2023 Ballot Measures


Election Date State Title Outcome
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act prohibiting the shooting of wolves and grizzly bears with the use of aircraft Failed
Aug. 26, 2008 Alaska Ballot Measure 4: An Act to protect Alaska's clean water Failed
Aug. 28, 2012 Alaska Ballot Measure 2: An Act Establishing the Alaska Coastal Management Program Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Alaska 17FSH2: An act providing for the protection of wild salmon and fish and wildlife habitat Failed
Nov. 6, 2012 Alabama Statewide Amendment 1: Proposed Statewide Amendment Number 1 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Alabama SB260: Statewide Amendment 2 Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Question 1: Arkansas Water, Waste Disposal, and Pollution Abatement Facilities Financing Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arkansas Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1: Amending The Arkansas Constitution To Create a Constitutional Right To Hunt, Fish, Trap, And Harvest Wildlife. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Arizona Proposition 301: Referred to the People by the Legislature Relating to the Land Conservation Fund Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 21: Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 California Proposition 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions that Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts. Referendum. Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 California Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 California Proposition 65: Environmental Fee Protection Act Failed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 68: Authorizes Bonds Funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaption, Water Quality And Supply And Flood Protection Passed
June 5, 2018 California Proposition 70: Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use Of Cap-And-Trade Reserve Fund Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 California Proposition 3: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage Failed
Nov. 8, 2022 California 21-0037A1 - Proposition 30: California Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention Initiative Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 58: Severance Taxes on the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 6: Assessment of Working Waterfront Property Based Upon Current Use Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Property Tax Exemption of Perpetually Conserved Land; Classification and Assessment of Land Used for Conservation Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Florida Constitutional Amendment 4: Referenda Required for Adoption and Amendment of Local Government Comprehensive Land Use Plans Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 Florida Amendment 1: Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates Funds to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Georgia Amendment 1: To encourage the preservation of Georgia's forests through a conservation use property tax reduction program. Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Georgia Constitutional Amendment 4: Allows the State to Execute Multiyear Contracts for Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency and Conservation Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Iowa Measure 1: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Idaho House Joint Resolution 2: Proposing a New Section to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to Provide That the Rights to Hunt, Fish and Trap, Including by the Use of Traditional Methods, Are a Valued Part of the Heritage of the State of Idaho and Shall Forever be Preserved for the People and Managed Through the Laws, Rules Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Louisiana Amendment 4: Increase in Severance Tax on Natural Resources to Certain Parishes Failed
Nov. 2, 2010 Louisiana Proposed Amendment No. 2: Act 541 - Natural Resource Severance Tax Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Louisiana Act No. 434: Proposed Amendment No. 8 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Massachusetts Question 2: Expanding the Beverage Container Deposit Law Failed
Nov. 1, 2007 Maine Question 4 - Bond Issue: Land Conservation Bonds Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land Conservation, Working Waterfront Preservation and State Park Preservation Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 5: Bond Issue - Drinking Water Systems and Wastewater Treatment Facilities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 3: Bond Issue - Land and Conservation Easements Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Maine Public Law 589: Question 6: Bond Issue Passed
Nov. 5, 2019 Maine Question 1: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Minnesota HF 2285: Dedicated Funding for Natural Resources and Arts Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2: Grants and Loans for Storm Water Control Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Missouri SJR 1: Constitutional Amendment 1 Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Montana I-186: Require the Department of Environmental Quality to Deny a Permit for Any New Hardrock Mines in Montana Unless the Reclamation Plan Provides Clear and Convincing Evidence that the Mine will Not Require Perpetual Treatment of Water Polluted by Acid Mine Drainage or Other Contaminants Failed
Nov. 4, 2014 North Dakota : Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 5 Failed
May 13, 2008 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 1: Allow Investment of Public Endowment Funds by Cities Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Nebraska Proposed Amendment 2: Constitutional Amendment to Establish the Right to Hunt, to Fish, and to Harvest Wildlife and That Public Hunting, Fishing, and Harvesting of Wildlife is a Preferred Means of Managing and Controlling Wildlife Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 New Jersey Public Question 3: Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New Jersey Public Question: Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 New Jersey Public Question No. 2: Constitutional Amendment Dedicating State Funds for Open Space, Farmland, and Historic Preservation, and Changing Existing Dedication for Water Programs, Underground Storage Tanks, and Hazardous Site Cleanups Passed
Nov. 7, 2017 New Jersey Public Question No.2: Constitutional Amendment Dedicating Moneys from State Environmental Contamination Cases Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 New York Proposal 1 - Constitutional Amendment: Using Certain Forest Preserve Lands to Construct a Power Line Passed
Nov. 2, 2021 New York Proposal 2: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment Passed
Nov. 8, 2022 New York SB 8008 - Proposition 1: Environment and Climate Change Projects Bond Measure Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 3: To Amend the Constitution to Protect Private Property Rights in Ground Water, Lakes and Other Watercourses Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Ohio Issue 2: To Authorize the State to Issue Bonds to Continue the Clean Ohio Program for Environmental Revitalization and Conservation Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 Oregon Measure 76: Amends Constitution: Continues Lottery Funding for Parks, Beaches, Wildlife Habitat, Watershed Protection Beyond 2014; Modifies Funding Process Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Oregon Measure 81: Prohibits Commercial Non-tribal Fishing with Gillnets in Oregon "Inland Waters," Allows use of Seine Nets Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Pennsylvania Bond Question: Water and Sewer Improvements Bond Referendum Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Rhode Island Question 2: Open Space and Recreational Development Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 5: Clean Water Finance Agency Bonds Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Rhode Island Question 6: Environmental Management Bonds $20,000,000 Passed
Nov. 4, 2014 Rhode Island Question 7: Clean Water, Open Space, and Healthy Communities Bonds Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Rhode Island Question 6: Green Economy Bonds - $35,000,000 Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Rhode Island Question 3: Green Economy and Clean Water Passed
March 2, 2021 Rhode Island Question 2: Beach, Clean Water and Green Bond - $74,000,000 Passed
Nov. 8, 2022 Rhode Island HB 7213: Rhode Island Question 3, Environment and Recreation Bond Measure Passed
Nov. 2, 2010 South Carolina Amendment 1: Right to Hunt and Fish Passed
Nov. 1, 2007 Texas Proposition 16: Sewer and Water Supply Bonds Passed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 7 (SJR 28): Permit Conservation and Reclamation Districts in El Paso County to Issue Bonds Failed
Nov. 8, 2011 Texas Proposition Number 8 (SJR 16): Providing for the Appraisal of Open-Space Land Devoted to Water-Stewardship Purposes on the Basis of its Productive Capacity Failed
Nov. 7, 2023 Texas LRCA: Proposition 6, Texas Creation of the Water Fund Amendment Passed
Nov. 8, 2016 Washington Initiative Measure 732: An Act Relating to Taxation Failed
Nov. 6, 2018 Washington measure: Initiative Measure No. 1631 Failed