Oregon 1948 ballot measures
- Two of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred state statute.
- Two of the measures were veto referendums.
- Two of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Four of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Six of the measures were approved and five were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Taxes||Allows the establishment of new tax bases after the legal voters therein have authorized the tax levy||
|Measure 2||Gov't Finance||Indebtedness for State Forestation||
|LRSS||Measure 3||Law Enforcement||Establishes a camp for delinquent boys that would provide them with “useful occupations, discipline, moral and spiritual instruction, academic and vocational education”||
|VR||Measure 4||Energy||Requires the hydroelectric commission to define the rate of return and amortization in licensing and provides that the state or any municipality can take over any hydroelectric project at fair value||
|Measure 5||Suffrage||Requires that all voters in school elections to have resided in the school district for the six months immediately preceding such an election and read and write English||
|CISS||Measure 6||Pension||Provides funds to “needy” female citizens, 60 or older, and male citizens, 65 or older, of $50 per month for food, clothing, housing, medical and other needed care||
|CISS||Measure 7||Taxes||Institutes income tax exemptions of $750 for a single person and $1,500 for a married couple and requires that every person who’s income exceeds $4,000 to file income taxes||
|CISS||Measure 8||Alcohol||Authorizes the issuance of dispensing licenses to hotels, restaurants, clubs and common carriers, permits mixing, serving and selling of alcoholic beverages and requires annual license fees and a liquor tax||
|Measure 9||Veterans||Authorizes the World War II Veterans’ State Aid Fund to pay a cash bonus of $15 per month for service and an additional $10 per month of service on foreign soil to honorably discharged veterans||
|CISS||Measure 10||Hunting||Bans the use of fixed appliances, such as traps, seines and pound nets, for catching salmon and trout in the Columbia River watershed||
|VR||Measure 11||Taxes||Levies a tax amounting to $6,430,069.10 to meet appropriations and expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949||
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1948-1956
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1948