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Oregon 1912 ballot measures

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Thirty-seven statewide ballot measures were on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Measure 1 Suffrage Grants women the right to vote in Oregon Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 State Exec Creates the Office of Lieutenant Governor and provides for a line of succession to the governorship Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 3 Taxes Provides for a uniform rate of taxation, except on property, and provides for the levying and collecting of taxes for county and municipal purposes Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 4 Taxes Permits taxes to be levied upon different classes of property of different rates and provides that taxation must be uniform within each separate class Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 5 Taxes Repeals counties abilities to regulate taxation and prohibits the legislature’s ability to declare an emergency to pass laws regarding taxation Approveda

LRCA Measure 6 Direct Democracy Requires a majority of all electors, rather than a majority of those voting, for the adoption of any constitutional amendment via the ballot Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 7 Banking Makes stockholders liable to pay depositors an amount equal to their held stock and what they originally paid for the stock Approveda

VR Measure 8 Business Vests the Railroad Commission with power and jurisdiction to supervise and regulate every public service corporation and utility in Oregon Approveda

CISS Measure 9 Local Gov't Creates the County of Cascade from Clackamas County Defeatedd

CISS Measure 10 Taxes Establishes a statewide six-tenths of a mill tax and creates a single Board of Regents for the University and Agricultural College Defeatedd

CICA Measure 11 Direct Democracy Requires a majority of all electors, rather than a majority of those voting, for the adoption of any law via the ballot Defeatedd

CISS Measure 12 Bonds Authorizes any count to issue bonds for road construction Defeatedd

CISS Measure 13 Admin of Gov't Creates a State Highway Department with an annual appropriation not exceeding $12,000 and authorizes the appointment of a State Highway Engineer at an annual salary of $3,600 Defeatedd

CISS Measure 14 Admin of Gov't Moves the effective date of the creation of the State Printing Board from January 1, 1915 to December 1, 1912 and fixes the State Printer’s salary at $4,000 and the Secretary of the Board’s salary at $2,000 Defeatedd

CISS Measure 15 Admin of Gov't Creates the Office of Hotel Inspector Defeatedd

CISS Measure 16 Labor Mandates no more than an eight-hour workday for public employees Approveda

CISS Measure 17 Business Regulates and supervises corporations selling or negotiating the selling of corporate stocks and securities, requires such corporations to obtain state licenses prior to any sales or negotiations and establishes a corporation department with an annual salary for the commissioner set at $3,000 Defeatedd

CISS Measure 18 Prisons Prohibits private firm’s from employing prisoners at the State Penitentiary Approveda

CISS Measure 19 Prisons Prohibits private firm’s from employing county, city or town prisoners Approveda

CISS Measure 20 Admin of Gov't Creates the State Road Board, authorizes this board to sell bonds for building public roads and creates the office of State Highway Commissioner Defeatedd

CICA Measure 21 Transportation Limitation on maximum permissible amount of state road indebtedness Approveda

CISS Measure 22 Local Gov't Authorizes the respective counties of the State of Oregon to issue twenty-year bonds for building roads within the county Defeatedd

CICA Measure 23 Gov't Finances Restricts counties from increasing their indebtedness for road building in excess of 2% of the taxable property within the county Approveda

CISS Measure 24 Local Gov't Legalizes municipal consolidations and provides methods for the creation and organization of new counties and municipalities Defeatedd

CICA Measure 25 Taxes Provides for a graduated or progressive income tax Defeatedd

CISS Measure 26 Taxes Exempts household furniture, goods and personal objects from taxation Approveda

CISS Measure 27 Taxes Exempts all debts, public stocks and securities, bonds, warrants and moneys due to the state from taxation Defeatedd

CISS Measure 28 Taxes Revises the state inheritance tax, reclassifies rates, and places administrative matters relative to the inheritance tax within the State Tax Commission’s jurisdiction Defeatedd

CISS Measure 29 Transportation Regulates freight rates and bases such rates on carload type and weight Approveda

CICA Measure 30 Local Gov't Empowers county courts to issue and sell bonds or other securities to build and maintain roads within the county when approved by a majority of the voters of the county Defeatedd

CICA Measure 31 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the State Senate, mandates that the State House of Representatives consist of 60 members and that the Governor and unsuccessful party candidates for Governor are to be ex officio members and institutes a proxy system of voting on bills Defeatedd

CICA Measure 32 Taxes Provides for graduated taxes upon all franchises, lands and other natural resources in excess of $10,000 and exempts all personal property from taxation Defeatedd

CISS Measure 33 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty in the Oregon Defeatedd

CISS Measure 34 Labor Prohibits boycotting or picketing any industry, workshop, store, business or factory Defeatedd

CISS Measure 35 Property Prohibits the use of public streets, parks and lands, in any city or town with a population of 5,000 or over, for holding meetings without a written permit from the mayor Defeatedd

VR Measure 36 Gov't Finances Appropriates $175,000 for building and maintaining an administration building and $153,259 for the purchase of land and equipment, making repairs and improvements and paying salaries of employees at the University of Oregon Defeatedd

VR Measure 37 Gov't Finances Appropriates $175,000 for the construction and furnishing of a modern fire-proof library and museum at the University of Oregon Defeatedd

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