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1980-2016 History of Hawaii ConAm Questions

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1980-2016 History of Hawaii ConAm Questions

  1. 1. 1980-2016 Constitutional Amendment Ballot Questions and Results Year Bill No. Subject Question on Ballot Passed Result Tally 1980 SB578 (1979) Ratify Amendments to 50% total vote cast Senate Bill No. 578 of the Tenth Legislature, Regular Session of 1979, proposes that Article XVII, Section 2, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to require that, for ratification of amendments at a general election, each amendment must receive a majority of all the votes tallied on the question equal to a least fify percent of the total vote cast at the election. Shall the amendment proposed by said Senate Bill No. 578-79 be adopted? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 178,030 85,530 53,911 149 56.0% 26.9% 16.9% 0.0% 1980 SB1703 (1980) Ratify Amends Question/ Text/Voter Ed Senate Bill No. 1703-80 of the Tenth Legislature, Regular Session of 1980, proposes that Article XVII, Section 2, of the Consitituion of the State of Hawaii be amended to require: • that each proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be submitted to the voters in the form of a question embracing a single subject, • that each question have spaces to mark "yes" or "no", • that the full text of all proposed amendments be available for public inspection prior to the election and at each polling place on election day, • that a program of voter education concerning each proposed amendment be conducted and, • that, for ratification of amendments at a general election, each amendment must receive a majority of all the votes tallied on the question equal to at least fifty percent of the total vote cast at the election. Shall the amendment proposed by said Senate Bill No. 1703-80 be adopted? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 187,093 72,682 57,723 122 58.9% 22.8% 18.1% 0.0% 1980 SB1973 (1980) Senate Consider Judical Vacancy Senate Bill No. 1973-80 of the Tenth Legislature, Regular Session of 1980, proposes that Article III, Section 10, of the Consitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to permit the Senate to convene itself into a special session at the written request of two-thirds of the members of the Senate for the purpose of considering any nomination to fill a judicial vacancy as provided by Section 3 of Article VI. Shall the amendment proposed by said Senate Bill No. 1973-80 be adopted? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 153,868 97,929 65,756 67 48.4% 30.8% 20.7% 0.0% 1982 HB150 (1981) Preliminary Hearing sufficient to Permit Prosecution House Bill No. 150 of the Eleventh Legislature, Regular Session of 1981, proposes that Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to allow a person to be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime upon a finding of probable cause after a preliminary hearing is held as provided by law. This proposed procedure would be an alternative to the present procedure requiring a presentment or indictment of a grand jury. Shall the amendment proposed by said House Bill No. 150 be adopted? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 191,798 95,216 38,146 114 58.9% 29.2% 11.7% 0.0% 1982 HB238 (1981) Payment of Legislative Salaries House Bill No. 238 of the Eleventh Legislature, Regular Session of 1981, proposes that Article III, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to provide that the salaries received by the members of the legislature shall be payable in such installments and at such times as provided by law. Shall the amendment proposed by said House Bill No. 238 be adopted? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 152,154 126,110 46,904 106 46.7% 38.7% 14.4% 0.0% 1984 HB1213 (1983) Elimination of Revenue Refund House Bill No. 1213 of the Twelfth Legislature, Regular Session of 1983, proposes that Article VILL, Section 6 of the Consitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to eliminate the requirement that excess revenue be refunded to taxpayers if the general fund balance at the close of each two successive fiscal years exceeds five percent of general fund revenues for each of the two fiscal years. Shall the amendment proposed by said House Bill No. 1213 be adopted? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 138,068 162,042 48,202 159 39.6% 46.5% 13.8% 0.0% 1984 HB1947 (1984) Amend Deadline of Bill Intro House Bill No. 1947 of the Twelfth Legislature, Regular Session of 1984, proposes that Article III, Section 12 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to allow the legislature to establish the deadline for introducing bills to be considered at any time during the session, by eliminating the current requirement that the deadline be no sooner than the twentieth day of the session and before the mandatory legislative recess. Shall the amendment proposed by said House Bill No. 1947 be adopted? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 177,060 115,704 55,614 94 50.8% 33.2% 15.9% 0.0% 1
  2. 2. 1984 SB2072 (1984) Amend Leg. Pay Method for Members Senate Bill No. 2072 of the Twelfth Legislature, Regular Session of 1984, proposes that Article III, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to allow the legislature to set the method (but not the amount) by which its members will be paid. The legislature has passed a bill to provide for payment in equal monthly installments, with no increase in pay. Shall the amendment proposed by said Senate Bill No. 2072 be adopted? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 185,231 101,719 61,420 102 53.1% 29.1% 17.6% 0.0% 1984 HB1948 (1984) Remove Consecutive Recess House Bill No. 1948 of the Twelfth Legislature, Regular Session of 1984, proposes that Article III, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii, which now requires the legislature to recess each regular session for not less than five days at one time during the period between the twentieth and fortieth days of the session, be amended to remove the requirement that the recess of at least five days be taken consectutively or all at one time, and allow the recess to be taken any time during the session after the deadline for introducing bills. A concurrent resolution setting the dates of the mandatory recess must be adopted by the majority vote of the members of each house of the legislature. Shall the amendment proposed by said House Bill No. 1948 be adopted? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 173,623 105,591 69,190 68 49.8% 30.3% 19.8% 0.0% 1986 HB355 (1986) Appoint Retired Judges for Temporary Service To provide additional judges for temporary service when needed by the courts, shall the chief justice of the Hawaii supreme court be permitted to appoint retired judges from the intermediate appellate court, the circuit courts, district courts and district family courts to serve temporarily on the intermediate appellate court, any circuit court, any district court and any district family court, respectively? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 197,386 119,375 27,188 120 57.3% 34.6% 7.9% 0.0% 1986 Convention to Revise or Amend Constitution Shall there be aconvention to propse a revision of or amendments to the Constitution? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 137,236 173,977 32,473 187 39.9% 50.5% 9.4% 0.0% 1988 SB107 (1987) Right to Jury Trial - Increase Amount from $1000 to $5000 Shall the consitutional right to a jury trial in civil cases, now limited to those cases where the value in controversy exceeds $1000, be amended to perserve that right in civil cases where the value in controversy exceeds $1000, be amended to perserve that right in civil cases where the value in controversy exceeds $5000? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 212,235 102,246 53,541 165 57.6% 27.7% 14.5% 0.0% 1988 SB1139 (1987) Eliminate 1 year Residency Requirement Shall the qualificiations for voting in the State of Hawaii be changed to eliminate the one-year residency requirement which has been found unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 172,026 156,594 39,434 133 46.7% 42.5% 10.7% 0.0% 1988 HB572 (1987) Unopposed Candidates Automatically elected Shall a candidate for a seat in the legislature who is unopposed after the primary election be deemed elected to that seat at the primary election with the term of office of the member elected at a primary election beginning on the date of the general election, and shall the language specifying the method by which senators elected after reapportionment are assigned to two or four-year terms when reapportionment establishes multimember districts be conformed to such an election method? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 198,301 108,515 61,279 92 53.8% 29.4% 16.6% 0.0% 1988 HB1267 (1987) SB2718 (1988) Voting Age Qualification Allow to vote if 18 in Calendar Year Shall the age qualificiation for voting in the State of Hawaii be changed to include not only those who shall have attained the age of eighteen years on or before the date of the election, but also those who shall have attained the age of eighteen years on or before December 31 of the year in which the election is held? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 164,407 156,681 46,963 136 44.6% 42.5% 12.7% 0.0% 1988 SB2021 (1988) Exclusive Economic Zone Assert and Reserve Natural Resources Shall the State of Hawaii assert and reserve its rights and interest in its exclusive economic zone for the purpose of exploring, exploiting, conserving and managing natural resouces, both living and nonliving, of the seabed and subsoil, and super-adjacent waters? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 251,822 55,689 60,549 127 68.3% 15.1% 16.4% 0.0% 1988 HB2688 (1988) Allow Student on Board of Education. Shall there be one public high student selected by the Hawaii State Student Council to serve as a non-voting member on the board of education? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 212,174 103,961 51,996 56 57.6% 28.2% 14.1% 0.0% 1988 HB3164 (1988) Reapportionment Basis - Change Basis to Population Base Shall the requirements of minimum representation among basic island units be removed and the basis for reapportionment be changed from a registered voter base to a population base? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 165,896 132,133 70,100 58 45.0% 35.8% 19.0% 0.0% 1990 HB2053 (1990) Change Basis to Population Base Shall the basis used for reapportionment be changed from a "registered voter" basis to an "adjusted population" basis? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 142,688 154,339 56,472 302 40.3% 43.6% 15.9% 0.0% 1990 HB2053 (1990) Amend Basic Island Unit Requirement Shall the requirements for reapportionment boundaries be changed from "basic island units" to basic island units, whenever possible and to the maximum extent possible? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 151,740 125,015 76,909 137 42.8% 35.3% 21.7% 0.0% 1990 HB2053 (1990) Repeal Fractional Representation for basic Island Units Shall the requirement that fractional voting be used to maintain minimum representation for basic island units, which has been ruled unconstituional, be repealed? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 149,474 128,835 75,373 119 42.2% 36.4% 21.3% 0.0% 2
  3. 3. 1990 SB32 (1990) Amend Legislative Recess Period Shall the legislative session recess requirement be changed from a minimum of five to six days, and to allow recesses to occur at a time or times to be determined by concurrent resolution, rather than to allow recesses to occur only at some period between the twentieth and fortieth days of the regular session? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 144,552 150,559 58,556 134 40.8% 42.5% 16.5% 0.0% 1990 SB103 (1990) Amend Qualifications for District Court Judge Shall the qualificiation for appointment of a district court judge be increased from a minimum of five years to minimum of ten years of holding a license before being nominated? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 151,502 155,676 46,436 187 42.8% 44.0% 13.1% 0.0% 1992 HB2322 (1992) Reapportionment Commission Constitute on/before May 1 Shall the reapportionment commission be constituted on or before May 1 instead of March 1 of each reapportionment year? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 192,432 127,199 61,850 473 50.4% 33.3% 16.2% 0.1% 1992 SB1440 (1992) Reserve Oath for Designated Officials Shall the oath of office be reserved for the governor, the lieutenant governor, members of both houses of the legislature, members of the board of education, the members of the national guard, State or county employees who possess police powers, district court judges, and all office holders whose appointment requires the consent of the senate? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 228,395 101,827 51,451 281 59.8% 26.7% 13.5% 0.1% 1992 SB2234 (1992) Elimination of Holdover Senators Shall the holdover senator provision be repealed so that the terms of all senators will end at the general electionat which a new apportionment plan becomes effective and the assignment of staggered terms is recomputed as of that general election? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 217,462 105,353 58,864 275 56.9% 27.6% 15.4% 0.1% 1992 HB2327 (1992) Change to Population Based Reapportionment Shall the reapportionment commission use the total number of permanent residents instead of the number of registered voters as the reapportionment base? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 210,400 120,029 51,308 217 55.1% 31.4% 13.4% 0.1% 1994 SB2182 (1994) District Court Vacancy Select/Approve: Chief Justice and Senate Shall the method of filling a vacancy in the district courts be changed by requiring the candidate selected by the chief justice to also be approved of by the senate which must hold a public hearing within thrity days of the appointment? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 205,982 103,135 67,164 43 54.7% 27.4% 17.8% 0.0% 1994 SB2294 (1994) Judicial Selection Number of Nominees Between 4 and 6 Shall the number of nominees for any judicial vacancy submitted by the judicial selection commission to the governor be changed from a list of "not less than 6" nominees for the vacancy to "not less than 4 and not more than 6" nominees? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 215,471 96,762 63,981 110 57.3% 25.7% 17.0% 0.0% 1994 SB2513 (1994) Judicial Selection Comm. Term Not to Exceed Six Years Shall the term of appointees to the judicial selection commission be changed from no more than one full six year term to a term of no more than six years? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 240,411 73,945 61,894 74 63.9% 19.6% 16.4% 0.0% 1994 SB2515 (1994) Judicial Selection Comm. Change Requirements in Appointments Shall the number of appointees by the governor to the judicial selection commission be reduced from three to two, the number of appointees by the chief justice from two to one, and the number appointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives each respectively be increased from one to two and shall at least one of the appointees be a resident of a county other than the City and County of Honolulu? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 250,481 71,160 54,611 72 66.6% 18.9% 14.5% 0.0% 1994 HB3657 (1994) Board of Education Appointed BOE by Governor Shall the board of education be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate, and its composition determined by law? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 158,675 176,242 41,281 126 42.2% 46.8% 11.0% 0.0% 1994 HB3657 (1994) Limit BOE Powers; Statewide Policies Shall the board of education's powers be limited to formulating statewide educational policy, as provided by law, and appointing the superintendent of education as the chief executive officer? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 238,870 89,466 47,917 71 63.5% 23.8% 12.7% 0.0% 1994 HB2692 (1994) Authorize State to Issue Bonds for Early Childhood Education and Care Facilities Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist not-for-profit corporations which provide early childhood education and care facilities to the general public? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 231,859 102,721 41,318 426 61.6% 27.3% 11.0% 0.1% 1994 HB2692 (1994) Authorize State to Use Bonds for Early Childhood Education and Care Facilities Shall the State be authorized to use public funds in the form of proceeds of special purpose revenue bonds, to assist not-for-profit corporations that provide early childhood education and care facilities serving the general public? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 198,977 129,233 47,944 170 52.9% 34.3% 12.7% 0.0% 1996 SB2211 (1996) Paying For School Cosntruction Projects Shall the State be allowed to appropriate the funds of the state educational facilities improvement special fund for periods beyond three years to allow for acquisition or construction of public school facilities? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 242,009 83,882 43,353 113 65.5% 22.7% 11.7% 0.0% 1996 SB3091 (1996) Federal Financial Aid Should the exception that permanently prevents the lapsing of unencumbered general obligation bond funds which are deemed necessary by the legislature to qualify for federal aid financing and reimbursement be removed from the provision that requires the lapsing of all unencumbered funds at the end of each fiscal period? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 164,132 123,021 81,125 79 44.4% 33.3% 22.2% 0.0% 1996 HB4142 (1996) Hurricane Relief Fund Shall the State Constitution be amended to authorize the use of revenue bonds to finance a loan program to make loans to state property insurance programs that provide hurricane insurance coverage to the general public? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 234,436 92,238 42,482 201 63.5% 25.0% 11.5% 0.1% 1996 Convention to Revise or Amend Constitution Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 163,869 160,153 45,245 90 44.4% 43.4% 12.2% 0.0% 3
  4. 4. 1998 SB209 (1997) Appoint Tax Review Commission every 10 yrs Shall a tax review commission be appointed every ten years instead of every five years, starting in the year 2005? YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 138,672 222,433 51,026 389 33.6% 53.9% 12.4% 0.1% 1998 HB117 (1997) Legislature to Reserve Marriage to Opp-Sex Couples Shall the Constituion of the State of Hawaii be amended to specify that the legislature shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 285,384 117,827 8,422 887 69.2% 28.6% 2.0% 0.2% 1998 HB3130 Act 131 (1998) Convention to Revise or Amend Constitution Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 140,688 244,753 26,784 295 34.1% 59.3% 6.5% 0.1% 2000 SB539 (2000) UH Self Governance Shall the University of Hawaii have the authority and power of self- governance in matters involving only the internal structure, management, and operation of the university? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 268,166 76,870 25,398 78 72.4% 20.7% 6.9% 0.0% 2000 SB2941 (2000) Appoint Tax Review Commission every 10 yrs Shall a tax review commission be appointed every ten years instead of every five years, starting in the year 2005? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 130,055 208,035 32,289 133 35.1% 56.1% 8.7% 0.0% 2000 HB1 (2nd SP) Staggered Senate Terms Shall the reapportionment commission be assigned the duty to maintain the staggering of senate terms in a manner that is equitable for all candidates in an election? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 260,699 67,568 42,181 64 70.4% 18.2% 11.4% 0.0% 2002 HB1012 (2002) Candidate Residency Shall a candidate seeking office in a senatorial or representative district be required to become a qualified voter in that district prior to filing nomination papers for the primary election? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 323,346 35,252 26,741 119 83.9% 9.1% 6.9% 0.0% 2002 HB2848 (2002) Issue Bonds for Not-For- Profit Schools Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist not-for-profit private nonsectarian and sectarian elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities; and to combine into a single issue of special purpose revenue bonds to assist not-for-profit private nonsectarian and sectarian elementary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities, separately authorized, in a total amount not exceeding the aggregate of the proposed separate issues of special purpose revenue bonds? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 229,961 127,035 28,348 113 59.7% 33.0% 7.4% 0.0% 2002 SB996 (2002) Felony Prosecutions Shall Hawaii's consitutional provision regarding the initiation of criminal charges be amended to permit criminal charges for felonies to be initieated by a legal prosecuting officer through the filing of a signed, written information setting forth the charge in accordance with procedures and conditions to be provided by the state legislature? Note: Feb. 24, 2004 the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled the amendment was not validly ratified in accordance with Article XVII, Sec. 2&3 of the Hawaii State Constitution. Watland v. Lingle See Note YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 220,829 123,003 41,494 131 57.3% 31.9% 10.8% 0.0% 2004 HB2789 (2004) Sexual Assault Crimes Shall the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to provide that the legislature may define what behavior consitutes a continuing course of conduct in sexual assault crimes? Note: Sept. 1, 2005 the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled HB2789 was invalidly adopted. Taomae v. Lingle See Note YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 282,852 103,745 44,407 168 65.6% 24.1% 10.3% 0.0% 2004 SB2843 (2004) Public Right to Information Shall the Consitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to provide that the public has a right of access to registration information regarding persons convicted of certain offenses against children and persons convicted of certain sexual offenses, and that the legislature shall determine which offenses are subject to this provision, what information consistutes registration information to which the public has a right of access, the manner of public access to the registration information, and a period of time after which and conditions pursuant to which a convicted person may petition for termination of public access? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 309,415 79,321 42,298 132 71.8% 18.4% 9.8% 0.0% 2004 SB2846 (2004) Rights of Accused Law Shall the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to permit the legislature to provide by law for the inadmissiblity of priviledge confidential communications between and alleged crime victim and the alleged crime victim's physician, psycohologist, counselor or licensed mental health professional? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 229,439 147,257 54,259 200 53.2% 34.2% 12.6% 0.0% 2004 SB2851 (2004) Felony Prosecutions Shall Hawaii's consitutional provision regarding the initiation of criminal charges be amended to permit criminal charges for felonies to be initiated by a legal prosecuting officer through the filing of a signed, written information setting forth the charge in accordance with procedures and conditions to be provided by the state legislature? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 241,658 129,103 60,336 93 56.0% 29.9% 14.0% 0.0% 2006 SB1256 (2005) Board of Regents Shall the governor be required to select board of regents candidates from a pool of qualified candidates screened and proposed by a candidate advisory council for the board of regents of the University of Hawaii as provided by law? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 195,909 122,454 30,181 207 56.2% 35.1% 8.7% 0.1% 2006 SB995 (2006) Justices and Judges Retirement Age Shall the mandatory retirement age of seventy for all state court justices and judges be repealed? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 121,418 201,476 25,329 528 34.8% 57.8% 7.3% 0.2% 4
  5. 5. 2006 SB2246 (2006) Sexual Assault Against Minors Shall the Constitution of the State of Hawaii be amended to provide that in continuous sexual assault crimes against minors younger than fourteen years of age, the legislature may define: (1) What behavior constitutes a continuing course of conduct; and (2) What consitutes the jury unanimity that is required for a conviction? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 270,789 71,306 36,421 235 69.0% 20.4% 10.4% 0.1% 2006 SB2479 (2006) Agricultural Enterprise Revenue Bonds Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist agricultural enterprises serving important agricultural lands? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 222,072 90,319 36,269 91 63.7% 25.9% 10.4% 0.0% 2006 HB1917 (2006) Salary Commission Shall the Consitution be amended to provide the salary commission to review and recommend salaries for justices, judges, state legislators, the governor, the lieutenant governor, the administrative director of the State, state department heads or executive officers of the executive departments, and the deputies or assistants to department heads of the executive departments, excluding the superintendent of education and tghe president of the University of Hawaii? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 184,101 129,806 34,709 135 52.8% 37.2% 10.0% 0.0% 2008 SB966 (2008) Age Qualification for Governor Shall the age qualification for the office of governor and office of lieutenant governor be reduced from thirty years of age to twenty-five years of age? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 75,782 356,983 22,283 189 16.6% 78.4% 4.9% 0.0% 2008 Convention to Revise or Amend Constitution Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 152,596 281,668 20,796 144 33.5% 61.9% 4.6% 0.0% 2010 SB2807 (2010) Relating to the Tax Rebate Requirement Shall the legislature be provided with the choice, when the state general fund balance at the close of each of two successive fiscal years exceeds five per cent of the general fund revenues for each of the two fiscal years, to provide a tax refund or tax credit to the taxpayers of the State, or to make a deposit into one or more funds, as provided by law, which shall serve as temporary supplemental sources of funding for the State in times of an emergency, economic downturn, or unforeseen reduction in revenue? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 227,457 122,672 35,007 249 59.0% 31.8% 9.1% 0.1% 2010 HB2376 (2010) Relating to the Board of Education Shall the Board of Education be changed to a board appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, as provided b y law? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 221,390 145,818 17,953 224 57.4% 37.8% 4.7% 0.1% 2012 HB2594 (2012) Issue/Use Bonds for Dam and Reservoirs Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist dam and reservoir owners to make their facilities compliant with current safety standards? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 212,483 176,007 47,995 198 48.7% 40.3% 11.0% 0.0% 2012 SB650 (2012) Retired Judges Shall the chief justice of the state supreme court appoint judges who have retired upon attaining the age of seventy years as emeritus judges, permitting the appointed judges to serve as temporary judges in courts no higher than the court level they reached prior to retirement and for terms not to exceed three months per each appointment? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 216,734 174,250 45,537 162 49.6% 39.9% 10.4% 0.0% 2014 SB886 (2013) Justices and Judges Retirement Age Shall the mandatory retirement age for all state court justices and judges be increased from seventy to eighty years of age? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 81,428 269,012 18,896 306 22.0% 72.8% 5.1% 0.1% 2014 SB1084 (2013) Public Funds to Early Childhood Education Shall the appropriation of public funds be permitted for the support or benefit of private early childhood education programs that shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex or ancestry, as provided by law? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 160,271 192,289 16,814 268 43.4% 52.0% 4.5% 0.1% 2014 HB420 (2014) Disclosure of Judicial Nominees Shall the judicial selection commission, when presenting a list of nominees to the governor or the chief justice to fill a vacancy in the office of the chief justice,m supreme court, intermediate appellate court, circuit courts or district courts, be required, at the same time, to disclose that list to the public? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 303,022 41,315 25,189 116 82.0% 11.2% 6.8% 0.0% 2014 HB748 (2014) Issue Bonds for Agreicultural Enterprises Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to assist agricultural enterprises on any type of land, rather than only important agricultural lands? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 185,576 152,247 31,561 258 50.2% 41.2% 8.5% 0.1% 2014 SB2876 (2014) Issue Bonds for Dams and Reservoirs Shall the State be authorized to issue special purpose revenue bonds and use the proceeds from the bonds to offer loans to qualifying dam and reservoir owners to improve their facilities to protect public safety and provide significant benefits to the general public as important water sources? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 234,063 106,403 28,999 177 63.3% 28.8% 7.8% 0.0% 2016 SB143 (2015) Jury Trials in Civil Cases Shall the threshold value in controversy requirement for jury trials in civil cases at common law be increased from $5000 to $10,000? NO YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 201,198 185,586 50,617 263 46.0% 42.4% 11.6% 0.1% 2016 SB2554 (2016) Disposition of Excess Revenues Shall the legislature be provided, when the state general fund balance at the close of each of two successive fiscal years exceeds five per cent of the general fund revenues for each of the two fiscal years, the additional alternatives of the appropriating general funds for the pre-payment of either or both of the following: (1) Debt service for general obligation bonds issued by the State; or (2) Pension or other post-employment benefit liablities accrued for state employees? YES YES NO Blank Votes Over Votes 219,056 157,289 61,032 287 50.1% 35.9% 13.9% 0.1% 5

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