by Countable | 11.7.18
Passed: Amendment 1: Allowing the display of the Ten Commandments on public land.
Passed: Amendment 2: Declaring that the state’s policy is to support the “right to life” for unborn children.
Passed: Proposition 126: Prohibiting new or increased taxes on personal services by state & local government.
Rejected: Proposition 127: Increasing the state’s renewable energy mandate to 50% of electricity generation in 2030.
Passed: Issue 2: Requiring voters to provide valid photo ID to cast non-provisional ballots or vote absentee.
Passed: Issue 5: Raising the minimum wage to $11 in 2021.
Rejected: Proposition 6: Repealing the gas and diesel tax increases enacted in 2017 and requiring voter approval for future gas tax hikes.
Passed: Proposition 7: Establishing permanent, year-round daylight saving time (DST).
Passed: Proposition 12: Establishing minimum requirements for confining animals and banning the sale of meat and eggs from improperly confined animals.
Rejected: Amendment 73: Adopting a progressive income tax system.
Passed: Amendment Y: Establishing an independent redistricting commission.
Passed: Amendment 5: Requiring a two-thirds, supermajority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
Passed: Amendment 6: Providing crime victims with constitutional rights, raising the judicial retirement age, and prohibiting state courts from deferring to administrative agencies’ statutory interpretations.
Passed: Amendment 9: Prohibiting offshore drilling for oil or natural gas, and banning vaping in offices.
Passed: Amendment 4: Providing crime victims with constitutional rights.
Rejected: Constitutional Convention Question: Asking voters whether a convention to explore possible constitutional changes should be held.
Passed: Proposition 2: Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).
Passed: Public Question 1: Adopting a balanced budget amendment to the constitution.
Passed: Marsy’s Law Crime Victims RIghts Amendment: Providing crime victims with constitutional rights.
Passed: Amendment 1: Prohibiting convicted felons (unless pardoned) from running for or holding public office until five years after the completion of their sentence.
Passed: Amendment 2: Requiring unanimous jury verdicts for felony trials.
Passed: Question 2: Allowing for same-day voter registration.
Passed: Question 2: Establishing a citizens’ commission to call for the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to be reversed.
Passed: Question 3: Upholding the state law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity.
Passed: Proposal 1: Legalizing the recreational use and possession of marijuana for adults over 21.
Passed: Proposal 2: Establishing an independent redistricting commission.
Passed: Proposal 3: Adding eight voting policies to the state constitution.
Passed: Amendment 2: Legalizing medical marijuana and taxing it 4% to fund veterans services.
Rejected: Amendment 3: Legalizing medical marijuana and taxing it 15% to fund medical research.
Passed: Proposition B: Raising the minimum wage to $12 in 2023.
Rejected: Proposition C: Legalizing medical marijuana and taxing it 2%.
Rejected: I-185: Extending the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and raising tobacco taxes to help fund it.
Passed: LR-129: Banning ballot harvesting.
Passed: Initiative 427: Requiring the state to develop a Medicaid expansion plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).
Passed: Question 1: Providing crime victims with constitutional rights.
Passed: Question 2: Exempting feminine hygiene products from sales taxes.
Rejected: Question 3: Requiring the elimination of monopolies in the energy market.
Passed: Question 4: Exempting medical equipment from sales taxes.
Passed: Question 5: Providing for automatic voter registration at the DMV.
Passed: Question 6: Increasing the state renewable energy mandate to 50% of electricity generation by 2030.
Passed: Question 1: Giving taxpayers the constitutional right to sue state & local government for improper use of public funds.
Passed: Question 2: Adding a constitutional “right to live free” from government privacy intrusions.
Passed: Voter ID Amendment: Requiring voters to present a photo ID to vote in person.
Passed: Income Tax Cap Amendment: Lowering the state’s maximum income tax.
Passed: Marsy’s Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment: Providing crime victims with constitutional rights.
Passed: Measure 2: Amending the state constitution to clarify that only U.S. citizens can vote.
Rejected: Measure 3: Legalizing recreational marijuana for people 21 years of age or older.
Passed: State Question 794: Providing crime victims with constitutional rights.
Rejected: Measure 103: Banning grocery taxes under the state constitution.
Rejected: Measure 104: Requiring a legislative supermajority to modify tax exemptions, credits, and deductions in ways that increase tax revenue.
Rejected: Measure 105: Repealing the sanctuary state law.
Rejected: Measure 106: Restricting taxpayer funding for abortion.
Proposition 2: Legalizing medical marijuana.
Proposition 3: Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and raising sales taxes.
Proposition 4: Establishing an independent redistricting commission.
Passed: Initiative 940: Reducing the burden of proof for prosecuting police in use of force cases.
Passed: Initiative 1631: Enacting a carbon tax.
Initiative 1634: Prohibiting local taxes on groceries.
Passed: Initiative 1639: Raising the age to buy ‘assault rifles’ to 21 and requiring a 10 day wait period.
Passed: Amendment 1: Clarifying that nothing in the state constitution protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.
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— Eric Revell & Josh Herman
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