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Oregon 1914 ballot measures

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Twenty-nine statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Suffrage Requires voters to be citizens of the United States of America Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 State Executives Creates the office of the Lieutenant Governor and provides a line of succession to the governorship Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 3 Local Gov't Permits county-city consolidation where a county contains a city with over 100,000 inhabitants Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Enables the state to incur indebtedness in excess of $50,000 for building and maintaining roads, constructing irrigation, developing untilled land and power projects Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 5 Taxes Omits the requirement that “all taxation shall be equal and uniform,” provides for the levy and collection of taxes for public purposes only and prohibits surrendering of the state’s power to tax Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 6 Taxes Changes the existing uniformity and equality of taxation law by authorizing the classification of property for taxation purposes and specific taxes on income Defeatedd

LRSS Measure 7 Education Levies a tax of one-fortieth of a mill on all taxable property within the state for the construction and maintenance of the Southern Oregon State Normal School Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 8 Local Gov't Enables towns, cities or municipalities to merge into an adjoining city or town by vote of the electors interested Approveda

LRSS Measure 9 Education Levies a tax of one-fortieth of a mill on all taxable property within the state for the construction and maintenance of the Eastern Oregon State Normal School Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 10 Gov't Salaries Provides compensation for members of the Legislative Assembly at five dollars per working day and ten cents per mile for traveling to and from the state capital Defeatedd

CICA Measure 11 Labor Mandates that no person should be required to work more than eight hours per day or forty-eight hours per week Defeatedd

CISS Measure 12 Labor Requires employers to install ventilation in work rooms over 80°F and mandates that women shall not be required to work more than eight hours per day as terms of employment Defeatedd

CISS Measure 13 Elections Prohibits party nominations for judges and permits any person desiring such position to be a candidate by filing a petition signed by one percent of the legal voters in the district in which the person is seeking election Defeatedd

CICA Measure 14 Taxes Exempts dwellings, household furniture and goods, livestock and machinery, nursery stock and improvements made to the land up to $1,500 from taxation Defeatedd

CICA Measure 15 Transportation Prohibits the privatization of navigable waterway beds, authorizes the construction of municipal docks and the leasing of such docks Defeatedd

CISS Measure 16 Transportation Authorizes municipalities to construct, operate and maintain wharves, docks and piers and permits the leasing of submerged lands for the construction of private wharves, docks and piers Defeatedd

CICA Measure 17 Alcohol Prohibits the manufacturing and sale of intoxicating liquors in Oregon Approveda

CICA Measure 18 Death Penalty Abolishes the death penalty for murder committed in the State of Oregon Approveda

CICA Measure 19 Taxes Mandates a graduated tax on realty and distributes revenues from such tax to county schools and libraries, county roads and bridges and other expenses of the counties Defeatedd

CISS Measure 20 Admin of Gov't Consolidates the office of the Corporation Commissioner with the office of the Insurance Commissioner Defeatedd

CISS Measure 21 Health Care Allows people with dental college degrees or people with out-of-state dental licenses to practice dentistry in Oregon upon filing their certification and having two citizens attest to their “good moral character” with the Secretary of State Defeatedd

CICA Measure 22 Local Gov't Extends the term length for county officers from two years to four years Defeatedd

CISS Measure 23 Taxes Requires the Governor to appoint a tax code commission that would prepare a new tax code and present such code to the Legislative Assembly Defeatedd

CISS Measure 24 Admin of Gov't Abolishes the Desert Land Board, vests the board’s powers and duties in the State Land Board, abolishes the State Water Board and vests the board’s powers and duties in a State Water Commissioner Defeatedd

CICA Measure 25 Elections Institutes a system of proportional representation in the Legislative Assembly of Oregon Defeatedd

CICA Measure 26 Legislature Eliminates the Oregon Senate Defeatedd

CICA Measure 27 Admin of Gov't Establishes a Department of Industry and Public Works that provides employment for unemployed state citizens and derives the department’s funds from imposing a ten percent tax on all estates of deceased persons of value of $50,000 or more Defeatedd

CISS Measure 28 Elections Authorizes the election of delegates by voters to recommend candidates at primary nominating conventions for all state elected offices Defeatedd

CICA Measure 29 Taxes Provides for equal assessment and taxation of all property, exempts $300 from such assessment, exempts specific properties from taxation and requires a two-thirds vote to amend or repeal the measure Defeatedd

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