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Oregon 1938 ballot measures

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Twelve statewide ballot measures were on the November 8, 1938 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislature Extends the legislature’s adjournment by twenty days to allow the governor more time to consider, approve or veto bills Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Business Repeals the bank stockholders double liability, which made each stockholder individually liable to depositors Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Salaries Provides not more than $8 per day for legislators while in session and some traveling expenses Defeatedd
LRSS Measure 4 Health Care Requires medical examinations and certification of all applicants for marriage licenses and disallows those who failed from marrying Approveda
VR Measure 5 Gambling Prohibits possession, operation or play of slot machines and requires sheriffs to seize any such machine and, upon recognition by a court, destroy the machine Approveda
VR Measure 6 Gambling Bans all games of chance and provided punishments for violating the act Approveda
ConCon Measure 7 Fed Con Calls for a constitutional convention of the United States to consider an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would provide for the Townsend Plan Approveda
CISS Measure 8 Taxes Implements a two percent transaction tax to create a fund for the monthly payment of unemployed people over the age of 65 Defeatedd
CISS Measure 9 Labor Defines “labor dispute” as a controversy between employer and employees, prohibited the obstruction of commerce and manufacturing and picketing a business unless an actual labor dispute exists and restricted revenues of collective bargaining organizations to “legitimate” requirements Approveda
CISS Measure 10 Water Declares the preservation of rivers, streams, lakes and watersheds for public health and wildlife and creates the state sanitary authority to devise rules and regulations regarding water pollution Approveda
CISS Measure 11 Alcohol Prohibits the sale of alcoholic liquor for beverage purposes by others than the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Defeatedd
CICA Measure 12 Gambling Legalizes certain lotteries and other forms of gambling and authorized the state to exclusively license them Defeatedd

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