CNN/TIME AllPolitics Vote '96

Top Ten Ballot Initiatives

Arizona | California | Colorado | Florida | Maine | Michigan | Ohio

ARIZONA

Prop 102:

A yes vote supports allowing the courts to try some juveniles as adults in criminal court.

Ballot Results: Arizona
YES 63
NO 37

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CALIFORNIA

Prop. 208:

A yes vote supports limits to the amount of contributions to a candidates' campaign, and supports setting a limit on what amount candidates can spend to get elected. A yes vote supports prohibiting lobbyist contributions.

Ballot Results: California
YES 63
NO 37

Prop. 209:

A yes vote supports state constitutional prohibition of preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, and contracting?

Ballot Results: California
YES 56
NO 44

Prop. 211:

A yes vote supports:

  • prohibiting the Legislature from restricting attorney-client fee arrangements.
  • allowing the CEO or director of a company to be found personally liable for fraudulent acts committed by the business.
  • making it easier for individuals to sue for securities fraud regarding their retirement savings.
  • shifting the burden of proof for securities fraud to the person being sued.
  • providing that punitive damages in a retirement savings fraud suit go to the state General Fund.

Ballot Results: California
YES 28
NO 72

Prop. 215:

A yes vote supports:

  • allowing Californians the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes when that medical use has been recommended by a physician for the treatment of illness for which marijuana provides relief.
  • provides that patients and their primary caregivers who obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes upon written or oral recommendation of a physician are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.
  • protecting physicians from punishment, or from being denied any right or privilege, for having recommended marijuana to patients for medical purposes.

Ballot Results: California
YES 56
NO 44

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COLORADO

Amendment 17:

A yes vote supports amending the state Constitution to declare that parents have the natural, essential and inalienable right to direct and control the upbringing, education, values, and discipline of their children.

Ballot Results: Colorado
YES 43
NO 57

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FLORIDA

Amendment No. 1:

A yes vote supports a prohibition of new state taxes and fees without approval by two-thirds of the voters.

Ballot Results: Florida
YES 69
NO 31

Amendment No. 4:

A yes vote supports charging an Everglades Sugar Fee of one cent per pound on raw sugar grown in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The funds raised would be used, consistent with statutory law, for purposes of conservation and protection of natural resources and abatement of water pollution in the Everglades. The fee would be imposed for 25 years.

Ballot Results: Florida
YES 46
NO 54

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MAINE

Clearcutting:

A vote for 2A supports implementation of a ban on clear-cut logging; a vote for 2B supports other new logging standards; a vote for 2C rejects both.

Ballot Results: Maine
2A - Citizen Initiative 30
2B - Competing measure limiting logging 47
2C - Against 2A and 2B 23

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MICHIGAN

Proposal E:

A yes vote supports construction of up to three gaming casinos in Detroit or any other city that meets the following qualifications: has a population of 800,000 or more; is located within 100 miles of any other state or country in which gaming is permitted; and has had casino gaming approved by a majority of the voters in the city.

Ballot Results: Michigan
YES 50
NO 50

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OHIO

Constitutional Amendment:

A yes vote supports a amendment to the state constitution to establish riverboat casino gambling in designated locations in Ohio.

Ballot Results: Ohio
YES 38
NO 62

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