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Seventy-one statewide ballot propositions were on ballots in 1999 in sixteen states.


See also: Alabama 1999 ballot measures

October 12
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Create a state lottery; dedicate revenues to education funding Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Labor Phases out supernumary programs; provides for participation of elected officials in state retirement programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Education Provides for the popular election of city boards of education Approveda


See also: Alaska 1999 ballot measures

September 14:
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Permanent Fund Advisory Question Gov't Finances Asks voters about using some of the Alaska Permanent Fund to balance the state's budget Defeatedd


See also: Colorado 1999 ballot measures

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum A Transportation Allows the state to borrow up to $1.7 billion for transportation projects Approveda


See also: Iowa 1999 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 State budget Balance the budget, create a rainy day fund Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 State budget Requires 60% majority in the state legislature to raise state income, sales or use taxes or to create a new tax Defeatedd


See also: Kansas 1999 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Exempt oil and gas production equipment from property tax Defeatedd


See also: Louisiana 1999 ballot measures

October 23:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Taxes Legislature can't consider tax increases in odd-numbered years Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Tobacco Millennium Trust and the Louisiana Fund for tobacco settlement Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Budgets Remove constitutional restrictions which prohibit state from having a biennial budget cycle Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 4 Budgets Legislature can supplement police uniform pay plans from other funds Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 5 State Government Donations of movable surplus property between political subdivisions Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 6 Louisiana State can donate asphalt from state roads to local governments Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Education State can't reduce general fund appropriations below certain levels for higher education Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Law Enforcement Limit automatic pardon provision to persons convicted of a non-violent crime Approveda
LRCA Amendment 9 Education Remove the grant to the school system operated in Wards 9, 10 and 11 of Rapides Parish Approveda
LRCA Amendment 10 Taxes Ad valorem tax rates for owners of historical property act Defeatedd

November 20:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Judiciary Governor may not unilaterally mitigate sentences of those convicted of crimes against state Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 State Fund Investment State treasurer may invest money from various state trusts in the stock market Approveda
LRCA Amendment 3 Education Zachary Community School System given same authority granted parishes Approveda
LRCA Amendment 4 Labor Worker's Compensation Corporation via statutory actions Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Labor Workers' Compensation Corporation not exempt from various Insurance Code requirements Approveda
LRCA Amendment 6 Judiciary Those 70 years of age and older exempt from jury service at their discretion Approveda


See also: Maine 1999 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Abortion Prohibits partial-birth abortions except when such an abortion is necessary to save the life of the pregnant person Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 Marijuana Allows use of small quantities of medicinal marijuana Approveda
BI Question 3 Transportation Issues $56,042,031 in bonds for transportation facilities and infrastructure Approveda
BI Question 4 Water Issues $12,500,000 in bonds for water pollution control and other environmental projects Approveda
BI Question 5 Media Issues $9,400,000 in bonds for conversion to digital broadcasting by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation Approveda
BI Question 6 Education Issues $26,420,000 in bonds for infrastructure improvements at Maine's seven technical colleges Approveda
BI Question 7 Forests & Parks Issues $50 million to purchase public lands and easements for conservation, water access, outdoor recreation Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Direct Democracy Allows people's vetoes to be voted on only at next statewide or general election Approveda
LRCA Question 9 Taxes Allows reduced property taxes on historic preservation and scenic view properties Approveda


See also: Mississippi 1999 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Term Limits, Measure 9 Term limits Limit state legislators to two terms in office Defeatedd


See also: Missouri 1999 ballot measures

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition A Taxes Authorizes a monthly 50 cent fee for each cell phone in order to fund a wireless enhanced 911 service Defeatedd
LRSS Proposition B Firearms Requires sheriffs to issue permits to carry concealed firearms to citizens who fulfill the statutory requirements Defeatedd

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey 1999 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Bonds $500 million bond for transportation and bridge products Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Veterans Property tax deductions for veterans Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State budget No lottery funds to go to prisons Approveda

New York

See also: New York 1999 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposal 1 Judicial reform Authorized the temporary assignment of New York city court judges to the county court Approveda


See also: Ohio 1999 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds to pay cost of construction, renovation and repair of educational facilities Approveda


See also: Oregon 1999 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 68 Labor Protects private enterprises, certain government and nonprofit programs from competition from prison labor Approveda
LRCA Measure 69 Trials Grants victims’ constitutional rights in criminal prosecutions and juvenile court delinquency proceedings Approveda
LRCA Measure 70 Trials Gives the public, through the prosecutor, to demand jury trial in criminal cases Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 71 Trials Limits pretrial release of persons accused of violent felonies Approveda
LRCA Measure 72 Trials Allows conviction for murder by nonunanimous, or eleven to one, jury verdict Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 73 Trials Limits immunity from criminal prosecution of a person ordered to testify about his or her conduct Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 74 Trials Requires terms of imprisonment announced in court to be fully served, with some exceptions Approveda
LRCA Measure 75 Trials Bans persons convicted of certain crimes from serving on grad juries or criminal trial juries Approveda
LRCA Measure 76 Transportation Requires light and heavy vehicles to proportionately share highway costs through vehicle fees and a fuel tax Approveda


See also: Texas 1999 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 1 State exec Revises provisions for filling a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lt. Governor Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Business reg Relates to the making of advances under a reverse mortgage Approveda
LRCA Proposition 3 Con language Eliminates obsolete provisions of the Texas Constitution Approveda
LRCA Proposition 4 Taxes Exempts property owned by charitable institutions from ad valorem taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 5 Gov't salaries Allows state employees to receive compensation as members of local governing bodies Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 6 Property Increases the maximum size of an urban homestead Approveda
LRCA Proposition 7 Law enforcement Authorizes garnishment of wages for spousal maintenance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 8 Admin of gov't Provides that the adjutant general serves at the pleasure of the governor Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 9 Judiciary Creates a Judicial Compensation Commission Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 10 Admin of gov't Provides that the commissioner of Health and Human Services serves at the pleasure of the governor Defeatedd
LRCA Proposition 11 Insurance Allows political subdivisions to purchase nonassessable property and casualty insurance Approveda
LRCA Proposition 12 Taxes Exempts leased motor vehicles from ad valorem taxes Approveda
LRCA Proposition 13 Bonds Issues bonds to finance educational loans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 14 Admin of gov't Provides for governing boards of three or more members Approveda
LRCA Proposition 15 Property Permits spouses to agree to convert separate property to community property Approveda
LRCA Proposition 16 Local gov't Provides that certain counties be divided into a specific number of precincts Approveda
LRCA Proposition 17 Gov't Finances Relates to the investment and distribution of the permanent university fund Approveda


See also: Washington 1999 ballot measures

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
ITP Initiative 695 Taxes Requires voter approval for tax increases, repeals existing fees and excised taxes for motored vehicles and imposes a license tab fee of $30 per year ApprovedaOverturnedot
ITP Initiative 696 Hunting Prohibits commercial net fishing in fresh or marine waters within the state Defeatedd
LRCA SJR 8206 Gov't Finances Permits the state to guarantee payment of voter-approved school district debt Approveda
LRCA SJR 8208 Gov't Finances Removes the investment limitation on the state's emergency reserve fund and allows the legislature to determine the fund's investment Defeatedd


See also: Wisconsin 1999 ballot measures

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Concerns the distribution of state funds raised through lotteries for property tax relief Approveda

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