Oregon 1948 ballot measures

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Eleven statewide ballot measures were on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Allows the establishment of new tax bases after the legal voters therein have authorized the tax levy Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Gov't Finance Indebtedness for State Forestation Approveda
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” Approveda
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 Defeatedd
CICA 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 Approveda
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 Approveda
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 Approveda
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 Defeatedd
CICA 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 Defeatedd
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 Approveda
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 Defeatedd

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