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Home > State > Elections > History > Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 2000-2004

Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 2000-2004

2006-present

 

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

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

 

May 16, 2000

77.

Amends Constitution: Makes Certain Local Taxing Districts' Temporary Property Tax Authority Permanent--L1

336,253

432,541

 

78.

Amends Constitution: Lengthens Period For Verifying Signatures On Initiative And Referendum Petitions--L1

*528,129

327,440

 

79.

Amends Constitution: Increases Signatures Required To Place Initiative Amending Constitution On Ballot--L1

356,912

505,081

 

80.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes Using Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fees For Increasing Highway Policing--L1

310,640

559,941

 

81.

Amends Constitution: Allows Legislature To Limit Recovery Of Damages In Civil Actions--L1

219,009

650,348

 

82.

Repeals Truck Weight--Mile Tax; Establishes And Increases Fuel Taxes--R2

109,741

767,329

 

 

November 7, 2000

83.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes New Standards, Priorities For Veterans' Loans; Expands Qualified Recipients--L1

*1,084,870

365,203

 

84.

Amends Constitution: State Must Continue Paying Local Governments For State--Mandated Programs--L1

*1,211,384

222,723

 

85.

Amends Constitution: Modifies Population, Minimum Area Requirements For Formation Of New Counties--L1

634,307

767,366

 

86.

Amends Constitution: Requires Refunding General Fund Revenues Exceeding State Estimates To Taxpayers--L1

*898,793

550,304

 

87.

Amends Constitution: Allows Regulation Of Location Of Sexually Oriented Businesses Through Zoning--L1

694,410

771,901

 

88.

Increases Maximum Deductible In Oregon For Federal Income Taxes Paid--L2

*739,270

724,097

 

89.

Dedicates Tobacco Settlement Proceeds To Specified Health, Housing, Transportation Programs--L2

622,814

828,117

 

90.

Authorizes Rates Giving Utilities Return On Investments In Retired Property--R2

158,810

1,208,545

 

91.

Amends Constitution: Makes Federal Income Taxes Fully Deductible On Oregon Tax Returns--I1

661,342

814,885

 

92.

Amends Constitution: Prohibits Payroll Deductions For Political Purposes Without Specific Written Authorization--I1

656,250

815,338

 

93.

Amends Constitution: Voters Must Approve Most Taxes, Fees; Requires Certain Approval Percentage--I1

581,186

865,091

 

94.

Repeals Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Certain Felonies, Requires Resentencing--I2

387,068

1,073,275

 

95.

Amends Constitution: Student Learning Determines Teacher Pay; Qualifications, Not Seniority, Determine Retention--I1

514,926

962,250

 

96.

Amends Constitution: Prohibits Making Initiative Process Harder, Except Through Initiative; Applies Retroactively--I1

527,613

866,588

 

97.

Bans Body--Gripping Animal Traps, Some Poisons; Restricts Fur Commerce--I2

606,939

867,219

 

98.

Amends Constitution: Prohibits Using Public Resources For Political Purposes; Limits Payroll Deductions--I1

678,024

776,489

 

99.

Amends Constitution: Creates Commission Ensuring Quality Home Care Services For Elderly, Disabled--I1

*911,217

539,414

 

1.

Amends Constitution: Legislature Must Fund School Quality Goals Adequately; Report; Establish Grants--I1

*940,223

477,461

 

2.

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

605,575

779,190

 

3.

Amends Constitution: Requires Conviction Before Forfeiture; Restricts Proceeds Usage; Requires Reporting, Penalty--I1

*952,792

465,081

 

4.

Dedicates Tobacco--Settlement Proceeds; Earnings Fund Low--Income Health Care--I2

650,850

789,543

 

5.

Expands Circumstances Requiring Background Checks Before Transfer Of Firearm--I2

*921,926

569,996

 

6.

Provides Public Funding To Candidates Who Limit Spending, Private Contributions--I2

586,910

838,011

 

7.

The Secretary of State has been enjoined from canvassing the votes for this measure--I1

 

8.

Amends Constitution: Limits State Appropriations To Percentage Of State's Prior Personal Income--I1

608,090

789,699

 

9.

Prohibits Public School Instruction Encouraging, Promoting, Sanctioning Homosexual, Bisexual Behaviors--I2

702,572

788,691

 

 

May 21, 2002

10.

Amends Constitution: Allows Public Universities to Receive Equity in Private Companies as Compensation for Publicly Created Technology

*608,640

177,004

 

11.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes Less Expensive General Obligation Bond financing for OHSU Medical Research and other Capital Costs

*589,869

190,226

 

12.

Removed from Ballot

 

13.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes Using Education Fund Principal in Specified Cirumstances; Transfers $220 Million to School Fund

376,605

411,923

 

 

November 5, 2002

14.

Amends Constitution: Removes Historical Racial References in Obsolete Sections of Constitution--L1

*867,901

352,027

 

15.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes State to Issue General Obligation Bonds for Seismic Rehabilitation of Public Education Buildings--L1

*671,640

535,638

 

16.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes State to Issue General Obligation Bonds for Seismic Rehabilitation of Emergency Services Buildings--L1

*669,451

530,587

 

17.

Amends Constitution: Reduces Minimum Age Requirement to Serve as State Legislator from 21 Years to 18 Years--L1

341,717

910,331

 

18.

Amends Constitution: Allows Certain Tax Districts to Establish Permanent Property Tax Rates and Divide into Tax Zones--L1

450,444

704,116

 

 

September 17, 2002
(Special Election)

19.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes Using Education Stability Fund Principal in Specified Circumstances; Transfers $150 Million to State School Fund; Creates School Capital Matching Subaccount in Stability Fund--L1

*496,815

306,440

 

20.

Increases Cigarette Tax; Uses Revenue for Health Plan, Other Programs--L2

*522,613

289,119

 

 

November 5, 2002

21.

Amends Constitution: Revises Procedure for Filling Judicial Vacancies, Electing Judges; Allows Vote for "None of the Above"--I1

526,450

668,256

 

22.

Amends Constitution: Requires Supreme Court Judges and Court of Appeals Judges to be Elected by District--I1

595,936

610,063

 

23.

Creates Health Care Finance Plan for Medically Necessary Services; Creates Additional Income, Payroll Taxes--I2

265,310

969,537

 

24.

Allows Licensed Denturists to Install Partial Dentures; Authorizes Cooperative Dentist--Denturist Business Ventures--I2

*907,979

286,492

 

25.

Increases Minimum Wage to $6.90 in 2003; Increases for Inflation in Future Years--I2

*645,016

611,658

 

26.

Amends Constitution: Prohibits Payment, Receipt of Payment Based on the Number of Initiative, Referendum Petition Signatures Obtained--I1

*921,606

301,415

 

27.

Requires Labeling of Genetically--Engineered Foods Sold or Distributed in or from Oregon--I2

371,851

886,806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 28, 2003 (Special Election)

28.

Temporarily Increases Income Tax Rates--L2

575,846

676,312

 

 

 

 

September 16, 2003 (Special Election)

29.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes State of Oregon to Incur General Obligation Debt for Savings on Pension Liabilities--L1

*360,209

291,778

 

 

 

 

February 3, 2004 (Special Election)

30.

Enacts Temporary Personal Income Tax Surcharge; Increases, Changes Corporate, Other Taxes; Avoids Specific Budget Cuts--R2

481,315

691,462

 

 

 

 

November 2, 2004

31.

Amends Constitution: Authorizes Law Permitting Postponement of Election for Particular Public Office When Nominee for Office Dies--L1

*1,122,852

588,502

 


32.

Amends Constitution: Deletes Reference to Mobile Homes from Provision Dealing with Taxes and Fees on Motor Vehicle--L1

*1,048,090

661,576

 

 

33.

Amends Medical Marijuana Act: Requires Marijuana Dispensaries for Supplying Patients/Caregivers; Raises Patients’ Possession Limit--I2

764,015

1,021,814

 


34.

Requires Balancing Timber Production, Resource Conservation/Preservation
in Managing State Forests; Specifically Addresses Two Forests--I2

659,467

1,060,496

 

 

35.

Amends Constitution: Limits Noneconomic Damages (Defined) Recoverable for Patient Injuries Caused by Healthcare Provider’s Negligence or Recklessness--I1

869,054

896,857

 


36.

Amends Constitution: Only Marriage Between One Man and One Woman Is Valid or Legally Recognized as Marriage--I1

*1,028,546

787,556

 

 

37.

Governments Must Pay Owners, or Forgo Enforcement, when Certain Land Use Restrictions Reduce Property Value--I2

*1,054,589

685,079

 

 

38.

Abolishes Saif; State Must Reinsure, Satisfy Saif’s Obligations; Dedicates Proceeds, Potential Surplus to Public Purposes--I2

670,935

1,037,722

 

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.

 

2006-present