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Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 2006-2012

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

 

 

Election Date

Meas.#

Ballot Title

Yes

 

No

 

  November 7, 2006
39.
Prohibits Public Body from Condemning Private Real Property If Intends to Convey to Private Party—I2
*881,820
 
431,844
   
40.
Amends Constitution: Requires Oregon Supreme Court Judges and Court of Appeals Judges To Be Elected by District—I1
576,153
 
749,404
   
41.
Allows Income Tax Deduction Equal to Federal Exemptions Deduction to Substitute for State Exemption Credit—I2
483,443
 
818,452
   
42.
Prohibits Insurance Companies from Using Credit Score or “Credit Worthiness” in Calculating Rates or Premiums—I2
479,935
 
876,075
   
43.
Requires 48-Hour Notice to Unemancipated Minor’s Parent BeforeProviding Abortion; Authorizes Lawsuits, Physician Discipline—I2
616,876
 
746,606
   
44.
Allows Any Oregon Resident Without Prescription Drug Coverage to Participate in Oregon Prescription Drug Program—I2
*1,049,594
 
296,649
   
45.
Amends Constitution: Limits State Legislators: Six Years as Representative, Eight Years as Senator, Fourteen Years in Legislature—I1
555,016
 
788,895
   
46.
Amends Constitution: Allows Laws Regulating Election Contributions, Expenditures Adopted by Initiative or 3/4 of Both Legislative Houses—I1
520,342
 
770,251
   
47.
Revises Campaign Finance Laws: Limits or Prohibits Contributions and Expenditures; Adds Disclosure, New Reporting Requirements—I2
*694,918
 
615,256
   
48.
Amends Constitution: Limits Biennial Percentage Increase in State Spending to Percentage Increase in State Population, Plus Inflation—I1
379,971
 
923,629
   
 
 
  November 6, 2007
(Special Election)
49.
Modifies Measure 37: Clarifies Right to Build Homes; Limits Large Developments; Protects Farms, Forests, Groundwater—L2
*718,023
 
437,351
   
50.
Amends Constitution: Dedicates Funds to Provide Health Care for Children, Fund Tobacco Prevention, Through Increased Tobacco Tax—L1
472,063
 
686,470
   
 
 
  May 20, 2008
51.
Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosecutions, Delinquency Proceedings; Authorizes Implementing Legislation—L1
*744,195
 
249,143
   
52.
Amends Constitution: Enables Crime Victims to Enforce Existing Constitutional Rights in Prosecutions, Delinquency Proceedings; Authorizes Implementing Legislation—L1
*738,092
 
247,738
   
53.
Amends Constitution: Modifies Provisions Governing Civil Forfeitures Related to Crimes; Permits Use of Proceeds by Law Enforcement—L1
*490,158
 
489,477
   
 
 
  November 4, 2008
54.
Amends Constitution: Standardizes Voting Eligibility for School Board Elections with Other State and Local Elections—L1
*1,194,173
 
450,979
   
55.
Amends Constitution: Changes Operative Date of Redistricting Plans; Allows Affected Legislators to Finish Term in Original District—L1
*1,251,478
 
364,993
   
56.
Amends Constitution: Provides that May and November Property Tax Elections are Decided by Majority of Voters Voting—L1
*959,118
 
735,500
   
57.
Increases Sentences for Drug Trafficking, Theft Against Elderly and Specified Repeat Property and Identity Theft Crimes; Requires Addiction Treatment for Certain Offenders—L2
*1,058,955
 
665,942
   
58.
Prohibits Teaching Public School Student in Language Other Than English for More Than Two Years—I2
756,903
 
977,696
   
59.
Creates an Unlimited Deduction for Federal Income Taxes on Individual Taxpayers’ Oregon Income-Tax Returns—I2
615,894
 
1,084,422
   
60.
Teacher “Classroom Performance,” Not Seniority, Determines Pay Raises; “Most Qualified” Teachers Retained, Regardless of Seniority—I2
673,296
 
1,070,682
   
61.
Creates Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences for Certain Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Drug, and Burglary Crimes—I2
848,901
 
887,165
   
62.
Amends Constitution: Allocates 15% of Lottery Proceeds to Public Safety Fund for Crime Prevention, Investigation, Prosecution—I2
674,428
 
1,035,756
   
63.
Exempts Specified Property Owners From Building Permit
Requirements for Improvements Valued At/Under 35,000 Dollars—I2
784,376
 
928,721
   
64.
Penalizes Person, Entity for Using Funds Collected with “Public Resource” (Defined) for “Political Purpose”—I2
835,563
 
854,327
   
65.
Changes General Election Nomination Processes for Major/Minor Party, Independent Candidates for Most Partisan Offices—I2
553,640
 
1,070,580
   
 
 
  January 26, 2010 (Special Election)
66.
Raises tax on household income at and above $250,000 (and $125,000 for individual filers). Reduces income taxes on unemployment benefits in 2009. Provides funds currently budgeted for education, health care, public safety, other services—R2
*692,687
 
583,707
   
67.
Raises $10 corporate minimum tax, business minimum tax, corporate profits tax. Provides funds currently budgeted for education, health care, public safety, other services—R2
*682,720
 
591,188
   
 
 
  May 18, 2010
68.
Revises Constitution: Allows State To Issue Bonds To Match Voter Approved School District Bonds For School Capital Costs—L1
*498,073
 
267,052
   
69.
Amends Constitution: Continues And Modernizes Authority For Lowest Cost Borrowing For Community Colleges And Public Universities—L1
*546,649
 
216,157
   
 
 
  November 2, 2010
70.
Amends Constitution: Expands availability of home ownership loans for Oregon veterans through Oregon War Veterans’ Fund—L1
*1,180,933
 
217,679
   
71.
Amends Constitution: Requires legislature to meet annually; limits length of legislative sessions; provides exceptions—L1
*919,040
 
435,776
   
72.
Amends Constitution: Authorizes exception to $50,000 state borrowing limit for state’s real and personal property projects—L1
*774,582
 
536,204
   
73.
Requires increased minimum sentences for certain repeated sex crimes, incarceration for repeated driving under influence—I2
*802,388
 
608,317
   
74.
Establishes medical marijuana supply system and assistance and research programs; allows limited selling of marijuana—I2
627,016
 
791,186
   
75.
Authorizes Multnomah County casino; casino to contribute monthly revenue percentage to state for specified purposes—I2
448,162
 
959,342
   
76.
Amends Constitution: Continues lottery funding for parks, beaches, wildlife habitat, watershed protection beyond 2014; modifies funding process—I1
*972,825
 
432,552
             
  November 6, 2012
77.
Amends Constitution: Governor may declare “catastrophic disaster” (defined); requires legislative session; authorizes suspending specified
constitutional spending restrictions—L1
*957,646
 
673,468
   
78.
Amends Constitution: Changes constitutional language describing governmental system of separation of powers; makes grammatical
and spelling changes—L1
*1,165,963
 
458,509
   
79.
Amends Constitution: Prohibits real estate transfer taxes, fees, other assessments, except those operative on December 31, 2009—I1
*976,587
 
679,710
   
80.
Allows personal marijuana, hemp cultivation/use without license; commission to regulate commercial marijuana cultivation/sale—I2
810,538
 
923,071
   
81.
Prohibits commercial non-tribal fishing with gillnets in Oregon “inland waters,” allows use of seine nets—I2
567,996
 
1,072,614
   
82.
Amends Constitution: Authorizes establishment of privately-owned
casinos; mandates percentage of revenues payable to dedicated state fund—I1
485,240
 
1,226,331
   
83.
Authorizes privately-owned Wood Village casino; mandates percentage of revenues payable to dedicated state fund—I2
500,123
 
1,207,508
   
84.
Phases out existing inheritance taxes on large estates, and all taxes on intra-family property transfers—I2
776,143
 
912,541
   
85.
Amends Constitution: Allocates corporate income/excise tax “kicker” refund to additionally fund K through 12 public education—I1
*1,007,122
 
672,586

 

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.

 

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