Oregon 1956 ballot measures

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Seven statewide ballot measures were on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Oregon.

On the ballot

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Taxes Authorizes the legislature to place an emergency clause on any tax law, thus permitting the tax to become effective immediately, and provides that tax suspensions can not occur due to a filed initiative petition Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Admin of Gov't Allows the state to accept, hold and dispose of corporate stock which has been gifted to the state by will Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Salaries Fixes the annual salary of the Governor and Secretary of State at $1,500, Treasurer at $800 and Supreme Court Judges at $2,000 Approveda
LRCA Measure 4 Admin of Gov't Authorizes the legislature to prescribe qualifications for the offices of county coroner and county surveyor Approveda
LRCA Measure 5 Gov't Salaries Increases the annual salaries of state legislators from $600 to $1,200 Defeatedd
VR Measure 6 Taxes Imposes a sales tax of three cents on a package of cigarettes Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Hunt & Fish Prohibits fishing for salmon or trout by any method except hook and line in any coastal streams, but continues to allow commercial chum salmon fishing in Tillamook Bay Approveda

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