Oregon 1974 ballot measures
- Sixteen of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Two of the measures were legislatively-referred state statutes.
- One of the measures was a veto referendum.
- One of the measures was an initiated state statute.
- Ten of the measures were approved and ten were defeated.
On the ballot
|LRSS||Measure 1||Taxes||Increases state income and corporate taxes to support public primary education|
|Measure 2||Transportation||Permits the use of state highway funds for mass transit|
|Measure 3||Taxes||Places limitations on developing new school district tax bases|
|Measure 4||Bonds||Authorizes bonds for a water development fund|
|Measure 5||Veterans||Allows for an increase in issuance and sale of bonds for veterans’ loans|
|Measure 6||Legislature||Allows for the state legislature to initiate special legislative sessions|
|Measure 1||Alcohol||Permits liquor-by-the-drink licenses for any public passenger carrier|
|Measure 2||Gov't Acc||Requires all legislative deliberations to be open to the public|
|Measure 3||Trials||Provides that a grand jury indictment is not necessary for a felony prosecution under certain conditions|
|Measure 4||State Exec||Eliminates the 30-year minimum age requirement for a person succeeding to the Office of Governor|
|Measure 6||Local Gov't||Empowers the legislature to prescribe qualifications by law for the office of county assessor|
|Measure 7||Taxes||Provides that a tax base shall not be reduced due to federal revenue sharing money received by counties or cities|
|Measure 8||Suffrage||Reduces the minimum voting age for school district election from 21 to 18 and reduces the residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days|
|Measure 9||Legislature||Permits most types of state employees to simultaneously serve as members of the legislature|
|Measure 10||Suffrage||Lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, reduces the state residency requirement from 6 months to 30 days and eliminates the requirement that every voter be able to read and write the English language|
|Measure 11||Trials||Increases the minimum amount of a claim in a civil action for which the right to a jury trial is guaranteed from $20 to $200|
|Measure 12||Bonds||Authorizes bonds to assist cities and counties with community development projects|
|VR||Measure 13||Obscenity||Criminalizes the distribution or exhibition of “obscene” material and the conduction of live sex shows in public places or clubs and redefines the crime of prostitution|
|LRSS||Measure 14||Gov't Acc||Establishes regulations regarding statewide and some county and city public officials’ financial matters, sources of income and certain debts and creates the Oregon Ethics Commission|
|CISS||Measure 15||Hunt & Fish||Declares rainbow trout and steelhead to be for recreational angling, bans commercial fishing of rainbow trout, recognizes incidental catches and provides mechanisms for resolving such catches|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1972-1978
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1974
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