2010 Elections: Ballot Measures


ALASKA BALLOT MEASURE NO. TBA; INDIRECT INITIATED STATE STATUTE
State Net ID: AK 1 2012
Title: Maximum Residency Property Exemption
Summary: Increases the maximum residential property exemption and provides for annual adjustments; provides except that a municipality may, by ordinance, annually adjust their voter-authorized exemption by the amount calculated by the State Assessor to reflect the increase, if any, in the annual average cost of living, using the U.S. Department of Labor CPI-U for Anchorage.

Status: 04/17/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 08/28/2012
ALABAMA STATEWIDE AMENDMENT TBA; HB 60 - 2011
State Net ID: AL 1 2012
Title: Alabama Health Care Amendment
Summary: This bill would propose an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to prohibit any person, employer, or health care provider from being compelled to participate in any health care system.

Status: 06/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ALABAMA STATEWIDE AMENDMENT TBA; HB 64 - 2011
State Net ID: AL 2 2012
Title: Alabama Secret Ballot Amendment
Summary: Provides that the right of individuals to vote for public office, public votes on referenda, or votes of employee representation by secret ballot is guaranteed.

Status: 06/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ALABAMA STATEWIDE AMENDMENT TBA; SB 369 - 2011
State Net ID: AL 3 2012
Title: Forever Wild Amendment
Summary: Provides that all moneys paid to the Forever Wild Land Trust shall continue to be paid for a 20-year period beginning with the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Status: 06/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ALABAMA STATEWIDE AMENDMENT TBA; SB 112 - 2011
State Net ID: AL 4 2012
Title: Reference Ban Amendment
Summary: Removes references to segregation of schools by race; repeals sections of law relating to poll taxes.

Status: 06/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ALABAMA STATEWIDE AMENDMENT TBA; SB 466 - 2011
State Net ID: AL 5 2012
Title: Assets and Liabilities Transfer Amendment
Summary: Provides for the transfer of the assets and liabilities of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Prichard to the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the City of Mobile, presently known as the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System.

Status: 06/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ALABAMA STATEWIDE AMENDMENT TBA; SB 344 - 2011
State Net ID: AL 6 2012
Title: Marion County Court Charges Amendment
Summary: Authorizes the Legislature to fix, alter, and regulate court costs in Marion County.

Status: 06/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ARKANSAS REFERRED QUESTION TBA;
State Net ID: AR 1 2011
Title: Federal Highway Grant Anticipation and Tax Revenue Bond
Summary: Authorizes the State Highway Commission to issue State of Arkansas Federal Grant Anticipation and Tax Revenue Bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing and renovating improvements to interstate highways and related facilities; provides that the last bond will be issued no later than December 31, 2015.

Status: 08/29/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
ARKANSAS PROPOSED REFERRED AMENDMENT TBA; HJR 1001
State Net ID: AR 1 2012
Title: Temporary Sales and Use Tax
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment to levy a temporary sales and use tax for state highways and bridges, county roads, bridges and other surface transportation, and city streets, bridges and other surface transportation, with the state's portion to secure state general obligation four-lane highway construction and improvement bonds in total not to exceed a specified amount for the purposes of constructing and improving four-lane highways.

Status: 03/31/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ARKANSAS REFERRED QUESTION TBA; HB 1898
State Net ID: AR 2 2012
Title: Economic Development Projects
Summary: Authorizes the levy of local sales and use taxes to fund economic development projects; provides that the governing body of a city or county may adopt an ordinance levying a local sales and use tax to pay project costs of an economic development project.

Status: 03/30/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ARKANSAS REFERRED QUESTION TBA; HB 1902
State Net ID: AR 3 2012
Title: Distillate Special Fuel Tax
Summary: Establishes an additional tax on distillate special fuel for the improvement of Arkansas state roads and highways; authorizes the Arkansas State Highway Commission to issue state of Arkansas federal highway grant anticipation and tax revenue bonds for the purposes of constructing and renovating roads and highways for the citizens of the state of Arkansas.

Status: 03/30/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ARIZONA PROPOSITION TBA; SCR 1025
State Net ID: AZ 1 2012
Title: Public Funds and Political Candidates Ban
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution relating to public funds for political candidates; provides that public funds are prohibited for political campaigns for candidates for public office; prohibits taxes, fees or surcharges to provide monies to candidates for public office; includes income tax checkoffs.

Status: 04/14/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ARIZONA PROPOSITION TBA; SCR 1001
State Net ID: AZ 2 2012
Title: Supreme Court Judge Constitutional Amendment
Summary: Proposes a Constitutional amendment; amends terms of office for judges of the supreme court and judges of any intermediate appellate court; relates to counties of a specified population; provides for a nonpartisan commission on appellate court appointments; relates to vacancies in office; provides that judicial written opinions and orders shall be electronically accessible to the public.

Status: 04/19/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
ARIZONA PROPOSITION TBA; SCR 1020
State Net ID: AZ 3 2012
Title: Constitutional Amendment for Crime Victims
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that a crime victim is not subject to a claim for damages by a person who is harmed while the person is attempting to engage in, engaging in or fleeing after having engaged in or attempted to engage in conduct that is classified as a felony offense.

Status: 04/12/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION TBA; 1394. (09-0048, AMDT. #1S)
State Net ID: CA 1 2012
Title: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office
Summary: Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state Legislature from 14 years to 12 years, either in the Assembly, the Senate, or a combination of both. Applies only to legislators first elected after the measure is passed. Provides that legislators elected before the measure is passed continue to be subject to existing term limits.

Status: 07/28/2010 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 02/07/2012
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION TBA; SBX7 2 (CH. 3, 2009), AB 1265 (CH. 126, 2010)
State Net ID: CA 2 2012
Title: Safe, Clean, Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act 2012
Summary: Enacts the Safe, Clean Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012 which would authorize issuance of bonds, in a specified amount, to finance a safe drinking water reliability program. Provides for submission of such bond to the voters in the November 6, 2012 Statewide General Election.

Status: 08/10/2010 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION TBA; 1444. (09-0097)
State Net ID: CA 3 2012
Title: Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research
Summary: Imposes additional five-cent tax on each cigarette distributed ($1.00 per pack), and an equivalent tax increase on other tobacco products. Requires tax revenues to be deposited into a special fund to finance research and research facilities focused on detecting, preventing, treating, and curing cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other tobacco-related diseases, and to finance prevention programs.

Status: 08/24/2010 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 02/07/2012
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION TBA; ACA 4. (CH. 174, 2010), AB 1619. (CH. 732, 2010)
State Net ID: CA 4 2012
Title: State Budget: Changes CA Budget Process: Limit Spending
Summary: Increases the Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund. Requires unexpected revenues above historic trends to be deposited into the fund. Waives the 131-day requirement in order to place before the voters at the 2012 statewide presidential primary election a legislative constitutional amendment relating to state finance. Limits spending of the fund to when revenues drop below last year's budget, adjusted as specified, including emergencies.

Status: 10/14/2011 -- Removed from Ballot

Election Date: 02/07/2012
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION TBA; ACA 4. (CH. 174, 2010), AB 1619. (CH. 732, 2010)
State Net ID: CA 5 2014
Title: State Budget: Changes CA Budget Process: Limit Spending
Summary: Increases the Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund. Requires unexpected revenues above historic trends to be deposited into the fund. Places before the voters at the 2014 statewide general election, per SB 202 (Ch. 558, 2011), a legislative constitutional amendment relating to state finance. Limits spending of the fund to when revenues drop below the 2010 budget, adjusted for population and inflation, including emergencies.

Status: 10/14/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/04/2014
COLORADO PROPOSITION 103; INITIATED STATE STATUTE
State Net ID: CO 1 2011
Title: Colorado Tax Increase Initiative
Summary: Increases State taxes annually for public education; increases state income tax from 4.63% to 5% for the 2012-16; increases rate of sales/use tax from 2.9% to 3% for five years commencing 01/01/2012; requires revenues from tax rates be spent only to fund public preschool to twelfth grade and public postsecondary education; specifies the appropriation of the revenues be in addition to moneys otherwise appropriated for public education.

Status: 09/07/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/01/2011
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1; S 2
State Net ID: FL 1 2012
Title: Health Care Services
Summary: Amends the State Constitution. Provides that no loaw or rule may compel any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage, and allows a person or employer to pay directly for lawful health care services.

Status: 06/13/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2; S 592
State Net ID: FL 2 2012
Title: Homestead Property Tax Discount
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the homesteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not residents when they entered the military.

Status: 06/13/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3; S 958
State Net ID: FL 3 2012
Title: State Government Revenue Limitation
Summary: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to Section 1 of Article VII and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII and Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to replace the existing state revenue limitation with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes.

Status: 06/13/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 4; H 381
State Net ID: FL 4 2012
Title: Homestead and Nonhomestead Property Assessment
Summary: (Joint Resolution) Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to prohibit increases in assessed value of homestead property if fair market value of property decreases; reduces limitation on annual increases in assessments of non-homestead real property; provides additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property for specified time before the current homestead.

Status: 06/21/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 5; H 7111
State Net ID: FL 5 2012
Title: Judiciary
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to revise provisions relating to the repeal of court rules, limiting the readoption of a repealed court rule; provides for Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justices; requires the Judicial Qualifications Commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representatives; provides for the confidentiality of records provided to the House until impeachment is initiated.

Status: 06/21/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 6; H 1179
State Net ID: FL 6 2012
Title: Construction of Abortion Rights
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that public funds may not be extended for any abortion or for health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. Provides that the Constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution.

Status: 06/30/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 7; H 1471
State Net ID: FL 7 2012
Title: Religious Freedom
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that no individual or entity may be denied, based on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental beliefs, funding, or other support, and to delete the prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of an sectarian institution.

Status: 07/01/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
IDAHO PROPOSITION 1; 2011 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SENATE BILL 1108
State Net ID: ID 1 2012
Title: Teachers and Local School Boards Negotiated Agreements
Summary: Provides for a referendum to approve or reject legislation limiting negotiated agreements between teachers and local school boards; ends the practice of issuing renewable contracts.

Status: 06/13/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
IDAHO PROPOSITION 2; 2011 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SENATE BILL 1110
State Net ID: ID 2 2012
Title: Teacher Performance Pay Legislation
Summary: Provides for a referendum to approve or reject legislation providing teacher performance pay based on state-mandated test scores, student performance, hard-to-fill positions and leadership.

Status: 06/13/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
IDAHO PROPOSITION 3; 2011 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SENATE BILL 1184
State Net ID: ID 3 2012
Title: School District Funding
Summary: Provides for a referendum to approve or reject legislation amending school district funding, requiring provision of computing devices and online courses for high school graduation.

Status: 06/13/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
KENTUCKY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TBA; HB 1 - 2011
State Net ID: KY 1 2012
Title: Hunting and Fishing Amendment
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution; relates to hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife; creates a right to hunt, fish, and harvest non-threatened species using traditional methods; submits to the voters for approval or disapproval.

Status: 03/04/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
LOUISIANA PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 3; ACT 421 OF THE 2011 REGULAR SESSION
State Net ID: LA 1 2011
Title: Patient Compensation Fund
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution relative to the Patient's Compensation Fund; authorizes the legislature to create a private custodial fund; provides relative to the assets and property of the Fund; provides for exemption from a guaranty fund; provides for the payment of legal obligations.

Status: 10/22/2011 -- Approved by Voters

Election Date: 10/22/2011
LOUISIANA PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 2; ACT 422 OF THE 2011 REGULAR SESSION
State Net ID: LA 2 2011
Title: Unfunded Accrued Liabilities
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide for allowable uses of nonrecurring revenue; provides for the payment of unfunded accrued liabilities.

Status: 10/22/2011 -- Approved by Voters

Election Date: 10/22/2011
LOUISIANA PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 1; ACT 423 OF THE 2011 REGULAR SESSION
State Net ID: LA 3 2011
Title: Tobacco Proceeds Dedication
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution relative to the dedication of certain tobacco proceeds; provides for the use of monies in the Health Excellence Fund; provides for the allocation of interest to the Health Excellence Fund, the Education Excellence Fund, and the TOPS fund; provides for the deposit, transfer, or credit of certain Settlement Agreement proceeds received by the state to the TOPS fund.

Status: 10/22/2011 -- Approved by Voters

Election Date: 10/22/2011
LOUISIANA PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 4; ACT 424 OF THE 2011 REGULAR SESSION
State Net ID: LA 4 2011
Title: Budget Stabilization Fund
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution relative to the Budget Stabilization Fund; provides for deposits into the Budget Stabilization Fund in certain circumstances; provides for the interruption of deposits into the Budget Stabilization Fund in certain circumstances.

Status: 10/22/2011 -- Rejected by Voters

Election Date: 10/22/2011
LOUISIANA PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 1; ACT 425 OF THE 2011 REGULAR SESSION
State Net ID: LA 5 2011
Title: Immovable Property Tax
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution relative to the authority to tax; prohibits the state or any political subdivision from levying a new tax or fee upon the sale or transfer of immovable property.

Status: 06/21/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/19/2011
LOUISIANA PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 5; ACT 43 OF THE 2011 1ST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION
State Net ID: LA 6 2011
Title: Tax Sales Minimum Bid Requirement
Summary: Proposes to amend the Constitution relative to ad valorem property taxes; provides relative to minimum required bids in tax sales; specifies applicability to one or more political subdivisions or local areas.

Status: 10/22/2011 -- Rejected by Voters

Election Date: 10/22/2011
MARYLAND QUESTION TBA; MD2011000S281
State Net ID: MD 1 2012
Title: Orphans Court
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Maryland Constitution to prescribe different qualifications for judges of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County; requires judges of the Orphans' Court for Prince George's County to have been admitted to practice law in this State and be members in good standing of the Maryland Bar.

Status: 05/10/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
MARYLAND QUESTION TBA; MDS167
State Net ID: MD 2 2012
Title: Dream Act Referendum
Summary: Calls for overturning legislation that guarantees in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.

Status: 08/15/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
MAINE QUESTION 3; IB 1; LD 985
State Net ID: ME 1 2011
Title: Slot Machine Facility
Summary: Authorizes the establishment of a slot machine facility in a municipality with a specified minimum population in which slot machines were not in operation as of July 1, 2010 if the person who applies for a license to operate slot machines holds an option to purchase real property located in and owned by that municipality that was in effect on July 1, 2010 and approved by the voters of the municipality no later than July 1, 2010.

Status: 06/14/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MAINE QUESTION 4; HP 387; CONRES CHAPTER 1; LD 494
State Net ID: ME 2 2011
Title: Redistricting Schedule Change
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to change the schedule for the redistricting of Legislative, Congressional, and County Commissioner Districts.

Status: 07/29/2011 -- Removed from Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MAINE QUESTION 2; IB 2; LD 1203
State Net ID: ME 3 2011
Title: Washington County Tribal Rancino
Summary: Allows the Gambling Control Board to accept applications for a license to operate slot machines from any person who is licensed to operate a commercial track located at or within a 25-mile radius of the center of a commercial track that conducted harness racing with pari-mutuel wagering on more than 25 days during calendar year 2002 or from any person who is licensed to operate a commercial track.

Status: 06/29/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MAINE QUESTION 1; H.P. 1015; LD 1376
State Net ID: ME 4 2011
Title: Voter Registration Integrity
Summary: Preserves the integrity of the voter registration and election process. Revises the deadline for voter registration.

Status: 10/17/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MINNESOTA AMENDMENT TBA; SENATE FILE 1308
State Net ID: MN 1 2012
Title: Same-Sex Marriage
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution; adds a section to article XIII; recognizes marriage as only a union between one man and one woman; provides that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in the state.

Status: 05/21/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
MISSISSIPPI INITIATIVE MEASURE 26; INDIRECT INITIATED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
State Net ID: MS 1 2011
Title: Definition of a Person
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to define the word "person" or "persons", as those terms are used in the constitution, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof.

Status: 04/07/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MISSISSIPPI INITIATIVE MEASURE 27; INDIRECT INITIATED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
State Net ID: MS 2 2011
Title: Voter Identification
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to require a person to submit a government-issued photo identification in order to vote.

Status: 04/07/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MISSISSIPPI INITIATIVE MEASURE 31; INDIRECT INITIATED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
State Net ID: MS 3 2011
Title: Eminent Domain
Summary: Provides a referendum to ask if the government should be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other person.

Status: 04/07/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
MONTANA LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 119; SB 268
State Net ID: MT 1 2012
Title: Election of Supreme Court Justices
Summary: Requires that Supreme Court Justices be elected and appointed from Supreme Court Districts; establishes Supreme Court Districts; provides that the proposed act be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at a special election to be held concurrently with the 2012 primary election.

Status: 04/07/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 06/05/2012
MONTANA LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 120; HB 627
State Net ID: MT 2 2012
Title: Parental Notice of Abortion and Judicial Bypass
Summary: Requires parental notification prior to an abortion for a minor; provides for a judicial waiver of notification; provides criminal penalties; repeals prior statutes relating to parental notification; provides that the proposed act is submitted to the qualified electors of the state.

Status: 04/27/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
MONTANA LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 121; HB 638
State Net ID: MT 3 2012
Title: Proof of Citizenship to Receive State Service
Summary: Denies certain state-funded services to illegal aliens to include state employment, student financial assistance, unemployment benefits, vocational rehabilitation, state professional licensure, and crime victims assistance; establishes procedures for determining a person's citizenship status; provides that the proposed act be submitted to the qualified electors of the state.

Status: 04/20/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
MONTANA LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 122; SB 418
State Net ID: MT 4 2012
Title: Health Insurance Purchase Requirement
Summary: Prohibits the state or federal government from mandating the purchase of health insurance coverage or imposing penalties related to the purchase of health insurance coverage; provides that the proposed act be submitted to the qualified voters of the state.

Status: 04/18/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
MONTANA LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 123; SB 426
State Net ID: MT 5 2012
Title: Taxpayer Dividend Program
Summary: Creates the Treasure State Taxpayer Dividend Program; allows taxpayers a refund of surplus state government fund balance through an income tax credit; provides that the tax credit is based upon the relative amounts of all property taxes paid on a claimant's principal residence and upon the amount of individual income taxes that had been paid by the claimant; provides the proposed act be submitted to the qualified electors of the state.

Status: 04/28/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TBA; SENATE BILL 514 / S.L. 2011-409
State Net ID: NC 1 2012
Title: Marriage and Domestic Legal Unions
Summary: Proposes and amendment to the Constitution to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.

Status: 09/14/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 05/08/2012
NORTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 2; INITIATED MEASURE
State Net ID: ND 1 2012
Title: Property Tax Elimination
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution eliminating property taxes, poll taxes and acreage taxes; replaces the lost revenues with allocations of various state-level taxes and other revenues, without restrictions on how these revenues may be spent.

Status: 04/29/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 06/12/2012
NORTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1; HCR NO. 3047
State Net ID: ND 2 2012
Title: Assembly Member Appointments
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that a member of the legislative assembly may not be appointed to an office for which the compensation has been increased in an amount greater that any general increase provided to full-time state employees by the legislative assembly during that member's term of office.

Status: 04/20/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 06/12/2012
NORTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 3; INITIATED MEASURE
State Net ID: ND 3 2012
Title: Religious Liberty
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to prevent the government from burdening the sincere exercise of religious liberty by a person or religious organization, absent proof of a compelling governmental interest, and then only by use of the least restrictive means.

Status: 05/25/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 06/12/2012
NORTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1; SCR NO. 4006
State Net ID: ND 4 2012
Title: Poll tax Elimination
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to remove the constitutional provision allowing the legislative assembly to levy an annual poll tax on every male inhabitant of this state over twenty-one and under fifty years of age, except paupers, idiots, insane persons, and Indians not taxed.

Status: 04/04/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
NORTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 2; HCR NO. 3009
State Net ID: ND 5 2012
Title: Executive Branch Oath
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that members of the executive branch are required to take a prescribed oath.

Status: 04/12/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
NEW JERSEY PUBLIC QUESTION 1; SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 132; 2010
State Net ID: NJ 1 2011
Title: Sports Wagering at Casinos and Racetracks
Summary: Allows wagering on sports events at Atlantic City casinos and at horse racetracks.

Status: 08/15/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
NEW MEXICO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1; HJR 18
State Net ID: NM 1 2012
Title: Judicial Standards Commission
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide for two additional members to sit on the Judicial Standards Commission, a Municipal Judge and a public member.

Status: 03/18/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
NEVADA BALLOT QUESTION TBA; IP1
State Net ID: NV 1 2012
Title: Sports and Entertainment Arena Initiative
Summary: Imposes an additional sales and use tax in certain areas of larger counties for the construction, improvement, equipment, operation and maintenance of a sports and entertainment arena through public and private cooperation.

Status: 03/17/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
NEVADA BALLOT QUESTION TBA; SB495 BALLOT MEASURE
State Net ID: NV 2 2012
Title: Competing Measure to Initiative Petiton 1
Summary: Proposing a competing measure to Initiative Petition No. 1 by requiring a uniform and equal rate of Sales and Use Tax in a county; prohibiting the creation of special districts in which a higher Sales and Use Tax rate applies in a certain portion of the county; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Status: 06/01/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
OHIO ISSUE 1; HJR 1 (RESOLUTION CHAPTER 1, 2011)
State Net ID: OH 1 2011
Title: Judicial Reform
Summary: Proposes to amend Section 6 of Article IV and to repeal Sections 19 and 22 of Article IV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio to change the age at and after which a person may not be elected or appointed to a judicial office from 70 to 75 years of age and to eliminate the authority of the General Assembly to establish courts of conciliation and to reappoint a Supreme Court commission.

Status: 07/06/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
OHIO ISSUE 2; SENATE BILL 5 (SESSION LAW 2011-10)
State Net ID: OH 2 2011
Title: Labor
Summary: Relates to Substitute Senate Bill Number 5; repeals specified sections of the Revised Code to make various changes to laws concerning public employees, including collective bargaining, salary schedules and compensation, layoff procedures, and leave.

Status: 07/28/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
OHIO ISSUE 3; SECRETARY OF STATE (INITIATIVE PETITION)
State Net ID: OH 3 2011
Title: Health Care
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that no law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system, prohibit the purchase or sale of health care or health insurance, or impose a penalty or fine for the sale or purchase of health care or health insurance.

Status: 07/28/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
RHODE ISLAND QUESTION TBA; H 5984, ARTICLE 25
State Net ID: RI 1 2012
Title: Casino Gaming Facility
Summary: Authorizes state-operated casino gaming at Twin River subject to statewide and local voter approval.

Status: 06/30/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/02/2012
SOUTH DAKOTA REFERRED LAW TBA; HB 1230
State Net ID: SD 1 2012
Title: Large Project Development Fund
Summary: Establishes the large project development fund to provide for loans and grants for a new building or structure or the expansion of an existing building or structure, the construction of which is subject to the contractor's excise tax and includes laboratory and testing facilities, manufacturing facilities, power generation facilities, power transmission facilities, agricultural processing facilities, and wind energy facilities.

Status: 07/18/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
TENNESSEE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TBD; SJR 127
State Net ID: TN 1 2014
Title: Constitutional Amendment Regarding Abortion
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide that nothing in the Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion; retains the right through elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

Status: 05/20/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/04/2014
TEXAS PROPOSITION 1; SJR NO. 14
State Net ID: TX 1 2011
Title: Disabled Veteran Tax Exemption
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 2; SJR NO. 4
State Net ID: TX 2 2011
Title: Water Development Obligation Bonds
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the state Water Development Board.

Status: 05/09/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 3; SJR NO. 50
State Net ID: TX 3 2011
Title: Educational Loan Financing
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds of the state to finance educational loans to students.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 4; HJR NO. 63
State Net ID: TX 4 2011
Title: County Development Bonds
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to permit a county to issue bonds or notes to finance the development or redevelopment of an unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted area and to pledge for repayment of the bonds or notes increases in ad valorem taxes imposed by the county on property in the area.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 5; SJR NO. 26
State Net ID: TX 5 2011
Title: Interlocal Contracts
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to allow cities or counties to enter into interlocal contracts with other cities or counties without the imposition of a tax or the provision of a sinking fund.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 6; HJR NO. 109
State Net ID: TX 6 2011
Title: Permanent School Fund
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment to clarify references to the permanent school fund, to allow the General Land Office to distribute revenue derived from permanent school fund land or other properties to the available school fund, and to provide for an increase in the market value of the permanent school fund.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 7; SJR NO. 28
State Net ID: TX 7 2011
Title: Parks and Recreation Provision
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to the provision of parks and recreational facilities by conservation and reclamation districts in El Paso County.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 8; SJR NO. 16
State Net ID: TX 8 2011
Title: Water Stewardship Land
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment providing for the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of open-space land devoted to water-stewardship purposes on the basis of its productivity capacity.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 9; SJR NO. 9
State Net ID: TX 9 2011
Title: Governor Pardons
Summary: Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a pardon to a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
TEXAS PROPOSITION 10; SJR NO. 37
State Net ID: TX 10 2011
Title: Automatic Resignation Term Length
Summary: Proposes a Constitutional amendment to change the length of the unexpired term that causes the automatic resignation of certain elected county or district officeholders if they become candidates for another office.

Status: 05/26/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
WASHINGTON INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 1125;
State Net ID: WA 1 2011
Title: State Expenditures on Transportation
Summary: Prohibits the use of motor vehicle fund revenue and vehicle toll revenue for non-transportation purposes; requires that road and bridge tolls be set by the legislature and be project-specific.

Status: 07/25/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
WASHINGTON INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 1163;
State Net ID: WA 2 2011
Title: Requirements for long-Term Care Workers and Providers
Summary: Reinstates background checks, training, and other requirements for long-term care workers and providers, if amended in 2011; addresses financial accountability and administrative expenses of the long-term in-home care program.

Status: 08/01/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
WASHINGTON INITIATIVE MEASURE NO. 1183;
State Net ID: WA 3 2011
Title: State Liquor Stores
Summary: Closes state liquor stores and sells their assets; licenses private parties to sell and distribute spirits; sets license fees based on sales; regulates licensees; changes regulation of wine distribution.

Status: 07/28/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
WASHINGTON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TBD; SJR 8205
State Net ID: WA 4 2011
Title: Voter Requirements
Summary: Amends the State Constitution to remove an inoperative provision regarding the length of time a voter must reside in Washington to vote for president and vice president.

Status: 04/07/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
WASHINGTON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TBD; SJR 8206
State Net ID: WA 5 2011
Title: Budget Stabilization Account
Summary: Amends the State Constitution to require the Legislature to transfer additional moneys to the Budget Stabilization Account in each fiscal biennium in which the state has received extraordinary revenue growth, with certain limitations.

Status: 05/22/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/08/2011
WEST VIRGINIA AMENDMENT TBA; SJR 10
State Net ID: WV 1 2012
Title: Term Limitation for Sheriffs
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to repeal the two consecutive term limitation for Sheriffs.

Status: 03/11/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
WYOMING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT A; SENATE ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2
State Net ID: WY 1 2012
Title: Health Care Decision Making
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution by creating a new section providing that the right to make health care decisions is reserved to the citizens of the state; provides for direct payments to health care providers, allowing the legislature to establish restrictions; requires the state to protect health care rights from undue governmental infringement.

Status: 03/01/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
WYOMING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT B; SENATE ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTIUON NO. 3
State Net ID: WY 2 2012
Title: Hunting Preservation
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution by recognizing and preserving the heritage of state citizens' opportunity to fish, hunt and trap wildlife.

Status: 03/03/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012
WYOMING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT C; HOUSE ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1
State Net ID: WY 3 2012
Title: District Court Comissioner Authority
Summary: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to expand the authority of district court commissioners.

Status: 03/03/2011 -- Placed on Ballot

Election Date: 11/06/2012