICA Issue 4 Term Limits Places term limits on the Lt. Governor, the Secretary of State, and other constitutional officers Approveda
IndISS Issue 5 Business Requires businesses to place warning labels on toxic substances Defeatedd

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1992 ballot measures

Approved
Oklahoma State Question 640 (1992)

Removed from ballot
Oklahoma State Question 642 (1992)

Oregon

See also: Oregon 1992 ballot measures

Approved
Oregon Ballot Measure 3 (1992) (term limits on congressional delegation)

Defeated
Oregon Ballot Measure 9 (1992) (anti-gay rights)

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Recall Provisions to recall statewide elected officials Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gov't spending Limit state revenue appropriations, establish a budget reserve account Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Governor Governor of Rhode Island still serves while physically absent from state Approveda
LRSS Questions 4-9 Bond issues Six bond issue questions ranging from $2.5 to $10 million 2 approved, 4 defeated

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota 1992 ballot measures

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Amendment A Term limits Sets term limits for elected officials Approveda
VR Referendum 1 Utilities Approves siting, construction and operation of Lonetree solid waste disposal facility Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 2 Natural resources Provides an acreage regulation, reclamation incentive for large-scale gold or silver surface mining. Approveda
CISS Initiative 3 Taxes Reduces property taxes and repeals sales tax on groceries, clothing and utilities Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 4 Lottery Repeals all statutory provisions authorizing video lottery games. Defeatedd


Utah

See also: Utah 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Initiative A Gambling Allow counties to decide whether to allow horse racing; pari-mutual wagering Defeatedd

Washington

List of Washington ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITL Initiative 134 Paycheck protection Prohibit public funding of state and local campaigns prohibited Approveda
ITP Term Limits, #573 Term limits Ballot access denied to those who have served specified length of time in political office Approveda

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin 1992 ballot measures

April 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Transportation Permits state moneys to be spent on railroads and railway facilities Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State legislatures measures Legislative pay increases do not take effect until after the next general election Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes State can reduce property taxes by giving credits against income taxes or payments from state revenues Defeatedd

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming 1992 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Ban Triple Trailers Transportation Ban triple trailers on the state's roads Approveda
CISS Term Limits Term limits Term limits on state and federal politicians Approveda
CISS Railroad Regulation Business regulation New railway safety procedures Approveda