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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1996-1999

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1996-1999

2000-2004

 

Key: *Adopted; L-Referred by the Legislature; I-Submitted by initiative petition; R-Referendum by petition.

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

May 21, 1996

23.

Amends Constitution: Increases Minimum Value in Controversy Required to Obtain Jury Trial--L1

*466,580

177,218

 

24.

Amends Constitution: Initiative Petition Signatures Must Be Collected From Each Congressional District--L1

279,399

360,592

 

25.

Amends Constitution: Requires 3/5 Majority in Legislature to Pass Revenue-Raising Bills--L1

*349,918

289,930

 

 

November 5, 1996

26.

Amends Constitution: Changes the Principles that Govern Laws for Punishment of Crime--L1

*878,677

440,283

 

27.

Amends Constitution: Grants Legislature New Power Over Both New, Existing Administrative Rules--L1

349,050

938,819

 

28.

Amends Constitution: Repeals Certain Residency Requirements for State Veterans' Loans--L1

*708,341

593,136

 

29.

Amends Constitution: Governor's Appointees Must Vacate Office If Successor Not Timely Confirmed--L1

335,057

958,947

 

30.

Amends Constitution: State Must Pay Local Governments Costs of State-Mandated Programs--L1

*731,127

566,168

 

31.

Amends Constitution: Obscenity May Receive No Greater Protection Than Under Federal Constitution--L1

630,980

706,974

 

32.

Authorizes Bonds for Portland Region Light Rail, Transportation Projects Elsewhere--R2

622,764

704,970

 

33.

Amends Constitution: Limits Legislative Change to Statutes Passed by Voters--I1

638,824

652,811

 

34.

Wildlife Management Exclusive to Commission; Repeals1994 Bear/Cougar Initiative--I2

570,803

762,979

 

35.

Restricts Bases for Providers to Receive Pay for Health Care--I2

441,108

807,987

 

36.

Increases Minimum Hourly Wage to $6.50 Over Three Years--I2

*769,725

584,303

 

37.

Broadens Types of Beverage Containers Requiring Deposit and Refund Value--I2

540,645

818,336

 

38.

Prohibits Livestock in Certain Polluted Waters or on Adjacent Lands--I2

479,921

852,661

 

39.

Amends Constitution: Government, Private Entities Cannot Discriminate Among Health Care Provider Categories--I1

569,037

726,824

 

40.

Amends Constitution: Gives Crime Victims Rights, Expands Admissible Evidence, Limits Pretrial Release--I1

*778,574

544,301

 

41.

Amends Constitution: States How Public Employee Earnings Must Be Expressed--I1

446,115

838,088

 

42.

Amends Constitution: Requires Testing of Public School Students; Public Report--I1

460,553

857,878

 

43.

Amends Collective Bargaining Law for Public Safety Employees--I2

547,131

707,586

 

44.

Increases, Adds Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes; Changes Tax Revenue Distribution--I2

*759,048

598,543

 

45.

Amends Constitution: Raises Public Employees' Normal Retirement Age; Reduces Benefits--I1

458,238

866,461

 

46.

Amends Constitution: Counts Non-Voters As "No" Votes on Tax Measures--I1

158,555

1,180,148

 

47.

Amends Constitution: Reduces and Limits Property Taxes; Limits Local Revenues, Replacement Fees--I1

*704,554

642,613

 

48.

Amends Constitution: Instructs State, Federal Legislators to Vote for Congressional Term Limits--I1,3

624,771

671,095

 

 

May 20, 1997 (Special Election)

49.

Amends Constitution: Restricts Inmate Lawsuits; Allows Interstate Shipment of Prison Made Products--L1

*699,813

70,940

 

50.

Amends Constitution: Limits Assessed Value of Property for Tax Purposes; Limits Property Tax Rates--L1

*429,943

341,781

 

 

November 4, 1997 (Special Election)

51.

Repeals Law Allowing Terminally Ill Adults To Obtain Lethal Prescription--L2

445,830

666,275

 

52.

Authorizes State Lottery Bond Program To Finance Public School Projects--L2

*805,742

293,425

 

 

May 19, 1998

53.

Amends Constitution: Eliminates Voter Turnout Requirement For Passing Certain Property Tax Measures--L1

303,539

319,871

 

 

November 3, 1998

54.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes State To Guarantee Bonded Indebtedness Of Certain Education Districts--L1

*569,982

474,727

 

55.

Amends Constitution: Permits State To Guarantee Earnings On Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund--L1

456,464

579,251

 

56.

Expands Notice To Landowners Regarding Changes To Land Use Laws--L2

*874,547

212,737

 

57.

Makes Possession Of Limited Amount Of Marijuana Class C Misdemeanor--R2

371,967

736,968

 

58.

Requires Issuing Copy Of Original Oregon Birth Certificate to Adoptees--I2

*621,832

462,084

 

59.

Amends Constitution: Prohibits Using Public Resources To Collect Money For Political Purposes--I1

539,757

561,952

 

60.

Requires Vote By Mail In Biennial Primary, General Elections--I2

*757,204

334,021

 

61.

Vote Not Tallied By Court Order

 

62.

Amends Constitution: Requires Campaign Finance Disclosures; Regulates Signature Gathering; Guarantees Contribution Methods--I1

*721,448

347,112

 

63.

Amends Constitution: Measures Proposing Supermajority Voting Requirements Require Same Supermajority For Passage--I1

*566,064

457,762

 

64.

Prohibits Many Present Timber Harvest Practices, Imposes More Restrictive Regulations--I2

215,491

897,535

 

65.

Amends Constitution: Creates Process For Requiring Legislature To Review Administrative Rules--I1

483,811

533,948

 

66.

Amends Constitution: Dedicates Some Lottery Funding To Parks, Beaches; Habitat, Watershed Protection--I1

*742,038

362,247

 

67.

Allows Medical Use Of Marijuana Within Limits; Establishes Permit System--I2

*611,190

508,263

 

 

November 2, 1999 (Special Election)

68.

Amends Constitution: Allows Protecting Business, Certain Government Programs From Prison Work Programs--L1

*406,526

289,407

 

69.

Amends Constitution: Grants Victims Constitutional Rights In Criminal Prosecutions, Juvenile Court Delinquency Proceedings--L1

*406,393

292,419

 

70.

Amends Constitution: Gives Public, Through Prosecutor, Right To Demand Jury Trial In Criminal Cases--L1

289,783

407,429

 

71.

Amends Constitution: Limits Pretrial Release Of Accused Person To Protect Victims, Public--L1

*404,404

292,696

 

72.

Amends Constitution: Allows Murder Conviction By 11 To 1 Jury Verdict--L1

316,351

382,685

 

73.

Amends Constitution: Limits Immunity From Criminal Prosecution Of Person Ordered To Testify About His Or Her Conduct--L1

320,160

369,843

 

74.

Amends Constitution: Requires Terms Of Imprisonment Announced In Court Be Fully Served, With Exceptions--L1

*368,899

325,078

 

75.

Amends Constitution: Persons Convicted Of Certain Crimes Cannot Serve On Grand Juries, Criminal Trial Juries--L1

*399,671

292,445

 

76.

Amends Constitution: Requires Light, Heavy Motor Vehicle Classes Proportionately Share Highway Costs--L1

*372,613

314,351

 

0Repeal of federal prohibition amendment.
1Constitutional amendment.
2Statutory enactment.
3Required communication to federal officials on behalf of people of Oregon.
4Tri-county measure voted on in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
5Advisory vote for legislators' information.

 

2000-2004