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Oregon 1970 ballot measures

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Seventeen statewide ballot measures were on the May 26, 1970 and November 3, 1970 ballots in Oregon.

On the ballot

May 26

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Bonds Authorizes bonds for state capital construction projects Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 2 Constitutions Removes references regarding “white foreigners” from the state constitution Approveda

LRCA Measure 3 Constitutions Authorizes the revision of the state constitution Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 4 Bonds Authorizes of bonds for pollution control projects Approveda

LRCA Measure 5 Suffrage Lowers the voting age to 19 in Oregon Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 6 Taxes Regards local school property tax equalizations Defeatedd

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Legislature Permits the legislature to convene for special session upon concurrence of a majority of members of both the House of Representatives and Senate Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Provides that when the U.S. Congress changes method of computation for the federal income tax, the changes are automatically adopted into state law and requires the legislature to review such changes Approveda

LRCA Measure 3 Gov't Finances Exempts contracts for services with state government and contracts to purchase or lease property from county indebtedness limitations Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Permits the state to invest donations for public higher education in the stock of any firm Approveda

LRCA Measure 5 Gov't Finances Increases bonding limits for the Oregon War Veterans’ Fund from 3% to 4% of the true cash value of all property within the state Approveda

LRCA Measure 6 Elections Disallows a defeated incumbent for holding office beyond their elected term and provides for appointment of a temporary successor if an election is being contested in courts Approveda

LRCA Measure 7 Bonds Authorizes bonds up to one percent of true cash value of taxable property within the state for school districts Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 8 Prisons Permits the establishment and operation of correctional institutions outside of Marion County without voter approval Approveda

CISS Measure 9 Environment Designates a number of rivers as “scenic waterways" and regulates how such waterways are utilized Approveda

CICA Measure 10 Taxes Sets new tax bases for schools based on current expenditures plus 6% annual increase Defeatedd

CICA Measure 11 Property Restricts the state and county governments from altering the zoning, subdivision or building code outside city limits Defeatedd

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