Oregon 1996 ballot measures
- Nine of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- One of the measures was a veto referendum.
- Nine of the measures were initiated constitutional amendments.
- Seven of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Eight of the measures were approved and eighteen were defeated.
On the ballot
|Measure 23||Trials||Increases the necessary minimum value in a controversy for the conflict to obtain a jury trial|
|Measure 24||Direct Democracy||Changes the signature requirements for the initiative process|
|Measure 25||Legislature||Requires a three-fifths majority in the legislature to pass revenue-raising bills|
|Measure 26||Law Enforcement||Inserts language stating that laws for the punishment of crime must be based on three principles|
|Measure 27||Admin of Gov't||Empowers the legislature to change and create state agency rules|
|Measure 28||Veterans||Repeals requirements of pre-service or five-year residency for veterans to receive veterans’ loans|
|Measure 29||State Exec||Required the governor’s appointees to vacate office after ninety days past a given appointee’s term|
|Measure 30||Gov't Finance||Requires the state government to pay local governments for costs of state-mandated programs|
|Measure 31||Obscenity||Limits free speech protections for “obscenity, including child pornography” to the standards enforced the United States Constitution|
|VR||Measure 32||Bonds||Authorizes lottery bonds for a regional light rail in the Portland area and other transportation projects|
|Measure 33||Legislature||Bars the legislature from changing or repealing statutes enacted or approved by voters for five years and only by a three-fifths vote|
|CISS||Measure 34||Hunt & Fish||Allows hunters to utilize bait and dogs when hunting for bears or cougars|
|CISS||Measure 35||Health Care||Restricts bases on health care providers to worked performed, wages, salary or benefits, bonuses or expense reimbursement|
|CISS||Measure 36||Min Wage||Increases the statewide minimum wage to $6.50 per hour|
|CISS||Measure 37||Environment||Requires consumers and dealers to pay deposits on additional beverage cans and gives them the ability to receive refunds for recycling them|
|CISS||Measure 38||Food & Agri||Prohibits livestock in or along certain polluted waters|
|Measure 39||Health Care||Forbids government, public and private entities from discriminating among categories of health care providers|
|Measure 40||Law Enforcement||Adds crime victims’ rights to the state constitution and expands evidence admissible in criminal trials|
|Measure 41||Labor||Mandates that public employees’ earnings be expressed as costs borne by the employer for the employee’s benefit|
|Measure 42||Education||Requires the testing of public school students between 4th and 12th grade and the publication of a report on testing results|
|CISS||Measure 43||Labor||Reinstates collective bargaining for public safety employees|
|CISS||Measure 44||Taxes||Increases the cigarette and tobacco taxes and allocates revenues|
|Measure 45||Labor||Raises public employees’ retirement age, with exceptions, bars medical benefits for non-disabled retirees and limits medical benefits|
|Measure 46||Elections||Requires those registered as voters but not voting as “no” votes to determine the outcome on tax and revenue measures|
|Measure 47||Taxes||Reduces property taxes, limits future property tax increases and limits local revenues and replacement fees|
|Measure 48||Term Limits||Instructs state legislators and members of the state’s congressional delegation to vote for congressional term limits to the federal constitution|
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1996-1999
- of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet November 1996
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