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Oregon 1978 ballot measures

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Eighteen statewide ballot measures were on the May 23, 1978 and November 7, 1978 ballots in Oregon.

On the ballot

May 23

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Direct Democracy Affects the initiative and referendum process for county home rule charters Approveda

LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Affects the rules applied to open meetings of the Oregon Legislature Approveda

LRCA Measure 3 Housing Provides publicly-funded housing for the low-income elderly Approveda

LRCA Measure 4 Gov't Finances Creates a domestic water fund Defeatedd

LRSS Measure 5 Taxes Increases the gasoline tax and allocated revenues from such tax to highway repair Defeatedd

LRSS Measure 6 Admin of Gov't Reorganizes the Metropolitical Service District for Portland Metropolitan Area and abolishes the Columbia Region Association of Governments Approveda

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Judiciary Establishes an appointment and election process for certain types of judges Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 2 Legislature Authorizes the state senate to confirm all appointments and reappoints to state public office made by the governor Approveda

VR Measure 3 Taxes Requires annual registration, increases most motor carrier rates and annual light truck fees, reduces recreational vehicle fees and requires emissions test certification for vehicles in the Portland Metro Area Defeatedd

CISS Measure 4 Utilities Allows for the formation of People’s Utility Districts Approveda

CISS Measure 5 Healthcare Requires the licensing of denturists and their assistants, establishes licensing requirements and creates the Advisory Council on Denture Technology Approveda

CICA Measure 6 Taxes Limits ad valorem real property taxes to 1.5% “full cash value” or appraised value of the property and provides other limitations on property taxes Defeatedd

CICA Measure 7 Abortion Prohibits any state agency from spending any public money for abortions and from providing any programs or services promoting abortion Defeatedd

CISS Measure 8 Death Penalty Requires the death penalty for the convicted upon the judge’s findings that the person has been convicted of murder “beyond reasonable doubt” Approveda

CISS Measure 9 Utilities Prohibits public utilities from collecting rates which are derived from the cost of any construction, building, installation or property not presently used for providing utility service Approveda

CICA Measure 10 Admin of Gov't Requires the Legislative Assembly to perform the policy-making duties of the Land Conservation and Development Commission and requires voter approval before new regional planning districts can be organized Defeatedd

LRCA Measure 11 Taxes Reduces tax payable by homeowners by one-half up to $1,500 and provides similar relief to renters, refunds remaining state surplus to income taxpayers and freezes assessed values for one tax year Defeatedd

AQ Measure 12 Fed Con Petitions the federal government to adopt an amendment to the constitution requiring a balanced federal budget Approveda

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